January 13, 2013

Liz makes a cactus pin cushion

Until today, all of my sewing pins were stored away in -- wait for it -- a sandwich baggy. Yes, I was keeping my pins in the worst place possible to keep pins. I bought a whole butt load of felt today, so I decided it was time to make a pin cushion.


I was thinking of making a plain tomato pin cushion, or possibly a strawberry pin cushion.. But I thought of this instead. I think it's pretty cute. But I'm biased of course.



I made the "terracotta" pot out of felt also and surrounded the "cactus" with rocks I found in the yard.


 I hand sewed the whole thing, as you can tell. The stitches are totally visible, but that's okay.


It looks like it's waving! I think I'll make some of these as gifts for my sewing friends and family in the future. Hooray!

Love, Liz

29 comments:

  1. so cute and such a clever idea!

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  2. This is so cute! I really need to get or make a pin cushion at some point.

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    1. Awe thanks. This one was really easy to make. It only took an hour or so to make too!
      Liz

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  3. Your DIY's are SO awesome! Keep it up darling!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
    http://juliettelaura.blogspot.com/

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  4. I am DEFINITELY making this! Or perhaps a porcupine/hedgehog pin cushion. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://threeinchstitch.blogspot.com

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    1. Awe that sounds cute. I actually just saw a hedgehog pin cushion this morning!
      Liz

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  5. This is super creative! I love it! It's so adorable :)

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  6. That is so super cute! Love it.

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  7. Oh my goodness this is so perfect and cute! Thanks for sharing, I might have to make this for my mum, she's a mad quilter :).

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  8. so cute! how clever, the pins are just the perfect thorns!

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  9. Haha this is so cute!! I really like it, such a good idea :)

    Ps: thank you so much for visiting & leaving a comment on my blog :) xx

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  10. What a lovely Idea! I would like to have something like that! I love your blog! Great tutorials you have here!

    Kisses

    http://thedailymiacis.blogspot.pt/

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  11. Oh the cuteness! I am in love with this!!

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  12. Love your blog! Maybe we could follow each other on bloglovin or GFC? Please leave me a comment or follow me and I will follow you =)

    http://lepetitplastique.blogspot.com/

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  13. Haha aw love this idea, so cute! Your photos are amazing by the way, love how you set up the backgrounds x

    http://bowtiedbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  14. This is so adorable Liz! Great job!

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  15. this is too darling.. i need to become more crafty!
    new follower! XO
    chaseandem.blogspot.com

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  16. the cactus is adorable! haha brings a smile to my face. and I'm following you now too :)

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  17. Well I can't think of a better way to hold pins. That's darling and very clever!
    hugs Lynn

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  18. oh my god! this is the cutest idea!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  19. Love this pin cushion! Super cute!

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