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kellen46
« on: August 30, 2007 05:33:15 PM »



I made these pin cushions from old cups, sugar bowls and creamers I found at a thrift shop. I made them with scraps from my sewing and batting scraps. Each one has a tiny heart of steel wool to sharpen and clean the pins as the cushions are used. I plan to give them as Christmas gifts to my sewing friends.
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« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2007 05:35:27 PM »

That's such a cute idea! Love it!
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« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2007 05:36:10 PM »

these are so cute!  what a great idea!  i did something similar with one of those easter eggs that you fill with candy because it was shaped like a chick!  how did you get them to stay in the cups, is it just because they're so stuffed?  great idea with the steel wool, i kept looking for a heart shape, duh me! haha Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 05:38:01 PM »

Those are so cute! It's a very creative idea, I might have to try it! Great job!
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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 05:39:02 PM »

that's brilliant!
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 05:40:05 PM »

WOW!!! I'll definitely try this with my old tea sets  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2007 05:40:41 PM »

So cute and eco-sensitive to boot!  What coarseness of steel wool did you use?
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« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2007 05:44:50 PM »

those are adorable!!! Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2007 05:46:02 PM »

Fantabulous idea--although if it were me, I could see myself reaching for the pincushion instead of my cup of coffee .  . . but still a great idea!
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2007 06:10:29 PM »

oh my goodness!!!  these are the sweetest!!  ive never seen this before, but it really combines two of the cutest things i like!!  ill totally be making one (or two) -if you dont mind that is.  i hate seeing things and then going "oh i want to make one"  even though its someones idea.  i just feel like a thief, ya know?
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