Sunday, 9 February 2014

Like a new pin (cushion)

Hello you crafty peeps. 

Just a flying visit to share a pin cushion that I threw together yesterday using some bits and pieces destined for the bin. Apple sauce jar, strips of paper, a stuffed circle of felt and a ribbon. 




Now all my pins have a home and I won't keep on pricking my fingers getting them out of the drawer!!

Off to play here

Crafting with dragonflies #19 - Alter a tin or jar
Crafty Ribbons #75 - Anything Goes with ribbon

Thanks for stopping by today and for your lovely comments xx

30 comments:

Michelle said...

that's gorgeous Sarah and great recycling too. the pins r gorgeous too Michelle x

Sammy said...

That's a great idea! And those be some stunning pins!
I especially love the strip of "ruler" paper along the middle... Reminds me of a measuring tape and works beautifully! x

Annette said...

Great idea and really pretty too.

Hazel said...

Great up cycling project Sarah, and as you say your pins are now at hand. By the way they are beautiful pins top. Hazel x

Sue Nicholson said...

Lovely idea, beautiful work. Thanks for sharing cheers Sue x

Lisa xx said...

oh how clever, looks pretty as well as funtional xx

Mojca said...

what a good idea! and some of the pins look really gorgeous. hugs! Mojca

Di said...

Brilliant idea Sarah! Not only functional but also such a pretty thing to have on your desk.

Hugs, Di xx

Karon said...

This is fabulous - what a great way to store and show off those pins! TFS

Sue said...

I had to chuckle I can't count how many times I've caught my fingers on hatpins!! lol fab idea and this is great Sarah it's really pretty huggles Sue x

Sue said...

This gorgeous Sarah. I love the pretty design and definitely need to make one too.
Sue xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Sarah,
what a really fab idea. Super creation. Love all your designing of this gem of a creation.
I have, guess what for a pin holder above my desk. Yes you have guessed right it's an owl.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Crafty Kitten said...

What a brilliant idea Sarah. I love it. Thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes with Ribbon challenge at Crafty Ribbons.
hugs
Dawn xx

Debs said...

Awesome!!!
Such a brilliant idea!
Debs xx

susiestacey said...

Great idea Sarah x Susan x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow! Fabric snippets! How wonderful. You have such fancy pins, it is nice to be able to show them off like this.

Kathleen said...

Great make, nice papers to have just gone in the bin and the ribbon too.

Kath x

Ina said...

Super simple super result. Love how you put good use to the jar. Fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at CWD. Ina.

Asha said...

What a clever idea, Sarah and great way to keep your fingers safe!
hugs,Asha - Sunny Summer Crafts

SARN said...

Very clever . . . and no more pricked fingers. Excellent! x

Sue - said...

Very clever and great way to recycle!

Susan Hogan said...

Oh, I think I will be making one of those! How crafty is that! Love your altered jar and thanks for sharing it with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Jane Savage said...

Love it, Sarah! I need one of these. Like you I am so sick of becoming a blood donor every time a need to retrieve a pin!! xx

Elizabeth said...

Hi Sarah, this is a gorgeous example of upcycling - it would have been such a shame to throw the materials away. I'll be saving any little sauce jars from now on :) Elizabeth xx

Karen Petitt said...

A fabulous idea, must try to find a tutorial on how to make one. Fab way to use snippets too x

scrappymo! said...

Great idea! No more hurt fingers and the pins won't get bent on the fancy ones!

sparklingblackrose said...

I really love this, great project! Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time :-) Elaine DT -xxx-

happyglitzygirl said...

That is a wonderful idea on how to reuse a jar,you have given me an idea, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies,blessings Hilde

carol said...

thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS X carol

Jean Straw said...

This is a great idea and you lovely pins look real good in their safe home. Very pretty project.
Jean x