I have been busy with things other than sewing or quilting lately and decided to take some time to do a quick sewing project. A girl can never have too many pin keeps, so this is what I came up with.
I bought the unfinished wood box at the 'Quilted Acorn' and gave it a coat of Bronze paint followed by a coat of black, which I then wiped down to my liking.
I did a Google search for a square pin cushion and found a lovely tutorial at 'Kootoyoo'. I made the cushion with a square of fabric lined with some black wool and sewed a decorative feather stitch around the edges. I then made a smaller muslin cushion and filled it with some plastic pellets (I like these as I can adjust the shape of the things with them) and inserted it in the cushion and then added some fiberfill stuffing around it. To finish it, I stitched on a nice vintage button and pulled with all my might to draw the center in. I love the idea of having the box to keep thread spools, thimbles, needles, etc...,. in. I think this will come in very handy.
On another note, my Sophie is going in to the vet today to be spade. Poor thing!
She has no idea what the day has in store for her.
Until next time ~ Suzanne.