As I was creating cute little quick and easy bottle cap pincushions, my hubby…stopmtion animator, artist, master of many many crafts, looked over and said, “Uh, I need a pincushion.”
He designs his own stopmotion animation sets, complete with wire and ‘ball and socket’ armature puppets, all of which need fabric, costumes, props, …you name it, he needs it. So, without further ado, I created a custom pincushion for him. (Now the fun part…!)
We snorkel a lot.
His all time favorite fish is the juvenile coris wrasse. We have thousands of underwater photos since hubby took up underwater photography a year ago. We have an entire folder dedicated to this fish (and many turtles 😉 ) Most people here mistake this for a clown fish, but it is not. (We don’t have the clown fish here in Hawaii)
We regularly snorkel at Shark’s Cove and after snapping this little guy’s picture, hubby scooped this little coris wrasse (of which hubby has great talent for thinking like a fish…especially to catch a wrasse) and this little wrasse now lives in our salt water tank here at home. (We eventually return them to their ocean home…they are basically “on loan” 😉 )
So, I employed my observation skills, watched the little wrasse, made a few sketches, noted the colors, snapped a photo or two, and…created a little Coris Wrasse Pincushion for hubby.
The little fish is all done in DMC floss, long and short stitch, outline stitch for black. I changed the direction of the threads to show the fins.
I also love to crochet and knit and spin, so I have a plethora of yarns and threads. After digging through a great bunch of fun stash, I found wonderful sea themed yarns to couch onto the felt.
The result is a cute little coris wrasse pincushion.
It is a cute little size. Just perfect for a handy amount of pins for a project.
What’s your passion? Wouldn’t it be great to have your own personal little pincushion displaying your favorite things? Go ahead…make one…or two… 😉 When you do, please share your photos with me, I’d love to see what you make! Your life needs fun. Go ahead, have some fun!