Thursday, April 1, 2010

My creative space - Red stuff

Rosella image from here

Cherry Guava image from here

Rosella's and Cherry Guava's have ripened and are ready to be picked and jammed. Yesterday I got me a brand spanking new jam funnel in readiness for the big jamming day. It is glossy red and very pretty to look at.

I have been making jam for the last year using lots of creativity (and mess and patience... lots of patience!), making things up as I go along, with made up utensils, and bits and pieces,  but enough is enough.  Doing things the hard way and making things without the correct tools is not the way to go. I can't wait to christen this little beauty!

Speaking of the correct tools, I have been very excited about the Pincushion Swap , but also apprehensive, as the creative gods hadn't spoken to me...until I saw this in my husbands work truck.

What has a smelly Wad Punch Kit got to do with girly pincushions you ask?
Well it gave me the inspiration with a capital "I" for the pincushion that I have just finished this morning.

I have a heap of felt that I have been collecting for a while and my vision was to make a (neat) pattern by punching holes into it. I could have cut a pattern out by hand, but these groovy little punches gave a more uniform and neater finish.

 I really enjoyed making this and I hope that my partner likes it. The pincushion is all wrapped up and I will go into town today to send it on its merry way. 

Pop over and see what other creatives are up to at Kootoyoo. xxNick


  1. Thank you so much for your prayers for Finn every one is appreciated.

  2. The pin cushion looks fantastic! What a clever idea :)

  3. your pincushion looks really interesting ... i can't wait to see everybody elses. i love how different everybody's idea is.
    My Creative Space

  4. Super funky pin cushion - love it!

  5. I have a jam funnel and it totally rocks! Makes things so much easier and cleaner. Love the pin cushion! :)

  6. What a great idea!!! Must remember that one :-) Your pin cushion looks fantastic!

  7. very cute, the puncher was the perfect touch. xo m.

  8. Love your red inspirations - wish I was closer to try that jam - sounds deelish. Hope you have a Happy Easter ;)

  9. Clever idea and nicely made! Enjoy the jam making too - what a lovely way to spend time!

  10. Where can I get me one of those punch kits!!! Looks super

  11. How great is your pin cushion! I love the punched holes, great touch.

  12. Brilliant idea to use the punch. I never would have thought of that in a million years. Great effect!



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