Thursday, July 14, 2011

Thrifty Thursday....AND...a sparkling zebra.

It's that time of the week again! How excited are you? Are your crafty hands tingling yet?

I recently found this during one of my many scavenger hunts...online.

Take a gander at this Ring Pincushion Tutorial found on A Foothill Home Companion.
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DIY Ring Pincushion



Materials:
Small scrap of material
Plastic bottle cap
Stuffing
Short piece of elastic
Needle and thread
Scissors

diy ring pincushion, step 1

Step 1: Cut a circle from a piece of fabric. I used the top of a pint glass for a template. The rim of a large coffee cup would work just as well.


diy ring pincushion, step 2

Step 2: Make a smooth, rounded, dense ball of batting/stuffing and push it into a plastic bottle cap.


diy ring pincushion, step 3

Step 3: Fold the edge of the fabric circle over about 1/8 of an inch and sew a running stitch all the way around the circle.


diy ring pincushion, step 4

Step 4: Place the plastic bottle cap, stuffing face down, into the middle of the circle and pull the running stitch tight to enclose the cap in the fabric circle. Anchor with a few stitches and a knot.


diy ring pincushion, step 5

Step 5: Cut a short piece of elastic, long enough to go around your finger and overlap by 1/2 inch (my elastic measured three inches). Form a circle, overlapping ends by 1/2 inch, and sew the ends together with a running stitch.


diy ring pincushion, step 6

Step 6: Sew the elastic ring to the bottle cap pincushion.


ring pincushion complete!

Slip on your new ring and get sewing!



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What's so great about this is most if not all of the materials are probably already a part of your supplies! 

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So my amazing other half was sweet enough to buy me the most fabulous cell phone cover my phone has ever been encased by! It came in the mail today and I was oh so excited almost too excited for a cell phone cover. In any event, here it is, in all it's dazzling glory!




We'll see how long it stays on my phone, the MyTouch Slide cases have a tendency to break and break amazingly quickly, time will tell!







8 comments:

  1. So cute!!! I'm always losing my needles and it's adorable ;)

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  2. Aw, that ring pin cushion is so cute and your bedazzled cell cover is gorgeous!! xxx

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  3. That is very cute (both of them) -- vintage glam at its best.

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  4. I love that tutorial and also the fabric you chose--also the bass clef tattoo! are you a musician?

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  5. @Janet - Yes! I play the piano and sing (the singing is mostly in my car/shower nowadays) and I have a treble clef on my other wrist :)

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  6. What a CUTE DIY! Love this! Also - the fact that you can put it on your finger? Genius!!!

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  7. well hello there - i'm now following your right back! love the wrist tattoo. :)

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  8. Such a cute idea! I must make one this week :)

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