I know I’m always going on about Jane McMillen’s pincushions, but I can’t help it, I like them too much. Last time she was at the Bedlam Farm Open house I bought one of her “Orange” pincushions. I definitely need more than one when I’m sewing. This time I’m going to get one of her mini’s for my sewing needles. You know how the sewing needles eventually end up, lost forever in the in the middle the regular sized pincushion. I kinda hate the idea of sticking needles in those pretty flowers, but like potholders you don’t want to get dirty, that’s what they’re for, right?
But Jane makes so much more than just pin cushions. At the last Open House we also bought or, should I say adopted ,one of Jane’s Doorstop Hens. Miss Anna Cona is her name (they all have cleaver names and adoption certificates) and never mind making her sit on the floor amongst the dog hair, she graces our mantle.
Jane’s felted heart pins have also found their way in to our home. We have three between us now, after all, you can never have too many hearts.
And there’s more too, honestly, Jane makes so many different things, I couldn’t name them all or fit one of each in my studio. She just made a crazy quilt with her own clothes from the 60’s and 70’s (it’s a wild crazy quilt) and well, you’ll have to go to her blog Little House Home Arts, if you want to see more. But you can see and buy lots of Jane’s work in person,on Sunday at the Bedlam Farm Open House.