Monday, 15 July 2013

Toffee pincushion

Have you checked out Le Challenge yet?  It is the brainchild of Lucy at Charm About You and Nat at Made in Home, and is a monthly challenge and link-up.

When I read that the challenge for July was "toffee", my first thought was "mmm, sticky toffee pudding...", and my second thought was "huh?!".  Toffee is a pretty delicious inspiration word, but it was also quite tricky to come up with something suitably toffee-ish.

Toffee pincushion

In the end I went pretty literal with this pincushion that is intended to look like a wrapped toffee.  It was very hard to cut into this very adorable Heather Ross fabric, but to me it was a lovely rich toffee colour that I just couldn't go past for this project.

Toffee Pincushion

This was a pretty quick project to whip up, and it was fun to use my long dormant gathering skills (last used many years ago when I sewed clothes).  However, I'm not completely satisfied with how this turned out - the stuffed part doesn't fill out the "wrapper" quite as nicely as I would have liked and frankly, it's not a terribly practical pincushion.  I'm still pleased I gave it a go though.

Did you make anything for the July Le Challenge? And do you have a major craving for toffee now?

Linking up with:

Better Off Thread  Le Challenge  

23 comments:

Nat at Made in Home said...

I love it! A clever! Thanks for participating!

Lisa said...

I really love pincushionss! This is really a cute!

Kelli said...

Cutest pin cushion EVER! Love it!!

Patchwork and Play said...

Can I say "It's very 'sweet'!" ?? I admire you for having a go!

snips said...

Aww, i think it's cute! Great work!

DeborahGun said...

really cute! I made the most of being in Singapore this weekend and went to Marks and Spencers and bought a bag of toffees - all wrapped up looking just like yours :-)

Erica said...

I think it is adorable! That fabric choice is such a great color, I love it.

Kelly Young said...

that is so cute! what great fabrics for the toffee challenge. They look perfect!

:) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

Vera said...

Fun and yummy :-)

heart of charnwood said...

Very cute, and incredibly brave to chop into the HR!:o)

Dianne Neale said...

Such a clever idea!

Mrs Jones said...

Great idea - are the end long enough to add some velcro so you can fasten it round your wrist?

AmandaK@whatthebobbin said...

LOVE your pin cushion! That HR fabric is perfect :) I think you need an owl pin for your cushion now :)

andri. said...

Looks fun! And hey, now you can stare at the pretty HR fabric more frequently:)

Indigo Blue said...

This is a fun make. I ran out of time too much oat work but I had cut out a sweet type idea but it is still in pieces. I shall have a go at the next challenge.
X

Kris said...

Super cute. I can see a small one with longer wrapper ends that can go around your wrist for a wrist cushion. Love the fabric too.

Annabella said...

Haha - genius Adrianne!

Mina said...

Love this fabric! What a rich colored brown.

Indianna said...

Brilliant idea...that fabric is scrumptious...like toffee...my link was a bit more spurious!

Indianna said...

Brilliant idea...that fabric is scrumptious...like toffee...my link was a bit more spurious!

Christine said...

What a great idea! It is so cute. And I love toffee.

made by ChrissieD said...

Dropped by from BOT Sew Cute Tues and in the photo link your pin cushion looked like a toffee to me before I even read your post - so that has to be a good thing! So cute :)

Michelle said...

That is CUTE! :-)