Monday, December 7, 2009

Sugar Kissed Pin Cushion

Hello! Some of you may remember the pincushion I made for Halloween. I had a request for a tutorial on how to make them so I thought I would make a Christmas version.
Again I'm using the tea dyed muslin that I purchased at JoAnn's. It is such a nice color.
I drew a circle using a saucer as my template. There will be two circles.

I then had Lindsey stamp a Christmas image on one side with pigment ink.

With right sides together, stitch around circle 1/4" from edge, leaving a space for turning.

Turn right sides out and fill with fiberfill as full as you can get it and sew closed.

Choose a button. Thread a long needle with doubled DMC, I used the color 321. Stick needle up through the center and through the button. Now go back down through the button and out the bottom. You'll now bring the thread around the sides and down underneath the button.

Do this in sections until you have it sectioned like the sample below.

One day at a flea market I discovered an old hanging basket for plants. I immediately had another idea for how to use it.

I switched the chains around and hung it upside down to hang vitage ornaments from.

I hope you like this idea, too!

Have a wonderful day! Twyla and Lindsey


parasols and maryjanes said...

such an adorable pin cushion and I just love how the ornaments look from the wall hanger. - great idea.

Sunday Roses said...

...what a great idea...I love it! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog - it makes me happy!

Sandy said...

Really good idea...I just love that pink skate! :)

Nan said...

This is so cute and I have just the right stamp for a Christmas one. I'm going to make one in the next couple days, thanks for the great instructions.

Bearly Sane said...

Super crafty ideas ... when do you girls ever stop creating?
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Anonymous said...

WOW... I can see that pin cushion in so many fabrics.... Homespun to retro!! Thanks for the tutorial.... I love it!!
Great idea about the vintage plant hanger!!
Happy Holidays!!

Lisa said...

THanks for the tutorial on the pincushion....I really need to try this! And a very creative way to use the planter!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Both ideas are very cute, girls! The hanging basket gives me some ides! Love those old ornaments! I plan on hunting for some after we move to Idaho. ♥

Julie said...

Wonderful pin cushion! I'll have to do these, too! You're giving me so many fabulous projects to work on!

Love what you did with the planter basket--perfect!

Hope you're having such a beautiful December day!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Darn! I just keep repeating myself. I love that the two of you keep coming up with a new way to look at everyday things! I'm sure that your pincushion tutorial will be used here. A really cute idea!
Have a great week.

Jess said...

Oh I love your blog! Thank you for stopping by my blog and visiting my dollies! I am adding you to my blog list so everyone can see your awesome tutorials - these are fantastic, and so creative.

smiles with a touch of a giggle~

Little Dirt Lane

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

The ornament hanger is AMAZING. It's on my list of stuff to look for! Great idea!

Michelle Palmer said...

I always enjoy visiting... LOVE your pincushion & paper bow tutorials~

Hope your day is wonderful!

Pam said...

thanks for your nice comment on my blog. Love the pin cushion tutorial. I hope to give it a try. Also like the ornament hanger.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love to make pin cushions! What a great idea! I don't have any stamps but I can try something similar! Enjoy your week!

Auntie Cake said...

Love the pin cushion! The hanging basket is an adorable idea. I have a ton of those up in the garage. I'll have to get one down.

As always, thanks for sharing your ideas!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Oh my...more wonderful ideas from the Dynamic Duo. : )
Thanks for all you share.

MadameSamm said...

Did you girls say PIN CUSHION > ? lol
You know I love pin cushions...great idea too...and just love the wired basket...
Ok, I have a question, where do you put all this " creative thingamajigs"...and do you live together?
blessings madame samm

Florence and Mary said...

What a great idea for the hanging basket!

Victoria xx

Julie said...

I just love the pin cushion and what a great gift it would be. I think I must make one or two! And I love what you did with the pot hanger!

Merry Christmas!

Maria said...

What a fantastic idea with the hanging basket!!

Sherry said...

Love your ornaments and the hanger!! The pincushion is adorable! Thanks for another great idea!


Creative Breathing said...

Twyla and Lindsey, It is so hard this year to keep up with all of the wonderfulness! It seems I eek! constantly when I come here to visit. I just love this pincushion. Inspiration each time I visit! Elizabeth

~~Carol~~ said...

Wonderful idea to use that plant basket for your ornaments, and that pin cushion is just so sweet!
Happy Monday!

Queenie said...

Hey Girls,
This is the cutest pin cushion, thank you for sharing how you made it...I'd love to make one of those! I absolutley love your clever idea for the plant holder...girl you are soooo good! Love the vintage ornaments that you hung too. You have got the sweetest vintage Christmas treasures...those girl figurines are something special!
Lindsey that playing card you made is so creative...I love's adorable. I always so enjoy coming over here to see what you two have been getting into. You both are always so inspiring and's always a treat!
Talk to you again soon...
Big Hugs,


You two are so sweet to have this awesome "Sugar Kissed" Christmas with all these crafts. Love the pin cushion. You make it look so easy!!
Great idea with the pot holder.
Deb :)

Jacqueline said...

I get it, I get it. I think even I who can't sew much of anything can make this pin cushion. It's so cute! What a nice little inexpensive gift! Our activity director at work is having a Red Hatters Christmas Tea, maybe we could make these as place setting favors. Charming! Thanks for all your great ideas. You make them look so darn easy!!! Yikes!

Anonymous said...

I wish I were as clever as you and Lindsey! Love the little pincushion and the old ornaments remind me of some we had when I was a child. I love your display technique, too.
Blessings, Sarita

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Wow I love your "ornament hanger" ==what a clever idea!

Lisa said...

The orniments are amazing but this pin cushion is to die for!!! I have to go look for those stamps! I'm afraid I may have missed them!!
Thanks for teh how to!
Hugs, Lisa

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