Wool Felt Flower Pincushion

As part of 30 Days of Pincushions, Tina-Marie has generously provided this pincushion for one Sew Weekly reader to win! Instructions on how to win it can be found at the bottom of this post. Additionally, she’s providing Sew Weekly readers with a 15% discount off anything at her shop. Instructions on the discount and how to win this pincushion can be found at the bottom of this post.

image from ny-image1.etsy.com Name: Tina-Marie
Shop name: Hey Miemie
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
How long on Etsy: I opened my first Etsy shop in March 2008, so I have been around for 3 years. I have run my shop while living in 5 different cities since then. My husband does contract work so we move. Often!

How did you start making them? Selling on etsy?
I love to craft, but it can get expensive. I basically started selling some of what I make to fund my materials. 

Who (or what) is an inspiration for your pincushions?
I sell a variety of items with a common theme: flowers. I love making flowers and they feature in just about every item I make. I made my first pincushion simply because I needed one and couldn’t find exactly what I was looking for. Some of my pincushions are mini versions of the wedding ring pillows I make.

Any new projects you want to tackle?
I am experimenting with making dimensional flowers out of paper, leather and other fabrics besides wool felt. I have started making pillow covers. I want to improve my sewing skills and get to know my machines better. I want to design wood furniture for my husband to build. (Perhaps he will have his own Etsy shop one day…) The list goes on!

Thanks, Tina-Marie ! Be sure to visit her Etsy shop and check out her other pincushions for sale! Sew Weekly readers will receive 15% off their orders during the month of April by using the discount code: BLOG15 at checkout.

Want to win this pincushion? We’re doing things differently today. Simply click the tweet button and post to Twitter and you’ll be entered (you’ll need a Twitter account to enter).

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 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.