Giveaway: Another Felt Bundle and Book!

October 21, 2011, 11:00 am  Posted by needlearts

That’s right–we’re doing it again! We’ve got another book giveaway that comes with a bunch of felt! Our friends at National Nonwovens were kind enough to ship us a couple big felt bundles and we matched them up with a couple of the projects in Stash Happy: Felt!

For this second and final giveaway, we’re giving away all the wool felt you need (and more) to create the whale pincushion you see there on the back cover. Who can resist such a cute sewing-room companion!? Of course, without the custom pins, he also makes a charming softie for any room of the house.To enter for a chance to win a copy of Stash Happy: Felt and a bundle of felt, please leave a comment on this post by 9 p.m. EST on Friday, October 28. Any comment is fine—though we’d love to hear what kind of pincushion design is your favorite! Two winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries and notified by Monday, October 31. Kelly and Jo are the winners!

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132 Responses

    My favorite kind of pincushions are the ones that look like cupcakes — or any other dessert for that matter. I also like the ones you can attach to your wrist. I’m always losing the others!

    I have a mushroom pincusion that I love! But that whale is so cute…. Would love to make one!

    Anna Goldberg says:

    I love the whale on the cover, but i’d be too sad to stick pins in him. I love porcupine cushions :D

    SueBE says:

    The only felt pin cushion I’ve made so far is a biscornu.  I love the little whale!

    Laura says:

    I love the wool stawberry pincushion I made

    I’ve made wool felt flower pincushions for my students when they completed their first quilts, but the whale is darling.  And he’d feel right at home in my underwater-themed studio!  Great giveaway, as always!!!

    lorraine says:

    how clever is that little whale! and the matching pins! love:)

    Mtrose59047 says:

    I love those simple circular pincushions.

    Megan @ Inspired by Fiction says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.  We posted about it at Winning Readings.

    I like cutesy animal pincushions or the pretty flower ones!

    Ehynick says:

    I love the dolphin.  i think it would be fun to have an Octapus pin cushion simply because I sometimes say to my kids “what do I look like, an Octopus?  I don’t have 8 arms to do it all at once”  yeah, it is silly but it makes them laugh.

    Taryn says:

    I love the whale. Beautiful!

    Anonymous says:

    I love flowers in all shapes and forms! Thanks for the chance to win <3

    Beth Mc says:

    I am partial to owl pincushions.

    Pixie says:

    Any undersea critter that holds pins is fine with me. But the whale is the cutest. ;)

    That whale pin cushion looks really nice and I would like to be one of the two winners so I can make it.

    I use a pincushion that is a simple round ball on a wooden stand that belonged to my great grandmother. It’s very special indeed. Instead of being stuffed, it feels like there is sawdust inside when you stick your pins in. I love having something special of hers in my creative space since she was certainly one of my earliest inspirations! Thanks for the chance to win!

    Kat says:

    That looks like fun! I’ve never felted anything I’ve crocheted (too scared) :o) but maybe if I won I might give it a venture.  Thanks for the chance at winning!

    Mandylikespie says:

    I love old-fashioned jar pincushions. It’s a pincushion and storage compartment in one!

    It’s so Cute!!! I NEED it!!

    Jennifer Cheek-Payan says:

    What a cool book! Looks like there are alot of fabulous projects! I especially love pin cushions but I’m not partial to any specific design – as long as a pin cushion is unique and cute, I love it!

    Cgmacbro says:

    I love working with felt, it is so easy to work with. The designs are so charming on the cover of the book, would love to win!

    Kristin Lee says:

    Man this would be so much fun to do.  I think even the Veteran group that I am part of (because of my hubby) They may even want to try this,  This looks like fun for all ages.  Please choose me.

    Vdeweese says:

    the thngs i can do with this!

    O…O That’s so epicly adorable! I want I’m sharing this with all my friends!

    MFielder says:

    wool felt and quirky patterns, what could be better!

