There are a few things that can strike terror in the heart of a quilter. One of them is a dead iron.
Mine is deader than a door nail. I was ironing a few pillow cases (yes I like a crisp crease in a pillow case) and my expensive iron started sending up smoke signals.
Pat had a look and due to not being able to get into the iron to have a look, we had a quick goodbye service at the bin. I then went into shock thinking I couldn't do any sewing until the end of the month, when it is payday again.
Then I got thinking after a 30 minute mourning and thought, I use the iron more for sewing these day as there no school or work uniforms now to be ironed in the house.
So I went down to Sam's Warehouse and bought a cheap arse $10 iron with a 12 month warranty. James called in for a coffee and said he has that iron and it is doing a good job in his house. I can keep sewing........yay.
As the iron died I had just finished sewing this little pin cushion up.
I used 3 charm squares from some left over Moda "Gobble Gobble" I was given. The buttons were given to me in a swap at one stage too.
Love pumpkins..... so I can use it either way. Button is a little off, but for a first time making this sort of pin cushion, I'm happy with it.
This one will be left in my sewing bag for when I am out of the house and sewing. That way I have a few pins as I am always borrowing other people's.
The pin cushion can be found in the latest Handmade Vol 28 No 4 designed by Heather Lownds.
As soon as I saw the little item I though...purr-fect for my sewing tote.
Plus it was a little bit of fun for this afternoon, making a quick project.
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