Monday, April 24, 2017

Vintage Saucer Turned Pin Holder

As I was cleaning my Studio I came across this vintage saucer that I have been meaning to turn into a straight pin holder. 

I find pin cushions charming, but as I am sewing I like to remove my pins and just lay them to the side. Basically I'm not patient enough to stop and stick the pin back in the pin cushion. But I'm always afraid of them falling on the floor and later stabbing my foot. 

I picked this little saucer up at the thrift store over 10 years ago. Yep I paid 29 cents for it!! It was one of the best thrift stores EVER. Sadly, it's on the other side of the country. 

This is my favorite kind of project. It's quick, simple and a useful item. Plus it feels so good to mark it off my To Do list!! 

I used the ever trusty E-6000 to attach my magnets to the back of my plate. And let it set up.

Then using my hot glue gun I attached a piece of felt to finish it off. 

And TaDa you now have a fun new pin holder!!

Happy Creating Friends!!❤❤❤

Friday, April 21, 2017

Hello!! And welcome to my first blog post!!

I'm glad you are here!!

I'm excited to share with you a mid sized square bottomed bag I sewed up.

I used some of my all time favorite fabrics from Tim Holtz's Eclectic Elements line. 

These fabrics are from his Correspondence Collection. Which is the perfect mix of vintage Air Mail.

Thanks for stopping by!!  

Here is the full bag.
It measures approximately 9 1/2 inches tall by 8 1/2 inches wide. The bottom is 3 inches wide.
The handles drop about 10.5 inches.  

The red geometric background makes my heart pitter pat. Especially paired with that air mail stripe. 

I used a decorative stitch on my sewing machine to add a little bit of flair to the dress. 

I used vintage postage stamps and an air mail label. The numbers on the stamps just happen to be my birthday :)

I kept the stitching on the main body of the bag clean and simple. But had to have a bit of messy stitching and strings. So I left the strings from the dress construction hanging loose!! 

The hardware from Tim's Eclectic Elements line is fantastic!! The perfect vintage patina.

I love this blue graph design, It reminds me of the inside of an envelope.