Friday, May 21, 2010
This week I made pincushions! I found a little china jar with no lid at the car boot sale in Shanagarry a couple of weeks ago, and it said to me 'pincushion'. It is startling how many things say that to me. So this past weekend at the awesome Carrigtwohill car boot sale, I bought some more bits of china to make into even more pincushions. I even made one with the little shot glass with the milkmaid on it. I literally eyed up everything as a possible pincushion, but I think it's out of my system now.
My favourite is the Carrigaline china dish with the shamrocks on it, as it came out satisfyingly round. I also love the little vase with the strawberries on it. These are all very good pincushions, they sit very still while you do your business of putting pins in them, no trying to get away.
I took my photos in a different spot with a different camera today. My beloved Lumix has memory card issues and really needs to pop up to Dublin to get sorted out, meanwhile I am using Kieran's little pocket cam. I took the photos on a shelf in the flower shop, instead of the window where I usually take them. They came out like a lightbox...I don't like it! I want my overexposed, Etsy-angle photos back!
These will probably not make it up on Etsy until Monday. I suspect I will retake the pictures, I just can't let good enough alone.