I have a few tiny finishes to report.
On my last trip to Victoria to visit my stepdaughter, I bought some red and white checked mason jars at a discount store.
As I explained in an earlier post, I make a bladder to contain the stuffing, cut and gather a circle for the top, and use a hot-melt glue gun to secure it all in place. A bit of felt glued to the underside of the lid hides the mess. For these, heavy stuffing such as crushed walnut shells sits better than poufy stuffing like hobby fill.
I also almost forgot to share a pincushion I made a little while ago for Jennifer of A Quarter Inch from the Edge in Canada. The photo has come out strangely blue – that is what happens when you take a quick snap before dashing to the post office – but the ramekin is a pale blue with a hint of green.
Jennifer mentioned that she likes robin’s egg blue things in her sewing space, and I had this ramekin in the Cupboard of Shame. Can anyone define exactly what shade of blue is robin’s egg or duck egg? I really like the colours, even though I worried that it was a bit girly for Jennifer’s more streamlined and modern tastes.
I sent her the pincushion and some Polaroid blocks as part of a personal swap. She plans to make quilts for her baby twins.
Small things are just as fun to make as big things. I think that is why I keep making so many of them.