It’s a cruet, cruet world

So, we have the first Spring Market at Kirstenbosch coming up this Sunday 30th September. Hoo ha.

Been busy with these salt and pepper sets (hence the pun!) (sorry – but you know how fond I am of puns!) :-

And these are my first attempts at the tuna can pincushion, à la Doreen.

My efforts still need tweaking – the sides of the lilac one go up too high, and the blue-grey one was the wrong size can altogether!!! (Maybe it was salmon? oops). But I’m working on a raspberry one now, and it’s looking better.  Please note – these guys are stuffed with dried lavender from Zimbabwe (courtesy of Doreen’s stash), which apparently prevents the pins and needles from rusting. I don’t know about that, but I do know that they smell wonderful.

Right, back to the coal salt mine.

To be continued…


13 thoughts on “It’s a cruet, cruet world

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      To me, pincushions are like vases – one can never have too many. You have just reminded me, actually, I have a collection of needlepoint pincushions somewhere – [note to self: find them].

  1. tgonzales


    I just love your cozies for the salt and pepper shakers. Let me tell you what; those tuna and salmon can pincushions are just adorable. I love everything that you do and you are an inspiration to us all. Good luck at your show.

    Love and Hugs,


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