Thursday, June 10, 2010

China Pincushion......Free to a Good Home:)

This Giveaway is now closed. Thanks to all who entered!
Remember this little project???  Well I did eventually finish it, and finally the little china pin cushion is complete and waiting for a new home.  The project was made in a very similar manner as making a china cup and saucer pincushion........only on a little smaller scale.  I'm pretty pleased with the end result though and it was nice to use up something that I might have just thrown out anyway since the little sugar bowl was cracked.  
Maybe you have a little damaged china that you'd like to make into a pincushion??  If that's the case....then have a look here for a bit more detail.  For this little bowl:
  • I started with repairing the break with two stage epoxy.......and I really glopped it on to give it renewed strength.
  • Then I cut a circle of velvet about 2 1/2 times the diameter of the little bowl and centered on the back of it....a circle of steel wool slightly larger than the diameter of the bowl and two thick pieces of batting a tiny bit smaller.
  • Then I used large basting stitches around the edge of the velvet to pull tight and gather it all into a tightly stuffed ball.  You can add or remove stuffing to get it to a size that looks right for your cup.
  • Once the size was right, I secured the gathers with a few stitches and glued the velvet ball into the cup with a hot glue gun and held it firmly down in place while the glue set up.
  • I then used a scrap of gimp which I tea dyed and glued with white glue around the base of the velvet ball.
  • Next, I embellished the velvet with a few ribbon flowers and leaves and a little metal trinket all hand stitched in place.
Tomorrow I'll post a few pictures to show how to make the ribbon flowers.  I use them a lot for a quick little bit of embellishing and they are quick and dead easy as well.....lots of uses for those:)

So...on with the Giveaway Details....
Well....... now this little pincushion needs a new home.  So if you'd be kind enough to offer her a good home, please leave a comment on this post letting me know that you have the perfect spot for her, and on Saturday June 19th a winning comment will be chosen using random.org.  You can leave a comment until midnight Friday June 18th, and I will ship anywhere so everyone is free to leave a comment.  Only one comment per person.......unless you are a kind follower in which case you should leave a second comment as well.  Please make sure that there is a way for me to contact you should your comment be chosen.  If I cannot contact the person with the winning comment by June 21, I will have to select a new winning comment.

28 comments:

Amy said...

I have a great spot on my table in my craft area that would be great for her.

Amy said...

I follow your blog. Thanks!

Jeanette said...

I have the perfect spot. On the shelf with my other pincushions i collect. I won't leave a second comment but i am a follower. Jeanette

fisiwoman said...

Enter me please!!!


Ana Belén R.M
fisiwoman(at)hotmail.com
Spain

Jasmine1485 said...

I'm not lucky enough to have a craft area, but I do have a large coffee table in my loungeroom, under which I keep my jewellery-making toolbox, sewing kit and various bits and pieces I want to transform one day. It's also conveniently in sight of the couch AND the dining room table, so there's little chance my cat will knock it over onto the floor! :)

Kate1485 at hotmail.com
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Jasmine1485 said...

I'm also a blog follower via GFC (Jasmine1485)

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Grace Wong said...

I have the perfect spot, on my convenient windowsill!
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Grace Wong said...

I also followed you~
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LIZ said...

so cute ! :)
i do have a spot in front of mirror :)

email me :)
liz_crowny@yahoo.com
pintaliztiirene.blogspot.com

thankies for helding this giveaway ♥

Kristin said...

Aw this is such a cute little thing!

Kristin.brown106 AT gmail DOT com

Stephanie said...

I could put this next to my sewing machine :)

Stephanie said...

follower!

Jenna Wood said...

This would be perfect on my mantle.
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Julia said...

I would love to have this little pretty come live on the table beside my armchair, where I do most of my hand stitching.

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Anonymous said...

What a cute replacement for the typical red apple pin cushion in my sewing box. This one I can put on a shelf and brag about :). Very Cute!

- Crystal, magenta_crystal*at*yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

"She" would have a welcoming home in my bedroom. My sewing room is downstairs and I'm always needing a pin, safety pin or needle with white thread while in the bedroom.

aluttrell at cox dot net

Bree said...

this is a wonderful giveaway. thank you!

Bree said...

i'm a new follower!

Elena said...

I have a good place for this pincushion!

queen-of-pain(AT)yandex(DOT)com

Elena said...

I am your follower

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Jenny said...

I know it would look just great on my sewing table! So pretty!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

I'm also a blog follower!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

What a lovely pin cushion and so generous to offer it in a 'Giveaway'.

I've saved a place on my coffee table but she would have to share with pictures of my darling grandchildren!

Dhesh said...

This will be right at home next to my litle treasure chest button box.

dhesh at webmail dot co dot za

asj said...

I have the perfect spot on my little green shelf next to my sewing machine! :) I LOVE IT!

CathyH said...

Hi! What a pretty pincushion and so nice of you to share! I would place this treasure next to the old sewing box I relined and sit both on the end table by the sofa where I like to sit and stitch things by hand.
cathyhorner at embarqmail dot com

CathyH said...

I follow your blog now :)
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Lily said...

There would be a nice spot for her on my crafting desk!