Monday, February 21, 2011

It's Family Day

A few years ago, we got a new holiday. They call it family day, which is very fitting since I will be spending the day with the kids and the hubby doing family stuff. We are off to a winter festival for snowman building, ice skating, sack races and a big BBQ.

Anyway, I have finished off my last two swaps, and now sewing for me can start!! I LOVE swaps, but I may have over-committed a little because I have no self control. I have a lot of WIPs, and instead of finishing those, all I have been doing is sewing for swaps.

Anyway - here are the finished products for the Urban Home Goods:

Urban home goods swap items

My partner asked for a hoop and a pillow .. so a hoop and a pillow it is!

Then, I finished up the pincushion for the pincushion swap:

Scrappy Pincushion

I modified the pattern to use more than one fabric ... but used this tutorial:

Lastly, since the pincushion looked a little lonely, I decided to pull out the sculpey and make a few little friends to go home with the new pincushion.

Birdie pin toppers!

I will only send a couple, but since the sculpey was out anyway, I made a whole flock!


  1. Happy Family Day! We are enjoying ours! :)

  2. Enjoy family day...wish we had it in BC too. Love your pins!

  3. Nice pillow and pincushion, Love those little pin birds :).