Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Custom pincushions









































One of my favourite things to do is make custom items. Last week was a pincushion week and both have found new homes in the USA. The top one is a delicious moldy one and the lower, my popular 'pixie cups' design.

I had an edition of pincushions in my Etsy shop using re-purposed shot glasses. After making about 30 of them I skipped off to Habitat to buy some more and horror! I was told the line was completely discontinued. So...I've had to play with new designs which have internal supports instead. These are my first two goes, one has a plastic disc, the other half a felt stone inside to make them stand up independently, both work well.

11 comments:

Lisa at Lil Fish Studios said...

They're just superb.

Lauren said...

Oh, so lovely! A shame that the shot glasses were discontinued, but I love the stand-alone designs here!

ELINtm said...

Thank you Lisa and Lauren!! :)

Cheryl said...

Really loved the shot glass concept, but the new stand alone is even more wonderful!

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harem6 said...

These last ones are again truly amazing!You are full of wonderful surprises!

Baby Girl said...

Your creations are amazing! I'm going now to check out your etsy shop!

amba said...

Amazing! I find your work in another blog and i said: WOOOOOW!

Róisín said...

Hi there, I just found your work on Etsy and had to come have a wee nosy here. I love your stuff! I hope you don't mind but I've shared a few examples of it on my blog. If you do then don't hesitate to let me know and I can take them down.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Fantaboulus!!!
Love it:)
Kindest regards
Becky