Monday, September 17, 2007

Sweet Nothings

Happy Monday!

How is everyone? I had a rather productive weekend in the thrifting department and I'll be sharing my goodies with you through out the week. I also was relatively crafty. :)

Don't you love small projects? Just little things that come together so easily yet tickle your fancy to no end?

The pisture doesn't do it justice. The basket is about 2 inches wide so this is a small pin cushion. It was in a bag of stuff I picked up at the thrift, I figured to use it for something eventually and voila! Like I said, just a small thing but pretty darn cute. The fabric is from a napkin I picked up at an outlet store in Smithville, New Jersey back in the spring for a dollar. It's patchwork and I've been able to use it for a few projects with different results. I'll be adding this and some tea cup pin cushions to the shop soon.

And remember my crocheted hearts? Well I finally made one that I was able to add the ribbon to:

I'm so happy with it. I actually started yet another one! The pattern is easy and am very drawn to them. It looks nicely with my first attempt:

I like how they are different but go together. I expect you'll see a lot of these from me. If you want to make one yourself here is the pattern for the large one and this is the small one. I changed the edging on that one and added the ribbon according to the directions on the first one. The crocheted part needs to be really tight over your stuffed heart or the ribbon won't stay. The ribbon should also be twice as wide as your chain sections so if you change the chain eight loops in the larger pattern to chain 6 you can use 1 inch ribbon. If anyone is interested in giving it a try send me an email!

And get thee over to Ye Olde Sweet Goodness Swaps to sign up for the Holiday Sister Swap! Only a few days left. We are hoping to make this a yearly tradition.



Anonymous said...

Awwwwww~! I loooove the ribbon heart!!!

Alice Regan said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the hearts!
They are beautiful! I've been wanting to make up some pincushions, saw some really cute ideas in a magazine the other day. Now just need to find the time.
Thanks for sharing!

oak wind farm said...

Very cute! You are always doing something adorable!

Breanna said...

That ribbon heart is so sweet!

Jodi Ohl said...

Both the hearts look perfect! Nice job! Can't wait to see all your thrifty goodies, too!


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