Monday, July 28, 2014

baby jar pin cushion

Hello!  Wow, it is so hot again here.  We had some nice weather recently but now it is sticky and muggy again.  And it didn't help that I had some chores and cleaning to do.

Gosh, there are like a million ga-zillion things to look at online about sewing and projects and what not.  I don't know where to start sometimes.  It's fun to just sit and stalk everyone's cute creations but after about 2 hours I feel guilty that I haven't done anything productive!

Finally I decided to make a pin cushion since I have these cheap-y pins I bought years ago that are kind of small and can get lost so easily.  And I still have some left over baby food jars.  Yes, my youngest is now 6 so I've had these jars for quite a few years but I knew I'd use them one day.  Plus the little ones are so cute I didn't want to toss them out.

So here is my first pin cushion.  I added some cute hat pins I've had a while too just to look pretty.  And I was so happy when I discovered that some of my favorite papers are actually available as fabric!  What?  Isn't that amazing?  Well, maybe you guys already knew that.  This particular fabric is Doodlebug!  I love Doodlebug paper pads so to find the prints in fabric was just so exciting to me.  I bought this particular one from an Etsy store called Uberstitch.

Here's a different view.  I painted the jar cover white and then just added some stuffing to a piece of fabric and sewed it closed by hand.  It looks like a mushroom but I think it's cute.

Thanks so much for visiting!


8 comments:

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

Hi Eva! Wowie, you are surely a fantastic seamstress. Your pin cushion would make a great gift. The fabric is so cheery and happy. Can't wait to see your next sewing project. Happy sewing.

Leanne said...

Aww this is fun & sweet! That fabric is adorable and this came together beautifully. I'll be stalking your blog for the next sewing project too. hahaha!
Stay cool!!

Creations by Shirl said...

Simply cute ~ You should make tons of this for craft fairs, they would sell like hotcakes... No kidding!

Rachel Parys said...

Oooo!!! I have only done this with Mason jars, I love the baby jar idea!!! This is totally darling!!

Denice said...

What a fab way to recycle...bet you're glad you kept a few of the baby food jars because this is just the cutest pin cushion.

Cheryl said...

So cute! That poofiness looks so squishable! Looks cute as a favor or something too!

Lynn said...

Golly, this is absolutely beautiful. I love pincushions and yours is really, really adorable. The fabric and all the little touches make it so special. Thanks for telling us about the fabric that matches the Doodlebug paper...cool!

eunice said...

What a darling little pin cushion...so clever! I love that you could use the jar to store the extra pins...ingenius!