Thursday, October 31, 2013

Mummies, Another Tiny World Teacup Pincushion and Frixion pen refills

Boo! It is Halloween today! If you are looking for a scary treat for kids pop on over to Pots and Pins for her "mummy dogs" recipe! I think veggie dogs would be a great meatless alternative!

Last night I finished another Tiny World Make-Do Pincushion. The basic pattern is available from Mimi Kirchner. Mimi is wonderfully inventive and she has all kinds of interesting delights for the eyes. I really like her tattooed men! They are a great way to use toile type prints! If you haven't visited her site I encourage you to do so! It will put a smile on your face. But I digress. My latest Tiny World Make-Do Pincushion is called Rosedawn Cottage. The teacup is from Johnson Bros. in England and the name of the line is Rosedawn!

This is the little cottage in the cup sitting on Hexagon and Blue Star.

Rosedawn Cottage

I like my trees with trunks!

Rosedawn Cottage Close-up

Do you use Frixion pens made by Pilot? I do and I really like them but what I don't like is throwing out the whole new pen when it runs out of ink. It is so wasteful because the clicker pen casing is perfectly good. The solution is to buy refills! I bought mine from Grand & Toy/Office Depot and they are fairly reasonably priced. A set of two pens will cost about $5.50 which works out to $2.75 each. The refills are $1.60 so that is much better!

Enough procrastinating. It is time to put the borders on Hexagon and Blue Star so until I post again, happy sewing!


  1. Another great pincushion! I think my favourite part is the embroidered pathway, but really, the whole thing looks wonderful. Happy sewing!

  2. Really cute mummy idea but its your teacup that I just love! Happy Halloween!

  3. Lovely pincushion once again!
    I'm glad t hear about the refills. I do love the Frixion pens!