September/October brings change of season, and fresh starts and frivolity and seriousness too. So for a break from whipup realtime I am introducing a few weeks of guest bloggers to liven up your crafty experience. To bring you something fresh, and hopefully invigorate you to make and do and be and think! Its going to be a fun few weeks so come along for the ride.
Today I am very pleased to welcome Ellen Luckett Baker to Whip Up, Ellen is author of the craft and sewing blog, The Long Thread. Her work has been featured in several publications and she is currently working on a sewing book to be published by Chronicle Books in Spring 2011. Ellen lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young daughters.
Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I’ve made a pincushion pattern for you that can also be used as a Halloween decoration.
Based on the idea of a tomato pincushion, these could be made into apples or tomatoes, or sewn with patterned fabrics for a patchwork look. The stem is made of floral wire wrapped with embroidery floss. You can make these with the kids and add felt cut-outs to the face to create a jack-o’-lantern. This is also a great project for fabric scraps or felted sweaters. With two different sized templates, you can make a pumpkin patch!
Download the pattern and instructions here as a pdf.