Friday, May 30, 2008

Back to Felt

I couldn't not stitch for long. I saw really cute felt pincushions on Paula Hewitt's blog and had to play. Her blog led me to this and this and this and this!

Not only are they fun but they recycle: The ones with green bottoms are made over bottle caps and the little pink pincushion fits on your finger and is made from a plastic pull tab. I'm not out of bases and tabs! Oh, and I filled them with bits of minced up wool felt scraps or the cotton from the top of my vitamin bottles (it's real cotton).

I made all three last night. One went into the mail this morning and another was given as a gift this afternoon. I wanted to get these done for those purposes, so they're simple, but, oh, the ideas! I think I may have seen a bottle cap lurking in the recycle bin!


Anonymous said...

Love it!!!!

Lelia said...

Oh how very cute!!! I'll have to watch for lids : ) Luv how you put yours together : )

Anonymous said...

What a great idea (lol). yours look very pretty, and now i'll have to look at the pulltab one

Lelia said...

Hey GF:

Did you embellish AFTER you put the felt around the cap? Or, did you embellish/stitch first & then fit over the cap?

Just curious!!!

Jane said...

This is a similar idea to what I did last year, but mine grew too big (and lost the cuteness factor). Yours are really cute! They are a little adicting though: "just one more!"


Faye said...

Hi Marjorie,
Isn't it fun to make the bottle cap pin cushions? My daughter and I started making them this spring. The look so cute.
Hope you have a great day.