For those who don't know, in the South the pineapple is a welcome sign. You see them all over town-welcome mats, address plaques, mailboxes, lights on homes, door knockers, ... you get the idea. Charleston even has a fountain in their town park that is shaped like a pineapple.
Suddenly that humble pin become a MUST MAKE.
I have never tried Y seams so I made a few adjustments to the leaves. I really like the way it came out- especially considering it was all free pieced. Maybe it's the bright colors, or getting to use up some scraps, or the challenge of figuring out how to make it, or maybe the satisfaction of accomplishing this little guy. Either way, this little pineapple makes me SO HAPPY!
I'm not really sure why I chose to make it so small. The colors don't really work with my house so making it bigger for a pillow or wall hanging didn't appeal to me (guess I don't want to welcome people into my home, lol). I knew I couldn't toss it into the pile of random don't-know-what-to-do-with blocks, it was too cute for that! But a girl can always use another pincushion, right? ;)
Now, me being me, I couldn't just sew a back on and leave it at that. Oh no, I needed to punch it up a bit with some ric rac trim around the edges. I'm SO glad I did, I think it added just the right POP to this little project. I smile every time I see it!
Oh, and to anyone who has been desperately searching for crushed walnut shells at their local pet store for 2+ years *cough* me *cough* I finally figured out what I was doing wrong. Turns out that Petco (or at least, my Petco) does not consider it reptile bedding like I had always heard and instead had it over with the bird bedding. Now I have a nice big bag...and plans for many more pincushions!
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