Wednesday, November 24, 2010

My First Punch Needle Design

I am really excited about this little fella! I drew out the design last weekend but had to wait for the needle to arrive in the mail so I was chomping at the bit by the time it got here!
I find this so relaxing and fun and found a use for some old jewelery beads that I had rusted and saved. After that it was just a matter of getting the little wood base and drilling a hole, adding the dowel, painting and aging.

I had been given some really old thread which was perfect for sewing the beads on. Then I soaked it in tea, dried and stuffed it and added the base. 

I am working on another original design featuring a crow!
This could be like eating peanuts, uh oh!


  1. This is lovely! Thanks for joining my giveaway.
    ~ Julie

  2. I have never tried punch needle work, it's quite lovely and I can see where it could be addicting! (and calming)


  3. I love it Tina!!!!!! Really well done girl!

  4. oh wow! this is amazing, and your first pillow??? Insanely beautiful! cant wait to see your crow, I love this style :)

  5. Wait a minute are you trying to tell me you did that in a week!!! Amazing, I love it!

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  6. Wow!! I love gorgeous! I love crows too..can't wait to see that one too! You are a super-talented spirit!
    Shine on!

  7. Hello!! To start, I'm so sorry that I've not been able to visit your blog--Life (as you know) has really gotten in the way...Thank-you for stopping by my blog and leaving such thoughtful and supportive comments!

    But you've done an amazing job on your very first project! I really love needlework, and have done a few 'projects' but it has been a long time. It takes patience and talent, two things which you have an abundance of!! Marie Therese is also lovely!!

    By the way, I NEVER heard from 'old Sams' family--I have his remains, and wanted to send them onto the daughter so she could give them to her Mom...I don't know whether to be worried or hurt...

  8. Hi Tina, Your design is lovely and your work divine. You are just so full of incredible talent.
    Love your canvas painting too in the last post. Gorgeous.
    Good luck in my giveaway and thank you for stopping by.

    Best wishes for a special Thanksgiving!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  9. Wow... This is really very beautiful!

  10. Hi Tina,
    What a beautiful job you did!So pretty!
    Thank you for you kind words on my blog ;-) and have a wonderful holiday season!

  11. I adore this. What a great project. Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes. Hope you are having an awesome Thanksgiving too and weekend!

  12. Happy Thanksgiving dear Tina!

    Susan and Bentley

  13. I punched rugs as a kid and stopped after about have 49 to go! hehe

    Hope you had a great day


  14. Very adorable,you know me with birds.I have been contacted about the other bird I fell in love with, thanks to you.Have a great friday!I will be baking how about you?

  15. So lovely my friend....this is one thing I always wanted to learn to do. Maybe in the New Year....hugs for a great weekend. xoxoxox

  16. What a great job. Well done talented lady! Thanks so much for your lovely comments about my magazine article. xx

  17. This is so beautiful. My sister is a Fiber Artist. I admire your work, and how lovely to have found the perfect thread for the final touches. Birds are one of my favorite creatures, and they seem the perfect composition for such a beautiful pillow.

    I didn't know that you were originally from Canada. I love it there, we spent five years living there and when we took the girls to Disney World we spent most of our time in the Canadian building in Epcot. My girls said why are we here, we live here? They didn't realize that my husband and I thought it such a beautiful place.


  18. Oh, it's so sweet, Tina! My friend, Teresa Kogut, designs punch needle and sells it in kits. I don't know how she works so fast. Looks like your fingers were flying too.
    Hugs, Diane

  19. these are just so lovely.
    I love coming by here and seeing what wonderful things you creating now.
    Love ya


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Tina xo