    Ardi Kinerd says:

    I’ve never worked with real wool felt before. I love ALL Lark books, I love sewing, and I love trying new things!

    Jane Carlstrom says:

    Nice article.  Thumb pin cushions (ones that fit on one’s thumb) are my fav at the moment. though one that looks like a thumb would also be awesome.

    Anonymous says:

    That whale is adorable!!

    Eileen says:

    Adorable little whale! So far i’d say my favorite pincushions are the teensy ones my granddaughter made for me a couple years ago–so swwet and i’ve got a couple of them velcroed to my machine. She gave me five different little cushions for Christmas

    Vickilw says:

    My favorite pincushion is one shaped liked an old Victorian footstool….   But I love the little whale in felt and would love to win :)

    Kelly Massman says:

    OMgoodness! This would be such a fun thing to win! I love the fun, animal shaped pincushions rather than the old-fashioned, plain kinds!! thanks also for a chance to win!


    Jane Artman says:

    my favorite pincushion design is one that nobody else has :D I tend to skip reading instructions and altering patterns… books are a real great source of inspiration

    Kathleen Ely says:

    The beauty of books like this is the inspiration you get to try all sorts of different things. So far I haven’t seen one I didn’t like!!!

    Beitz1 says:

    That is one very cute pin cushion.

    AliciaInTX says:

    Super cute whale pincushion!! I don’t have a felt cushion yet….my favorite is the little wrist cushion I wear when I’m running back and forth between the sewing machine and ironing board.

    Allison Coe says:

    I have never made a pin cushion, but would love this cute little whale to be my first!  

    I love using felt we make puppets & pincushions st the preschool. We can always use more felt if you’d be ever so kind to PICK ME PLEASE!!

    LOVE FELT who dosen’t

    Dell says:

    I do find the mushroom shaped pin cushions quite adorable.

    Merebear says:

    The whale is just too cute! Would hate to put a pin in him! My favorite is the classic tomato. I guess I am old school!
    Good luck everyone! Congratulation to the winners!

    gant2 says:

    I’m just crazy about felt!  I’d absolutely LOVE to have this book (and felt)!

    Rachel Z. says:

    I just picked up some felt at the craft store, inspired by your felt self-portrait portrait project!  (I hope my family doesn’t read this – they’re all getting one for the holidays…)  Re: pincushions, I mean, it’s hard to go wrong with the ol’ tomato cushion – especially since I learned that the dangling strawberry serves a purpose other than cuteness: it sharpens your needles!  Thanks, Lark Crafts – love love love the website.

    Creatingmakesmehappy says:

    Someone just gave me a bag of felt scraps, it would be neat to have some fun new patterns to use it up on

    Crystal Trebilcock says:

    So fun! My favorite pincushion is a little bug with wings and antennae. I’ve made two of them with fabric and I just think they are the the cutest!

    Crystal Well says:

    Cure! I live little bug pincushions with wings and antennae!

    Readerwoman says:

    I am a newcomer to felting, and am already addicted – would love to win this so I can expand my repertoire! Thanks for the opportunity

    Anne Kendall says:

    I saw a hedgehog pincushion pattern, years ago, and have never seen another one like it since… I wish I’d picked it up!

    justval says:

    How about a lobster or a colorful goldfish pin cushion,those would be fun to make and adorable. Thank you so much for such a wonderful giveaway!

    Dollie says:

    My favorite pincushions are mushroom ones, there is just something about them that makes me smile :) 

    Thank you for the lovely contest! the whale is adorable! i have to say I love the little pincushions i’ve seen inside little teacups. they are too cute! 

    Tamie says:

    This book looks like sew much fun. I need a new pin cushion. Thanks for the giveaway.

    Bella Celestial says:

    wow this is great! thank you.

    April B. says:

    That pin cushion matches my sewing area! I must make it! What a great giveaway!

    My son made some doughnut pincushions from felt, with frosting and beads for the sprinkles…and gave them to his grandmas on a saucer with a lace doily.  He would love to have more projects to make!

