Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Have you checked out spincushions?

I remember growing up my Mom had a bright colored tomato pin cushion with lovely details. Perhaps this is why I am drawn to spincushions shopful of bright, cheery, playful pincushions. That, and I'm obsessed with felt! 

I believe it was this one that drew me in, although I've come to love so many that I can't remember!

Lovely Lilac handsewn embroidered on red felt pincushion
Buy it here

It's really no surprise that the peacocks and ladybugs on leaves are the most popular:

Peacock brilliant blue olive green embroidered handsewn recycled felt pincushion
Buy it here
Buy it here

Lucky for me, well really YOU, Shelley from spincushions has agreed to donate one of her PDF patterns for an upcoming giveaway! Stay tuned for more info. In the mean time, take a minute to get to know her:

Q: How do you come up with new ideas? 
A: I sit with my massive piles of felt and ideas just come to me. I look for inspiration with color combinations first and then decide what design to go with. 

Q: How has your shopped changed since it opened?
A: I have gone off on a few tangents, like hairclips and brooches, but have realized that my love is for pincushions, so I am back to selling just pincushion related things again. I now sell kits and patterns for pincushions as well.

Q: What is the best business decision you ever made?
A: Setting up an Etsy shop. I live in a fairly remote place and there are not many markets for me to sell my pincushions. Etsy is like a permanent market stall, but a worldwide one.

Q: Worst?
A: Making things that I am not passionate about. My passion is pincushions and expending energy and time on other things was not wise.

Q: Just for fun, what is your favorite shop on Etsy?
A: That is a hard one! There are so many wonderful sellers. My current favorite though is LoftFullOfGoodies. I have a few things now from her and the quality of her work is amazing. 

Can't wait to get one of the adorable pincushions for yourself? You don't have to! Shelley has set up a 20% off coupon code valid through the end of July. Use the code MODERNTYPO at checkout. 

Check out spincushions on EtsyFacebook or Shelley's blog for updates and more!

Thank you ever so much Shelley!

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