Zakka Pin Cushion

A few years ago my sister started following along with blogs and making zakka accessories, that is, small, useful items using natural materials. She came across this tutorial from the Etsy Blog for a zakka pincushion, and she passed the knowledge down to me. This is a very easy project, and I really like the result. Here is mine:

Zakka Pincushion

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Pincushion Back

Once again, these are very easy to make and are great as gifts for your sewing buddies. For the plastic liner, I used a milk jug, and instead of wool felt, I used cotton batting. If you decide to make one, let me know!

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Double Rainbow!

Three days ago, I went to a concert in Toledo, OH, which is about an hour or so away. The weather was really bad going there and back, but fortunately the storm didn’t touch Toledo. After I got back and the storm stopped, the sun came out and everything was beautiful. I decided to look out the window, and there it was! A double Rainbow!!!

Double Rainbow

Double Rainbow

How blessed I am to have seen it! 🙂 I hope this inspires you somehow, as it has inspired me in remembering God’s love for us and his promise to never flood the earth again, with the rainbow as the sign of His covenant. (Gen 9: 11-17)

God bless you!


New Quilt!

As my first post this summer, I would like to bring to you a quilt I started in June. Yay! For several months, I was finding pieces of fabrics featuring ducks on the free table at my sewing guild meetings. I picked them up, not sure exactly what I was going to do, but as always I had quilts on the mind. 😉

Here are a few of them:

A Duck Panel

A Duck Panel

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