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I made a pincushion.  Sounds hilarious I know!  

Like I have nothing better to do on a Saturday?  No really, I don’t.  This weekend it’s just me and the kids.  And snow and cold.
But seriously, I do enjoy my creative time.  I took some advice from my Mom, and set up a creative workspace in our bonus room, which also happens to be our kids playroom.  So it’s a win-win for us.  I can create, and the kids can play, plus we get to enjoy each others company!  
So today, a pincushion it was.  I’m getting back into sewing again, and I have always needed a place to push my pins, so I thought I would make one.  Cute eh?

Taking pictures just isn’t the same without a cat in the way!

Upcycling is great!  This is one of my daughters old sweaters.  

I just cut about an 8 inch circle out of the sweater.
 And got some cotton stuffing from an old pillow.

Lovely little hands holding it all together.
I just tried to uniformly gather the material.

Got out my trusty sewing needle, and hand stitched the top.

Don’t worry about the mess it initially looks like, because you can cover it up!
I just cut out a flower from some leftover felt, and hand stitched it on with some embroidery thread.

Glued on a button, and all done!

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    Gayle @ Life on the Lane
    February 6, 2011 at 4:56 AM

    Very cute! I need another pin cushion and a cupcake would be perfect!

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    Ali Richardson
    February 6, 2011 at 5:03 AM

    REALLY pretty!

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    {nifty thrifty things}
    February 6, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Hey! I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Stylish Blogger Award. Find out more about it here:
    XOXO, Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}

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    February 6, 2011 at 8:46 PM

    Oh, cute!
    I’m your newest follower and a newbie in the blogger world. Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been stumbling upon so many fantastic blogs of talented people who inspire me with their DIY projects.
    So, thanks for your tutorial! 🙂 I think I’ll make one for myself.

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    February 6, 2011 at 10:04 PM

    Really lovelY!!!!

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    February 7, 2011 at 6:26 AM

    I don’t even sew, but I want one of those just because it’s so cute! I’ve just packed away all my stamping and scrapbooking supplies, maybe I need to take up sewing 😉

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    The Autocrat: Haley
    February 7, 2011 at 8:15 PM

    Too cute!

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    February 8, 2011 at 4:38 AM

    Cute and useful, too! I’m your 120th follower, hopped over from Today’s Creative Blog linky party.

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    Laurel {Make and Takes}
    February 8, 2011 at 5:17 PM

    What a great way to reuse an old sweater! I wanted to let you know that I submitted this to the M&T Spotlight:

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    Wendy Walker Cushing
    February 10, 2011 at 6:50 PM

    I love making pincushions too! I love the pic of your kitty investigating!

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    February 11, 2011 at 1:53 PM

    Okay, I’m making one. Adorable!

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    this blessed nest
    February 12, 2011 at 2:04 AM

    this is precious!

    love the kitty whiskers in the pic too! 😉

    have a super weekend.

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    February 12, 2011 at 3:06 AM

    Much cuter than the tomato my pins are currently stuck in!

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    Christine @ Pure Joy Events
    February 12, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    Visiting from The Shabby Nest. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing. I’m your newest follower.

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    February 12, 2011 at 3:32 AM

    your pincushion is adorable and cute. great idea, love it.

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    Attempting Aloha
    February 12, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    I love this! So cute! My sad little generic tomato pincushion could use a makeover. 😉


    p.s. Your photography is great!

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    February 13, 2011 at 4:36 AM

    LOVE the print! So sweet. I just love pincushions, and all I have is the old-fashioned red tomato. One of these days, I’m going to have to make a cute one like this. Thanks for sharing … I’ll be linking. And please come join my link party anytime!

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    February 22, 2011 at 6:15 AM

    Seriously, so cute! Thanks for sharing!

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    March 1, 2011 at 11:54 PM

    How cool, I really like that! I need to try and make one myself.

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