…and a calm day? And an urge to do a project? Well…let’s see…make cute homemade pin cushions? Yep. That’s what I did. While Hannah was playing with her new intuos4 tablet I was busy sewing…and watching her create graphics. Then later, while Chloe creamed me in a game of Upwords, I finished sewing the details on to my little pillow pin cushions. Which, by the way, my Elijah has decided makes very fun stacking toys.
Here’s the story: Caleb comes in with ripped jeans. I quickly grab the scissors and cut off the bottoms.
old jeans =
…then using a cd as a guide I cut out a circle from both the front and back of the jeans (which were clean).
…then I found a cut contrasting fabric and did the same. That’s an old computer game cd. When Hannah and Chloe were little they loved to play that game. I can still hear the soundtrack.
love this fabric
…now I’ve got two circles. I sewed them inside out leaving a two inch opening. And a new pair of scissors. Those first ones disappeared. I think one of the boys decided to do his own craft project.
two rounds sewn together
…after sewing I filled it with poly fill. It needed to be stuffed tightly. Also: note to others…inform your two year old that polyfill is NOT something yummy to eat. Elijah had to be told that several times.
I found some cute buttons to add once I started sewing. I got these two jars at a garage sale for 25cents each. I’m hoping to go back this year and find some more. She had jar after jar of buttons.
Last step was to sew a knot on the bottom, use a large sewing needle (I used the one in my stitch kit for ballet shoes) and sew bands of thread through the center and out the sides. Finally, just add a cute button in the center. As you can see…I didn’t just make one. Which are your faves? I love the green one with the pink button. The picture doesn’t really show how cute the button is…some day I’ll invest in a better camera!
old jean scraps = new pin cushions
Not a deep post. A fun post? It’s just a little peek into my eccentric life. It’s kind of like the spilled milk post. I guess I’ve just started to take moments that could be frustrating…like a newer pair of jeans sporting holes in the knees…and make them into something good. 🙂