The package from Russia was so wonderful, I hope to swap ATCs with Victoria again. I finished the angel card for the June swap it was the first Doctor Who ATC I've made. Such a large choice of mini themes and so many different Doctors! To bad I can't show it until it is received.
Last night I worked on designing a pincushion. I had seen a pretty one in a "Sew Beautiful" magazine, issue 69 2000. It is a doll pincushion that hangs on a Chatelaine. It uses her face and hands but the body is a wide and pointed pillow. There is a ribbon to hide the shoulder joining. It gave me an idea for a wood elf pincushion. Only the pillow would be shaped like a leaf. So I got out a scrap of green upholstery fabric and I cut it into two leaf shapes connected in the center. My concern was how to stuff it and keep the leaf shape. So I decided to quilt it to a thin piece of batting. Decorating and quilting it at the same time using three strands of embroidery floss. Then I am going to sew it together and stuff it. Then I will add the head and arms. It should be cute!
Leaf being quilted.
Closeup of quilting.