Friday, January 8, 2010

To the Nines

I have been seeing lots of little tuffets out their in blogland. They are so cute that I just feel in love and knew I had to make some. Yesterday I held a luncheon for the wonderful ladies that will be helping me next year in my guild. I thought these would make lovely gifts. I was short on time so I pulled out my drawer of 1 1/2" squares and made a bunch of nine patches. Then I pulled out my drawer of 3 1/2" squares. Oh it was so nice not to have to cut anything out. I put these right sides together and stitched around leaving a little opening to turn them and fill them. I stole one of my hubbies funnels he had in the garage and used it to fill them with crushed walnut shells. Then hand stitched up the opening. Isn't this just the cutest mini pincushion?
They looked so cute in my basket that after I had given my first batch away to my board members. I had to make a bunch just for decoration.

17 comments:

  1. Those are pretty cute! I love the basket full.

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  2. They are so pretty! I have joined the Schnibbles gang this year! I am going to go back and play catch up so I will make some tuffets soon myself!

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  3. I am going to be making some Tuffetts soon. I plan on using some selvedge edges in making a couple of them. You were able to get yours done quickly having pre cut pieces. Hope your friends love them!

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  4. Oh my gosh but these are just too darn cute!!! I love them, Em. I think that funnel idea for filling is a great one, too. Thanks for the tip. Such a cute presentation in a basket like that... very gifty. You do make the best gifts for people.

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  5. Too cute Em - but where do you get the walnut shells? blessings, marlene

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  6. Those are so cute! What a great idea for little gifties too!

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  7. What a cute basket of nines! Awesome! 8-)

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  8. Very cute! I love the little basket full of them.

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  9. they are adorable!
    I made a few last year, guess I need to make a few more to have a basket full too!
    what did you stuff them with?
    Kathie

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  10. I bet the ladies were excited to get them. They are so cute and even cuter piled together in a basket. Great idea to give them as gifts.

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  11. Sooooooooo cute! I love them. I finished up some today too...they are just so fun to do.

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  12. Ohhh...Dont they look fantastic... ahhh.. this is what I ahve planned for January..since I failed out on Decembers Schnibble project... Thanks for the inspiration...:o)

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  13. Don't you love that sweet bunch? Don't you want to make more?

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  14. Those are so pretty,I love the colors that you put together.

    Maria

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