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« on: October 23, 2006 06:04:01 PM »

The other night, as I was drifting off, I was struck with inspiration.  See, I'd just earlier that evening knocked the box of pins off my desk again and spent some time digging around the carpet with a flashlight hoping to find them all then and not later with my foot.  I know, a pincushion from the fabric store is darned cheap, but that's not what I wanted.  I wanted something that was all me.

At first I thought I'd make a plush skull to put pins in, but then I thought "no wait, a skull base with a brain pincushion!  Perfection!"



While at a halloween store, I spied this little plastic skull, and only a buck fifty with tax.  Brought him home, cut the top of his head off and sanded the edges down so that they wouldn't be sharp.

Then I plugged some holes in the bottom with hot melt glue and filled him with sand.  I topped the sand with a layer of glue so that I could work with the whole thing without worrying about spilling sand in the carpet.  (Did I ever mention that I'm a complete klutz?)

Next I took a piece of pink terry cloth (I know brains are actually grey, but I like pink brains) and a scrap of another fabric and made a small pillow stuffed with a little fluff.  I sewed crazy lines all over it and then attached the quilted fabric piece to one of those tomato pincushions.  I may not be thrilled with the looks of them, but I do like the nice heavy consistency.  Then I stuffed this down in the top of the skull.

Voila!



This was a quick project - maybe 2 hours start to finish and that was because I was figuring it out at I went.
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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2006 06:29:32 PM »

this looks awesome!!!
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« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2006 04:42:48 AM »

That is so COOL!!!
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2006 07:44:04 AM »

This is such a great idea.  Especially with Halloween right around the corner, there will be a lot of these on sale.  I may have to try this one.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2006 07:45:31 AM »

I love it!!  So funny... and pratical!  Great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2006 01:41:30 PM »

That's sexy and would fit my decor! Also an excuse to go halloween shopping... again.
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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2006 01:43:29 PM »

that's so cool it's like his brains are oozing out
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