Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mini pincushion turned cocktail ring saves the day!

I have a pin problem. The problem is that I never have anywhere to stick them while sewing! Pincushions wander around the studio: on the ironing board, on my desk, knocked on the floor by the cat...but never by my side. And then I realized that the solution was staring me in the face:

mini pincushion 2
I made a bunch of these mini pincushions when I was visiting family over the holidays. Hey, a girl's gotta have something to keep her hands busy! They are made from plastic bottle caps and felt, and turned out really cute. Most of them stayed with my mom, as she really loved them, but I managed to sneak one out for myself. But it has sat, somewhat unloved (except by the cat, who thinks it's a toy) until now. When I had this genius idea:
mini pincushion ring
A little elastic, some craft glue, and my mini pincushion has become the handiest cocktail ring ever! Fun!

In other news, I've been having way too much fun with the new machine. Aren't these great? (they will appear again in the Tremendous Totes!)
key loops

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