A Strawberry Inspired Pin Cushion Set

I’m hosting a little pin cushion swap via the Molly and Mama Facebook Page. It’s to celebrate the fourth anniversary of my little biz (which is a pretty special time for me!). My lovely contributors have created a range of gorgeous pin cushions that are just amazing. But before I show you what they’ve been up to, I thought I’d share my own contribution – A Strawberry Pin Cushion Set.

The Strawberry Pin Trio by Molly and Mama

I have a thing for strawberries at the moment. Our own strawberry patch is bursting with Winter berries. And they really inspired me to create a sweet Strawberry set using my favourite medium… yep, you guessed it… wool felt!  I had a helping hand from a tutorial created by Sedef from Down Grapevine Lane. You can see her strawberry tutorial and pattern HERE. But instead of machine sewing a fabric strawberry, my set is entirely hand stitched in wool felt.

I love the detail on the blossoms. And the gingham ribbon really works well.

Strawberry blossom detail - Molly and Mama

The needle book was made by sandwiching a simple piece of white felt between the front and back of the strawberry.

Strawberry needle book by Molly and Mama

And to finish off the set, I just had to create a miniature strawberry to top one of my sewing pins. It’s super tiny! 

The Strawberry pin topper - Molly and MamaI really love how it all turned out. And I hope the recipient loves it too.

It even inspired some more fruity creations. This little peg doll is wearing a teeny apple cap. I’m visualising a whole range of these for a new pattern! What do you think?

A fruity trio - Molly and Mama

Pinterest has been a great source of inspiration to me, and I have boards for Strawberries, Apples and Pin Cushions too. Feel free to take a peek for more ideas.

What are you sewing at the moment? I’d love to see!

Happy stitching, Lauren x

This post was written by Lauren Wright and appeared first on Molly and Mama http://www.MollyandMama.com.au

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