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« on: July 30, 2016 12:04:53 PM »


My partner in the I Want to Live in the Burrow Swap requested a new pincushion in her questionnaire. She also has oodles of teacup pincushions with little houses on top pinned in Pinterest... so in a (self proclaimed) stroke of genius, I thought hey!! There's no reason I couldn't make a miniature Burrow and put it on top of a pincushion, right? Right??

As per usual, this proved much more difficult than I anticipated... lol..

Firstly, I used this great teacup pincushion tutorial to create my base.

I then created a miniature Burrow using Sculpey Clay, acrylic paint, and polymer clay glaze. The sculpting was the difficult part; I probably attempted a dozen mini Burrows before I made one that was acceptable.

After my Burrow was complete, I hot glued it to the pincushion along with dried moss and mini mushrooms from Micheal's. I used Jacquard Textile Colour to paint the cobble paths.

Now for the exciting part, pictures!!!
Full Front

Full Side

Closeup Front

Closeup Sides

(if you look closely I've even painted a door for the small magical creatures who inhabit the Burrow knowingly and unknowingly) ;P

Closeup Back


Sadly, the teacup broke in transit, but that can be easily replaced! Overall, I was super excited for how this turned out and for my partner to receive! As I said with my Marauder's Map Mug Rug I may have to make one for myself in the future! Eventually...

C&C Welcome Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2016 12:27:10 PM »

Very cute - love the little details like the stone path to the house!
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2016 02:15:56 PM »

very sweet!
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2016 03:08:33 PM »

Really fantastic!!!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2016 09:48:11 AM »

This is so sweet! I love the addition of the mushrooms and the cobblestone path Smiley You did an awesome job!
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2016 12:36:53 PM »

This is wonderful! Very lucky partner.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2016 07:12:19 PM »

Thank you for the kind words Onyxnox, steiconi, audio, PerfectlyBohemian, lady4feet! Glad you all like it Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016 07:30:12 AM »

I've never seen a teacup pin cushion before, so, this is novel to me for that alone.  The tiny house and surrounding mushroom/moss foliage also look great.  Surely, the miniscule occupant(s) are going to wonder where all the giant metal spikes come from and why they continuously appear and reappear in different locations . . . very stressful I imagine. Cheesy

And sorry to hear that the cup got broken in transit!
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016 02:41:25 PM »

It is SO much better in person! I have seen a thousand of these pincushions and never attempted them because I didn't think I could do them justice. Rjannelle did them justice!! It is so fabulous. Thank you so much!
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« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2016 06:46:04 AM »

Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project! Smiley
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