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 with...my 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.