Thursday, October 23, 2008

Felted Pumpkin - world's tiniest pin cushion


I created this supertiny felted pin cushion for my friend Marianne, who met me at PIQF again this year.

She knitted THE most adorable booties on earth for our new baby...picture coming soon...and was a complete sweetheart about walking around the show at the snail's pace that characterizes somebody traveling with an infant.

I'm a felting addict now...I'm going to have to make more of these tiny pin cushions.

In the spirit of making my house a complete messy wreck, I spread out the blocks for my sister's baby's quilt again, and am feverishly working on them whenever both boys fall asleep at the same time. That isn't often, but I am making progress here and there. It makes me happy to do anything creative lately.

So is everybody out there as addicted to Etsy as I am? Who are your favorite sellers? Please do share them with me! Here are a few of mine:

Sonatine: Japanese 'cute' fabric
Chocolate Swirl: Mostly Japanese craft books, but other goodies too.
Matatabi: Cute fabrics as well, Love this apple one.
Pippijoe: Adorable fabrics, I have not ordered from here yet, but would love to.

9 comments:

Journeying Five said...

oh my goodness, i absolutely LOVE this pumpkin...felting is calling my name but since I have a quilt, knitted socks and a sweater officially on the table...i might have to wait. Again..it is gorgeous.

Kathie said...

oh my this is just adorable
I love pumpkins, to me they represent my favorite time of the year.
Also I love little things and this sure is little.
just so cute!
thanks for the links oh I think I may just have to have some of these fabrics under my tree!
Kathie

Oiyi said...

Very cute felted pin cushion!

I love Etsy!! I just bought a Needle Felting Kit from WoolPets and it's so cute! http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5034746

Also check out Pigeon Roof Studios. Wonderful handspun yarn. http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=71825

dot said...

What an adorable pin cushion.

Miss 376 said...

Love the pincushions, I think pumkins have such lovely shape

Liz said...

Your pumpkin is SO cute! How long did it take to make?

marianne said...

Oh!!! It's soooo precious!! And I had so much fun shopping & seeing spectacular quilts with you at PIQF!!

Kates said...

God I LOVE etsy. I bought one of my housemates a hand-made bangle bracelet that was wrapped in pages from Pride and Prejudice (her favorite book).

Best. Gift. Ever.

Etsy makes me look thoughtful! Hahaha :P

Totoro said...

Check out
www.thisandthatfromjapan.etsy.com

for cute Japanese fabric.