Bee Pincushion

Bee PincushionI like to have a bit a hand sewing on the go, something I can just pick-up for 10 minutes whilst the tea is cooking (do have to be careful on that one, time just disappears…) or for half an hour before I go to bed. A little cross-stitch project is perfect for this and I’m really enjoying stitching this bee pincushion from Jardin Privee. I started it last week, so it’s growing pretty quickly, which is fortunate as I am entering it in a local show in May and I’ve still got about another 10 things to make…

I’ve completed the top and two of the sides so I’m over half way, particularly as there isn’t much cross-stitch on the bottom.

Bee Pincushion

I’ve been reading the instructions about how to make up the finished item. It’s quite clever I think (presuming it all works out as good as it should!!) Nathalie from Jardin Privee recommends interfacing the cross-stitch with Jeffytex, having exchanged e-mails I think Jeffytex is like pelmet interfacing.The linen is folded on the green line then ladder stitched through the back-stitches, making a nice crisp edge. Fingers crossed it all goes together nicely!

Bee Pincushion

About craftycreeky

I live in a busy market town in Yorkshire with my husband, kids, dogs and chickens. I love trying new crafts, rediscovering old ones, gardening, walking...anything creative really I started this blog after my New Year resolution worked so well. My resolution (the first one I've ever kept!) was to post a photograph of my garden on Facebook every day. My hope was that I would then see what was good in the garden and not just weeds and work, which was my tendency. The unexpected side-effect was that I have enjoyed many more hours in the garden. I am hoping that 'The Crafty Creek' will have the same effect. Happy creating!
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24 Responses to Bee Pincushion

  1. Gail says:

    This is soooo cute! I can’t Waite to see it when you are finished.


  2. craftycreeky says:

    Thanks Gail, I’m really enjoying stitching it.


  3. Carla says:

    Love the design! Have never seen a pin cushion made in this fashion and look forward to future posts.


  4. Thimberlina says:

    Wow! Can’t believe how much you’ve done in a week! It’s lovely, and just had a peek at the finished one on the link you added – stunning!
    I hope Amanda reads your post….she should make one of these, after all she’s a Bee!! 🐝


  5. craftycreeky says:

    Have to admit though, not much housework has got done! Just had to have a mad tidy up as we’ve a visitor this afternoon!

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  6. Deb says:

    What a great little project. I’m looking forward to hearing how the finishing process goes.


  7. Beautiful stitching… hope it comes together easily for you!


  8. Cathie J says:

    I am looking forward to seeing that pincushion. It is really cute.


  9. Sarah says:

    What a very pretty little project!


  10. Chantal says:

    It’s lovely. Good luck with the assembling part. 🙂


  11. Beautiful stitching! It’s going to be a lovely pin cushion.


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