Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Scrappy Little Project!

Good morning.  I am so excited!!  I just ordered a new sewing machine from Amazon!!!!  My trusty old machine is on it's last legs.  It was a birthday gift from my late husband when I was a young bride over 25 years ago and I have used it so much.  But now I will have a snazzy new machine with drop in bobbin, automatic threading and 1 step button holing!! The really amazingly cool thing is it only cost me $16 out of pocket because of SwagBucks.  I won't go into a lot of detail here but click the link for more info.  You won't believe what I have earned for free this past year!

Anyway, I have been sewing a lot lately and had a lot scraps of this fun 'burlapy' fabric so I decided to make myself a cute pincushion.

Here I have a scrap of fabric, my french script stamp, StazOn ink and a frenchy looking little cup I found at GW.

First I stamped my fabric all over with the script.  I love this stamp!!!

Then I used a glass tray as a pattern to cut a circle about 8" across.

After tracing and cutting out my circle,  I ran a gathering stitch around the edge and stuffed with polyfill.

I pulled it tight and tied off, then added a line of hot glue around the inner edge of the cup about 1/2 " down.  Press the pincushion down into the cup and waaalaaaa....


Sorry for the blurry pic!  I reall need to start saving my SwagBucks for a new camera!! 

Have a great week and I would love to hear your comments!  See you at the fun parties below.



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  1. Ok Renee!
    That is adorable! I've seen these before but I love the way you stamped the fabric! Excellent job!

  2. I love it! I just reorganized my sewing area and I did not even know I had to have Very cute, thanks for sharing.

  3. You are so clever Renee! Your pincushion is lovely! Congrats. on your new machine; I'm sure you'll have projects flying out the door!

  4. A lovely pin cushion, I'm sure you will enjoy your new sewing machine, can't wait to see what you create!

  5. that is so cute, I love it. I never thought of using my rubber stamps on burlap....nice!

    How cool that you paid with swag bucks, I'll have to go to the link and find out what that's all about. The sewing machine sounds pretty nice. You had me at automatic threading, how cool is that!

  6. I love your cafe latte pin cushion!

    Congratulations on your new sewing machine! I learned to sew on a very old Singer and I felt like a pro once I bought my new machine because it was easy to do everything. You will love it!

  7. Love that pin cushion! Congrats on the sewing machine! I have one that I've used maybe five times. I need to get on that one of these days. LOL...painting is my passion.



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