Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Pin Cushion

This project was featured on Flutter By Wednesdays!!!

I was totally inspired by Kylie's Pin cushions (WOW are they gorgeous!!!!), and decided to give it a whirl and try one out for myself. I am participating in a couple of stick pin swaps and I need a place to store all of them once I receive them. I loved her idea, and wanted to try it out. Now, granted her's are GORGEOUS, and mine is ok, but no where near the level of hers. I do not sew, nor do I own a sewing machine, so mine is all hand-stitched. But, I like how it came out anyway.
I used some Pink Chinese silk fabric that I had in my stash from my knitting days, and hand stitched the little pouch. Then I used a piece of canvas and stamped the Magnolia Beautiful Tilda on it with Memento ink. I colored Tilda with copics. There is not much blending that can be done on canvas, so I chose to stick with basic colors and blend as much as I could. Then, I stitched the canvas piece to the front. I also stitched a ruffled piece of lace around the center of the entire cushion for extra embellishment. Then, using my hot glue gun, I attached the fabric lollipop flower and some Tim Holtz trinkets. I looped a ribbon at the top so that it could be hung from my craft room wall.
this project was quick and easy, once I got started. Thank you so much Kylie for the idea and inspiration, you are one talented lady!!!!
I am entering this project in the following challenges:
Just Magnolia - Anything Goes plus stitching
Charisma Cards - No Cards allowed
paper Sundaes - Magical and Mythical
Paperplay - Show us your style
Prairie Fairy - Here come the girls
Shabby Tea Room - Ruffled Up
Flutter By Wednesdays - Anything But a card


  1. Wowww how sweet is that!! Gorgeous!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. How sweet and I really like how the image on canvas turned out! Glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

  3. Wow, Becca, this is such an awesome project! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play! :)

  4. Lovely sewing...great fun and such a fab idea!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Hope to see you again soon!

  5. That is SO clever! Love you work as usual! Thanks for sharing with us at The Shabby Tea Room ;-)

  6. oooohhh, EVERYONE needs a Tilda pincushion! :) gorgeous project and FABBY colouring on the canvas! thanks for playing along at Charisma this week!

  7. SO cool! Love the idea of pincushion and yours turned out really well! Great coloring! Now I have to try it too! ;)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  8. So gorgeous Becca, everyone needs a place to put their stickpins! You did a great job on this...and you said you weren't a sew-er! (I learned my lesson the last time because someone thought I called them a sewer! Ick!)

    I checked out Kylie's blog...very inspirational!

  9. Woooow!!
    Fab "fabric" creation, and I love the image and the colours are perfect thanks for joining us at sketchy Colors this week, and good luck!
    Hugs, Ellen

  10. omg becca ive only just seen this how did i miss it !! its amazing!! yes kylie's were stunning but so is this !!! every bit as beautiful i love it you clever thing !!!
    hugs sara x x x

  11. wow, awesome creation, all your different elements are fabulous, thanks so much for joining our "For the girls" challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays
    Debs R

  12. Oh, so much work, Becca! Your pin cushion is simply beautiful and to me very much near those of Kylie, do not humble yourself! And I appreciate the fact that you did the sewing by hand and put a lot of work into it. Love all the elements and your coloring on fabric is awesome. Never did that but I bet it gives one some
    Hugs and have a great week-end,

  13. This is adorable! What great fabric for your fairy and I love all the accents you added too. :) Thanks for playing along at Flutterby Wednesday this week! :)