Monday 30 April 2012

Beautiful bobbins

Over the weekend I shut the door of my craftroom and played. I had downloaded these bobbins or spools from the Chocolate Baroque website. They have been designed by the talented Lesley Wharton and are in 6 different designs. I'm like a magpie and had to have them all along with the ribbon cards.
I have been quilting more since Christmas and have a pin cushion with my sewing equipment so decided that I'd make a few more. I had bought some polystyrene eggs at Easter and didn't get round to making them up. They are ideal for this project. I cut them in half and scored them so that I could tuck the fabric into the half egg and covered with ribbon. I have made Christmas baubles using this technique in the past.
I rummaged through my bits and bobs box and added flowers, ribbons and pins to embellish. I enjoyed going through my bead stash and adding the beads and bead caps to the long pins.
The lace for the ribbon card was given to me by a friend who had to cleared her Mums house and there was far to much, (stuff) to go into her new flat. I'm using the stuff that was in the tin sparingly. Thanks for stopping by Debbie. PS pop over to my DT buddy Judiths blog as she has been creating too.


judith@poppy cottage said...

These are really cute Debbie, the padded tops make these useful as well as really pretty items too. I'm a sucker for those decorative headed pins, and these spools would be a lovely place to display them. Judith xx

Miranda said...

Lovely projects Debbie, can imagine that you wanted them all! warm greet Miranda

Christine B. said...

Really pretty pincushions a lovely way to use your spools. Great idea. Hugs x ChrisB

Bea said...

These are so lovely

Paper Engineer said...

Love your pincushion idea Debbie, and you decorated pins just finish it off. Great job, Lesley

Paula (PEP) said...

These are quite beautiful - I can imagine it being great fun to make the pins up with your beads. I keep looking at all these for they're just such gorgeous eye candy.
Paula (PEP)

Claire said...

Ooh Debbie, I've only just spotted these, and they are just beautiful. The spools really set your lovely pincushions off beautifully, a brilliant idea
Claire xx

shamraiz said...

Happy tea day to you too. Sounds like you are keeping busy as usual.

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