Friday, September 3, 2010

Giveaway...Wool Pin Cushion

A few weeks ago, I ran across a picture of a pin cushion on flickr posted by bluegirlxo.  I was inspired to make one of my own.  I started off with wool from one of my old skirts.  I am not sure if anyone else does this, but I cut up the wool into smaller pieces and put them in the washer on the hottest setting.  Then I throw the wool pieces in the dryer; which pretty much shrinks it and prevents it from fraying.

Then I took out a package of yo-yo's that I purchased from the Ribbon Factory in East Stroudsburg, PA.   Now I usually make my own yo-yo's, but I had to buy them because I loved the colors/fabrics and the price was unbeatable (sorry the picture is not clear).

Then I got out some floss.  Now, like I said, I am usually a very organized person and I do have my floss on cards and in see-through cases.  However, when I am finished with a project,  I just throw the leftovers in a bag.  Here is what it looks like.

It is a mess, but it works when I need just a little floss for small projects.  Well, this is what I ended up little wool pin cushion.

I had so much fun, I ended up making two more...

I think it is time for me to participate in some swaps...or to do a giveaway.  Giveaway it is...this is my first one so we shall see how it goes.  I will be giving away either the one on the left with the black and white background or the one on the right with the black background.  The outside is made entirely of wool and filled with poly-fil stuffing.  Here are some ground rules:

1.  Leave a comment (tell me which one you would like) and you will be entered once.   If you do not have a blog, please make sure that I have a way to contact you.  For instance, if you leave a comment as  Anonymous, I will have no way of contacting you unless you leave an email address. 
2.  Post about it on your blog and let me know (by leaving a 2nd comment) and you will be entered a second time.  
3.  I will pick a winner next Friday, September 10, 2010.

If I have left anything out or you have a question, please leave me a note.  Thanks.

Then I will try the number generator,  I have wanted to do this for some time.


  1. Those are adorable! Great job on them.

  2. Oh how CUTE!!! Someday I need to make pincushions....somehow I never get around to it. Those are really darling, I'll try to remember to blog it this weekend!

  3. Hi Talin -- Another CLEVER idea! Love your pincushions! See you next Saturday. Florence

  4. I am a big wool fan. Love the black pin cushion.

    Marie in Oregon

  5. Good to read your post - I have been 'playing' around with shrinking wool and am glad to see I am on the right track....
    Lovely pincushions..

  6. These are so cute - and I do not own a pincushion. So, please enter me into your drawing. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  7. Very cute! I like the one with the black background. Love the pink flower. Thanks for entering me :-)

  8. Hi there - Allie sent me over. I wouldn't mind either one since I need another pincushion. I keep misplacing mine under a pile of fabric.

  9. Very cute - who wouldn't like to win either one?! My fav, though, is the black! Just today I was thinking it would be nice to have a second pin cushion near the iron......hope to win!

  10. Allie sent me too. These are adorable pincushions.

  11. They are lovely!
    My favorite is the one on the left, with the black and white.
    I like to use different pincushions for my sewing notions and embroidery needles so they don't get mixed up. I also have a mess-o-floss-scraps :)

  12. Cute! Love the one on the right! Sweet Allie sent me your direction from her blog post. thanks for the giveaway!

  13. These are so sweet! I'm having a hard time deciding which one I like most... but I think the black one with the flowers that jump out wins for me!! Thanks for the chance to enter. micheletimms(at)gmail(dot)com

  14. Pin cushion.... I'm so far behind on this quilting world. It will be easier than the little plastic container I have them on ;) Either one will thrill me :)

  15. Both of the pincusions are very cute.
    Thanks for a lovely giveaway

  16. Handbag design is a kind of creative activity,coach outlet store online it includes two thinking and physical process, so, the design of the things should have come out in the basis, according to the condition is the object of consumption, design theme, design theme, although in the design process is not required to list a big word for word literally string design theory, but it doesn't mean could freely will own thing not scruple expression comes out, so we design will be vague, lose its significance. Design method is many design field in common design means,Coach Sandals and not dress design unique design method, emphasize is thinking is not concrete Angle and technical processing. Handbag design method is used to design vocabulary and design pattern combined with handbag design to the characteristics and requirements of the design method is on. The design method of role in stylist is in the mind of the lack of image or lack of effective means, provide the necessary help.Coach Sunglasses Handbag design of application of the following ten often design method: the form change design method, the bionic design method, restore ancient ways design method, the series design method, the reverse design method, the change design method, lenovo design method, combining the design method, the design method and exaggerated and design method, the next I for all of those design method for a detailed elaboration,Coach Purses outlet online so that in our design process can be used.