Monday, January 10, 2011

Sew Excited About These Pincushions!

My thrifting trips lately have been ruled by small, pincushion ready containers.  A couple weeks ago I found this gorgeous red wooden bowl that I knew would be an awesome pincushion, although I did consider leaving it alone.  I paid $.99 for it.  As it turns out, I had the perfect fabric to go with it.  I even added a little embroidery and a cute red button on top.


Isn't she adorable?? 

Then, today I got to work on another pincushion while watching my favorite movie "Almost Famous", director's cut.  You have to watch the director's cut, there are a bunch of great scenes that didn't make it into the theatrical version. 

Anyway, this pincushion is made from a beautiful pottery bowl that I got in the same Salvo trip.  I paid $.99.  The fabric I cut from a vintage embroidered curtain that I had laying around.  Then I embellished it with some embroidery, a flower, and some pretty buttons. 


The pictures aren't the greatest because it was dark by the time I finished, but I really wanted to get these up to show everyone.  I'm pretty proud of the way they turned out.

My husband, surprisingly, likes the white one better than the red one (red is his favorite color).  Which one do you all like better?  I'm partial to the white one myself, I'll be honest. 

8 comments:

La Vie Quotidienne said...

How pretty...I have been in the pincushion making mode too but mine are not as finished or as lovely as yours. Both of these are very nice...so cleaver!

Christie, Describe Happy said...

Nice to see another person with pin cushions on the brain! I really like how you used a cute container and went from there. Not sure which is my favorite, but the boldness of the red is nice and the white one looks like a cute little pin garden. Which do you find yourself using more?

Krafty Kat said...

I like the white one the best because of the little flower details and such pretty pins you have in it! The red one is awesome too though. Great job!! Thanks for linking up to Gettin' Krafty With It!

Sophia said...

Gorgeous...

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Anonymous said...

Too cute and so unique. Love it.
Pam @ BeColorful

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

What a cute idea! I have a bunch of small vintage pottery pieces (that I unfortunately paid more than $.99 for!) that would be perfect for this kind of project.
Thanks for the inspiration.

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