Today is April 1st, and here in Southern California where I live, all of a sudden we are experiencing a springlike weather with temperature rising as high as 82F (28C) during the day... Our girls went off to school with T shirts and shorts, and I had them bring big bottles of icy waters to school this morning. Talk about sweaty kids around here :D
Anyways, today, I wanted to show you something I made several weeks ago but hadn't had a chance to post here. It's a tiny pincushion made with crochet, linen, and a hand carved eraser stamp.
The pincushion bottom is crocheted with wool yarns in gray and white, and the cushion part is made of 100% linen, filled with poly fill. I stamped my hand carved eraser stamp on the top of the pincushion to add a finishing touch.
The round bottom makes it somewhat unstable when placed on the sewing table... but I really like the simple look of this pincushion.
By the way, I have few announcements about my etsy shop.
As you may already know, I reopened my shop in the end of March, in hope to raise money for the Japan Earthquake Relief.
Images of padded flat zipper pouches sold in my shop.
I am very grateful to announce that so far, I've raised
$227 $267 (as of 4/2/11 midnight) from sales proceeds, which I plan to donate 100% to the American Red Cross Japan Relief. I still plan to continue my fundraising efforts until I reach my initial goal of $500 in sales proceeds, but I can't thank enough for those of you who continue to support me for this cause. Thank you very much!!
Also, I will be closing my shop temporarily from tonight, 4/2/2011 midnight, for a week, until 4/8/2011, as I will be out of town with my family members to visit our elderly relative who lives out of state.
I will be taking a short break from crafting and blogging, but I plan to go back to my sewing table when I return home, to continue to raise money for the Japan Relief.
Thank you very much for visiting and reading my blog, and hope you all have a wonderful month of April!!