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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Three little strawberries ~

I've always loved old strawberry pincushions...
Faded velvets in soft pastel hues.
I bought a pattern a few years ago and
decided to create a few of my own.
I wanted to use beautiful old linens and of course seam binding....
I love how they turned out  ~

Each strawberry is filled with crushed walnut shells....
which I've heard will help sharpen your needles ~
and it gives them a wonderful weight.

Instead of beads, I decided to dot my strawberries with French knots ~
What is it about French knots, I just love their look.

I made two from a pretty damask linen then attached them to each other,
kind of like a mom and baby ~

This pincushion was created from an old damask napkin.
It had pretty gold detailing...

Three little strawberries...
they make me smile :)

Now in my Etsy shop too!

Have a wonderful Tuesday dear friends,
hugs and love,


sonya said...

Hi Dawn,
They are as sweet as can be! I love the damask linen and napkin you used and the french knots! Just wonderful.
Have a wonderful week!

Angela (Cottage Magpie) said...

Oh, those are just lovely! All my favorite things (vintage linens, seam tape, French knots... and pincushions!) all in one! :-)

Dorthe said...

Hi sweetie Dawn-
how darling beautiful,your strawberries all are.I so love you used the french knots, makes them look much more original-and the linens is a perfect choice.
The gold one with two colored seam bindings is my favorite.
Have a wonderful day dearest dawn.
Love and hugs to you-

Home and Heart said...

They turned out lovely!

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,
Ohhhhhh how lovely your strawberry pincushions are, they are beautiful as with all the fantastic things you create, you are soooo talanted. What I love too is that you always manage to give your creations that special "je ne c'est qui" or should I say "The Magic Dawn Touch", and make them your very own. I think that making them in vintage creams works wonderfully well and sooo deliciously elegant too. Thank you for sharing these goodies with us.
Warmest best wishes my dear friend,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

They are all so pretty, Dawn! I used to hate doing French knots when I did cross stitch {I always had to concentrate to get them right}, but I always liked the way they looked. The white fits in perfectly with so many of the white decor I see on so many blogs.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love how they turned out just adorable!!!

sissie said...

Hi Dawn!
These little strawberries are so cute! I think an entire bowl full of them would be just perfect.


Susan said...

Your strawberries are so pretty!! I love how you used old linens to make them!

Hopemore Studio said...

Beautiful!! I can't help but think those little strawberries would be addictive to make. A fantastic project for your favorite scraps of fabric.

Bee happy said...

These are just so beautiful! I have a Tilda book with strawberries in, I was going to have a go at making them soon, I am now inspired! going to check our your shop now :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

TinyMatchboxStudio said...

Love these! They are so pretty and feminine.

Linda said...

These are so lovely! I keep my strawberry pincushion pattern out....need to do some with some family heirloom napkins! Love this!!!

Sandi said...

These are so sweet Dawn! I have a pattern that I got free off Martha Stewart I think and have always wanted to try them. I will have to make that a priority soon!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

These are adorable. I hope you made your french knots before you sewed it together. Do you sleep at night or lay there thinking of your next project? Thanks for sharing your creativity with us Dawn, you're such an inspiration.

Anji Johnston said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Dawn - you are so very clever and talented! I so wish I could be as productive as you, I just spend way too much time on the computer looking at everyone elses creations!
Have a wonderful week!

Shopgirl said...

Dear Dawn, these made me smile too. your, mary

Vee said...

Are your strawberries decorative or functional as well? (They sure turned out beautifully!) I'm just wondering if you stuffed them with graphite to make them needle sharpeners as a traditional strawberry would be. I love the French knots...just as nice as little pearls.

Passionate for White said...

Well if those aren't just the sweetest!

One Cheap B*tch said...



Laurette said...

Hi, Dawn..
I love your strawberries pins cushions. Make beautiful presents.I look at your blog often but felt shy to leave a comment.

Myrna said...

Hi Dawn! LOVE the strawberries..leave it to YOU to do them in white..soooo beautiful! Speaking of beautiful, Clara is just DARLING!OH! you must be having so much fun with her!
Hope you have a great week...BTW~pop over to my blog when you get a chance~I'm having another giveaway!!
Blessings and hugs,

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Hi Dawn, The little strawberries are gorgeous. I love the one made from the damask napkin. The french knots are so pretty.


Elyse said...

hi dawn,

your strawberries are so elegant and sweet. beautiful colors and i like the knots. so simple.


fiberdoodles said...

Absolutely adorable!

Barbara Jean said...

I just love your creamy dreamy strawberries!!

And I'm with you on the whole cream, soft neutral thing you mentioned i your other post.

And you now have an ETSY site?? Where Have I been???


Tora said...

WOW these look beautiful, I kind of want to make them tooooooo :)

Karen B. said...

Dearest Dawn,
what can I say - I LOVE THEM!!!! They are so neat!!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Deb Plapp said...

I was just going to say how much I love the pincushion, and noticed your Etsy shop. So I bought it! I finally have one of your art pieces! Thank you for all your support with my new blog, I really appreciate your help. Deb xo

Theory said...

so glad to see u creating again, you r awesome. we all need your inspiration sweetie. have a great day.

Theory said...

went to your shop and maybe they r gone already. love them.

Deborah said...

I zipped over to your shop and couldn't find the sweet strawberry pin cushions! Sad face! Maybe you will have some more. Love, love, love them!
Such a wonderful idea!

Sally L. Smith said...

Though I follow your blog faithfully, I must have missed these beauties. Love them.


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