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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

My "New" Pincushion


Today's project isn't a card, it's something else, something I've needed for a while.  I discovered the joys of making stickpins for my cards a few months ago but never had a nice home for them, just an ugly big green tomato pincushion.  Yuck.  So I finally did something about it.  What do you think?

It started out as these pieces - the ugly tomato, and a vintage cut glass piece I found at a local antiques mall. I'm thinking it might have been the base to a punch bowl.  I covered the tomato with a pretty floral cotton, placed it in the bowl, hot glued some pink pearls around the inner edge, then added a few more ribbons and embellishments, and voila, my new pincushion.

Feathers, vintage purple velvet ribbon underneath the wide lace ribbon with rhinestone ribbon at the top, a pink silk bow and a bird magnet complete the project.

Simple, yet very effective.  Now to get the rest of my craft room redone so this actually can look NICE in it.  But that's a project for another day.

Thank you for joining me today and I appreciate the time you took to do so.

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Frilly and Funkie - Spruce It Up
Crafty Ribbons #38 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon


Helene Siermans said...

I think it looks very pretty. Love the fethers around the edge.

Michaela said...

It looks very posh, Shea. Like a 5 star accommodation for all the gorgeous pins. LOVE it.
Michaela xx

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE it, it is so YOU! Thanks for sharing!

P.S. you are featured over on my blog today. :)

Laura said...

Shea, it's stunning!
I thought it was pumpkins that turned into beautiful things not green tomatoes!!
Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons for 'anything goes with ribbon'

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Wow, this is fab. Thanks for playing at Crafty ribbons

Buttons said...

Now that is a very clever idea! Love that you transformed not only a green tomato but also a glass vase too. Oh, and I adore your stick pins too:) Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie, hugs Jenny x

Donna Gibson said...

Love this project! And I love all of those stick pins! Have you ever posted how you create those? Thanks so much for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

toni said...

Great project to show of those fabulous stick pis x

toni said...

Ooops ! That should say pins x

Kimie said...

I love this! Especially love the one with the red domino. :) MWAH!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Shea! That is soooo YOU!!! And those stick pins??? TO DIE FOR! You have an amazing talent goin' on!!! TFS

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Dropped by after seeing you on the gecko galz yahoo group. I am utterly amazed at some of your projects including this one. Great blog and one I'll enjoy continuing to visit.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Oh my jaw-dropping, goodness!! I just love the way you've dressed up your pin cushion, all the way to the fab trinket pins!!

carol said...

super creation, looks brill,thanks for playing along with our challenge at CR this week, come back soon, x carol

Bo, at "Exit 95 on the Yellowbrick Road, Part Two" said...

Shea, your projects are things of beauty. You are so talented! (And I'm not just complimenting you because you're my sister.) I wish I could be there and craft with you. Of course, I have a different craft but that wouldn't matter.