Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I'm Back!

Bet you thought I forgot all about this didn't ya?  Well, I'll fess up and admit I have ignored this blog way too long.  But just because I haven't been adding pictures here, doesn't mean I haven't been creating pin sets and pincushions.  Here's a sample of what I've been up to this winter.  All of these and many more are listed in my Etsy Shop, Up The Creek.  Thank you for stopping by and if you clicked on my Etsy shop link, thanks for doing that too.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Don't fall off your chair!

Yes, you're really seeing an update to my Up The Creek blog.  I have no excuse except that there are too many places for me to post my pictures.  They can be seen in my Flickr account, in my Etsy shop and on my Up The Creek page at Facebook.  Here are some of my latest pincushions.  Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, January 27, 2011


For the last 9 days, I've made a pincushion each day.  Some are similar to others I've made in the past and some are brand new designs.  The black one with all the flowers took hours and hours to complete.  I really like the one with the grapes.  It would be perfect for any wine loving, quilter/seamstress or collector of cuteness.  The black and red one with cherries is new.  I'm still thinking of other things to do with this idea.  Anyway, here are pincushions #556 through #564.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Some New Pincushions

With Valentines Day creeping up on us, I made this red pincushion with 2 white hearts and 2 pink hearts on it.
While browsing around in the Columbus Antique mall I found this super cute wooden Matryoshka doll for only $3.  Inside is a needle and thread holder.  I designed the pincushion to go with the doll.
 And the last one is a kiwi fruit pincushion.  Looks good enough to eat, doesn't it?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ta Da!

Here is my 2010 edition of The Great Outdoors ABC Scrapbook. 

2010 ABC Cover 2010 ABC Scrapbook A 2010 ABC Scrapbook B 2010 ABC Scrapbook C 2010 ABC Scrapbook D 2010 ABC Scrapbook E 2010 ABC Scrapbook F  2010 ABC Scrapbook G2010 ABC Scrapbook H 2010 ABC Scrapbook I 2010 ABC Scrapbook J 2010 ABC Scrapbook K 2010 ABC Scrapbook L 2010 ABC Scrapbook M 2010 ABC Scrapbook N 2010 ABC Scrapbook O 2010 ABC Scrapbook P 2010 ABC Scrapbook P-1 2010 ABC Scrapbook Q 2010 ABC Scrapbook R 2010 ABC Scrapbook S 2010 ABC Scrapbook T 2010 ABC Scrapbook U 2010 ABC Scrapbook V 2010 ABC Scrapbook W 2010 ABC Scrapbook X

 2010 ABC Scrapbook X-2 001
This is what’s inside the little packet on the lower right corner of the X page.

 2010 ABC Scrapbook Y 2010 ABC Scrapbook Z

I’ve put all the paper and glue away and now I ‘m back into making pincushions.  I’ve even got a new color of felt…sage green.  Very pretty matched with pink, yellow and soft orange.  Stay tuned!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Taking a Break from Pincushions

I've been busy working on my annual ABC scrapbook made with pictures from this past year.  This is the fourth set of books I've made.  Whenever possible I take advantage of Walgreen's offers for free 8x10 collages.  What started out looking like this...

Now looks like this...

and this.
The pages of these little books are only 6x6 and my goal is to put as many pictures as possible on each page.  I also include a little tab including a memory or a description of the page.  I'm about half way done with the 2010 edition.  I'll share a link to the whole set when I'm done with the whole alphabet.