Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Different Pincushion

I found this little glass and metal dish at a thrift store.  I had been looking for something like this to make the base for a pincushion~~I had seen a similar one somewhere and thought it was so cute!
I had to use wool (of course) somehow in this project (could be because I have tubs of wool sitting around begging to be used). 
I had a sleeve leftover from making a cupcake pincushion and used the cuff to make this pincushion.  I just gathered the top and the bottom of the cuff and stuffed it. 
Now, is that cute or what?  It is a tad lopsided, but somehow that adds to the charm of it.
The sweater was a sort of paisley print lambswool cardigan, I like how it looks like a muted print.
You can see the paisleys in the picture below.
I paid 50 cents for the glass/metal dish.  The rest of the supplies I had on hand. 
I glued a grey rolled felted wool rose to the top to cover up the place where I gathered it.
I am really liking it....


Nancy said...

That is pretty and very vintage looking. I like the base because it so unique.

Lisa said...

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ProcraftinatingPA said...

Who knew a pin cushion could looks so fancy!! Love it!

Annabelle said...

I love, love, love this pin cushion! Very romantic!

Thanks for joining in my WEEKEND LINK PARTY!

Unknown said...

lovely! Joining from NFF. Love the blog!

furygirl3132 said...

Really beautiful pincushion, nice and creative job!
I am a new follower from New Friend Friday, so glad to have found your blog. Have a wonderful weekend!


Cecily said...

Very pretty! Love all the details... very sweet.

Susan @ Oh My! Creative said...

This is so pretty - I love it!

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Annesphamily said...

This is so cute and clever! I just love it! Calorie free too! Anne

Jill said...

Great pincushion! Looks really classy! I can just imagine a regal lady in Victorian times using one of those! Fabulous! :)

Thanks for linking!

Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Melissa said...

Very, pretty. I really like the colors of the piece you chose!!

Wool is supposed to prevent pins from rusting.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Very cute!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my gosh.... I love it!
Is it for sale?
Let me know.
Thank you so much for sharing your post!

Unknown said...

LOVE it!! Thanks for sharing your project at Anything Related! ~Bridgette

Kristy said...

That is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

love this. very vintage! thanks for linking up

. said...

That is just beautiful! Nice job!