Saturday, July 18, 2009

EtsyInspired Challenge #45 ~ The Daily Pincushion


This week's EtsyInspired shop is The Daily Pincushion. I find this shop absolutely divine! I've been drooling over all the beautiful work in this shop all week! I'm so glad to be doing the post and bringing all this gorgeousness to your attention.

I didn't know all the beautiful things that could be done with felt before I found Etsy. I just thought it was for children's puppets and stuff like that. I never dreamed that you could make all sorts of pretty things like the pincushions in this shop! I love the texture that the felt offers, the lovely colors, and and how it looks when it's stitched.

Cathy is the owner of this shop and I have to say, she has an amazing eye for color. The color combos that she puts together are perfection! I'll be coming back to this shop any time I need a color combo. The flowers that she puts on her pincushions are beautiful and so detailed. This shop offers pincushions, mini pincushions, Emerys Sharps (to keep your needles sharp), gift tags, and a variety of felt if you'd like to give felting a try for yourself.

This week, The Daily Pincushion is offering up this awesome Pink Dogwood mini pincushion as a prize. This retails for $15. It's so cute! I wanna learn how to sew so I can have some of these pincushions! But I might just buy some for gift for people who can sew.

All you have to do to win is go to The Daily Pincushion shop. Take a look around and find inspiration in any of their gorgeous creations. You can make anything your little heart desires ie a card, layout, cake, drawing, song, etc... Post a picture to your blog or online gallery and leave a link right here on this post by next Friday July 24 by noon Pacific time to be entered in a random drawing to win. If you upload to SCS or PCP, please use keyword EIC45. Now, go be EtsyInspired! (I've missed saying that!)

Here is my card for this week. I was inspired by the beautiful flowers and amazing color combinations in this shop. I haven't done a Dahlia fold card in a long time and I had a toddler running around so it's not as tight as I would like. The designer paper is Stampin Up. I added some faux stitching to the edges.

26 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Your card is lovely! You are so right, that shop is really great and love, love, love the pincushions!
Smiles, Karen

Jackie said...

Gorgeous card Ashley and love that fold! Awesome work & tfs!!!

Tiff said...

So you had some fun with paper folding I see! It's beautiful girlie! This week's shop plain rocks!

StampinCathy said...

Can't wait to go check this store out. Wow your card is fanatic and love the colors. Have to go checkout all the DT inspirational projects. Have a great day.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! this is beautiful. i have a friend who does felt jewelry which is awesome - pins mostly - but awesome.

Here's the link!

hugs

de said...

Ashley your card is amazing! I love it! The Daily Pincushion is stocked full of beautiful felt items! Great shop pick!

Kerry said...

I have never tried this type of fold before...your card is beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

This shop makes me want to get some felt and see what kind of fun scrapbooking embellishments I can come up with! :)

Heather said...

Ashley,

wow WoW WOW this turned out super maybe I love it even more because that particular paper pack is one of my SU favorites and I wish I could still get it!!!!

I love your Dahlia fold I have not had a chance to try that but I always admire it!!!

Awesome job this week!!!! LOVE it!!!

Heather

Shannon said...

Beautiful card Ashley!!! Glad to see you back into the stamping swing of things.

Sandy said...

Wow, there are some really cute pincushions here -- in fact, I could start collecting them.
Here's my card for the challenge http://stampingwriter.blogspot.com/2009/07/eic-45-and-cps124.html

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous Miss Ashley!!! tfs!!

Rita said...

Beautiful card and lovely pincushion! Am going to have to check out that store! rita w

StampinCathy said...

Here's mine:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1418250?cat=500&ppuser=66979

Lisa Trombitas - www.stampwithlisat.com said...

This is so much fun! I'm here because of JackieB!

Love your Dahlia fold - I haven't done one of those in a long time. Had so much fun playing along, and am loving the items in the Daily Pincushion. Wish I sewed! Here's my entry:

http://stampwithlisat.typepad.com/stamp_with_lisat/2009/07/lattice-card.html

Softpencil said...

I agree with you! there are amazing things done with felt on Etsy and this shop is a great example!!!

I love your card with the fold dahlia, it´s so sweet ;)

Kimberly said...

Wish I would have had some felt on hand to work with. Would have been cute on a card.

Here is my card.

Donna Maria said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous Ashley....And how cute is this store!

Here is my card for the challenge this week:
http://donna-wardle.blogspot.com/2009/07/esty-inspired-45and-birthday-wish.html#links

I love doing these challenges...Thanyou for the opportunity to take part! Xx

chickadee3357 said...

Love the dahlia fold card! The paper looks really great with that fold!

Jenn said...

BEAUTIFUL, glad to see you are getting more crafting time in!

Here is mine (the 3rd card down)

http://doublendesigns.blogspot.com/2009/07/im-on-ead-blog.html

Katie Cotton said...

this was a fun one! I LOVE this etsy shop! I (hearted) it right away! :) Here's my take on the challenge

http://papermakeup.blogspot.com/2009/07/eic-45-bizzy-little-bee.html

Trish Hughes said...

Thanks for the fun challenge!!!
Here's mine

Lisa F said...

Love this store! I might "need" a pin cushion now!

Here is my Entry

raindropecho said...

Wow, what a crazy card! I have to try that one of these days. Wish I sewed, I would totally get one of these pin cushions.
Here's my card
- Ann

Softpencil said...

I´ve finished my card!!! and here is... ;)

Rachel said...

I played!
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1423143?&cat=500&ppuser=96111

FibreJunky said...

Not eligible for a drawing or anything, but I did want to let you know I got one up!! Remind me to tell you the story behind it later.