My swap partner @bethntim received her pincushion, so now I can post it here.
She said she liked Halloween and dogs, so I combined the two themes into one pincushion.
The initial inspiration was a turn-of-the-century pincushion that had a little doggie (or kitty? Hard to say…) on top.
For my modernized version, I knew I had to use black velvet for the puppy. When I found the Day-of-the-Dead doggie fabric, that influenced the whole design.
The antique pincushion had a tape measure for a tail. I couldn’t manage to pull that off, but this puppy will hold a pair of scissors for you if you want.
I’m so glad @bethntim likes it… I was so excited to make something that really seemed to match her interests. So fun to make! I loved the swap!!!