Friday, September 16, 2011

Pins & Needles

I made this pin cushion for my friend Lola. She collects them and I thought a cute little cactus in a pot would be a great addition. I love him. I wasn't even sure if what I was sewing would end up as a sphere and it did on my first try. I was pretty stoked it worked out. I saw these cacti originally but then saw these and liked the idea much better. You know I'm a sucker for cute things.

What would you name him?

I really like his little flower. I probably should have done two different colors from the petals but all I had was the light pink. Yes, that pot is full of rocks and weighs about a pound. You can't tell too much from the pictures but the side panels are a darker green with green tinsel. It's super cute and makes him look a little spiny. I'm pretty happy with how he came out. 

P.S. I think I might be starting a little DIY section called "Megan Could Make That." Playing off the whole thing of my mother saying I could make pretty much everything I wanted her to buy me as a child. So I'm taking some suggestions. If there is something that you really like that you think could be made but you don't know how, send me a picture or a link in the comments. I'm not sure how frequent it will be but I really want to try it out!


Capree said...

So cute! And YES! I love the idea of a "Megan Could Make That" series. Do it, do it!

Tess said...

That is adorable! And so clever! I like your idea too...I have no doubt that you could make anything. Your mom raised you well. :)

Club Narwhal said...

CUTE! I would name him Spike. Because he's like, you know, spiky. I would love if you could figure out how to make a pretty pleated skirt like this. I know it's probably easier than it looks, but I have no idea how to go about it!

britta said...

I LOVE prickly!! That is his name by the way!! i want to cuddle him even though he is a cactus!! Way to go crafty lady!