Thursday, August 18, 2011

"Homegrown" Tomato Pincushion

   I've been browsing through Pinterest a lot, I find so many cool things there that it's inevitable. The other day I stumbled upon a pin for a Martha Stewart tutorial about these tomato pincushions. They reminded me about those days when I couldn't see the top of my grandmother's sewing table. She would stop sewing, then would take all of her pins off her tomato pincushion and give it to me to play with. I know they sell them in fabric shops but somehow I wasn't so attracted to those. Martha's pincushion tutorial was all I needed to revive such awesome days.

Tomato Pincushion

   I had the tab with the tutorial open for a couple of days and my partner finally told me last night that I should make one. I decided I didn't want solid red fabric so I chose this one with white polka dots and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out. Doesn't it looks juicy?

8 comments:

  1. Yes it looks so fresh and juicy :) Here in the Philippines almost all pin cushions come in tomato shape. I don't know why but I find it cute. :) have a great day

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  2. It's so beautiful and practical! Have a good time Yadira :-)

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  3. @ Diane: I have no idea who came up with the tomato pincushion but it is already part of sewing history and it is cute indeed. Awesome day to you too.

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  4. @ Molcats: Thank you very much Pilar. Have a nice day!

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  5. That is so sweet! Although I think with the spotty fabric that it looks more like a strawberry than a tomato!

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  6. @ Zoe: Thanks a lot! When I was looking at the fabric and felt together while I made it I had the exact same thought. I love it the way it is though.

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