Sunday, January 23, 2011

new ideas...

little waves pin cushion

what started as this yesterday has now evolved in to what you see above: a pin cushion. i've been thinking about little pieces, sort of nature vignettes, if you will. trying to create a feel for the west coast without making a large elaborate piece. and so i made this little square of waves, stitched in layers of blue cotton and linen.

little waves pin cushion

i wanted to give it a little purpose, so that every time you used it you could be reminded of the ocean. the calming effect of the ocean, for me anyway, is infinite. so i stitched a beige linen back on it and stuffed it with wool, and now it is a pin cushion. i've got the idea to make some more of these, probably mostly ocean/beach-inspired but maybe showing some other bits of nature as well. do you like it? i'd love to get some feedback on this, see if it is something people have interest in.

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i've stitched F&S on the back for Fog and Swell, but it had crossed my mind to put a little phrase or something back there as well. i will continue to play.

yup, i definitely have the wild coast on my brain these days. the inland waters of the east side of the island just aren't the same. maybe they feel too tranquil these days, and i need a bit more energy from some surging surf. too bad i don't have plans to go out there until april. hmmm, may need to change that...

5 comments:

kate said...

Come to think of it, we haven't had any storms recently, have we?

I really like that pin cushion, myself. I like the idea of a phrase on it as well.

sula said...

I love the idea of a miniature--Fog & Swell vignettes!

Hannah said...

Love the pin cushion! I think it portrays the west coast just perfectly, which is hard to do with a little item like a pin cushion.
i think it would be cool to use differing colours of green and make a forest version as well!
happy creating, hope you continue to be inspired by the beautiful west coast.

Lovely World said...

Very nice. Your work is always so lovely.

Tara said...

k, I love the pincushion. It's beautiful. It's like a little mini piece of "utilitarian" piece of art.