23 Aug stitch therapy sunday – LuvKt pincushion giveaway!
Hand stitching = my therapy. Its calmness, connection and all kinds of contentment wrapped into a single activity. Because I love it so – and don’t feel like I talk about it enough – I’m designating Sundays as Stitch Therapy Sunday (STS). Starting today. 🙂
And to make it an extra special STS, we have a giveaway from one of my favorite ceramic artists – Katie Swartz of LuvKt. I first discovered her when I was browsing etsy for plant pots. (She makes super adorable ones. You can find her current selection here.) I was excited when she posted some of the most adorable pincushions I’ve ever seen. Bought one straight away. (I have a thing for pin cushions. One day I’ll have to show you my collection of them.)
It’s small which I appreciate. I can put it in my project bags or my hand stitching container without it taking up a lot of room. This is the description from one of her etsy listings:
This little foxy cat will keep your needles and pins organized for you.
I made the cup part of the pin cushion with porcelain. Once I pinched the form to my liking, I added the features with more clay. I then took lots if care to shape and mold them. Then I used a variety of sponges to smooth and refine the surface.
Once dry, I painted the cylinder with underglazes. I fired it once and then dipped it in clear glaze. I fired it again.
I made the cushion inside the cup with wool that I felted with needles. It is removable.
This pin cushion is a little over 1 1/4” tall at the rim, is 1 1/2″ tall at the ears, is 2 3/8″ wide, and is 2 5/8″ deep.
And you know what’s even cooler about LuvKt? She’s giving away one of her lovely pincushions to one of YOU! Isn’t that awesome??
Here’s how to enter the giveaway: leave a comment about something you are grateful for on this blog post (only on this post please, not on social media too. I can’t keep track when the comments are free range all over the place) by midnight Wednesday August 26.
I’ll announce the winner on Thursday and LuvKt will send the pin cushion shown below directly to you! Get commenting, I’m excited to see who wins! And many many thanks to LuvKt for sharing her incredible artwork with us!
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