Saturday, February 2, 2013

a new pin cushion

i saw a wonderful vintage pin cushion on facebook that inspired the start of a new pin cushion for me. it involves some wooden parts that i haven't managed to put together yet but this is the start...i made that little bear head many years ago and stitched it onto some of my grandmother's crochet. the ball measures about 3" in diameter. click on images for close-ups.

3" diameter ball made with kimono silk cloth. hand made bear head on grandma's crochet
in the last post, i showed you some fabric wrapped cording. the basket is now complete and this one will be mine. all the others were given as gifts.

fabric coiled basket made with cloth scraps

and still working on samples for my Alchemy class journal with Karen Ruane.

an old family photo...a map-like collage in cloth...some musical notes with names of operas. my mom loved to sing opera.
have another great week. i'll be back soon.

19 comments:

Nancy said...

Deanna~ Love the colors of your latest coil basket. Glad you get to enjoy it for yourself :)

Nat Palaskas said...

I love that coil basket too. Did you hand stitched it? I should get back to finish mine too if I can find where I placed it hehe! Have a good weekend - Hugs Nat

Els said...

Ha, great pincushion Deanna !
That basket is fab !!!!

shirley said...

The cushion is cute
I have a bag made by a friend in the same style as your basket and I really treasure it.

helen salo said...

Curious if basket is hand stitched, also??? love the color combo

Ms. said...

Too Cute! Really! The scraps basket is a treasure, and your memory pages--well, going--just going on. How nice Deanna.

kaiteM said...

What a beautiful basket, coiling is so satisfying.

karen said...

lovely post Deanna...I like how you finish your little baskets with a 'twirl' at the upper lip and the tiny scissors in this one finish it off beautifully. Love the progress of the musical notes....

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

the pin cushion is a little jewel - like a Faberge egg...i don't know if you'll be using it as something to hold pins but it certainly does extend your alchemy thoughts with that touch of grandma...tosca that is my note for the day! cheers.

handstories said...

i like the basket a lot, especially the b & w looped edge w/colorful center.

ali said...

your pincushion -- love it, that sweet little bear face peering out!

Jacky said...

Beautiful Deanna...I love the teddy bear pin cushion. How special...kimono fabric, your grandmothers lace, an old bear head you made a long time ago.

Love your coil baskets too. I made one a year or so ago with Nat...need to make more. They are beautiful!

Jacky xox

blandina said...

The basket is charming especially knowing that it was made out of scraps, but I love to see how your journal comes out. I am intrigued because I am soon going on an 'artistic' tour and I will be making a journal as well.

montana joe said...

wonderful new coil, deanna! and your sweet little bear cushion brings back so many memories of when i made bears back in the 80's and 90's! i can hardly wait to see how she evolves!

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Deanna. That's a mighty tiny bear head to make! I find your journal pages for Karen's class to be both beautiful and interesting. I like the idea of developing ways to bring family artifacts into the present, ways to honor them. A work of Memory.
best, nadia

Anita said...

Beautiful coil basket especially the cute scissors..

deemallon said...

that pin cushion is so adorable! always reliably productive here, making it nice to visit.

Mo Crow said...

I love your surreal tiny bear headed pincushion, such an impossible thing, alluring yet disturbing at the same time!

Anneliese said...

I found your basket - what a beauty. My goodness me, what lovely things people are making.

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