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I live in the beautiful state of Wisconsin. I'm a wife and stay at home mom of 3 sons. I love to paint, sew, knit, stitch and create. I enjoy selling my creations at local fairs, ebay and here on my blog. When I not crafting I love to decorate my home. I'm always moving furniture, painting or switching things around. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day~*~Leanne~*~

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Punch Needle and Sunflowers

Punch Needle and Sunflowers is a good combination.

I recently tried punchneedle with wool yarn and an oxford punch. In order to to this I had to get a hoop that really held my base fabric tight. I bought this 10 inch non slip hoop at Joann Fabrics that has a grove in it...perfect for what I wanted to do and not a lot of money.
To see the sunflower I made click here.

This hoop worked so good that I thought why not use it for my punchneedle pins.
Problem was I had a 10 inch frame and my pins are only 2" by 3". 
I would waste a lot of fabric and I don't like wasting fabric.
So...as my kindergarten art teacher would say "fill the page"!
Well I filled the fabric!

 I have to say it was a real efficent way of making my pins.
This picture kind of reflects the weather around here...
flowers want to come out but the snow keeps coming back.
 Even the back side looks good...that's always my goal.
Sunflower 


 I love making snowflakes

 and snowmen


and sunflowers.

This week I should have enough time to get these made into pins.

I just saw that this is my 99th post and I have 96 wonderful followers
I think when I reach 100 in both it's time for a giveaway.
What do you think?

I'm linking up to Sew Many Ways crafty party,
Favorite Things at bargin hunting with Laurie
and
Sister Sunday at sisters of the wild west

Enjoy your day,
Leanne

4 comments:

rita jean said...

Those are pretty! The sunflowers are my favorite! :)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

They are so pretty, and how smart of you to find a way to use the hoop for your punchneedle pins. Thank you for linking to Favorite Things. laurie

primitivebettys said...

You have been a busy girl. Cute punches! :)

Nancy said...

Beautiful! I love the idea of making pins from punch needle. I am in the process of learning this wonderful craft. I hope I can do it as well as you someday!