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Somewhere to put my pins

If you follow me on pinterest then you will have seen this (and had a good laugh) already, but on Monday I came across Ayumi's pricked pincushion and it totally made my day. I love it so much I had to make one for myself (I asked her permission first of course). I told Costas about it and he said, "oh, so are you going to give it to me?" and I'm like, "but you don't sew.."
heheeh.  here's the back:
very inspired, I've been playing with my stamps and fabric ink, writing all sorts of nonsense..

It's like talking to myself while sewing. 
I made this one too, for a guild friend I miss hanging out with..
It's been fun to do some stress-less sewing this week.  Have you made anything silly lately?

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  1. These are great! Love the first one! I've also since a pin cushion with the phrase "please enter your pin" which I thought was clever.

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  2. Hahahaha!! Genius! Very funny yet lovely pincushions :)

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  3. Very clever, Jess! I like being silly, too. Need to put it in writing now.

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  4. I knitted an oak leaf today. It looks similar to this one. :)
    http://naturalsuburbia.blogspot.com/2011/06/pin-oak-leaf-knitting-pattern.html

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  5. Love these! Especially "shut up and be happy"!

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  6. 'Shut up and be happy' Oh that did make me laugh. But perhaps we should all take notice!

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  7. i wonder whats that jpa sign means. shut up is more cute in design have you shared it in pinterest? i love to make one like this .

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