Thursday, January 15, 2009



Finely embellished this pincushion that I have been using for a few weeks now. The button I have had for many years and now it finely has its resting place! ;)



I love these quilting pins and wanted to take them with me while caravaning. With a bit of head scratching I came up with this container, which from memory I purchased alfalfa sprouts in it. If you have followed this blog, you will be getting the idea that I do hoard things here. You would be correct! :D

Anyway with a little bit of prodding, the pincushion fits nicely and have to thank Home Made by Sallyanne for planting the seed in my head, as she has done something similar so that she can also take her own pincushion travelling. Sallyanne also managed to pick up a quite a bit of craft material from Spotlight for me. Gosh I wished I lived closer to a Spotlight but then again, perhaps it isn’t a good idea! LOL

I am going to wash some of that Spotlight fabric now.



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Vicki ♥ said...

Sue, Oh what a brilliant idea to put your pin cushion in for when you travel. I am like you too....I tend to haurd (sp??) things too and usually I will have a clean out and chuck things out and then I want to use what I have chucked out. Love the pincushion too :)

Anonymous said...

No I don't wish you lived closer to Spot Light as then I wouldn't have another excuse to call in there

Creative Times with Sue said...

Tozz glad you like the idea. :D


You don't need me as an excuse to go to Spotlight...tehe

Jean said...

Cute pincushion. Did you use a pattern?

miss~nance said...

Love your pin cushion. And what a stroke of genious to pop it into a container to take with you. Clever girl.

Creative Times with Sue said...

Jean & miss-nance, thanks for commenting.

Jean it is simple to make up and can be made to any size you wish. It is two circles of fabric sewn right sides together leaving a small opening to turn the right way. Stuff it with what you prefer to use then close the opening. I have seen several versions on the Internet. I did see one with the yo-yo, which took my eye. Embellishment was a bit of trial and error as it took me awhile to work out how to sew the ricrac on by hand, while creating a decorative stitch. The embroidery thread dividing the pincushion into eight quarters was done last. There is a button top and bottom of the pincushion.

em's scrapbag said...

What a great pincushion. I love the colors

Debs said...

Love the idea Sue. I too have those pins and they are great.

Creative Times with Sue said...

Em and Deb, thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I just love the pincushion. The pins can be deadly though with the extra length to them. They also have on many occasions stabbed my fingers, but getting used to them and they now don't bite so often. :D

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Love the pin cushion and what a great idea for taking it with you when traveling.

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Sue...thankyou for visiting my new blog. Just love this idea of putting the pin cushion in a container (just the right height) to travel with. We also do a lot of caravanning. Hope to go North for the winter this year. Half of my studio goes with me, so any ideas for better storage is great.
Kind Regards
p.s. I have a gorgous "Little Boy" who is a perfect match for your little girl. Will email you a photo.

Creative Times with Sue said...

Thanks so much Vera & Judith for visiting and commenting.

Judith I am sure my little girl would be a match to your boy. Puppies are off the agenda though after a visit to the vet six months ago...wink!

If anyone has any great storage ideas when traveling, please do share them here. :D

Bluebell said...

Thank you so much for stopping by it is so nice meeting all you talented people I love the pincushion and the idea of putting it in a plastic carton is brilliant. I too go caravanning and love it and my sewing always comes too.

Creative Times with Sue said...

It is also a pleasure to have you visit my blog Bluebell. I am always on the lookout for ways to store items in our van and it is great when one someone else finds value in the same thing.