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This sweet little pincushion came into being after one of my 'look back' moments that settled on my grandad.
Decades ago when I was a VERY moody teenager the one person who could lift my spirits and make me laugh was my grandad. I would always find him sat in front of the television in 'his chair' with his feet suitably supported by 'his pouffe', (also referred to as a footstool). Nobody sat in grandads' chair even when he was out.
This pouffe was the ugliest thing you could imagine, made of black vinyl with an orange cord and a big black button at the centre.
This ugly item that is so closely linked with loving memories of my grandad was taken and transformed into a colourful, fun and whimsical little pincushion.
Six strips of cotton fabrics by Moda are patchwork pieced to make the main body of the pincushion which is then shaped to form the little pouffe. The pouffe is filled with polyester fibre, just enough to make it suitable for storing pins whilst still retaining a lovely 'squishy' texture. Two wooden buttons form the indentations and are secured with a 6 stranded embroidery thread in brown.
4in (10cm).......wide when viewed from the top
2.25in (6cm)....deep..the reel of cotton in the above images is 1.75in (4.5cm) in height
12.5in (32cm)..circumference ( all the way around the outer edge)
This listing is for the pincushion only. Other items in the above photographs are for display purposes only and are used as an aid to scale.
The pincushion will be sent by Royal Mail First Class as a small parcel.
Thankyou for viewing and reading the story behind grandad's pouffe.
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Please read the item description and study the images carefully.
I am always happy to answer any questions you may have about an item before you purchase, just drop me a message and I will respond as soon as I can.
If, however, you are unhappy with an item for any reason I do accept RETURNS.
Please contact me within 14 days of receiving your item.
The item should be shipped back to me within 30 days from delivery in its' original and unused condition
A refund will be issued when the item is safely returned.
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I would appreciate any comments you may have but this is completely at your discretion.
My items are made in a SMOKE FREE, PET FRIENDLY environment.
One very lazy tortoiseshell cat (Amber) and one laid back bullmastiff (Molly).
My items are made in a small room within my family home and all of my fabrics and supplies are safely stored in sealed containers.
POLYESTER FIBRE FILLING DETAILS
I buy my filler from a UK based family run business that has been supplying filler for the last 30 years.
It is a machine carded bright white virgin fibre filler that has a high loft and is machine washable at 40 degrees.
The Company holds all relevant certificates to show that it meets the strict standards pertaining to Toy Safety (BS EN71-3) and the Furniture and Furnishings Regulations (BS5852-2).
If, at any time I have reason to change my products, updated information will be noted here.