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« on: June 13, 2011 01:27:30 PM »

I have been in desperate need of a pincushion for probably 10 years.  I've asked for them in swaps and have gotten a couple of tiny ones, but I have a crapload of pins!  I had one of those magnetic things that are awesome in theory but horrific when you reach in blindly to grab a pin and end up with 17 digging into your hangnails, cuticles, and nail beds.



I've had this fabric with all of these weird faces kicking around for a year, but it was a small piece and I was at a loss.  Finally when I decided to do this project, I found this fabric in my stash and thought, "OMG look at all those eyeballs for my pins!  WHEE!!!"

So being the junior psychopath that I am, I had to fill the eyes first:



And here's a view of the whole enchilada (prior to pins):



The base is a candlestick from a thrift store that was gessoed and then painted black.  The top is paper mache.  I did it over a small balloon and then cut the top off.  The stars and stripes (how patriotic sounding) were cut out of old books and then glued down with gel medium.  There is a jump ring in one of the points with an earring clasp that holds safety pins.

In transferring over my pins from the magnetic trap of doom, I found 7 needles! Score!

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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2011 01:44:55 PM »

Love this idea!
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2011 03:12:11 PM »

This is a unique idea and a very cool design!  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011 03:54:56 PM »

This rocks!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2011 07:40:12 PM »

Fantastic! I love that you put it on the end of a candlestick. That puts the pins at a perfect height. Love it.
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« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2011 09:00:28 PM »

Thank you muchly!  One of my site partners did a whole tutorial on upcycling candlesticks, and I couldn't keep from manifesting my dreams of pincushionery.  Wink

You can tell how tired I am by how many words I make up in each post.  hahaha!!
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« Reply #6 on: June 16, 2011 09:52:22 AM »

This is beautiful!  And I agree, the candlestick is a super idea!
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« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011 01:17:09 PM »

Thank you, madame!! Grin
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Love this ! So unique!
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« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011 11:40:26 AM »

Thank you!

I actually pulled a pin out of it today to unclog the nozzle of my kiddo's sippy cup.  I was pretty excited.


(i'm also totally easily amused)
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