pincushion swap: what i sent + new giveaway winner

In March, I took part in a pincushion swap organized by Claire over at Claire's Crafty Blog. For my swap partner Ina (who lives in the Netherlands--my first international swap!), I made this succulent pincushion out of felt.

The pattern is taken from this excellent tutorial for an appliqued succulent sachet, created by Laura of Bugs and Fishes (I love Laura's blog and felt projects!). All of the elements are handsewn, and the pincushion is stuffed with leftover quilt batting.

In other news, I never heard from Kristin, the gal who won my giveaway day pinback buttons (sorry, Kristin!), so I've gone ahead and drawn another winner.

Congratulations, Kitten Delicious! I'll be contacting you to get your address so that I can get the buttons out in the mail to you ASAP. Thanks again to everyone who entered!


  1. Oh, it turned out great! I hope your swap partner likes it :)

  2. It looks so succulent! I love the leaves - it would be fun framed and hanging on a wall.

  3. In the immortal words of Homer Simpson:

    Woo hoo! Default: the two sweetest words in the English language. Default! Default! Default!

    Thankyou so much, I'm going to go and plan a project around these buttons now :)

  4. Thanks for sharing the tutorial, Laura!

    You're totally right, Katie! I think it would make an excellent wall hanging.

    Thanks, Phoenix Peacock!

    Congrats, Jessica! Your package is ready to go to the post office!

  5. this is too cute, Caitlin! i love succulents!

  6. Beth, I love them too! I'm thinking about attempting to embroider one as well...


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