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Friday, 23 January 2015

ATB Pincushion - Friday 23rd January 2015

Good morning friends,

Hope you are all well and keeping warm! I would like to welcome my latest follower, Scrapping for Fun Challenges...thank you for joining me!

My project today was made for this month's Art with Heart Challenge from Eileen Hull. I have to say I am totally blown away by Eileen's new release dies and they are definitely on my wish list. I am always truly inspired by all the DT projects to make something.

This month's challenge is Fresh Ideas, so I thought long and hard...I think the scope is quite wide, so I thought about an idea that is new to me and decided to create something  for my sewing desk.

I decided to create an ATB Pincushion...
 I used my Sizzix Scoreboard XL die to cut the largest block/box once and the medium sized one once, using heavy black cardstock.

Next I chose my paper - this is from the Tilda 'Corner Shop' pad and cut a square for each side, using a corner punch to soften the corners and before adhering them to the sides I inked the edges with Dusty Concord distress ink.

I also decorated the top edge of the inner box with lace.

Next I made a quarter size box for the side, just big enough to hold a tiny handbag size tape measure. I tied a ribbon around it before attaching it to the main box.

To decorate I used a wooden dress form, which I coloured with just a hint of Dusty Concord and sealed with Mod Podge. I then die cut three roses using plum wool felt.

I also used: Sizzix Sewing Machine and Bobbins die: I just used the bobbins and wound cotton around them before adhering them to the box lid.

Tim Holz Sizzix Letters die: SEW

To make the pin cushion, I simply took a small piece of Tilda fabric, cut a circle, sewed around the edge and gathered it after putting some toy stuffing inside.

To finish off, I glued four large glass beads to the base of the box.

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, I love to read them!

I would like to enter this into the following challenge:

Art With Heart January Challenge: Fresh ideas

Love and Hugs,
Carole X 


  1. Morning Carole,
    Wow! a lovely project you are so clever.

  2. Carole, this is genius! I love the whole idea, it's functional and beautiful! Gorgeous flowers and a great colour combo! What an amazing project! until next time, big hugs :)

  3. Hi Carole this is gorgeous and so useful for a sewing table. I would like to make something like this for my daughter who had just taken up sewing. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jackie

  4. Carole this is just a delightful little sewing caddie. I adore the colours and little divisions and interactiveness.
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  5. Cute! It's like a mini rolling cart for scrapbooking items. I just want to hug it!

  6. Oh wow Carole- this is amazing! Have to share- hope that's OK!

  7. Wow Carole, your sewing box is stunning! I love how the pincushion fits inside, the little holder on the side is so clever and I love how you added the dress form and those felt flowers are divine! Love this so much! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Hi Carole

    What a fabulous little masterpiece!! I love anything sewing related .. .. and your colours are so pretty too.

    I have just had a lovely catch up on your blog seeing and reading what you have been up to .. .. so many beautiful creations. Love the clock very much and totally agree with you that Christmas cards in a pressure free manner are much more enjoyable to make. I haven't got back into mine yet but come February I really must.

    Have a good weekend Carole.

    Love Jules xx

    1. Thanks Jules, yes I've had too many stressful has to change! LOL X

  9. Carole another amazing project. Just love it. Hazel x

  10. Carole I just love your fabulous project and what a great gift it would the way you've embellished it


  11. Wow indeed Carole! This is a beautiful project in lovely colours!xx

  12. This is amazing Carole! You're so inventive with your gorgeous projects - I bet everyone who visits this post wishes they had one! :)

  13. Oh, this is so neat! I really like how the pincushion fits into the larger box. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Art with Heart Challenge. =)