Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Spots Before My Eyes


Oh My Gosh! This is the cutest little ladybug pincushion I have ever laid my eyes on. He seems right at home with my Love Bug, ever ready to deliver Valentine wishes.


Made extra small my ladybug becomes two whose spots have changed to hearts. Oh My Gosh again! These are almost too cute for words. You can modify the magazine's original pattern by shrinking it and eliminating the seam allowances.


BODY:  Blanket Stitch (BS) along one side of Body piece (blue football shape on right) then create a Running Stitch at bottom of BS. Both of these stitches are necessary to turn felt pieces inside out for a smooth seam. Turn inside out.


WINGS: Attach three heart brads by piercing felt. Attach a Wing piece to each side of Body Seam using BS (image on left). Take care in making sure your wing pieces match end to end before stitching. You may need to flip your piece for both ends to meet.


FACE: Attach eye brads and pom nose, stitch smile to Face. ANTENNA: Apply Tacky Glue to length of wire, wrap embroidery thread (3/ornament, 6/pincushion) around wire tying knot at each end to secure. Leave a small amount of wire exposed on one end to insert into small pom. Apply Tacky Glue to center area of face and adhere to body before BS in place.
DOTS: Use Tacky Glue to adhere dots to pincushion.  HANGING CORD: Attach for ornament.
BASE: Cut from cardboard a circle slightly smaller than Base piece. BS Base to Body, leaving an opening big enough to slip in cardboard and fiberfill. Stitch closed.

PATTERN NOTE: You can e-mail me for my Ornament pattern. I can not send you original Pincushion pattern from magazine.






42 comments:

g.a.s. said...

This are so darn cute.Thanks for sharing. g.a.s.

VintageBettys said...

That is the cutest little lady bug I ever did see!!...thank you for the pattern :)

KC'sCourt! said...

I found your beautiful, wonderful, colourful blog just recently. You are so talented.
Julie x

vivian said...

OH how stinking cute!! what ever will you think of next?!
and woohoo.. thanks for the set of valentines! I cant wait to make my wreath.
have a great week (feels like Monday to me...so glad its wednesday! off to work I go!)
xoxo
vivian

Amy Jo said...

Congratulations to all of your lucky winners!

I love the pin cushion, so cute!

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just adorable, Elizabeth! I love the heart shaped spots!

Paula said...

These are Great!! As a fellow Buckeye I especially like the Lady Bug design. Thank you for ALL your creativity.

Kim K. said...

Darling little love bugs. When we were preparing to adopt from China I collected lady bugs...a symbol of good luck. Thank you for sharing your pattern.

PS. I love that your husband has a Detroit connection and also had a rink in his backyard. Your comment made my own husband smile last night.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

The pin cushion is adorable. Just before Christmas, eight crafty ladies at my office got together for a secret Santa pin cushion exchange. It was so much fun, that I am now on the hunt for more ideas. Your ladybird design is precious.

Scrap for Joy said...

You are always coming up with the cutest pin cushion ideas..makes me wish I still sewed. Happy New Year dear friend...I really have to get back to paper crafting-I have missed it !
xoxo
Joyce

Perfectly Printed said...

Too cute! I love that you share the patterns, but I am not very good at working with small things...I really should just give it a try!

chris

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very very sweet...just like YOU! And congrats to the lucky winners! Sweet hugs, my friend!

Cindy said...

Such a cute little pincushion! You come up with the sweetest ideas.

Grace said...

How stinking adorable!! I love the ladybug she is precious. Lucky winners Congratulations! Grace xoox

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

CUTE! Your posts always make me smile! Happy New Year, Elizabeth! ♥

Carrie P. said...

so cute!
congrats to the winners.

Dorothy Crutchfield said...

Too cute ladybug pincushion! I always get happy when I see a new post from you!
Dorothy

TruthforAmerica said...

Oh my goodness! You make the cutest things. I love the ladybug.

ImagiMeri said...

Yea, I won, I won!! Thank you so much pretty lady.

Your lady bug is freakin' adorable girlfriend.

Love ya'
Meri

HollyC said...

Oh Elizabeth! These love bugs are beyond adorable. I will have to make some this week. I can't wait! I loved your New Year's post! Waiting to see what your next pincushion will be has been so much fun! Have a wonderful day, Holly

VintageBettys said...

Congratulations to all of the Lucky winners! <3

Pieceful Bits said...

Cute as can BEEEEEE

Celestial Charms said...

The ladybugs are oh so very cute. Thanks for sharing the pattern.
Maureen

Christy said...

The ladybug pincushion is adorable. Thank you for sharing the pattern.

Christy
Lil Bit British

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Yay for the winners! :) OH my goodness your cushions are soo cute! I love them all! Thanks for sharing with us!! :) Happy Wednesday! xo Holly

Katsui Jewelry said...

You are at it again, E. just delightful~
Hugs,
Suz

Katsui Jewelry said...

You are at it again, E. just delightful~
Hugs,
Suz

Corey Moortgat said...

Hi Elizabeth! So glad you stopped by my blog! I've known your name for a while, and have always admired your sweet creations! So glad to make formal acquaintance with you- :)!

kimber said...

I just love pincushions! Now off to try my hand. Thanks so much for sharing!!!xoxo

Patti said...

I love all of your creations, wish I was half as talented as you with a needle. Can you tell me where you buy your felt? Unable to locate the soft colors that you use.

Ina said...

I love the love bug but my favorite is still that little house you made!! ;p

Linda Ruthie said...

Cute, Cute, Cute!!! Your ladybugs are perfect for Valentine's Day.

craftyles said...

Oh my, I love those little lady bugs, E. You come up with the cutest ideas. Looks like your new year is starting off with a bang or a bug!

sjgray said...

I love everything you share, thank you!
I don't blog, but my friend, Deb, does and she has some of your pieces in her new craft room. She has been my inspiration over many years. Thank you also for the patterns!

bohemiannie! art said...

How could I NOT want to make one?!? You've displayed them SO appealingly and beautifully!!!

Wendy said...

ah! How sweet! thanks for sharing

Monique said...

It is really cute, unfortunately I cannot find your emailadres.
I would like to make this lovely ladybugs.

carinascrafts said...

Way too cute. And your photography is stunning.

PurplePossum said...

Elizabeth I cant find your email to ask for your ornament ladybird pattern from Jan 1st How do I contact you I adore tis buggie

Jeanne said...

Hi!
I would like to have this cute ladybug pattern.
my email is jeannemw23@gmail.com

thanks so much!

Ana Maria said...

I loved the ladybug and I would do it, you can send ornament pattern please? Thanks for sharing. My e-mail is anyvass@gmail.com

ArielsMarmee said...

Would love to have your pattern, it's darling!