Thursday, May 24, 2012

Crafty Little Pincushion Inspiration

 This adorable little pincushion was tucked inside one of those bags of lace I showed you in the last post.  It is so clever I though I would show it because it makes me think of SO many ideas.
 It is tiny and sits right there on your finger like a ring.
 It feels like it is very tightly stuffed with fiberfill, making it so light you hardly notice it is there.
Click this one bigger.  It appears to be made from the plastic screw-on top from a pop bottle.  There are two holes drilled it it to insert the elastic "ring".  I expect it is knotted on the inside and I can see a little ooze of hot glue that is holding everything together.  The lace is glued around the outside.
Can you just picture this made using some an adorable character print or some vintage barkcloth.  And what about rick rack or flat braid or vintage tatting glued around the side.
This little guy just got my ideas popping.  I will keep it on my desk but maybe one of you will pick up the inspiration and run with it!

5 comments:

Annette Beanland said...

That is just too cute and clever! It would be a great way to use small fabric scraps.

vintage grey said...

How cute is this!! Love little treasures hidden away waiting to be discovered!! xo Heather

Andy's Attic said...

Great way to use formerly useless things...

My Vintage Mending said...

Ingenuity...people used to reuse things and use their brain...please tell me they still do! Have a great Memorial Day weekend...smiles..Renee

DeeDee said...

I make these all the time..my favorite lil gift to give my sewing friends... this one is so cute....