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« on: January 21, 2011 07:34:06 PM »

I created this cute little acorn pincushion /needlebook for my patner snapsanddrangons in the needlebook swap.  The acorn itself was a 2 new craft learning experience for me.  In the mini 12 days of Christmas swap my partner lindyv321 sent me a learn to crochet kit.  The top of my acorn, the cap, is my first attempt at crocheting something in over 30 years.  I needlefelted the acorn itself, the 2nd craft that I have never done.  All of the stitching was done by hand.  I also crafted the 3 acorns pins out of clay


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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011 11:49:51 PM »

Lovely.  I guess your lucky partner will enjoy using it.  I particularly like the acorn-headed pins.  I can see a lot of possibilities in that idea. Did you use oven-baked or air drying clay for the heads?
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« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2011 05:47:01 AM »

Sculpey oven bake.   With the large pin head ball inside.  Yes lots of possibilities.
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« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2011 06:16:37 AM »

that is such a sweet little needle book and mini pin cushion!
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« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2011 06:27:33 AM »

I love the acorn pins - that was a great idea!
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011 07:47:30 AM »

Thanks for all the nice coments.  It was so fun to make.  Now I need one.
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011 11:58:20 AM »

This is gorgeous, such a lucky swap partner.  I love everything about it, from the felt colors and stitching, to your big acorn and pins.  Wisted.
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« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2011 07:44:45 AM »

That is so lovely! I'm jealous-you did an amazing job.
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