Saturday, September 27, 2008

Pinks & Needles On the Cover....

...of Sandi Henderson's Cupcake Pincushion Pattern! Pop on over to Sandi's new website ~ but hurry while supplies last! I'm very happy to see some of Pinks & Needles creations being put to good use : )
Thank you Sandi for including me!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Sublime Stitching Forest Friends Style!

How cute is this little number? Gotta have it? I know I do! I can never seem to get enough when it comes to anything Forest Friends : ) Squirrels, owls, hedgies, acorns and bucks all make their stitch-a-licious debut in this embroidery pattern available at Sublime Stitching ~ just remember "This ain't your Grandma's embroidery!"

Monday, September 15, 2008

Patiently Awaiting Sandi's Cupcake Pattern!

The pins you see here were the very first ones I ever "sold" (rather than gave in a swap or as a gift) to the lovely and talented Miss Sandi of Portabellopixie! Thanks to her and a few other friends Pinks & Needles Handmade Fancies was born. I know I'm not alone in saying we are all patiently waiting for her gorgeous over sized high calorie cupcake pincushion pattern to finally be available!!! I can't wait to sew my own and stick a few pin toppers like sprinkles all over the top : )
Thank you Sandi for your constant inspiration and dedication for leading a happy healthy life.

Photo Credit:Sandi Henderson 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

1,000 Items SOLD Today!

Thank you everyone who has supported me and my shop since opening in February! Here's the newest pincushion set available in my shop Pinks & Needles that pushed my sales to 1,000 items SOLD today! Congratulations Hannah for your order that made it all happen ~ I'll be sending you a FREEBIE with your order!
: ) I love the color combination in the fabric and the sweet little design : ) I finally came up with a way so the stems on the cherries don't break ~ WIRE! It even comes in green.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

A Stitch in Time

Today was day to enjoy the end of summer.... after a nice 2 hour chat with one of my best friends Mandy back home in California I became very nostalgic for old friends and good times. It was football day for hubby so he went over to a friends house and I stitched and watched movies. I found this lovely vintage cigar box and 88 skeins of floss last week at the Goose (total spent $2.50) I put it to good use today for a custom pincushion order for a gal in Canada. She came up with the idea of "Pincushions for Life". Basically what she wants to do is have me embroider two monogrammed pincushions for her two sisters Betty and Debbie. Every time there is a milestone to celebrate she wants me to make a pin topper for each of them signifying whatever it is they are celebrating! What a fun meaningful gift!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

In the Press

Hi all~
So I'm pretty excited about Sarah from Quilt Fabric Delights in Australia ~ she's done some advertising for "Pincushion of the Month Club"! Here's a little sneak peek as to what you can expect by signing up. Squirrel Mama's design is first on the list - if you love hedgies and strawberries! Each kit will include a pattern and all the makings to sew yourself a cute pincushion. Every month will be different and included with each kit you'll receive a coordinating pin topper made by me : ) Head on over to QFD to check it out!