Petite Paris Roses Petal Wrist Pincushion

As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Tara has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Additionally, she's providing Sew Weekly readers with a 25% discount. Instructions on how to win it can be found at the bottom of this post. 

image from ny-image2.etsy.com Name: Tara
Shop name: Mia Lucci
Location: Montana
How long on Etsy: Almost 5 months

Do you sew for yourself? Yes! I sew my own window treatments, pillows, cushions, quilts and slipcovers for my home and I consider that for myself. As a stay at home mom to four children I feel it is so important to make my home as comfortable and beautiful as possible. My tagline is "Adorn Your Life", and I do my best! Being able to sew makes it possible for me to easily change things up with the seasons or quickly whip up some new pillows when I am tired of the old (which happens quickly around here)!  I've been known to steal sheets from a bed so I could whip up some crisp white kitchen curtains, drop cloths become slipcovers and pillows. When we found out were expecting our baby girl my youngest son was moved in with his brothers and his window panels became a new duvet cover. When decorating my daughter's nursery I remembered I had a brick path style quilt top I had just completed, I decided it would make excellent bumper pads and dresser runners and the leftover piece was perfect for covering a vintage footstool. I just love to sew and make things pretty!

Any new projects you want to tackle? Yes, not really new for me but new for me selling them on Etsy. I sold my handmade boutique style infant, toddler and girls clothing for about 7 years on another site and I would love to start making them to sell here on Etsy. I enjoyed it so much and hope to be offering up some great new things real soon!

Why do you craft? Because it is nice to have something to do that is all my own. I make what makes me happy, using fabrics I love. I don't have to follow anyone's rules just go with what I think looks good, from the color combinations, size, shape or how many I feel like making, I just do what I want when I am in the sewing room. The only problem is my mind works faster than my hands can, I have sew many things I want to do!

Thanks, Tara! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other pincushions for sale! Sew Weekly readers will receive 25% off their orders by using the discount code: spring25 at checkout.

Want to win this pincushion? You just have to answer the following question:

What's your own personal tagline? Don't have one? What should it be?

Each giveaway is open for twenty-four hours from the time of posting. Please only post one comment in each thread. Winners will be announced each Monday in April. Winners can only win once but are encouraged to answer all the questions! 

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Mena Trott

Mena Trott started The Sew Weekly to document her attempt to sew all of her own clothes in 2010. Since then, she's made over 125 outfits and has way more clothes than she needs.

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  1. this wrist pincushion is just soooo cute!
    I think if I had a tagline it would be: Well Made is Well Loved. I make most of my things for other people and I put a lot of time and effort into it because I love them. I don’t want what I create to fall apart in their hands because I didn’t do it well.

  2. I love the wrist pincushion! They seem like the perfect combination of functional and cute. I’d love to win this one!
    The tag line of my blog is “sew well as by reflection.” I butchered a line from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, but I couldn’t help myself – it just fit how I am striving to sew.

  3. I love this one I was taught by my Scottish grandmother ‘What’s for ye won’t go by ye’, I find it helps me adjust my thoughts when I get stressed or overly focused and helps me remember that what ever I have to deal with is what I’m ment to be dealing with.

  4. margueritedesigns

    Definitely, ‘try and find something to laugh at everyday’. Life is way too short.

  5. My personal tagline is definitely “May the best attitude win!”
    Life is all about choices, and the biggest choice is that of attitude. « How am I going to react to this? » When I was younger, I chose to feel slighted, to get bogged down by time and energy wasters… but humans are capable of truly AMAZING things when they pick their attitudes carefully.

  6. My most recent tagline is “Leave crazy alone.” We live in a somewhat urban neighborhood and we have the occasional colorful character wander by. So, when someone is acting all crazy, it is best to just leave them alone. Don’t engage with them, don’t make them notice you, just leave them alone.

  7. Actually, for years my motto has been “smile and nod your head”
    It’s the only way to get through a crazy day…

  8. I really don’t have a tag line..But,I would hope for an attitude of ” Sew because it makes you happy.. and acknowledge that some things turn out good and wearable, and some don’t..Just be happy and get ready for the next item.”
    I love ,love this pin cushion.. The wrist is just tooo cute, and the fabric is my favorite.

  9. I love the slightly classical look it is a beautiful creation.
    If I had a tag line it would be, “A seam ripper is always your best friend.”

  10. Cute pin cushion.
    My tag line is “How you do anything is how you do everything.” It reminds me to do everything better.

  11. I love the little roses…
    I don’t think I have a tagline, although I’m still juvenile enough to add a little smiley to my signature whenever I write hand-written letters or birthday cards or whatever… =) Since I’m an eternal optimist, though, my tagline might be “feeling sunny since 1986″… ;)

  12. Oh, wow! I love this pincushion – so fabulous! And she’s a mom of four children, as well as this? Amazing!!!
    My personal tagline is fun, functional, and fabulous. ;P

  13. Oh, this pincushion is darling! :)
    Something I like to say a lot is “I can make that” My inner inventor is always ambitious, and when I see something I like, I usually can figure out how to make it myself. If it’s not a challenge, it’s hardly worth it.

  14. Will a quote do? Because “Beauty will save the world” is my favorite quote/motto.

  15. From the words of my grandmother… “so, sew buttons on your underwear”! My translation: fill in the gaps with sewing!

  16. My sewing teacher always gets questions with me when I have a confused look and some garment garbled up and say, “What do I do if…” Then fill in the blank with “I have two left sleeves” or “I sewed the front hem to the back yoke” etc.
    I have to go with a slow, “What do I do if…”

  17. Tagline: “what would aunt maisie do” it has provided loads of fun over the years!
    Great job with the pincushions– I had no idea there were so many varieties (still sporting the old school tomato).
    My fav is the “leave crazy alone”. Here in west philly that is a well known motto.

  18. “be tolerant of others” is my tag line, if you can call it that.
    This pin cushion is just too cute!

  19. There is no crying in sewing.
    That’s what I say about work, it is the same when it comes to crafting. Mistakes aren’t just mistakes, sometimes they are an opportunity to do something different. Dress or skirt too short? Add some lace, a ruffle or a contrasting color band. Blocks left over from that quilt? Make pillow covers or a wall hanging. Cut too many strips for a quilt? Use them to make a quilt that is filled with memories of a multitude of other projects.

  20. ‘Just keep sewing, just keep sewing….’ =)

  21. ‘I’ll see what I can do’ – It’s a good tag line. For me it means ‘I don’t guarantee anything but if it’s possible, I’ll do it”.

  22. “I’d rather be making something” – I’m never as happy as I am when something is being created by my hands!

  23. don’t have a tag line. wish it would be something like-life is finite, enjoy the time you have. afraid what it is more like is “don’t poke the bear. ;-)

  24. Not really sure about a tag line…. maybe, “learn by doing?” That’s my current approach to sewing. Being self taught, there’s lots of techniques that I don’t know how to do which could stop me from venturing out of my comfort zone and sticking with what I do know. Instead, this year I’ve decided to just give it a go and learn by doing. I’ve made a lot (and I mean a lot!) of mistakes but I guess that’s part of the process! The trick is not to get too discouraged by the failures and keep on going until you get it right.