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« on: June 01, 2005 11:13:31 AM »

So I got my Stitch It Kit (which I absolutely love!) and decided to embroider the coffee cup just as a practice piece on some sewing muslin. Turns out I actually liked my cup and wanted to use it for something, and so the biggest pin cushion ever was born. I made a 5x5x5 cube with embroidery on each side. Crazy? Perhaps. Practical and wicked fun to make? Definately. Thanks Ms. Hart for showing me the way! Grin Now for the cushion:

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The coffee cup that started this madness:


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A wonky shoe (car rides on icky PA highways aren't condusive to stitching!)


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Thanks for checking her out!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2005 11:43:28 AM »

very cute! tasty stitches, too. It should hold plenty of pins.
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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2005 05:12:05 PM »

That's really cute.  I love your choice of colors.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2005 09:49:41 AM »

That came out awesome!!!!  What sort of stitch did you use?
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2005 09:51:19 AM »

Hey, what a cool idea. Too bad I never use my pin cushion. :/
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2005 09:56:07 AM »

Aww, thanks everybody!  Smiley

To answer spaz_muse's question, I mostly used the split stitch, but I backstitched things like the cup's decoration and the black part of the heel. I tried the stem stitch for the coffee's steam, but it didn't come out like the diagram in the book  Tongue I'll have to try that again sometime  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2005 09:58:03 AM »

Aww, thanks everybody! Smiley

To answer spaz_muse's question, I mostly used the split stitch, but I backstitched things like the cup's decoration and the black part of the heel. I tried the stem stitch for the coffee's steam, but it didn't come out like the diagram in the book Tongue I'll have to try that again sometime Cheesy

It's good to do stuff a little differently - that's usually how I get my best stuff...'happy accidents' as it were!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2005 12:04:25 PM »

How neato! You know, if you had a bell inside it, would be a good baby toy! If you don't mind them gnawing on your needlework that is...
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2005 04:43:50 PM »

Love the cube shape!!

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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2005 05:18:35 PM »

That IS killer! Nice work!
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2005 06:22:37 PM »

that's a great idea!  It turned out really well.  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2005 10:17:32 PM »

so darling! i love the patterns in that kit <3

i need to make a better pin cushion- you have inspired me.  : )
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« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2005 05:36:36 AM »

very cute!! I'm  curious, what did you stuff it with?

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« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2005 08:42:04 AM »

What a good idea!  That's a lot better that the typical tomato pin cushion.  I also like the baby toy suggestion.

You did a great job on the stitching.  I don't think your shoe looks wonky at all.
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« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2005 11:13:40 AM »

Thanks kids!  Smiley Everyone's so nice here!  Cheesy
Anyway, yes, the baby to is a really great idea! I'll need to keep that in mind for when my friends start having children; it would make a great gift!
I just stuffed it with regular cotton quilt batting which I shredded up to make it less lumpy. I thought it might make it too soft and make the pins sink into the fabric, but it actually seems to stop them 1/2 way down, which makes them easy to grab  Smiley Highly recommend it!
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