After a lovely busy half term holiday seeing friends and family a Craft Blog Club challenge is the perfect way to ease myself back into doing some work!
I discovered the Craft Blog Club on Twitter, just by stumbling across a random tweet. I have joined in with a few of the lovely crafty chats now and thought I’d have a go at this challenge. The theme is ‘firsts’ so I thought I’d share my first sewing project ever.
This is it- the hedgehog pincushion I made when I was about six or seven. My mother helped my sister and I both to make one, and bought us some very jazzy pins too (the plastic headed pins you can see are, I believe, some of the originals!).
I used this pincushion for years but recently retired him when I was given a fancy new pincushion (and matching needle case) for Christmas last year. He now lives a life of leisure in my sewing box.
I’m still rather pleased with this first sewing project. Wobbly stitches and garish colours aside, he has been a functioning pincushion for over 25 years! And I made a brave attempt at satin stitch…possibly a little over ambitious! I still like working with felt, and also trying new embroidery stitches, so this little hedgehog was definitely the beginning of a lifelong love of sewing.
Now I’ve posted this blog I’m off to have a look at the other #craftblogclub ‘firsts’ posts!
PS, if you would like to see any of my other felt and embroidery projects, please have a look at my shop!