Sunday, 1 February 2015

DT post for JB Crafting Supplies

Hi everyone - hope you are all well & didn't get too disrupted by the snow.
Here is this weeks DT project for JB Crafting Supplies. I decided to make a pin cushion using the versatile Stampendous Teacup Cupcake stamp.
I found some lining material & cut myself a piece large enough for the stamp & with a bi extra for seam allowance.
I inked up the stamp using black Stazon ink & stamped this onto the material. It didn't come out very black, as you can see on the cupcake wrapper on the photo.
I coloured the image using Sharpie pens.
I decided that the main image needed outlining so I sewed around it using some black thread - I didn't go over the wrapper though as I thought this would look too much.
Once I had done the outlining I drew a circle around the image, cut another piece of material for the backing.
I wanted to use the pincushion on  my wrist so I found some elastic to attach to it.
I placed the piece with the image face down onto the backing piece, with the elastic across the middle between the two pieces. I pinned these together  where the elastic was to hold everything in place.
I sewed all around the edge of the circle, leaving a small gap to enable me to turn the piece the right way out.
I snipped around the seam - hopefully to give it a more smooth look.
Turned the piece the right way out, inserted some stuffing then sewed the gap up.
On my wrist when I'm sewing - just to remind me to stop for tea & cake!
I thought it would look good in a proper teacup & saucer as well - might have to have a look around the charity shops next week!
Here it is on my wrist - have managed to crop my gnarly old hand out of the pic! Didn't want to frighten anyone!

Hope you all have a good week.
Thanks for stopping by,
Bev xx

I have entered this in:
Allsorts Challenge Blog - flower power
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge  Blog - anything goes with a twist - faux or real stitching
2 Creative Chicks - anything goes - no cards (closes 28/2) 


  1. What a fabulous idea and loving the design.
    Linda xxx

  2. So clever! I wouldn't have thought of using sharpies! So lovely and bright! :)

  3. Hi Bev this is amazing thank you for sharing. Hugs Jackie

  4. Beautiful little pincushion!
    Thanks for linking up over at 2 Creative Chicks

    Have a creative day.
    ♥ Scrap N Sew Granny ♥
    ♥ Pam's Stitched With Love ♥

  5. lovely project Thanks for sharing with SBBC Rachel dt

  6. Hi Bev, A great idea, and fabulous project. Lovely co,lours .

    Hugs Erin xx

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge 65 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x


Thanks everyone for your lovely comments. So kind of you to take the time to visit.
Bev xx