Tuesday, March 1, 2011

saucer cushion--ARROW CABINETS HOP

WELCOME to all of you who are joining me from the ARROW CABINETS blog-pin cushion HOP. 

I hope you enjoy my pin cushion project.  after viewing my project, be sure and hop over to http://www.alwaysexpectmoore.com/ and check out Carolinas blog and projects.  shes a fabulous crafter!

 

***updated pics and post to link to "made by me" parties ***

last weekend i saw these at target and had an immediate craftin idea.    im thinking they are suppose to be dipping bowls???  see the angle?  well, for a measly $1.84 i made myself a...........


...................PIN CUSHION!


see how it tilts forward?  perfect for the sewing table.  they are small, so they sit nicely near your machine and projects. 

i dug through some old scrappin' stuff and found a daisy embellishment for the second one.  i can see a million exciting and different ways to make these.  you could put some scrappin letters on the side with the word PIN, maybe some ribbon along the edge, or how about some fun pom-pom fringe? 

all i did was make a fabric circle a few inches bigger than the bowl.  hand stitched around the edge of the fabric, pulling the thread.  then stuff it with polyfil.  once it is full enough, pull the thread very tight and close it by sewing the hole closed by hand, tie it off with knots.  then i hot glued it into the saucer.  DONE.  that simple :)



possibilities----endless.
hours of fun---priceless.

linked to:

Tip Junkie handmade projects
sew many ways


36 comments:

Teresa Felgueiras said...

Fantastic. Your idea is absolutely great. The pincushions look spectacular.

Suedio said...

Don't you just love it when you take something plain and make just how you want it? Great job - well done. And thanks for sharing.

Regards, Sue

Cat said...

Great ides. Thanks for sharing. Hugs

Kttycat said...

Thats a cute idea! Now for a trip to Target to see if I can get a couple!

Angie said...

*grabs her purse and RUNS the car to get to Target*

PinkGranny said...

Great idea! There will be a run on Target for these.

Poppyprint said...

Go for the pompoms!!!

mickey said...

Be careful--it's addictive! After I made a pincushion from a thrift store bowl, I began to 'see' pincushions in all kinds of knick-knacks. I've made a bunch but still have two tubs under my bed of 'finds' waiting to be pincushions! My general rule is not to spend more than a dollar but if it calls you then it must be made!

Cindy said...

I love it! I need to run to Target! The pincushion is adorable! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea...

supermom said...

Oh I'm wishing the nearest Target wasn't a 20 mile drive away. Those are really cute. Love the owl fabric.

Jamie said...

Great idea! I like the pompom idea, too!

Buffie said...

Amazing idea! I love it when people see something and make it come true. I would have looked at that bowl and said... weird. But you saw something so different. Good JOB!

Buffie
http://scrappingwithbuffie.blogspot.com/

Beginning Quilting said...

These are adorable saucer cusions! It's indeed a great idea that you used the little bowls in making all of these. You're such an inspiration. Keep up the good work! :)

The Sunflower Patch said...

Your pincushions turned out so nice. Thank you for sharing!

@pril said...

Very cute. I love how the bowl in naturally tilted. I saw you on Sew Darn Crafty by Sew Many Ways.

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Carolina said...

Awesome job! I was so super excited when I saw I'd be following you on the hop! I've got my pincushion post up now, if you'd like to go see. :)

Amanda said...

Very cute!!

Annette said...

The angle of the bowl is perfect for a pincushion! Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Such a great idea, I love how the bowl tilts forward. Thanks!
SharonA

Chris Wooten said...

so fun looking at all the different pin cushions..you did great

Chris
mcwooten1999@carolina.rr.com

Anne said...

I love how it tips, but does not tumble!

MaryW-Kansas said...

I'll be running to Target to see if I can find a bowl like this!!

HongKongChick said...

soooo cute! love them!!!!

Cyndi S said...

Very cute. Great idea.
cstephenson at q dot com

kluless said...

I love the fabric you chose, it turned out very cute!

Heather Chaulk said...

This has all the requirements for what I would be looking for in a pincushion. First and foremost the easy reach of the pincushion at a good height,second stability and stay-ability of the pincushion when in use and third a pleasing appearance. This pincushion offers all three. Thumbs up for this pincushion :)

chastity said...

Beautiful you did a great job!

sara said...

a great way to use a cup! Love it!

Becky said...

Too cute! Must go to Targhet!

Anonymous said...

cute pincushion! I like the fact that it is bigger than most, and will hold more pins!


Karla Schroeder

Judy E said...

I just love the little bowl and what a great idea for a pincushion.

Wanda P said...

Nice idea with the bowl. Cute pin cushion.

MulticrafterAmy said...

Great idea for a pin cushion! Love it.

Kimberly N said...

Very cute! I like the little bowls you found for the cushion!

~Kathleen said...

What a cute idea! Wonderful.

Chumkie said...

Love your creativity...this is one of the cutest pincushions, ever!