Inspiring or taking up space?

Books that is. How many do you currently have on your shelf and how many do you actually use?

Tidying up the flat this week I attempted to put all my craft related books in one place.

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Well.. almost! There are some good books in there which I’ve been recommended or gone oooh over. Some that was given to me and some that were complete impulse buys… knitted cats and kittens for example. I can only knit a basic ruffle scarf so why did I feel the need to have it?!

The patchwork ones are probably what I’ve used the most. Absolutely love the fresh take on designs from Katy Jones. This block for example I made as part of a birthday present a couple weeks ago. Don’t you just love it?

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Apologies for the rubbish photo my camera was hiding at the time. I think my aim over the summer is to use these books more and do some more projects for me! Oh and finish my nephew’s quilted playmat (start even).

There’s a couple of projects on the go already from these books and some ones I randomly made my own design up. If you follow me on instagram you might even see sneaky peeks!

Hannah.x

 

 

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Some more cute Pincushions….

Shameless plug first- have you seen/signed up for my pincushion swap? The signup closes on the 31st July…. full details here!
Who hasn’t heard of the Moda Bake Shop? It’s a place where you can find lots of lovely sewing recipes to tryI already have my eye on a few!

Like this simpleish and cute pincushion by Kim Niedzwiecki (featured on the MBS)

 

You can do all sort of funky shapes too- like this one by Kimber.

To anyone else does it remind you of a jester and all you need is a bell!

That’s my lovely picks for the day and still I’m no closer to what I’m actually going to make for my partner… are you?

Hannah.x

Pincushion Swap!

Pin cushions… now who doesn’t love them? They are cute and functional and very easy to be addicted to collecting them!

I missed some amazing swaps this year so thought host my own. So who’s up for a bit of fun? The idea is to be given a partner, make a pincushion and swap!

The Pesky Details…

Medium: As long as you make it yourself it can be in any medium either sewn with fabrics, patchwork, knitted, crocheted, crossstitched, felted….

Entrants: Open to all UK and International (If you don’t want an international partner let me know!)

Day to Enrol By: 31st July 2012

Day to Post By: 31st August 2012

How to Sign Up: Either leave me a comment here or email me at squintessential@hotmail.co.uk please don’t forget to include your email address.

Once the enrolment day has passed I will pair you up and email you with your partner.

Feel free to have fun, blog and make friends so who’s in?

To start you off on some creativity some pincushion eye candy below 🙂

Hannah.x

The lovely Party Cottage from Hippywitch on Etsy.

Daisy Pincushion by Lynwoodcrafts on Etsy.