Wednesday, 1 July 2009


I do like a bit of cheese. Well, more than a bit actually, often a lot! And on everything.... But I'm trying to cut down so had to feed my addiction another way. A few months ago I decided that I simply MUST make a pin cushion that looked like a block of cheese. Once I had the idea in my head I couldn't rest until my creation was complete and ta-da:

Oh dear....not good, not good at all! Not really how I envisioned it! I showed it to my mum, who said, and I quote: "Ooooh that's nice, love the colours. Erm, what is it?" What is it? WHAT IS IT???!!! It doesn't even look like cheese when I put it on a plate with crackers and grapes.

At that point I had to admit that it didn't really look like a piece of cheese at all. It was too curvy. But I couldn't rest until I had my perfect felty piece of cheese, there must be a way to make it work, I couldn't embark on anything else until it was done! (Hmmm....maybe I am a bit stubborn and should learn to admit defeat...)

Some head scratching, felt snipping, bondawebbing and blanket stitching later I thought I might have cracked it:

What do you think? Much better I think (hope?!) you'll agree. Almost good enough to eat!

Although I have no idea what to do with the original....a similar thing happened on my quest for giant liquorice allsorts but I think that is a story for another day!

Dotty xx


Bee Designs said...

That's really made me chuckle, I love what your Mum said, it's the kind of thing i've heard from mine several times!! It looks much better with the tweaking, can't wait to hear the licorice allsorts story!

Anonymous said...

I ♥ cheese!!!!
I think it may have worked it looks very good now.

Kim McBirnie said...

A big well done with your cheese! (What a weird thing to say??) I thought the first version looked fine - I would have recognised it as cheese, but then I too am an addict...
Kim xx (Having breakfast pizza from the night before.)

Lyn said...

The first versionis cute! But the second version is more realistic :)

Cecca said...

Ha ha! Your 2nd attempt is great! I love cheese too, but should really try and cut down :-)

Pearl Grey said...

You could make one with a bite out of it, too! It looks great, well done.

It's A Wonderful said...

Much better! That is similar to the pincuchion I made. I love your stitching at the edeges, very cute!

Anonymous said...

A lovely cheese, the second one looks great.
I am unfortunately asked fairly regularly what it is that I have made, so I can share your discontent! But, your cheese's are both beautiful, and recognisable! Lovely!

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