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Prickly Pear pincushion

Added Dec 13, 2010

by missb-1

..., Slovenia




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I made this pincushion from scraps of fabric and some felt.

Material Notes

cotton, felt




Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Garment Type
Cotton, Other

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    Feb 15, 2012, 11.43 PMby janene

    Lol! This is so cute. What a fab idea! :-)

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    Dec 15, 2010, 07.47 PMby kylawithstyla

    Hi, I love your pin cushion and was planing on making one just like it today.I live in Arizona and just want to mention that’s not a prickly pear cactus, the prickly pear has flat tear/plate shaped like parts that grow on one another and it topped with red fruit. However your cactus could be a young saguaro.

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      Dec 16, 2010, 10.18 PMby missb-1

      Thanks for the info. :-) I named the cactus the same way I saw it originally named on a website where I ‘stole’ the idea for the pincushion. I just liked the ‘prickly’ part since it’s used for pins, so I didn’t check whether the name was correct. Maybe I should try to make a true prickly pear pincushion next. ;)

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    Dec 13, 2010, 09.00 PMby camberwellgal

    Hee hee!! I love the humour of this pin cushion, which despite being a prickly pear, is a benign beast really – all the spikes stick inwards to the plant. I like this a lot, I may have to find a way to riff, or worse, plagiarize this one!

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      Dec 14, 2010, 08.16 AMby missb-1

      Plagiarize away, it’s not my idea either. I saw this somewhere online and thought it’d be a good idea for a funny Xmas gift. ;)

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