    Dannabug says:

    What a cute whale.

    SewLindaAnn says:

    That whale and the mushrooms are adorable! Fave pincushions are the ones that have crochet lace stretched on top and they’re on a glass candle holder or something similar.

    I think all pincushions are fun.  Thanks for the opportunity to win a great prize!

    MelodyJ says:

    I love the pincushions that look like desserts.


    Megan says:

    Well a little baby blue whale of course.

    Misaacmom says:

    I like bakery treats like cupcakes for a fun sewing accessory

    ellenf says:

    I really like that whale!  It would be a cute addition to my granddaughter’s sewing kit/Christmas gift.  ;

    Vicki C says:

    What a very cute crown!

    Krista Shufelt says:

    I can’t pick a favorite type of pincushion — I love them all!  They are the perfect size to showcase techniques and embroidery and fabrics, and still be a quick project.

    Sandra says:

    At the moment I am thinking for Christmas presents and anything that would make a present look nicer.

    Butler83 says:

    I love pincusions in fruit shapes like an apple or pear! thanks!

    Mosaic Magpie says:

    Pincushions are all over my house, I stitch everywhere so I need lots of pincushions.  I like those that are made in an old teacup or sugar bowl.  I recently saw a pincushion made into the form of a dressform.  I think my daughters would like one of those.  There is nothing like stitching on wool felt, for handwork wool felt gets an A+!

    Penney Klaproth says:

    Love mushroom pincushions!  What a fun give-away!

    Marilyn says:

    This giveaway looks like hours of fun!  The whale pincushion is especially cute.

    June Sparks says:

    This is a great project to get started on felting!  I love all things pincushion! 

    OK, I loved the mushroom bottle terrarium thingy!

    jane says:

    Great book, I’d love to win it!!!

    Jo says:

    Love that whale! I have a cool owl pincusion at home that has a tape measure for the base — it’s one of my favorite sewing accessories.

    Debra Lee says:

    I need that whale in my life!

    Ella says:

    I like toadstools!

    Parki8 says:

    all that felt would keep me very busy!

    Ramona says:

    It is really hard to pick a favorite pincushion but my favorites are ones that look like animals and the whale would be a perfect addition!

    buddz says:

    What fun!  These projects would all make wonderful gifts, too. 

    I love the whale! 

    Jen F. says:

    So adorable –I love the animal shaped pincushions.  Thanks for the chance to win! 


    Emma Thomas-McGinnis says:

    Ooo, I love wool felt the best, but hardly ever splurge! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

    Lisa Conant says:

    I’ve never made a felt pincushion…just felt food for the kids.  But I’d love to play with some good quality felt.  I think my favorite pin cushion I’ve made is a little mini pineapple block pincushion.

    Renee G says:

    I love the whale, and I’d love to try to make a ladybug as well.

    Amorette Drexler says:

    i have never seen a pincushion as cute as this! it would be a blast to use!

    Jagels says:

    I love animal pincushions.  actually i love them all.  thanks.

    Hueisei says:

    Wow..lovely and cute..thanks for the chance to win!

    Shaiha W says:

    I have never worked with felt but I would love to give it a try.

    Nellieduclos says:

    I am working on a “Quiet Book for my niece’s two children, a boy 4 and a girl 2, so I am using a lot of felt.  This website has given me several ideas!

    Erin Coburn2010 says:

    I love working with felt! I just introduced my 2 best girl friends to it a few weeks ago and they already want to make christmas ornaments out of felt! ha ha :)

    kathyS says:

    Ooooo I have so many pins –need to make that pincushion

    Just bought Fa La La Felt, and can’t wait to make some Christmas presents.  I have a felt obsession.  Yup.

    Gill says:

    Until recently I thought felt was just for needlecases and children!! I’m using felt more and more but I haven’t made a felt pincushion yet!

    deirdre says:

    Oh man, I just collected a big bunch of felt from my local church thrift store – I can’t wait for new inspiration, like those mushrooms on the cover!!!

    rmp32836 says:

    I like the cupcake ones although I’m thinking that one I could put on my wrist would be best!

