Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Peppermint Pin Cushion and Santa Thread Catcher.



I tried to have this made in time for Christmas...better late than never as they say. The pattern asked for crushed walnut shells but I used rice instead...can we buy crushed walnut shells in Australia??
It's so cute, it's a shame that I will have to wait until December to use it.

12 comments:

Katrina said...

Hi Tereasa, Love your christmas thread tidy bag. I have made a few tidy bag's in the past and have never (yet) came across someone who stocks the walnut shell filling. Rice is a good sub thou.. Living in Queensland near the beach, I used sand for the filling. I found it works well and it has a bit of weight behind it, also I just had to use a thicker lining. Your Chrissy Bag is surely a great 2010 chrissy present. Can never start to early I say..LOL. Katie Timmins

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Now that is just so cute Tereasa...congrats on yet another finish...Peg OPAM 2010

Jan said...

That is SERIOUSLY cute, Tereasa. Congrats on a finish - I will have to pull my socks up; I am feeling the peer pressure! I have seen the pin cushion pattern on the Moda blog; who designed the Santa bag? Clever girl!

JENTHEBUM said...

Very very cute Tereasa. I have yet to finish something for this month so I had better 'pull finger'.

Cubby House Crafts said...

Now thats just soo cute! I just love him! I made a pin cushion and thread catcher recently (Abbey Bag) and the pin cushion required cruched walnut shell also
Lisa

DAWNIE said...

Hi Teresa - this is sooooooooooo cute - just love it. Is it all your own pattern??? Walnut shells - yes Annie Downs stocks them I'm sure otherwise you can use silica sand.

Christine said...

Very, very cute. Haven't seen this pattern before.

Lynda said...

I wouldn't be waiting till Christmas - it's too gorgeous to put away.

Maggey and Jim said...

How cute..I have been wanting to make one of those for along time. I would see them at quilt show and thought they would work nicely.. I love your santa one. Thanks and Christmas time will be here before you know it..
Maggey

Maggey and Jim said...

I haven't checked at our store but someone said you could get the walnut shells at a pet store??
Not sure which one you have there?
Maggey

Pam said...

I just saw this and it is adorable. About the crushed walnut shells though, if you have a pet store that sells them for bedding, you can buy them!

Judy said...

LOVE IT !!!! I would not wait until Christmas to use it, and I probably would not put it away either.Use it and enjoy it, you put too much work into it not to...