Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Pincushions Rock!

Well, I do believe I am completely smitten with pincushions! They are extemely satisfing to make, aesthetically pleasing, and functional to boot! What more could a girl ask for? I dig 'em! I made this one up today. The neat thing with this design is that it has a mini " baby" pincushion riding piggy-back. I think the smaller pincushion would be great to stick my really thin, small needles into, and use the larger pincushion for regular needles, embroidery needles, and pins of course! I posted this one in my etsy shop, and plan on making more of these as well as the cute ones with the heads.

This is the underside of the pincushion. I wanted to put some type of "BooDilly" lable on it. I have been fooling around with home made ones this last week, and really like how simple this one was to make. I simply printed up my lable info in printshop using a lable template and then flipped it so the words were reversed. Then I printed out a sheet of these backward lables onto t-shirt transfer paper. Next step was to cut one out and iron it onto a strip of satin ribbon that was a little more then twice the lenght of the lable. Let it cool, peel off the paper backing, fold the ribbon in half, and stitch the lable into place!


Mrs.Kwitty said...

Another great pincushion! I really love your idea to put the little one on top--I would do the same--specialty needles in the top one and the rest on the lower one. Very cool.
Smiles, Karen

Ann Kimmich said...

You make it look so easy Vicky! What a great way to create your own labels. I've been trying to figure out a way to do something like that for my shirts and purses. Thanks for sharing your method to doing it.