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!

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete
  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

    ReplyDelete
  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

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

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a fab idea! love it!

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

    ReplyDelete
  11. 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.

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

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  16. 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

    ReplyDelete
  17. Another simple stunner!! Clever clever clever!
    Irene :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. So cute Simone!!! Very well done!
    XoXo, Li

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

    ReplyDelete
  20. 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

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

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

    Melinda

    ReplyDelete
  23. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  24. 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

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

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

    Hugs,
    Karyn

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  30. Lovely and so straight-forward! Great step by step.

    Betsy

    ReplyDelete
  31. very sweet and pretty Simone.
    have a great weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  32. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  38. too too sweet, what a great idea!!
    alicia

    ReplyDelete
  39. 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

    ReplyDelete
  40. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  42. totally adorable...as is everything you touch!

    Shellagh

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

    ReplyDelete
  44. 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

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

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

    :)
    hope you have a fabulous weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  47. This is so lovely. Vey pretty and is easy to follow.


    Tracey Leigh

    ReplyDelete
  48. 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

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

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

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

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

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

    http://hopechella.blogspot.com/

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  56. Oh, how adorable!! Happy blogging!

    ReplyDelete
  57. 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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  62. So adorable, very vintage looking!
    Karena
    art by Karena

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

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

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

    Taylor
    www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

    ReplyDelete
  66. 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

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

    ReplyDelete
  68. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  69. I love this, thank you!!

    teresa

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for your thoughts. We read every comment and appreciate your feedback.

LinkWithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin