Saturday, May 26, 2012

Quick Post and Then Back to Work!

Super quick post today. Dear hubby and I are trying to finish building our chicken coop. We were on such a roll yesterday and got rained out! Don't you just hate it when you've got momentum rolling along and then BAM! you've gotta stop?! I super hate that when I've got my crafty mo-jo on but some things can't be avoided! 

So here's a couple of gifts I gave to two of my sweetest friends this past weekend. They are both avid tea drinkers and seamstresses; PERFECT fit! 

These little pin cushions were so much fun to make. I watched several tutorials before attempting these and in an effort to keep things real here at "Hoo Wants to Craft?" I gotta tell you...they're NOT as easy as those talented ladies make them out to be! The hardest part is getting the fiberfill formed into a pretty little ball and then all snug up inside whatever fabric you choose to use. I tend to be a tad obsessively concerned about the little details so this step bugged me to no end! BUT, I conquered it in the end and wound up making TWO! (Next time I might use the styrofoam balls that the one tute uses; if so, I'll come back and let you know how those compare) I will say that I wound up liking my second one better so maybe this is a craft that just takes practice and the more I make the better I'll get. Yeah, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it! 

Edited to note: This post was actually written on 5/22/12 but the building of the coop took up consumed my time this week and it's taken me this long to get the photos uploaded to attach to it! The coop came out so good that it will get it's own post soon! Stay tuned!


  1. All of your effort paid off! They turned out great!! Thank you for the inspiration :)

  2. These are adorable! So fun and practical and all around lovely.


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