The pattern is very well written and even though I admit that I looked at the pic on it and panicked, all my fears and panic were shoved aside as I read the instructions and managed to produce a pincushion that I love. (I've actually given mine to a friend who is a cancer survivor, seens as though Daffodils are a symbol for the Cancer Council of Sth Australia)
All up, from sorting through (read finding amongst my rather large collection of fabric) suitable fabrics, to the time I took the photo of the completed pincushion, it took 90 mins, yes, just 1 & 1/2 hours to complete this little beauty.
Rana's pattern & Kit information page, just to show how hers look and how similar mine came out when following the pattern.
The pattern called for crushed walnut shells, but as I don't have any, mine is just stuffed with poly fill, but I don't believe that distracts at all from the pincushions overall attractiveness, right?
Following the pattern (yes I know, shock, horror and amazement that I actually do follow patterns to the letter from time to time) you will be amazed at how thorough, yet simplistic, Rana's pattern is. Given that the instructions in the pattern are so exact, that even an advanced beginner could make these and have them turn out exactly like the picture on the pattern.
I still can't believe that the pincushion was made as easily as it was...who knew I could read how to make it, and that it would look how it was supposed to!
Now onto the surprise for my readers, Rana (thank you by the way hun) has very generously offered a free pattern for one of my lucky readers, because believe me, you'll love making the Daffodil Pincushion. All you need to do is:
- Leave a comment, it can be any comment, but it would be nice for Rana if you left a comment about the Daffodil pincushion I made.
- Make sure I have a way to contact you, as Rana will organise to get the pattern to you direct. If I can't contact you, then I can't provide contact details to Rana. If you don't leave a way of being contacted, I will just do the draw again until I find someone who I'm able to contact.
I'll use Mr Random.org to pick the lucky winner on March 31st, 2012 and announce the winner on here and also via email directly to the winner. Good luck You don't have to, but if you'd like to share the giveaway either on your blog, Facebook or Twitter, that would be really swell, thanks.
If you aren't lucky enough to win a copy of the pattern, they are available here, also available are kits which include enough to make 2 pincushions...how cool is that?