Saturday, 5 October 2013

Skinny Pincushion - Across the Pond Sew Along

Another fun project this month for the Across the Pond Sew Along: Skinny Pincushions. I hadn't seen one yet until I read about them on Amy's blog Amy Made That! and on Susie's Sunroom. I went for Susie's solution of stuffing the pincushion with cat litter to weigh it down and sharpen my pins, it really works!






I decided to use the button fabric I recently bought. Love at first sight and it's quickly found a special home. To complement the fabric I added three vintage looking buttons which luckily match the colours in the fabric beautifully.


The "tape measure" linen ribbon is by East of India. They make very high quality ribbons and this one has a very pretty packaging. How can you not like the quote it has on the card? Would make a lovely gift for somebody who likes sewing. I bought mine at Temptation Gifts and over the years I have bought quite a few...ehm, ehm.








Amy Made That!...by eamylove



Linking up at TGIFF this week at Quokkaquilts
there's a great month of giveaways lined up!



21 comments:

  1. That is an awesome pincushion!! Love the measuring tape accents. Whoop whoop!!

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  2. cute little pincushion! the perfect shape for staying right on the side of the machine!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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    1. and thanks so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

      :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation

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  3. perfect shape and too cute! my square one by the machine just does not fit. Maybe time for a new one :)

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  4. Applause!!! I'm having trouble choosing which photos to put on my Pinterest boards. All of these are so fabulous, and your finished pincushion is inspiring. Sweet star pins, too! But those vintage buttons, paired with the button print...sigh...get the smelling salts, please!

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  5. Simply gorgeous!! Love all the exquisite details... measuring tape ribbon, fabric and vintage buttons!! This should make you smile every time you see it!

    Susie

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  6. Oooh lovely :) need a link in the post for TGIFF this month to go in the prize draw. Feel free to relink if you add it!

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  7. I love your skinny pincushion. But I must admit I love every pincushion.

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  8. visiting from sew many ways. This is gorgeous. I love the antique look it has.

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  9. What a sweet pincushion! Love the skinny! Perfect fit to have by your machine. Wlove the tape measure ribbon!

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  10. So cute! :0)
    And I love those star pins!

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  11. Really love the unique look and all the sweet details. I'm in need of a new pin cushion. :)

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  12. I love everything about this! Gorgeous fabric, love the ribbon (I have some of that too actually) and I love the star pin!! Great work :-))

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  13. So cute! Love your version.

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  14. What a cute pin cushion and love the addition of the buttons! Thanks for sharing.
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  15. That is so cute! And I would have never guessed kitty litter could sharpen pins!

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  16. Great pin cshion - I dived into my scraps and found a piece of fabric with buttons printed on it. Bingo, a new pin cushion! This is actually secret sewing for a swap, but I am busting to tell someone. LOL. Thanks for this post and for the inspiration.

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  17. What a great pincushion - I have that fabric too - oh, and I have cat litter and tape measure ribbon and everything. Must get cracking! Thanks so much.

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  18. This is so cute, what a great idea.

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