I finished up a couple more small pincushions from the unfinished project basket. Pieced from silk dupioni, these are more "art objects" rather than functional pincushions, though they would display a nice brooch very well!
The blue and white pincushion is fairly simple. It needs a millinary flower on that large white triangle, but I'll have to find one in white or blue first!
This rosy pincushion has lots of stitching and beads plus a silk ribbon rose. I used a few of my favorite vintage rosy sequins on it. I love their patina.
I thought you might like to see a couple pages from the "Stitch Book" that fits in the pocket on the back of the Hussif. I sketch stitch patterns in it whenever I see things that I like. It makes such a handy reference to keep nearby!
The ideas for the stitches and seam treatments come from many places ~ round robin blocks, books, blogs of crazy quilters, my own designs and most often from my favorite resource ~ Flickr! There are thousands of photos of crazy quilting in endless variety to provide plenty of inspiration! Simply do a search on "crazy quilting", "crazy quilt", or embroidery and plan to spend a good part of the day browsing!