Remember this picture?
Based on the book 100 Pretty Little Projects, published by Lark Books, and the project called “no-sew kitsch,” I used what I had on hand to create this:
First step, I sewed some cute buttons on what would be the center of the project. Then, I started out with a wad of fiberfill, laced with homemade potpourri :
Wrapped it tightly with yarn:
Got the placement right on the little Chinese tea cup and hot glued it in( this picture is before gluing):
Wrapped a funky little pink ribbon with a black dotted line in the middle around the edges of the pincushion, adorned it with a few more buttons, and added a few pins:
I think this might be a great project for kids too, if you used a low-heat glue gun and supervised! I need to get replacement blades for my exacto knife, so I can trim away the excess glue from the buttons on the pink ribbon, Next time, I think I will sew the buttons on the ribbon before gluing the ribbon to the project – it will be much neater looking!
I hope to prowl around some thrift stores this month, and see what I can find in the way of funky teacups or vessels to make more of these – Christmas is coming!