Instant Gratification

I was needing a little something something to put in a package last night so I made this little flower pincushion out of wool felt. I think it turned out cute (not this cute!) but it was fun to make something out of my felt that didn’t take so damn long! And a neat way to use some of my vintage buttons. I think I’ll make up some more to go in my vintage clothing swap packages.

Flowerpincushion

Oh, and in Valentine news.. I’m so bummed. I totally missed these cute Jennifer Murphy cards. Guess I need to get on her mailing list. Did anyone get them? Want to be my valentine?

15 thoughts on “Instant Gratification

  1. Pam says:

    does anyone else see a bird or am i crazy? i thought that’s what it was before i read it, the whit circle is the eye, and but button is th pupil and the leaf is the beak, lol i’m silly

  2. Daphne says:

    No, ma’am, your flower is cuter than the pear–at least to me. 🙂
    Forgive the beginner question: what did you stuff it with?
    PS I’ve been reading for several weeks now & admiring your many creations… plus I’ve been wondering if the little bookstore at our (Seattle) Uwajimaya will have Japanese craft/sewing books. Perhaps I will even go there for lunch. I need a break, after all…

  3. hillary says:

    my mom thinks it looks like a bird too. but she’s a birder so everything looks like a bird to her! I’ve moved the leaf over so it’s more flower like.
    just polyfill stuffing in there. I should get some sand to put in the center for sharpening, but really I think this gal is more on the form than functional end of the spectrum.

  4. sarah says:

    super cute!!! when you over stitch like that, have you tacked the felt down or glued it or just over-stitching is enough? it lays so flat–fused? agh. i don’t need another craft!!! vile temptress! *grin*
    also, please tell me those pins are not vintage b/c I MUST have some.
    loooove your blog and crafts!

  5. Jes says:

    That’s too cute! 🙂
    Where did you find your pins? Pretty please? I’m obsessed with them…but have never seen any like that.

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