Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Pinned!

Sometime ago and from somewhere I aquired this pincushion, its pink plastic and the pins are stuck into a spiral of folded paper. It has the trademark Tayler's Newnita pincushion...I thought that looks easy to make ... so

with an empty cat food tin, one of the small ones, a bit of patterned paper, a strip of mini corugated card and a length of bobble trim.....

I made one. When you've rolled up the corugated card glue the end and then push up from underneath in the centre, keep in place with a little glue smeared on the underside.

stick it in the tin, add the trim and a bead on a long pin to cover the central hole.


There you have it... a neat little pincushion with no sewing!

13 comments:

Tinkertaylor said...

No sewing.... I love it but no cat got any spare tins?

Sue said...

What a VERY COOL idea.....love it:)

Deborah said...

I prefer yours.

DollZandThingZ said...

Love it! I have seen these old cushions before...yours is even nicer!

Christine said...

I love your version, it's really beautiful! I think I'll borrow your idea, if you don't mind, and make one on a slightly smaller scale, in a jar lid. I could keep eye-pins in it, to save bending them, which happens a lot in their current storage.

Chicken Licken said...

OMG that is seriously Fab!!

Sid said...

Fab idea Effie, love the design elements !

cardesque said...

what a neat idea - and so useful too!

Ribbon Girl said...

Hi Gail - wow, love your pincushion - another project to put on my 'to do' list! Mary G x

Lottie said...

This is absolutely awesome! Thank you so very much for generously showing us how you made it. It's something I would like to do myself

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a brilliant idea! and so much better than the original,

Lucy x

Sue said...

Love it Effie and it looks festive so a nice gift for Christmas.

Laura said...

Ingenious. Clever you!