9.28.2009

Apple Pincushions

This past week each of my daughters' schools celebrated apple week by incorporating crafts and games all centered around apples. Of course, I saw this as an opportunity to try out a new project...
 
Apple Pincushions
(I used this very helpful tutorial as my guide)

Wrapped in cellophane and tied with a coordinating bow,
they made perfect gifts for my girls' teachers
to let them know how much we appreciate them!

These were such a fun and easy project; I even made a fourth apple to add to the girls' play kitchen

I think I might have to try making a pear next!

16 comments:

Sara said...

these are ADORABLE!!!!

~~Deby said...

I LOVE these...would love a basketful...just for looks..I will check out the tutorial
Deby

Jenny said...

I was lucky enough to be the recipeint of one of these adorable pin cushions and I have to say it made me want to bust out my sewing machine that night!!!! I LOVE IT! Thank you Kristin for showing your appreciation your childrens teachers!!!!

Julie said...

Lucky teachers! By the time kids get to high school they don't bring cute gifts. :(

arkie said...

Those are so cute! I love the way you presented them!

Miss Prissy Paige said...

Those are so cute, great idea for the teachers too!

vanillafrog said...

wow, i wish your kids were in my class! i don't sew but those are still really cute!

Elizabeth said...

CUTE!!! I am so excited about these! Too bad i'll have to wait another year before I am in the vicinity of my sewing machine or fabric. Also, when my students give me gifts it's usually nothing like a cute pincushion...more like freeze dried dog meat or tofu candy.

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

These look great - my pre schooler is talking about apples and I never even thought about giving the teachers somethin - you are too cute!

Angela Williams Duea said...

I love these! You make me want to run out to the fabric store...maybe after my garage sale!

Em said...

Adorable-and the instructions are great. I'll be whipping one up tonight (my daughter is in the midst of Johnny Appleseed week). Thanks for sharing!

Ruth said...

The apples are adorable. I love them.
I am having a giveaway on my blog. I hope you can stop by.
Ruth

KellyMac said...

I made one lastnight using the link you gave and I love mine, but by happy and seasonally appropriate mistake, mine looks very much like a pumplin.

KellyMac said...

I made one lastnight using the instruction link and it turned out great, but by happy (and seasonally appropriate) mistake, mine looks very much like a pumpkin.

Cheri said...

What a cute idea. My daughters a teacher, and Im sure she would love such a cute gift.

Peggy said...

awesome idea - lucky teachers