Friday, March 12, 2010

Project Day: Ornate Frame Pin Cushion








This time last year I had no sewing machine and I didn't know how to sew. Now I have my machine and am slowly teaching myself the basics. I am getting there. Now it is time for something pretty for all my little pins.
  • I used a small vintage ornate frame [ I had bought this on Ebay for a few dollars].
  • After taking the frame apart I spray painted it white.
  • Using some padding and a vintage embroidered doiley I put the frame back together to create a 'cushion' in the middle for my pins.
  • Trim off excess round the back of the frame.
Just something to give me a little bit of extra inspiration whilst sitting in front of my sewing machine. Cutting and cursing, and learning. Can't believe it's Friday again. Take care and have a wonderful weekend. Simone xx

80 comments:

  1. that's about the sweetest, prettiest thing i've seen in some time! :) i would love having it out on any little table for display, it's too pretty to hide away in a sewing basket!

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  2. Simone, always beautiful ideas.
    You inspire me!
    Kisses, Lu Espejo

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  3. That's so pretty Simone - what a great idea!
    Happy sewing
    Kerri x

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  4. That's gorgeous! I want to make one! :)

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  5. oh how I loove this!! It's completely adorable! I just came over to your blog from Wicker and Stitch....so happy to find you and can't wait to look around :)

    Tracey

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  6. I love, love, love this Simone!! I have a few embroidered doilies that were my Nan's and I have been wondering what to do with them. This is just perfect! You are so clever, thank you so much for sharing. I hope you have a wonderful weekend ~ Tina xx

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  7. Adorable!! Must make one right this minute!!
    I really dont need another pin cushion, but it will look good with my sewing collectables.
    Happy sewing!
    Sue

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  8. OMG
    How cute!
    This would make such a lovely stocking stuffer!

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  9. Very beautiful I love those old metal frames, love your seagull too, cheers Katherine

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  10. Not Friday here just yet. Love, love the pin cushion idea. Did it make you scringe (sp?) to cut the doily. I cus at my sewing machine too. It has to be the machine and not me who messes up stuff.

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  11. Simone your latest creation is just beautiful - I wish I could sew! Leigh

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  12. It's adorable Simon - I love it!! I like seeing things being repurposed and made into new lovely items. Hope you have a great end to the week x

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  13. Looks lovely, and congratulations on learning to use your machine so quickly!!

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  14. The pin is beautiful....The best things are made from the heart!

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  15. dear simone...that is just soo cute & sweet..
    great idea as I have heaps of these frames..
    heaps of doilies...
    & i CANT sew!!

    perfect for me..

    have a great weekend too..

    xx andrea

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  16. Another simple stunner!! Clever clever clever!
    Irene :)

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  17. So cute Simone!!! Very well done!
    XoXo, Li

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  18. That is brilliant. I have a lot to catch up on. Enjoy your weekend, Simone. xx

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  19. What a wonderful pin cushion. I will be making one soon. It is sooo cute. Thank you for sharing. Love your blog. I will be checking in to see what you are up to....sandi

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  20. WOW...you are so creative! I love looking at your blog for creative inspiration!! Well done!! -Kristen

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  21. Very cute pin cushion--you did a great job!

    Melinda

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  22. love, love, love this.

    i have recently purchased my first sewing machine and i too are going to be teaching myself to sew.

    might have to make myself a pretty little pin cushion of my own!

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  23. Simone that is the sweetest thing, I love it. I saw another great idea for a pin cushion, it was in a pretty old teacup.

    Have a lovely weekend,
    xxx

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  24. I love this, Simone! Thanks for sharing how you made it!

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  25. Oh what a beautiful and clever pin coshion! I adore it and you did a fabulous job!!

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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  26. Simone!! LOVE IT...sending you a high five right now :)

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  27. this pin cushion is lovely! cheers for learning a new skill this year ;)

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  28. I just love the fact that you saw a pin cushion in that little frame. How artistic!!

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  29. Lovely and so straight-forward! Great step by step.

    Betsy

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  30. very sweet and pretty Simone.
    have a great weekend.

