31 January, 2012

Putting Pinterest into Action

I spend A LOT of time on Pinterest If you are a fan then you know how it goes, you repin one 'must do' pin then that leads to another and then another.  Before you know it the cat has gone and fed itself and tea is a burnt cinder in the oven.  I made a promise to myself that I would start putting the inspiration I find on Pinterest to good use this year and try to complete at least one project a week.
Project number one for Pinterest (number 3 for 2012)   I saw this adorable little mouse on The Long Thread. a few weeks ago and I pinned it to my Gift Ideas  board.

Source The Long thread

Isn't he adorable - I love the natural linen with the floral.  This is from a book that Ellen who is the blog owner has recently published.  There is a great Etsy video on the blog which shows the making of the pincushion.  I was rummaging around tidying up today and I found some calico and some pretty floral I bought recently which got me thinking....

I needed a doorstop in my craft room - I had been using a heater but knew I could do better than that so I got out some paper and made a pattern and eventually ended up with a super-sized mouse as a door stop.
Hello cutey!

Not his best side

He is slightly too big so next time I make him I'll make him a bit smaller.  I think he is lovely although I have to refine my embroidery skills.  I'm eager to make him pincushion size too. Now what else can I find to make .....I'm in a Pinteresting mood.
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