Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pincushion swap!

How exciting - a parcel arrived for me unexpectedly early - from The Netherlands!

Gosh! Lots of parcels! Two for me, and one each for my children... awwww... how sweet and thoughtful! :-)


This stunningly cute and tactile pincushion (chatelaine) was made for me by Mai. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MAI!!! The cute tail pulls out to become a measuring tape... and a secret button inhales it back in again.

The little rose you see is a pin! And the scissors have a beautiful design on them which co-ordinates with the pins and the heart button. It is all just so beautiful, not to mention beautifully-made! Mai and I decided to do a private pincushion swap a few weeks ago, and I am still in the process of making one for her, but will of course do the big reveal once Mai has received it!

If you would like to discover where Mai found this pattern, just click here to view her blog entitled, Handmade by Mai. Mai is a talented patchworker and quilter and makes exquisite bags... I'm sure you'd enjoy your visit!
I would photograph my children's gifts, but they are "in use" at the moment! :-) But I can tell you Mai, that Aaron and Rosie are very grateful!

Have a great day! I'm looking forward to an evening of sewing with my new woolly companion!


Deb said...

OMG Vikki thats a pincushion and a half. Cute as, I'd be too scared to use it and would have to add it to my shelf of pincushions. It is so lovely, how thoughtful.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Vikki, they are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Mai is sooooo talented!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Well I am lucky enough to have seen this pin cushion in person and it is more gorgeous than the photos can show - I just loved it. I've also seen Vikki's pin cushion she is sending to Mai and it too is amazing.

I bet your new pin cushion has a special spot in the sewing room already Vikki.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Unknown said...

That is sooo cute , what a lovely swap .

Vicki ♥ said...

Wow....that is one gorgeous pin cushion. How fabulous!!

Jo in TAS said...

Wow! That is so cute!! Mai's done a wonderful job.

Anonymous said...

Lucky you, what a terrific pincushion.

Judith Tetley said...

OMG Vikki...that is one gorgeous pin cushion. Congratulations on the receipt of a little icon that will be next to your sewing machine for years. Well done Mai.
Kind Regards

Abby and Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness what a DARLING pincushion!!! Love the spool "feet". Clever.

Anonymous said...

I'm blushing with al these compliments I get. I'm looking forward to see your pincushion. And we do this more often because I enjoyed it VERY much.

Simone de Klerk said...

Such a wonderful pincushion from the talented Mai!


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