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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Fun Pincushions For My Craft Room


Here is the sad pincushion I've been using for years and years. I put it together in a hurry and it sure looks like it. But hey, it worked!


Now we've moved and I'm setting up a new studio and I decided that I need something fun and colorful and whimsical that would make me smile. Heck, why only have ONE pincushion? I decided to make several so there would be one at every work station.

I started with a collection of random wineglasses left over from my Parents' 60th Anniversary Dinner Dance. I spray painted them in the colors I've chosen for my creative space...turquoise, red, ivory and black. I cut out muslin circles and sewed various lace trims across them, stuffed them full with polyfill and hot glued them in place. Then I started embellishing. LOVE this rose trim, I've got loads of it.

One of my rosette necklaces draped over the top gave me the direction I wanted to go. So pretty! Great timing, too, as I have just sold this necklace in my Etsy shop.

I haven't hand sewn in a year so I wondered if I could still manage to make rosettes out of 1/4" ribbon. Turns out I can!

Here's how the turquoise pincushion came out; so pretty, frothy, romantic and colorful. LOVE IT!
And here's the red one. Along with the rosettes I added buttons and tulle poofs. Love the heart pins on top!

Gorgeous!

And the black one. I added silvery leaves recycled from a pair of heavy earrings. Perfect accent!



And the tall white one. This one is specifically for threaded needles so the thread can hang down the side and not get tangled with the pins. I added the bit of primitive star garland on a whim and really like it. The muslin rosettes are hot glued, not sewn, and they worked wonderfully.


Here they are all together. When I walk into my crafting space they draw my eye and make me smile. Isn't that how you are supposed to feel when you're feeling creative? Soon I'll have the whole room put together and I'll post a tour.

I'll be linking up to the parties in my sidebar. Come take a look, you will find some wonderful inspiration and projects.

21 comments:

  1. These are so pretty and functional!! The perfect combination! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. How beautiful they are!!! You are so clever. What do you stuff the pin cushions with? I just love all your ideas!! Thank you for sharing with us!

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  3. These are lovely and functional! They are just perfect! Thanks for sharing such great ideas! I am enjoying your blog!

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  4. WOW - so creative and beautiful.. Love it..Hi there, I found ya via blog hop and had to stop in and say hello, LOVE all your creativity and space here.. Excited to get to share in more blog fun reads and inspiration from ya.. I'm officially following ya with smiles.... Hope you can swing in and say hello sometime :)) I'm Marilyn via http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh I just love your cute cushions! I hope you will add your lovely metamorphosis to my Fall in Love linky party on Wednesday.

    Until then, stop by and see the under $20 makeover I gave an ugly brass light fixture.

    Happy Monday!

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  6. These are absolutely gorgeous! I love great pin cushions!!!

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  7. You should sell these!!! I would buy one of those red/turquoise ones in a minute!! :) I think you already know about my turquoise lovin' party? I forget since I am inviting people all of the time!! hehe http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/09/turquoise-lovin-6.html

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  8. These are truly beautiful! I so want one!! ;)

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  9. So creative! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. These are wonderful! I LOVE them!! I was coming by to tell you I took your suggestions you made on my Fall Paint Chip Branch and made a Halloween one! I linked back to you!! ALSO, saw your Thankful post down there too! Your look gorgeous and I'm so glad your doing better! Sending prayers your way. :)

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  12. They are so beautiful! So vintage.... thanks for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment:)

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  13. Just popped over from Sugar Bee Crafts' linky party. I love these. They're so appealing. My mom would love one for her sewing room. Hmm... I'm thinking Christmas gifts ... Thanks so much for the idea!

    Jaymie @ http://dancesdishesanddreams.blogspot.com

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  14. These are awesome! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  15. Those are great. I'm going to have to create some that suit my craft space. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  16. This is beautiful! I'd love for you to join my brand new linky party! http://www.coffeeandtheirkisses.com/2011/10/stitch-n-niche-saturdays-linky-party-1.html

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  17. Very creative and so useful. Thanks for sharing them. I'm a new follower and would love for you to follow me back. http://dianewingpurses.blogspot.com/

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  18. These are so cute. Pretty and functional. LOVE!
    ~ Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  19. oops. meant to also say thank you so much for visiting me over at A Mother Seeking... So appreciated your comment!
    Meredith

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  20. Ah! These are fabulous!!
    Thanks for linking up to Show & Share!!

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