23 March, 2018

Do you ever purchase fabric and love it so much that you can't bear to cut into it?  That's kind of what happened to me with these "Tilda" fabrics purchased months and months ago.  For those of you who may wonder... Tilda fabrics are from the Australian designer, Toni Finnanger.  Up until last year they were a bit difficult to get hold of and don't even ask me about how expensive the postage was to ship from Australia. But thankfully, Tilda fabrics are now available in the United States.  Hooray!

 I've been gazing lovingly at them, not quite sure what to make.  And since most of what I make are thread catchers, well,... that's what I made.  And I'm in love!  As I've mentioned here previously, I don't always know what a thread catcher will look like when finished.  But as this one was coming together, I just knew that it would be something special.  My lighting was not so great for photos today, suffice it to say that I live in Oregon and you know what that means.  Rain, rain and more rain.  But the rain is what makes things so green and beautiful here.  I have made my own personal peace with the rain... but sometimes photos are tough to get right.

Just so sweet!

And this pincushion!  Check out that VERY OFFICIAL Tilda fabric covered button.  It's the perfect finish to my Sweetie Pie Pincushion.

Just listed in my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow

15 March, 2018

This particular pincushion has been a great seller at my Etsy shop, Curry Bungalow.  I kind of fell in love with these sweet "Gratitude" prints designed by Jo Morton.  It was something about the colors... and I knew that the small prints would be perfect for my Dreamy Dresden Pincushions.  This morning I received a somewhat FRANTIC message from my Curry Bungalow Facebook page, asking me to call a particular number ASAP!  So I called.  As it turned out, the caller was at that very moment at a Jo Morton Retreat in Nebraska.  She had somehow seen my pincushion online and announced that she absolutely had to have one!  She and I made arrangements for her to purchase, she thanked me profusely and I asked her to give my regards to Miss Jo, to tell her that I am a big fan!  I thought that was the last of it.  I'd made a nice little sale and that was that.  Well, since then I have received numerous calls from other ladies at the Jo Morton Retreat, all wanting that same pincushion. Apparently a number of the retreat attendees want one!  So I know what I will be doing for the next few days.  It's a good thing that I love making them but I especially enjoy that others love them, too!