Have you purchased patterns in the past and was determined to create what the pattern cover looked like only to find there were many "missing steps'? No, then you are sooooooo lucky. And you are possibly a Genius at making any patterns. Don't even bother reading anymore, this will not interest you in the least...
I on the other hand have not been so lucky, I cannot even tell you how many patterns I have in boxes and cabinets that I have purchased and will never ever make...Do you know why?????? Because I could not figure them out, I must be a terrible student, but after hundreds of books and patterns I just don't get it, I QUIT. I swore I would never ever purchase another pattern unless it had lots and lots of photos. LIKE every step -so all I have to do is follow them-- kind of pattern. ( and I get the same results)
I am so over it, purchasing patterns for their lovely cover page only to find that what I really spent my money on was that 1 photo. There was nothing else in the pattern, lots of instructions and poorly written at that. If there were diagrams, I could not even figure those out. Tell me I am not the only one who has experienced this?
Did you know that most creative individuals who come up with great ideas do so because they could not find what they were looking for? Out of desperation, lot's of $$$'s wasted, they invent something or develop a technique that works for them. ( and possibly others). Yep!
WEllllll I am one of those creative people. I am a visual learner. God knows it has taken me years to figure that out but I get it now.
So where am I going with this..... I will tell you, I wanted to share a pattern- ( this one) , if you have not seen any of my patterns to date...I fill each pattern with tons of photos...and here is the most amazing thing, I have had 1 complaint and that was regarding toooo many photos in my pattern. And yes my patterns are pages upon pages of photos and notes, and yes sadly I only offer them in PDF format...BUT I will tell you, I very seldom get any emails saying they were not successful in getting results. And most create many many duplicates of my patterns, I am told some of them are a bit addicting...The UR priceless coin purse and the Tammy Bag come to mind!
Soooooo, here I am today, after 20+ photos to help you make a very simple pin cushion. WEllll let's just say it looks simple. Most of you would think "I can do that, and mine will look as perfect as hers". This pattern will not be for YOU! Wink!
ohh by the way it only took me 23 hours to do...that is all simple wink...
Because you Matter! Mdm Samm
p.s bonus link on how to make BUTTON PINS FOR FREE !
I show you how to make, find buttons pins for pennies...
Threads, fabric and notions.....they will no doubt be in my hand till I take my last breath. In this season of my life I now stitch what I want, when I want and sometimes more hours than one would ...
Threads, fabric and notions.....they will no doubt be in my hand till I take my last breath. In this season of my life I now stitch what I want, when I want and sometimes more hours than one would consider healthy. But I am happy, content and cannot wait to pour my first brew of the day and ponder what will be my next project. How lucky for us all that Craftsy supports designers and want to be designers like myself to share what comes out of our happy place.....
You matter to me...Mdm samm