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  31. I love the things you come up with because you use things I have, and they're projects I can actually do! They look beautiful too. Did you attach a little bit of foam to the back of the frame? It looks like some foam along with the pillow filling.
    Thanks again.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  32. Very very good idea! Keep the needles at hand - and in such a pretty way too!

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  33. You should make a thousand of those, and rake in a million That's a winner!

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  34. Hi Simone, what a sweet project! Have a lovely weekend my beachy(peachy) friend! Sharon (UK) xx

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  35. How lovely and simple, and I've never seen anything like it before. Bravo!

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  36. i am also a new sewing machine owner. love this d-i-y!

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  37. too too sweet, what a great idea!!
    alicia

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  38. Very clever Simone
    And would suit anyone's taste as it would be simple as changing the fabric!!! clever clever.. Well I used to sew up until my teens .. then just stopped! not that I was great at it but both my mum and grandmother were... have a great weekend.. xx Julie

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  39. That is so sweet Simone...must have been the day for it...pop on over and see what i've been up to :) Mel xxx

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  40. Simone...this pin cushion is adorable. Have a very happy weekend, xv.

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  41. totally adorable...as is everything you touch!

    Shellagh

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  42. how come youre so clever?!
    that is toooo adorable!<3

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  43. I admire and respect your skill, I think my problem is I lack patience and seem to have enormous fingers which get in the way of sewing, cutting and making intricate thingsxx

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  44. I soooo look forward to your project days! You're definitely creative. That is just the sweetest pin cushion I've ever seen.
    -marie

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  45. wow. i absolutely LOVE what you have done + come up with. you blow my mind. simply beautiful!

    :)
    hope you have a fabulous weekend.

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  46. This is so lovely. Vey pretty and is easy to follow.


    Tracey Leigh

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  47. I love it! I'm a complete nut for embroidery. I use to embroider by hand myself, but don't anymore. That is really lovely.
    Brenda

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  48. That is so gorgeous Simone love it!! Have a great weekend. :)

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  49. What a wonderful pin cushion!
    you are so creative!!!
    Marce

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  50. So pretty Simone, another great idea. Have a lovely weekend.

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  51. Good idea Simone!!! tengo unos bordaditos por ahi que me vienen "como anillo al dedo" besos!!!

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  52. Very sweet post and I got you something on my blog :)

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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  53. Wow! That is very clever!! Great job and it's so cute :)

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  54. Oh! Simone, it is so beautiful! Have a sweet day!

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  55. Oh, how adorable!! Happy blogging!

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  56. Your pin cushion is just awesome, how dang cute is that..............Thanks for sharing this with us. Plz stop by for a visit. XO MARY

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  57. How pretty! You seriously are the craftiest crafter! Hope you have a great week!
    x Trina

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  58. Absolutely adorable! Wonderful work, as always with your projects!

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  59. Cute idea. I'm linking this post to my blog, so I can remember it. Thanks for sharing!

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  60. This is freakin' adorable...you are so creative...such a wonderful idea to keep your pins close by!! Happy Wednesday! xOxO Nerina

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  61. So adorable, very vintage looking!
    Karena
    art by Karena

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  62. That is absolutely gorgeous!!! WAY better than my tomato. ;)

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  63. I don't know where you come up with all these splendid ideas. But Simone, they are eye candy for the soul.
    Brenda

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  64. This is awesome! I'm going to keep my eye out for a frame like this.

    Taylor
    www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

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  65. I love this! There's a little stack of ornate frames at the Salvation Army store I've tried to find a reason to buy... now I have it! Tomorrow I'll go see if they're still there.

    So glad to hear you're becoming a seamstress! I can't imagine not sewing. If you ever have questions, ask me. I'm not an expert, but I can certainly figure things out!
    Jan

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  66. Your pin cushion is so clever. Just the idea I need for fall craft sale at church. Thank you, Minta, Outerbanks, NC

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  67. Hello, I like your corner so full of good ideas and beautiful projects to make. Many thanks for your valuable time and sharing so many beautiful things. A big hug from Bogota, Colombia. I follow.

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