Thursday, November 18, 2010

I'm on Pins & Needles...

Or I would be if I hadn't just made two more pincushions from Leah's awesome tutorial on Tallyscrapper!!  My teacup pincushion turned out so perfectly that I kept thinking about making more.  Then the other day I was in the attic, and I found some treasure.  A vintage tin measuring cup and a pottery vase.  Jackpot!!

As the fabric for both I used vintage scarves that I had kicking around and more of that rescued batting.

With the measuring cup I also used Modge Podge to attach a distressed image of a sewing needle fairy that I found at, that's right you guessed it, *The Graphics Fairy*.  Then I hot glued some flowers around the top and bottom and added Pearls (by Queen&Co) for centers.
The pottery vase pincushion was a little tougher to decorate due to its' shape.  All the lace I wanted to use was too big, so I ended up going with some twine.  Then I hot glued an old clip-on flower earring that I got from my mom.  She gave me a bunch of old jewelry a month or so ago, and I've been steadily working my way through it.  (By the way, have I mentioned that I LOVE using tin snips?  They make me feel tough.)
These are so fun to make and super easy.  I did both of them in a couple of hours, and that includes the time I spent treasure hunting in the attic!  I entered them in a challenge on Tallyscrapper, and I'll be linking them up all over the place (Like Brag Monday and Get Your Craft On).  This linking thing really is fun.  I love seeing what everyone else is up to and I've been getting tons of great project ideas.  Hope I can keep up!!

10 comments:

Lindy said...

I love your pincushions! How sweet and useful to boot!

Heather Landry said...

They are both just beautiful! I really love the wonderful vintage details. Very pretty!

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

Sooo pretty!!!

PetraB said...

They are both very pretty especially the pincushion.

Aelwyn said...

I LOVE those pincushions! I think I'll have to make some as gifts!

Beth Adams said...

They are so cute! Kudos on a great job! Saw your stuff on Get Your Craft On linky party.
http://wiccanmakesometoo.blogspot.com/

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Those are super fabulous!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So cute and clever. I love the Graphics Fairy, too. Very well done.

Bloggymom said...

Very pretty!!

Beth Adams said...

I love these. I am so happy you stopped by my blog. Thanks for linking up to Wickedly Crafty Saturdays!