My good friend Kaelin, The Plaid Scottie, has recently been unable to sew due to some neck pain (I say that lightly…but it’s a pretty big deal). So a few of us got together virtually to throw together a care package for her. She’s a little obsessed with a new color scheme of navy and pink…love it! So we all decided to color coordinate our gifts to her in those colors. (I love being a girl sometimes and that other people want to color coordinate! lol)
Being that Kaelin is admittedly a bit partial to scottie dogs (hi Whiskers!) hence her blog name, I decided to make her a scottie dog pin cushion. I’m sort of into pincushions and this was too cute an idea to pass up. I used the DS pattern from her site and just sized it down SMALLER. (ironic how I made the word smaller bigger isn’t it?)
I used a cute little Japanese fabric that I think I got from Ayumi and just a smidge of AMH…because that makes everything better! And stuffed this fella with crushed walnut shells.
He was such a pain in the #$%^! to make with all of those corners and at this tiny size. Only for Kaelin would I do this! Well, I’d probably do it for other people, but she’s the only one who would want the scottie. I was super tempted to keep it for myself when I finished but I packed it up with some new pins for her new pincushion and sent it off!
I did tell her not to use it as a voodoo doll for her dog whiskers 😉 She is in New Orleans after all. Which turned out to be good advice because the darn dog tried to run off with this pretty pincushion the minute her back was turned.
Jealous Whiskers? You should be. This pincushion is fabulous.