How was your weekend? Brisbane has been just beautiful these last few days - anyone who snuck away for an ANZAC Day long weekend was in luck - gorgeous blue skies and the perfect temperature. My favourite time of year.
I have been quite obsessed these last few days, with flicking endlessly through the fabulous Patchwork Please by Ayumi Takahashi. I've mentioned in an earlier post, my long-time love of Ayumi's projects and ideas.
So I really wanted to actually make something from the book, from start to finish. And the Prettified Pincushion was the smallest, quickest thing - so here we go.
I had a fussy-cut-a-thon with the gorgeous Pam Kitty Morning button-card fabric, and then figured I'd cut into even more of my 'precious stash' - so out came the gorgeous Leanne Fanny handprinted fabric.
The gorgeous pink flowers on the button are another Leanne Fanny print. And here comes a true confession.
Covering buttons is NOT part of my crafty-skill-set. It took me an age to put the button together. An absolute age. It kept popping apart, or I'd hammer the back down (using the handles of a pair of scissors ... there's probably something more appropriate I could have used) only to find it was skewed to the side and I'd have to pry it off and start again. Anyway - finally got the button sorted, and then the top popped off while I was sewing it onto the pin cushion. Hello hot glue gun.
OK. I'm off to check for hot glue strands. Enjoy the rest of your Monday. xoxo cat