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:

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

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  2. 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

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  3. Great idea and really pretty too.

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  4. 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

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

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  6. oh how clever, looks pretty as well as funtional xx

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

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

    Hugs, Di xx

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

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  10. 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

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

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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

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  14. Awesome!!!
    Such a brilliant idea!
    Debs xx

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

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

    Kath x

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

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

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

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  20. Very clever and great way to recycle!

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  21. 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.

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  22. 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

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  23. 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

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

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

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

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  27. 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

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

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

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