Monday, April 16, 2012

Three Pin Cushions: Zakka Style (GIVEAWAY)


Right now there is a Zakka Style Sew Along going on


 and I'm really excited about it as I love the book (read my review here) but sometimes need a nudge to actually make the projects. Since this week's project is the easiest on in the book I decided to go for it and instead of making one, I made three. The first is fully following along, very little wandering off script in as Zakka  a Style as I can muster. 


Love that covered polka dot button!
Here's the back:



The second, is taking the general idea and cutting guidelines of the pincushion and doing it my own way with my hand made fabrics.


It has a plain linen back.


and here's the fabric panel I started with:


 and the third is pulling it back, making a me-ish and zakka-ish hybrid... day of the dead style,  of course, using a Bombshell Stamp.




What do you think?

Tell me which one tickles your fancy the most and I'll draw a lucky winner to get the pin cushion of their choice in the mail.

Edit: I forgot to mention that I added dried herbs in between layers of poly-fil so they smell divine. 

18 comments:

Jennifer White said...

Super cute Nicole, I adore the one with the bumble bee~~ Great work

Darcy said...

Wow you make such amazing stuff Nicole, total inspiration everytime I come here. I adore the 'day of the dead' pincushion, just love it.

Barbara said...

LOVE your handmade fabric one!! They are all awesome!!!

ayumills said...

These turned out beautiful, Nicole! I especially love the first one because the bee looks like he is off to enjoy the lovely flowers nearby!

spunkychilddesign said...

Loved your versions, very cute! The vibrant colors of the "Tye dye" one is fantastic and so different!

Amy DeCesare said...

The one you made a la Zakka is my favorite...I love everything about it!

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

These are fabulous, Nicole! Is there anything you can't do? I love the first one with the bee! So pretty!

Michelle Hudak said...

Oooh, the hybrid Day of the Dead is my favorite but they're all fantastic.
shel704 at aol dot com

Carmen said...

Oh they are all gorgeous, what a great idea to put dried herbs in them!

My favourites are your Day of the Dead one and the one using your handmade fabric. *drool*

I think I somehow missed your book review as don't think I've heard of Zakka so am off to check that out!

Carmen said...

p.s thanks for the chance to win one ;)

Amorette said...

i love your stamp choices- the skull is fantastic! no need to include me in the drawing, i am sewing along too, just wanted to admire your handiwork!

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

I love the first "bee" one as well!!

Wendy said...

For your "Zakka" one, you used the same print as me!! It's gorgeous.

Please dont' enter me in the giveaway though as I made my own zakka pincushion for the SAL too.

Tubaville Quilts said...

These are so great. I love love love the Day of the Dead one. LOVE

Tiffany Johnson said...

I adore all of them, especially #2! I love all your hand painted fabric pieces! I also love that you placed dried herbs in them :)

Robbiegirl said...

I love them all but my favorite is the day of the dead. Mmmm I bet they smell heavenly.

SmilynStef said...

Those are so awesome ... I would have to say the hand-made fabrics stole my heart.

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKK Thank You ever so much!!!!! I got my unique Dyed pin Cushion. today.. I'm already giving it a good formal welcome... poking new glass head pins into it....! Thank you again for this WONDERFUL giveaway!
xoxox
Danielle
From Oregon