    Thepricklypinecone says:

    Oh my, as a lover of all things sea themed the whale has to be my favorite!

    Rakagan says:

    I just inherited a whole bunch of felt, please tell me what to do with it! BTW, I like the good, old-fashioned round pin cushion.

    LeeW says:

    This book looks so interesting.  I have always liked the “traditional” tomato pincushion with strawberry emery.  Thank you.

    Amy says:

    I like the whale!

    SeaGypsy says:

    This whole book is absolutely precious! Love it!

    Tabitha says:

    I have the classic tomato pincushion, I think a cute whale pincushion would be so much more fun on my desk. I love playing with felt.

    Barbjg says:

    I have had the same pin cushion I bought in San Francisco’s Chinatown for over twenty years now– round silk cushion surrounded by little men- love it!

    Beanieingle says:

    between this, the cactus pincushion, and the little teapots, I don’t know what to do first!

    Michelle says:

    I’m partial to geometric designs, but have been known to make a mushroom or rose pincushion. : )

    Jennifer McKie says:

    I have a felted wool pin cushion.  But I think the whale is the cutest!!

    Lisa Feltman says:

    I have an old tomato pin cushion…but I’d love to make something really cute!

    craftynester says:

    What an adorable pincushion! I am about to start experimenting making felt baby booties – wish me luck!! By the way, I just found this website and am sooooo excited!

    Tina Haneline says:

    How Fun! The whale pin cushion is completely adorable! :)

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    Lppressler says:

    I just found your web site and plan to head to the nearest bookstore as soon as I log off!

    Cyndisews says:

    There are so many cute styles. I am starting a collection. This darling little whale will be perfect.

    Franny Z says:

    Love the crown and mushrooms! So cute! I would really enjoy making everything in the book!

    Deece says:

    Too cute!  Love the whale pincushion!  Thank you for a chance to win.

    Muireann says:

    I love pincushions that I can leave out as decoration, and ring pincushions for detailed work. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Judy2viola says:

    The little whale is adorable. What fun!

    bonnie says:

    I like working with felt

    Mcnelsons says:

    thanks for the chance to win!   always looking for fun projects and inspiration! 

    Erin Mindigo says:

    What a great looking book. Fingers crossed for Erin!!!

    Nicole Ferguson says:

    Awww…that whale is the cutest pincushion ever!  (but I don’t think my boys would let me stick pins in him :) )

    Dani says:

    Oh my gosh, that whale is just way too darling.  I gotta have it.!!!

    Judith Looker says:

    A smaller pincushion for quilting and hand sewing needles and a larger pincushion for pinning fabric together when sewing clothing, home dec., quilting, etc.

    Ruth Kinnear says:

    Amazing projects.

    diane Brides says:

    i so love the whale! my daughter lives in Boston and would love this cutie for Christmas! Diane   IskHisface@earthlink.net

    Carmen says:

    Those mushrooms are absolutely adorable! Love ‘em!

    Binks says:

    Yeah, I mean that whale is just freaking adorable. But I would love a pig or elephant in the same design style as the whale. WAY cute, stylish, and modern.

    kimberly says:

    Would love to make these projects out of my stash of left over homemade felt piece!

    kimberly says:

    Would love to make these projects out of my stash of homemade felt pieces!

    Betty says:

    The whale is stinkin cute!  Need it and love working with wool felt and acrylic too!
    Betty Spoonemore

    Stephany says:

    cute! Love the whale… perfect project for my daughter to start creating!

    Jonee says:

    What cute pincushions, love them all!  Please enter me in the drawing.

    Bonnie D says:

    Oh my that whale is so cute, win or not, I gotta make one. (but I really hope I win)bbdegase@aol.com bonnie

    Becummings says:

    I have an addictive felt collecting habit, and three munchkins who leave me endless small pieces …this book would be perfect and more felt for the stash would awesome :)

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