Monday, March 3, 2014

Pincushions!

Hello, Dear Ones!
I felt the 'need' to slip behind my sewing machine again and decided to make some more pincushions.

 These are really very easy to make. Just cut two circles of fabric, place right sides together and sew together leaving a little opening so you can stuff it.
I use the polyester stuffing. Then slip stitched up the open end.
 I use a 'doll making' needle for this part because the eye is big and the needle is longer and sturdier than a regular sewing needle. I take a long piece of embroidery floss and use the entire six strands and tie a good sized knot on the end. Thread the needle and insert it in the center of the pincushion and stick it straight up til it comes out of the middle of the top part. To make each little puff, bring the thread up from the middle, around the outside edge and then insert the needle back into the center. Make sure you're holding the floss tightly to make the little puffs.
Repeat for each little puff. I made these two pincushions with eight puffs each but you could make as many puffs as you like. Eight probably being the most you would want to have. I like a little something in the center top of my pincushions so I crocheted a little flower and just hot glued them down. Too lazy to sew them down. What? My most dainty talented fingers were tired! :)
 I couldn't stop so I made a smaller one and used a button from my mother's button jar. She would have loved this! :)
Well, there you have it, my little pincushions trying their best to look like Mickey Mouse!

I'm joining Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday 
Smiling Sally for Blue Monday

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Mickey Mouse Theme Song

 Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse club
We'll have fun
We'll be new faces
High! High! High! High!

We'll do things and
We'll go places
All around the world
We'll go marching

Who's the leader of the club
That's made for you and me
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
Hey! there, Hi! there, Ho! there
You're as welcome as can be
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E

Mickey Mouse!

Mickey Mouse!

Forever let us hold our banner
High! High! High! High!

Come along and sing a song
And join the jamboree!
M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E
~ sung by my pincushions

37 comments:

  1. Those are SO cute! I've always thought I would enjoy making pincushions - and they make wonderful gifts. You inspire me to try making one sometime soon. I need a diversion from the tasks of daily life making a pincushion would be a sweet way to do that!
    ~Adrienne~

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  2. I love these, Shelia. Wishing you a wonderful Monday.

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  3. Morning Shelia,

    I'm so sorry you had a bump-in-the-road when trying to post your picture. I really don't know why, but I fixed it for you. I hope I chose the photo you wanted.

    Your mother certainly would have loved that teeny, tiny pin cushion with her button. What a nice use for pretty buttons!

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  4. I love these, Shelia! They are darling, and so are you!

    xo

    Sheila

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  5. How cute, I just love them! I should make a few for gifts! Thanks for the idea Shelia!

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  6. They are so cute and look easy to make. Thanks for the DIY on pin cushions.
    Have a great week!
    Mary

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  7. Mickey Mouse??!!! You always brighten my day. Sally

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  8. What beautiful work, you always make the cutest items and the pincushions are just another one to add to the list :)

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  9. Those pin cushions are really sweet, Shelia. Speaking of Mickey Mouse, our 3 year old grandson LOVES him and sings the song too, well part of it. He's pretty cute and a pretty good singer. Hugs, Pamela

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  10. lovely little pincushions!

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  11. Well we have been thinking alike right now. I just posted about some I have made too. Yours are so cute. Need to make me some like yours.

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  12. How clever..they are brilliant Shelia ;D
    The smaller pink one reminded me of a jammy dodger (a jam filled biscuit just in case you haven't heard of them before)
    Waving from a sunny Bonnie Scotland

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  13. So cute....you sew so beautifully. I Know firsthand with my Tilda!! I talked to her today!!

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  14. Shelia, these are adorable! Like little pieces of art. I never knew I could love a pin cushion.
    love and blessings~
    Lynda @ Gates of Crystal

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  15. Love these adorable pin cushions! I have so many fabric remnants too. You're giving me inspiration!

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  16. The pin cushions are so cute, my Gma used to collect these. She was a quilter. I love your new blog banner.:) Or at least I think it is new.
    Joy at Books and Life

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  17. how sweet! now I want to make some! lol!
    Helen

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  18. I love them but will leave the making to you. When it comes to sewing, I know nothing.

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  19. These are so adorable Shelia. Your tutorial is great. I think I have everything needed to sew one. Sounds like an easy,quick project! Thanks for sharing. ♥

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  20. You are so clever and crafty Sheila! Have a beautiful day.

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  21. Those are so cute and I'm pinning this to give them a try.

    Am I showing my age when I admit I remember watching the tv show and singing The Mickey Mouse song when I was a kid? I was in love with "Cubby." sigh......

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  22. Hi Sheila, your pin cushions are just darling. Love the fabrics and your tutorial is wonderful. Enjoyed your note song today too. Have a blessed day
    .Hugs

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  23. Sheila, those are just as precious as can be! You sweet and creative lady, you are so talented behind that machine! I love your pin cushions and the fabric you chose for them too!
    Have a happy day, my friend.
    Nancy

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  24. I love these pin cushions, Sheila! They are so cute and are a good way to use up scrap fabric.

    I used to love watching The Micky Mouse Club and that was my favorite song. I remember looking forward to "Spin and Marty" coming on. :)

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  25. How adorable!!!! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  26. Shelia,
    These pincushions are adorable, dear friend!!!
    I do believe if you lived next door, and you came to sew with me...
    at some point, I might NOT hate to sew any longer.
    You have inspired me to give (at least one) a pincushion a try!!!
    I'll let you know what progresses!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  27. How cute these are! What a great way to use up fabric scraps and buttons. I think these would be great as stocking stuffers, or in Easter Baskets or hostess gifts . . .

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  28. You are so talented dear Shelia...I love, love the pincushions! When I was a Young mother I used to make pincushions that looked like old ladies, so cute, they had glasses on a ceramic face and their dresses were like a cushion. I sold them in our own store and sold them by the dozen each day. I don't even have one as a simple, lol!
    Hugs,
    FABBY

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  29. These are just as cute as you, and that means they are adorable. Have a great week, xoxoGinger

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  30. These are really cute. You should sell them!

    - Alma, The Tablescaper

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  31. These are unbelievably adorable. I don't sew a stitch but I think even I could master this!

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