Our sponsor for this challenge is STAMPlorations! A randomly selected participant in the Pin Cushion challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to use at STAMPlorations, while the LEAD will be invited as a Guest Designer in a future challenge!
I love the charming little pincushions - they give me a warm and comfortable feeling. My mother was a fabulous seamstress. Personally, I can't sew a straight line. She didn't have a lot of time to do it because she was a dedicated 9th grade English teacher. (My father was the high school principal - it was such fun(?) growing up in my house!) When she was pregnant with my little brother and couldn't work for awhile, she made an entire wardrobe of Skipper clothes for me (back when Skipper was Barbie's little sister created to counteract Barbie's sex symbol image - not later when Skipper grew up!) Many, many decades later, I still have the Skipper carrying case full of my mother's handmade clothing in a place of honor on a bookshelf in my home.
For my card, I had planned to use papers with teeny tiny patterns to mimic the fabric on the pincushions. My patterns ended up being a little bigger than planned - but I love the colors in this paper and the patterns in the flowers. I also added Aida cloth embossing to the gray panel.
Pin Cushion Designers
Guest Designer, Melody RuppleAmy Sheffer
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