Well, it's official. I am a card carrying member of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild! It was such a good meeting last night. So many pretty things and wonderful people. It's been really great meeting many crafty people :)
The guild had been invited to participate in a pincushion swap with several other Guilds. I couldn't decide whether I was going to participate or not. I was feeling a little intimidated by all the talented people and had never actually sewn pincushion before(for real). I also realized that the only pincushion I own is a magnetic one. I ended up going for it. I've been wanting to make the cupcakes in Betz White's book Warm Fuzzies for quite awhile. I had been slowly gathering wool sweaters to felt. Which by the way was quite a feat as I discovered that even 2nd hand nice coloured wool sweaters could be pricey. It wasn't actually difficult and I had a lot of fun making them. Yes them. After I made one I couldn't stop and now have 6 cute little cupcakes almost done. This is the one I sent for the swap:
That ended up being quite a few firsts for me. First time sewing a pincushion, first time participating in a swap, and first time sharing in front of the VMQG. I sure hope whoever is the recipient of my cupcake enjoys it!
Here is all the pincushions made by members of the VMQG. We have some mad talent! They are beautiful!
And for even more fun the swap was featured in Canadian Living's Craft Blog. And you can see my little cupcake in the picture :) :) :) For that article click here.