Monday, November 16, 2009

New Cupcake Pincushions

Gosh, I am having so much fun making up these adorable cupcake pincushions. The best thing about them is that they won't roll or topple over while using it. I hate the old tomatoes that we have used for years to stick our pins in. Those things roll all over the place when you are trying to use it. I always hated that. Now, with these pin cushions, I don't ever have to worry about that problem any longer. Some of my pincushions are made from flannel which makes it really easy to stick your pins in and keep them nice and sharp!

They make great Christmas Gifts (stocking stuffers) for any sewer!

Happy Thanksgiving.

New Cats Cats Cats Handy Handbag Pocket Organizer

I forgot to add one of my new Cat Designs for the Handy Handbag Organizer. I made it up for the Cat Lovers. I think it is so adorable.

I also sell my handmade items on and on under the name of courgananna on both sites.

It is a rainy and windy day here in the Great Northwest. The perfect day to read a good novel or do some fun cross stitching. What are you doing today?

Cupcake Birthday Cake Pin Cushion

These are so cute to give as a gift to a sewer. I love this one. I gave it to my neighbor for her birthday this month.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Well, While I'm on the Subject of CROSS STITCHING.....

While I'm on the subject of Cross stitching. Here are some of my favorite Cards that I made out of my cross stitch. I added a few other items that were not greeting cards . Tell me which ones you like!

Cross Stitched Bookmarks Stitched Summer 2009

Yon and I went on a two week cruise the end of May and first part of June this summer. Since I had a lot of time on my hands, I cross stitched a lot of bookmarks. Check out the Egyptain One. Isn't she a beauty. Lots of gold and copper threads worked into her pattern. I love stitching Bookmarks and having some on hand to put inside a greeting card for someone's Birthday!


These sure are the rage at the moment. So many of today's purses do not have pockets or NOT enough of them. I've seen them advertized on QVC for as much as $30.
But someone has found the secret for "Vera Bradley" pockets and now you can make your own. I plan to make some for gifts. They are very easy to make and can use scraps of material. I like the two tone ones the best. Outside and inside fabric are contrasting colors and prints. Here are just a few of the fun combinations that I have come up with.

Descriptions: Breast Cancer, Halloween, African Elephants and my favorite " Silly Cats" and Sassy Girlfriends!


I've been making these darling little cupcake pincushions and sure do like them. They make such great gifts for sewers. The best thing about these little beauties is that " they won't topple or roll over while using them". Remember how the old tomatoe pin cushions always roll around when you are trying to use them! These don't and that's the best part besides looking so darn cute!!

The one that I saw had little ''fake candy bits'' around the outside of the fluted cupcake holders. I think they are so cute. They are pastel ''brads'' that I attached to the top edge. I just punched a tiny hole and pulled the brad through.

They look good enough to eat!!