Friday, August 15, 2008

Little pincushions

Here are some little flowerpot pincushions I whipped up last Friday afternoon. I'd gotten the little pots (about 1-1/2" high, so they're very small) at Michael's a few weeks back. They were four for $1 so I couldn't resist! They're a bit fragile, though, and I scared myself by breaking one when I was shoving in the cotton and fabric top. Oops. That's why I bought two packs! Foresight, people. 

I originally thought I could stuff them with flax to give them a little more weight at the bottom--they're tippy. But it turns out that when I was stuffing in the top with the flax in the bottom was when the pots would crack or break. Lesson learned. I will live with them being tippy. 

These were somewhat inspired by Pretty Little Pincushions. Mainly, the book made me think more about pincushions, especially as gifts. And these will be going to good homes soon, because what am I going to do with six flowerpot pincushions?!? Now I have a little flowerpot garden lining my bookshelf. It's very cute! 

As I mentioned in my post about this book, I was also inspired by the thought of making my own themed pins. In anticipation of that, I bought a bunch of steel flat-head pins and ordered some Shrinky Dink plastic online! I am probably ridiculously excited about this, but I don't care. I used to make Shrinky Dinks with my grandmother all the time. I bet the smell will take me back... Ahh, melting plastic... 

1 comment:

Jen Segrest (verybigjen) said...

I have eight projects in the Pincushiins book, so glad you liked it!

be sure to add your pics to these Pincushions group on flickr!