Here's project three from the Zakka-long, pincushions! I'm loud because I'm happy to finally have not one, but 2 of them, made by mig (me!) This week, Ayumi from Pink Penguin is up, showing us her take on the latest from Rashida's book Zakka Style.
I deviated a little from the original pattern by Sonia Cantié. I used large prints for the cotton side, and I chose a hedgehog print for the linen side, on the fronts. I don't have rubber stamps, or ink, or erasers to make my own, or any particular image I wanted to add to the design, so I made my own stamps using bits of selvage from some of my favorite fabrics. I even even fussy cut the words "wild" and "modern" from them.
I don't think "modern" shows up that well, but I know it's there.
I didn't want to make the design busier, so I stuck with sheer ribbon for one of the pincushions, and the color test part of a selvage for the other. I also added some dried lavender so they smell divine.
Do you think they're too cluttered? Which one is your favorite?
What I love best is that no hedgehogs were harmed in making these! I don't want to poke pins into any animals, real or fabric. Let's just say, I borrow and return their quills. It's a cooperation!