Tuesday, 16 July 2013

... and a Picture Frame Pincushion


You can never have too many pincushions right? As my crafting has definitely spread out all over my house (and not nicely contained within my craft room as I pretended would be the case), I felt the most sensible thing to do would be to make another pincushion. Having seen loads of these all over Pinterest, I was dying to make one that could stay on my desk in my craft room...
Here is my current pincushion... He's quite chirpy and keeps me motivated. He's also the right colour so he will be the one that accompanies me round the house and on trips!
But anyway...! To make the picture frame one, I bought one frame from eBay for 99p. The hole part is 2X3 inches so very mini but that's what I was going for. It was also very ugly as you can see!
For the actual pin cushion part, I wanted fabric that coordinated with my craft room. I couldn't decide between orange and turquoise so decided to make a mini patchwork block that incorporated both colours from my scraps.
After removing the glass, I stuffed some wadding into the back of the fabric and ensured that the pieces fit together. By putting the back cover back on, I was able to secure the whole thing without the need for stitching or glue!
Finally, I took the whole thing apart again and painted the frame. I used Humbrol enamel gloss paints as I had some left over from making my Pretty Pins... and as I had some buttons left over too, of course I had to add some for decoration!


30th July 2013: Update - this post was featured here at JAQS Studio
1st August 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Crafts a la Mode
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44 comments:

  1. I love the picture frame cushion, but I think I like your cute monster more.

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    1. Thanks Lucy! I love him but there wasn't much I could write in a blog post about him!! xx

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  2. I love making pincushions. Both your little monster and the frame one are awesome. I am your newest follower. Follow me back if you get a chance.

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  3. Amazing idea! I love your pincushion frame!The sweet monsters are cute! Thanks so much for sharing. Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Ana! Your ladybug photos are soooo beautiful! Hugs back from us in England! xx

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  4. Very cute. I love the little detail with the buttons.

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    1. Thanks Al, we LOVE buttons! xx

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  5. Oh, how adorable. Just love this. I am a new follower of your inspiring blog - through GFC. If you get a chance to follow back, it would be very much appreciated .0)

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  6. adorable, I really like that you framed it! very pretty and a very good idea!
    Ingrid

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    1. Thanks Ingrid, the frame stands upright too so very versatile! xx

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  7. What a really lovely idea, and you will not be hurting anyone (monster) by using this one! ;)

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    1. Thanks, although the poor monster is not safe - he will still be getting poked from time to time!! xx

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  8. I love your pin cushions - need to add them to my Pinterest board. Cx

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    1. Thanks Catherine, you really can't have too many!! xx

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  9. What a great idea! I need to make a few pincushions myself so you have inspired me!

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    1. Thanks Natalie, although the idea is not mine - I got it from Pinterest - where all great ideas come from!! xx

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  10. I don't think I've seen a pin cushion in a frame yet. Too cute! Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/07/upcycled-linky-party-17.

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  11. What a cute pincushion to have near the sewing machine!

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    1. Thanks Lizzy! It's so mini it could even be stuck onto the front side of the sewing machine! xx

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  12. Absolutely adorable ! Pincushion & decor in one :-)

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    1. Thanks Linda! I could do one for each room and match them up to the colours of the room! You have given me a new idea!!! xxx

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  13. Super idea - thank-you for sharing, Jo x

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  14. Oh, I adore this pincushion!!! It is so different and SO cute!!! Thank you for linking it up to Thrifty Thursday!

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  15. So cute and so simple! I like the other pincushion, too! Thanks for sharing your project at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  16. What a cute idea! This is a great little project.

    Thank you so much linking up and YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED! :)
    http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2013/07/made-by-me-90-linky-party-and-features.html

    -Q

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    1. Thank you so much! We have updated and added your link to the bottom oof the post xx

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  17. That frame pincushion is a cool idea! It looks great! I like the buttons on it, too. I'm pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  18. Sew cute! Pinned to my crafty board:) I posted DIY Doily Jacket this week:) Swing by:)

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  19. I featured your little frame pincushion. It's so darned cute!! It could even be hung on the wall. I like small framed pictures. Lovely. Pinned! Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda, and thanks for the feature! We added a button to the end of the post xxx

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  20. This is just too cute! I can totally see some shabby Chicness in this pin cushion :o) Thanks for sharing

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    1. Thanks Karen, you're welcome! xx

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