Yay, Terry you have won Robin's giveaway, please send me your email address so I can arrange to have the yellow bird pincushion sent to you! Thank you everyone for all your interest in Robin's beautiful art work on etsy!
"In the 1800s, women would use scraps of wool or wool felt from old clothing and hats to create designs for mats or rugs. They would make circles using coins as a template. Each piece was then stitched in blanket stitch fashion. Sometimes, the mats or rugs were backed with old burlap bags or feed sacks. And to make the piece lie flat, a penny was stitched under one of the circles to weigh it down. Coins were so valuable then, that in today's world, if you are fortunate to find an antique piece containing one, you would have a very rare piece.
My friend Robin loves to create unique items and has given me an "TWEET" yellow bird pincushion that is made with 100 % wool to giveaway to one lucky winner. The hand dyed wool has alot of color variation, which adds to the beautiful character of the pincushion. Perched on top of a pillow, this little bird is surrounded by flowers and even boasts a flower hat! The wings are sewn on with coordinating buttons and are pose able. There are 2 coordinating pins that had a flower top and a pretty leaf. It is stuffed with wool scraps. Her mother, who has been sewing for over 50 years says it's her favorite pincushion. The wool stuffing helps to keep her pins sharp and it looks so cute on her sewing table! The base measures over 5 inches and it's over 6 inches all. Robin likes to create using wool fabric, yarn and roving, beads and buttons, scrapbook materials or combining colors that compliment each other, items with a primitive or country feel.
The latest buzz from Robin in her words:
Hi! My name is Robin and I live in the beautiful Berkshires in Massachusetts. I am a hobby-crafter and enjoy crafting where my mood takes me! I love creating one-of-a-kind jewelry, various needle-arts, needle felting, crocheting, and creating crocheted felted bags, penny rugs, table runner, made-do's and other woolen items.
I am a child of God and believe in His love and grace. He has graciously given me a love for crafting and creating things with my hands. I come from a long line of crafters and love spending time with them creating new things. I hope you have fun looking at my items and I wish you good luck winning my giveaway that Kim has been generous enough to feature for me! All you need to do to win is leave Kim a comment on this post, that's it, really simple, no hoops to jump through, yay! The winner will be announced on July 2ND!
These cute little candle mats have five jumping bunnies with dainty french knot flower wreaths around their necks. There are five adorable poesy's above their heads. The base is a white color that is hand dyed that the bunnies are sewed on to. The entire mat is sewn with wool using DMC thread. It measures about 9 1/2 inches.
This candle mat / penny rug will go with so many holidays and has a very primative look to it. The picture is sewn using wool on a wool felt base using DMC thread. It measures almost 15 inches from top to bottom & side to side
This table mat boasts a patriotic chicken shading himself by a huge sunflower. It's sewn using wool and is sewn on a wool felt base using DMC thread. It measures almost 12x 10 inches.
For additional information on Robin's unique crafts visit her etsy shop. Thank you so much for visiting, I really appreciate your kind comments.