Monday, April 23, 2012

More Madeira Needlework Treasures

Over the weekend I made time to finish twelve more pincushion tuffets...this time I made them varying sizes...I kept them all approximately 3.5" wide, but made several different lengths. Still working with my stash from the collection Madeira by Blackbird Designs for Moda for the pincushion tops and my stash of wool felts for the pincushion bottoms, I pieced all of them in an afternoon and stuffed/whipped stitched them closed in an evening.

Still "feeling" this fabric and having plenty on hand, I wanted to play with it a little bit more - so, I decided to make a needlebook with a couple pockets for scissors and tools. I didn't have a pattern, but I knew exactly what I I just started collecting supplies and cutting fabrics. Long story short, one needlebook scissor case turned into twelve....and I took great notes, so I could make more in the future. There are two different sizes (one is just a wee bit smaller)...both are embellished with fun trims and special buttons....and they all use sampler print fabric for the two lined pockets inside. I used various wool felts/fabrics for the needlebook pages and the closure is a colored elastic loop that hooks around a button. Each one is a bit different and special...and I really enjoyed the creative process that produced each one.

I would like to thank many of you for your support and encouragement in opening my new Etsy shop - you have been so very kind. I managed to get all twenty-four of these pieces listed in my shop slowly, but surely, I am "filling my shelves"...


  1. Very nice Belinda.
    You've got quite a collection going!
    The needlebooks are cute.

  2. Super looking needlebooks, Belinda! What a productive weekend you had!


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  4. Oh I love them all!!! Sorry for the prior post. I misspelled some words in my post.

    Excellent sewing and all the projects are wonderful looking!

  5. Belinda, they are all just beautiful! I made one pin cushion for a gift and my friend loved it. BTW, my son is home, and doing well. A huge blessing, and I thank you again for your prayers:)

    I just might shop in your little shop soon!
    Warm Wishes,
    Darby Logan