Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Scrappy Pin Cushion - It's My Party Day 3

Welcome to the third day of It’s My Party and I’ll Craft if I Want To!

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Amy (from Ameroonie Designs) and I are celebrating our birthdays all week by sharing projects that we made just for us. Monday I shared my 241 tote bag. Yesterday I shared my patchwork camera strap cover. Today I’m sharing my scrappy pin cushion/organizer.

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This is by far my favorite project from this week. I combined two different pin cushions to make this. I used the weighted pin cushion organizer tutorial from Elizabeth of Oh, Fransson! (on Sew, Mama, Sew) for the basic pin cushion, pocket panel, and scrap bucket. Then, inspired by this pin cushion I saw on Canoe Ridge Creations, I pieced together the top of my pin cushion.

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I love how colorful it is.

The construction of the pin cushion/pocket/bucket is relatively simple, and Elizabeth’s tutorial is great. The piecing on the top of the pin cushion took a little figuring out because I didn’t have a tutorial to follow, just pictures. I had to think through each step. I’m really happy with how it turned out.

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I used a special button to attach the scrap bucket to the pin cushion. I bought a few of these buttons from a pottery booth at a Christmas fair. They’re actually made by my sister-in-law’s aunt, and I love them. I hadn’t used any of them until this project.

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Hands down my favorite project of the week and a lot of fun to put together. I'm so happy with this project.

Make sure you check out Amy’s pin cushion today over on Ameroonie Designs. We followed the same tutorial, and I love seeing her take on the same project…


Stay tuned for one more project tomorrow and the great giveaways on both blogs Friday. Thanks for stopping by today!
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28 comments:

Sharon said...

I love this! A very clever idea!

TexNan said...

Thanks for posting this. It's definitely going on my "things to do" list. I made something similar a while back, but it wasn't as cute and didn't have the little utility pocket on it, which IMO makes yours uber-useful. (Oh, did I say yours is super cute? Consider it said!)

Shabby Soul said...

Very cute! I love the patchwork touch and the bright colors!

www.sewrayme.co.uk said...

The stripey pin cushion looks great, I love the vibrant colours you've chosen!

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Wendy said...

I am loving this! The pincushion really caught my eye.

Michele Pacey said...

Sweet pincushion (more like a sewing-station extravaganza)! Both versions are so pretty and colourful!

jamie @ backless shirt said...

I am a new follower! I love the idea of celebrating your birthdays with a week of sewing JUST FOR YOU! I need to try that. :)
jamie

Chris said...

LOVE it Gwen! I actually have one of these cut out...I just need to put it together. I love the happy colors you included. They are perfect.

Katie said...

I LOVE this pin cushion. I need a larger pin cushion and I think I need to just make a larger one! I’d love if you stop by Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

Ashley said...

love this!!! love the colors and the size:)

Crafty Girls said...

Amy & Gwen, I LOVE THIS! I just printed the pattern off and I am going to make this! I will show it off when done! Hope you two are having a great bday week!

Irene

Simone de Klerk said...

This is yummy! Love how your pincushion matches your banner. I always love to see how people use the same pattern and have their very own way of making it!
Thank you for the links to the tutorials (:

malia said...

wow gwen i have neve even thought of or seen anything like this... how fantastic! xo

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I love the rainbow top, it's so cute!!
xoxo,
Amy

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

Wow Gwen you have out done yourself. Absolutely beautiful!! and now I want to make one of my own!!!

Naturally Carol said...

They are both really outstanding! That is the perfect place for the pottery button too.

Rissa @ Hazel and Honeysuckle said...

So cute! I need to make one of these for myself!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

Love it! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the colors.

Visiting from Someday Crafts!

Amy @ Increasingly Domestic said...

This is Gwen-tastic!
Bah ha ha ha!

I love that the piecing matches your header. You pretty much rock.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

This project turned out amazing, what a useful pin cushion. Love. love. love. The special button is a really nice touch.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

PS The pieced rainbow also goes really well with your blog header!

the nayz said...

I am loving this. I have a buch of scraps that I can use for this. It would also make a really cute gift to a loved one.

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Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Gwen. I'm new to your blog after seeing you on who am I. I've seen a similar concept before but this is the cutest one I've ever seen! I love your colors and can't wait to make one myself (along with the other 50 thousand projects on my want-to-do list). Thanks for sharing it. I'm looking forward to following your blog.
Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs...Tracy :)

P.S. I'd love you to stop by and visit my blog sometime. I have a couple of giveaways and one ends Sunday.

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

This is so freakin cute! The rainbow effect on the top is so cool! Man, too bad my birthday was in Jan- cause now I want to make myself all these things too!

heather {WhipperBerry} said...

I would TOTALLY buy this from you... I LOVE it!! I featured it on WhipperBerry today!

kisses

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love the fabric you chose. It is very cute. Stopping by from Made By You Monday. Here is what I posted this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2011/05/red-simplicity-cynthia-rowley-dress.html

Ashley said...

I love this pin cushion! You always pick the cutest fabrics! Love the button too.

@pril said...

I love this project, really cute. I featured it on my blog: http://koolbeenz-blog.blogspot.com/2011/06/gallery-of-featured-crafters-3-with.html

Feel free to grab my Featured Button.

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