Thursday, January 6, 2011

Small Talk

As you may recall, late last year I bared my soul and revealed that I don't own a glue gun.

It turns out I do. I just can't remember why. I must have bought it years ago for some specific project and then never used it again. It resurfaced recently while I was 'organizing.'

My comprehensive organizational efforts eventually dwindled down to more of a micro-organization in which I managed to incorporate a little sewing + hot gluing project too.

This photo is unrelated to this post but I found these little hand-painted shell pansy cards yesterday while out thrifting and this seemed as good a time as any to share.
For someone who sews, I am sorely lacking in the pincushion department and that can get downright hazardous as I use some very large and somewhat dull needles for my etsy shop packaging. I'm constantly dropping them and they quietly roll away, biding their time until they decide to reappear somewhere ... unexpected.

(I always look before sitting down in the Doily Factory.)


Now those needles have a home of their own. I made the world's tiniest pincushion (tutorial here), added a teeny vintage mother-of-pearl button and hot-glued the whole thing to a vintage spool of thread.


Hope 2011 is going smoothly for you so far. 

27 comments:

  1. adorable....
    adorable.......

    but then, everything you make is wonderful!

    xo
    becky

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  2. That little cusion is too cute. I don't sew, so the idea of making something that small is overwhelming. Good use of the glue gun, too.
    Annette

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  3. My recent "organizing" resulted in lots of thread spools put in the "to go" pile. i'm going to fish them back out now...

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  4. That is SO cute!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. It couldn't be cuter!

    xo
    Claudia

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  6. Hallelujah for the glue gun and putting it to use. (I use mine so much, If it did not have a hot end, I would carry it about in a holster..glittered of course!)
    Dang cute pincushion...

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  7. OMWord! That lil' cutie can stand on your machine on the spare post, if you have one.

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  8. Isn't that the cutest thing?!

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  9. That pincushion is adorable!

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  10. That pincushion is sweet! I have something similar that I purchased and it is glued on top of a golf tee so you can just slip it into whatever spool of thread you happen to be using at the time. Your pincusion is a more vintage style that I far prefer. Nice job!

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  11. I love the unique cards..and the pincushion is precious! What a sweet idea! ♥

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  12. i cant count how many times I have stepped on a stray pin! (and I have pin cushions up the ying yang!) yours btw super cute!

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  13. CUTE CUTE CUTE!!!!

    Love That! Who says BIGGER is better??!! No way, Tiny Pincushions Rule!!

    Thanks for sharing!~ Looking forward to more of your creations in 2011!!

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  14. Cute pincushion.... I have to put my pin cushions in a drawer or box so the cats don't pull the pins out and run with them in their mouths??? Not really convenient but what can you do? I am going to go look at my piles of shells too....

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  15. That really is a wee little pincushion! And obviously very much needed in the doily factory. I'm always losing my needles, and I've actually had a nightmare about one ending up in my thigh, with just the thread showing. That was probably TMI, wasn't it? Anyway, very cute pincushion!

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  16. Hi there. Just stopping in to say hello and thank you for stopping by... Blessings for a lovely weekend...

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  17. When you said you lost needles I immediately pictured toe stabbing. ouch. and since I have dogs...well, I won't go there, had a scare recently with that, more of a "did I drop a needle and it's stuck in his throat?" sorry, off topic....

    Mini pincushion -- very sweet.

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  18. Sa-weet! Yeah, sounded like you needed a pincushion. Needles in feet= not a good mental picture! I love those little cards, as well.

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  19. Oddly, I hardly sew at all and have many pincushions. (But still no glue gun.)

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  20. this post is so full of sweet images! adorable pin cushion.

    happy weekend

    xo
    elyse

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  21. This is just about the cutest thing I've seen! That would come in handy for any quilter/sewer/crafter person. I'll have to take a look at that. Oh, and by the way, I recall having a glue gun too, very seldom used. I wonder where it is?

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  22. That is just the cutest thing!
    Although I have a pincushion for pins, I could really use a separate one just for needles.
    I am always losing those little suckers.

    Kimberly :-)

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  23. love love love the pincusion--my husband is the needle loser in our house-we practically have to wear shoes to be safe!

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  24. This is beautiful! I seldom use most of my craft supplies these days. I keep the 'ole hot glue gun in the adhesives box with tape and elmer's glue and other glue things...

    Can't wait until my organization is at the "micro organization" level like you were in :)

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  25. If that's not the cutest thing ever, Amy. Darling.
    I'm a fan of the magnetic pincushion as it allows me to just kind of toss my pin in the general direction of the "cushion" and some form of scientific phenomena takes it from there.

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  26. How did I miss this post?? That pin cushion is absolutely adorable!!!! I am going to have to make me one of those. Too darn cute. You ought to make a bunch of 'em to sell! - Kathy

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