Pincushion Parade

PincushionsIda, over on My Sister Made Me Do It is holding her first Linky party, a pincushion parade, which I think is a great theme, it made me start looking at the ones I use and the ones I’ve made in the past…

Scottie DogMy favourite in use at the moment has to be my Scottie Dog, he was officially made for Otley Show as a childs soft toy, but as soon as he came back from the show he was a pincushion. He’s great as he’s too big to lose under patterns and fabric, I just keep my long daisy pins in Scottie and he’s fat enough for them not to come out of the other side to stab me!

PincushionsI keep my needles in my glass ladybird pincushion, I kept losing them and I decided that if I have a specific pincushion for them, it may be better. It worked! This one is made from a Kilner jar so I can keep spare packets of needles inside.

Earlier this year I embroidered a Bee pincushion, it’s a design by Nathalie Cichon of Jardin Privee. It was the first design of hers I’d stitched, I’ve just started my third cross-stitch from Jardin Privee! I love this one, it was another one entered at Otley Show! I think it’s really beautiful, so I don’t think it will actually get any pins stuck in it!

Bee Pincushion

PincushionsAnother cross-stitch one I made a few years ago has a wreath of red roses round a charm, it’s beaded too and has a wired ribbon and a rose by the hanger. I made one for my mum too and she still has it hung on her clock.

Another one I made was for a pincushion swap, I did crazy patchwork for this one, my first attempt!”



My all time favourite pincushion that is definitely for show only is one I made years ago. The design was in Inspirations, the Australian embroidery magazine. It’s a little round cottage with flowers embroidered round it. It is lined so a thimble can be kept inside, I embroidered my initial on the base. It’s only tiny, about 2″ tall maximum.

Embroidered pin cushion Base of Pincushion Inside 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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21 Responses to Pincushion Parade

  1. Sunny says:

    Your pin cushions are adorable! I can see why you wouldn’t stick any pins in the cross stitched one.


  2. Valerie says:

    The bee cross stitch is BEAUTIFUL!! I really need to spend time doing that craft….I love it so much. ❤


  3. Hilachas says:

    What wonderful pincushions you’ve shown us! Love that Scottie and that jar.


  4. Ida says:

    well I am torn between the cross stitch and the little cottage…….ok the cottage wins…..I so admire people who can do the cross stitching and embroidery…..mine still looks like a 3rd grader did it….lol….but I love making little things like the cottage……thanks for joining the parade!


  5. Susan says:

    What a lovely collection! I don’t know which one I like best, but that little cottage is definitely adorable.


  6. Amy-June says:

    I love your pin cushions!! I’m tempted to try and recreate your Scottie Dog one but I think he would be too adorable to put pins in!!


  7. Magpie Sue says:

    The Scottie dog is a cutie but my favorite has to be the tiny cottage. I agree, some pincushions are just too pretty to stick pins into!


  8. Laura says:

    I love your bee pincushion!! Yes, it is too pretty to use. I also love your cottage pincushion/thimble keeper. Very nice stitching!


  9. Thimberlina says:

    They’re all so individually lovely! Great idea to use a jar for storage as well a pin cushion 😃


    • craftycreeky says:

      Thanks Ali, have to confess I only thought of that when I was about to take the photos, it did just have beads and stuff in, but keeping my hand needle packets in works great, keeps them separate to my machine needles 🙂

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  10. Each and every one of your pincushions is lovely! Your little embroidered cottage is perfect!


  11. You have some lovely pincushions there! I love the little cottage pin cushion, it’s so sweet.

    Barbara xx

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  12. kathyh says:

    Gorgeous handwork. I love the cottage one best with tiny storage inside.


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