Tuesday, 15 May 2012

A Scrappy Liberty Peacock

I've finished my Pincushion for my partner in the Fab Little Pincushion Swap on Flickr.



My lovely children bought me The Liberty Book of Home Sewing for my Christmas and I think it is a really beautiful book. I decided that the Peacock Pincushion would hopefully be something that my partner would love.



He looked a bit like a deranged duck to start with but after some great suggestions from the others in the swap group I mixed the Liberty scraps with Kona solids for his tail and I think he's turned out rather nicely. My partner may have mentioned that she/he would like a little thread catcher so I used this tutorial to make one. It was so quick and easy!

So Mr Peacock will be off to his new home tomorrow. I'll be a bit sad to see him go.

Happy Tuesday!

Fiona x

20 comments:

  1. lovely peacock! He's quite a statement pincushion! I'm sure your partner will be thrilled with him.

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  2. That's a brilliant pin cushion, Fiona. Never seen one like it.

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  3. Hahaha! Fiona, he's brilliant! And a little bit like a derranged duck, it has to be said...

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  4. wow. he's awesome. exp. WITH his feathers. ha.

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  5. Look at him strut all bright eyed and fancy tailed, your partner will be so excited when he arrives.

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  6. So beautiful! Love them both.

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  7. Well you can't go wrong with Liberty but this is simply adorable!

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  8. He's a very proud fellow indeed! Great job! Jxo

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  9. That's one super snazzy peacock. I am sure your partner will love him dearly!

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  10. Oh, fly little bird. Fly. :(

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  11. Excellent (I really need to open my copy of the book!) x

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  12. Hee hee, love him! Great way to do the tail :o)

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  13. Incredible!! It looks so beautiful with the solids, really lets those gorgeous prints shine. That is a seriously stunning peacock!

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  14. I sure hope he is coming to my house!

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  15. Beautiful peacock but definitely not scrappy. The Liberty prints do him justice. Di x

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  16. Bit like a Trinny and Susannah consultation - stripped to the undies and made over! Liberty is sure to make him stand out!

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