July and August have been relatively quiet over at Very Berry Fabrics (I am hoping it is just a holiday-related pause..!), but the upside of that is that I have had the chance to do a tiny bit of sewing of my own. I am continuing in the grips of my tweedy-wool obsession, and I finished this little pincushion today, using some spare bits and bobs that I have from the tweed bag making:
I used bondaweb to fix the little pieces of tweed into position before I hand-stitched them in place.
The cushion is filled with crushed walnut shells, which I’m using for the first time. They certainly do give a pincushion very satisfying weight and heft – I will be buying more of those I think.
Before the tweedy love took hold, I finished a few pouches using my flat-bottom-straight-sides method. I have been wanting to use this fabulous Japanese owl fabric for ages. I founded it really tricky to get a good picture of it, the fabric is a richer, less dark brown and more chocolatey colour in real life:
I also finished two Liberty/linen pouches (my old obsession – the linen is lying sad and forlorn in my fabric box…):
This bottom one is probably my favourite – I am rather keen on the colour combination and super-proud of that red in-seam trim! For fabric-fact lovers, the linen is Kaufman Essex yarn-dyed linen, and the Liberty print is called Eloise. These 2 have sold already over on my Facebook page, but the pincushion and the owl-y pouch are still available.
Now I’m off to do a bit more work on that tricky little tweed bag…