These little cross stitch pincushion ‘smalls’ from Little House Needleworks are so sweet, and were really fun to do! They are a great project for when I’m travelling about, as each one is small and portable, and I can stitch them using just an eight inch hoop to put the fabric in, rather than a rectangular frame. There’s nine in the series, covering the whole alphabet.
This is the first one that I completed a couple of months ago. It’s four inches square, when finished.
I’ve been stitching these in a hoop, using cotton sheeting to make the fabric piece large enough to hoop up, without wasting the 32 count linen fabric.
I think I like these three designs the best:
When they were all stitched, I raided my patchwork fabric stash to choose cotton for the back of each pincushion, and co-ordinated mini pom pom trim that I bought from xJudesign on Etsy.
Once they were all finished, I decided to display them in this little wicker basket with a cotton lining, that I found in a charity shop:
I love stitching little houses, so this was kind of ‘binge overload’ – I need to stitch something completely different, now, I think!