Saturday, June 21, 2008

The Most Awesome Pincushion Ever


When I'm working on a Temari I use a lot of straight pins and long tapestry needles. A normal everyday sort of pincushion just didn't work for me: they were too small and too shallow. I asked Born Again Purses to make this extra-large one for me and at 7" x 6" x 2.5" it's perfect! She uses old wool sweaters, recycles them into purses and other accessories, then uses the leftover pieces for pincushions. I love recycling, especially when it creates something that's both beautiful and useful!

4 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

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Waterrose said...

That's a great pin cushion. I make Temari occasionally too...so much fun! Look forward to seeing you lurk at the Mad Tea Party! Keep an eye on Vanessa's blog...she does a lot of cool things and is just a "fun" read.

MFH said...

Recycling is a blessed act to save mother earth. Those pretty pin cushions should be awarded carbon credits!

Your work in art is an inspiration for mankind to reconsider wastage reduction and recycle used items for extended useful live by converting to useable items. My commendation to you always.

Mommy Elvz said...

You have such a great talent, you can still make recycled materials into a nice and reusable craft. Keep it up!