Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Silk yo-yos, embellishing "Prairie" sewing kit

Silk yo-yos, turquoise, cream will be sewn on pocket here.

Silk yo-yo's will be add here.

 I'm layering the embellishments onto #3 in a series, "Prairie" crazy quilt style sewing kits. I've sold the first two, remembering of course to write down measurements and take photos so I can make more.
The pin cushion china creamer is one of my many experiments in embellishing, keeping the inspiration flowing not stagnating. Trying different approaches  helps you focus on what is important and then you can let go of the stuff that bogs you down.
Check out Sharon B's for interesting inspiration and projects.

Silk yo-yos with netting sewn down on bottom left corner.

I collect china creamers, this one I made into a pin cushion.


  1. I like the suffolk puffs - nice work!

  2. I know what you mean about not stagnating, because that's exactly the way I'm thinking about my newest project. I want to make another hussif, but I don't want it to be the same as the previous two, despite using the same dimensions and overall plan. It's going to be a challenge that I'm looking forward to, but have to get some other things out of the way first.

  3. lovely work. I like your idea of trying different approaches. I am also thinking along those lines.

  4. The yo-yo's are a lovely touch! The creamer pin cushion is darling.

  5. it's good to push ourselves in order to prevent the stagnating.....there's nothing ''stagnant'' about this work Janie, just lovely.