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Friday, May 7, 2010

You Can't Pin This on Me, I was Framed!

So you may remember this fabric from THIS project. It's a predominant fabric in the new home office, which is about to get torn apart to put floors down. Be quiet. It's been 9 months since the fire, 
I'm stir crazy.
At any rate, my only pin cushion is a wrist model, and I wanted something more handy, 
so here's what I did:
Get together a small easel frame from the Dollar Tree, a scrap of fabric, fiber fill and a glue gun. Do not plug the glue gun in. I didn't even use it. Just show off the fact that you have a fancy glue gun. Amaze your friends. That's right, gloat.
Don't start this unless you have at least 5 minutes of uninterrupted time. Open the frame and remove the glass. Hold onto it. You'll need it. I don't know why, but you will. You know that's how it works.
Take your fabric scrap and poke it through the frame.
Stuff it. No, not you. The frame.
It should have a nice, plump silhouette. 
Fold the back together.
Replace the back of the frame.
Adjust the form with a tug or two.
Add pins. You're done. And tell me this isn't cute!
For a dollar? Coordinated on my desk? It's AWESOME. Now go dig some change out of the sofa and make one!



Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

I can't tell you it isn't cute. It is cay-ute!!

When I first read this post, I though "wrist model"..sign me up for that, they are my thinnest part. this idea!


Life in Rehab said...

Heather, what would I do without you? When are we doing our first blog swap? Seriously?

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Back atcha and what's a blog swap? Remember I'm a newbie.


Melissa said...

That is awesome cause now you can hang it on the wall in a handy place too!!

I got the note about your son's party and the link. I would be delighted...Thanks!!

Life in Rehab said...

A b;og swap is where I do a post on yours, and you do a post on mine, essentially getting any readers we don't have in common to do the hop. C'mon, we're each other's biggest stalkers, let's cross-promote!

Melissa, thank you, I just really was blown away by your project.

Life in Rehab said...

Did I just type "b;og"?

Unknown said...

What a cute project! You always have the greatest cheap-but-incredibly-cute ideas. :)

Life in Rehab said...

Hey, thanks, Chelsea!

Cassie said...

Fantastic project!!!
So fun and functional!!!

Infarrantly Creative said...

That is brilliant. How on earth did you think of that. Loves it!

Pam said...

It's such a neat look for what can sometimes be a boring task - holding straight pins. This IS awesomely done; yeah for you! Pam @ Sallygoodi

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Love the idea and the fabric is yummy! You are so clever and creative, now I have to make one of these!

Tina said...

This is a great idea. I've been wanting an easier to use pin cushion. I use one of those tomato things, but the pins just don't poke into them as easily as I'd like. I'm actually giving a sewing basket to a cousin as a wedding shower gift. She may get one of these too!

Life in Rehab said...

If you make one, please let me know so you can show it off over here!

Misty @Creative Itch said...

Very cute!