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Bottlecap Pincushion

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Bottlecap Pincushion
Swap Coordinator:magicjessnrach (contact)
Swap categories: Handmade 
Number of people in swap:28
Location:International
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:February 10, 2008
Date items must be sent by:March 17, 2008
Number of swap partners:2
Description:

While trawling flickr I came across this great tutorial for a bottlecap pincushion pincushion tutorial I couldn't resist and made a couple! They are so easy and so cute I have decided a swap so we can share our creations would be a great idea :)

This swap is international and open to all swappers with a rating of 4.7 and up. Newbies there is lots of time to get rated for this one.

You will make a pincushion for two partners (that's 1 pincushion each to be sent to 2 partners). They can be decorated however you like, see the creators flickr for more decorating ideas. She has done a ladybird, eyeball, flower pots, all sorts! I simply embroidered my first 2 - see accompanying picture and my flickr - but plan to get a little more creative for this swap :)

There is loads of time between signing up and the swap date to ensure you do a wonderful job of your pincushions. Please remember to rate your partners, they will work as hard as you on this swap and should be acknowledged :)

I think this will be a fantastic swap and I hope you all enjoy it!

Discussion

annabel52 01/18/2008 #

Another addiction I must feed... These are fun, fun, fun to make. Must go empty some bottles for caps. Now if I could just find something to do with wine corks or bottles I would have another excuse to empty some bottles:)

jessica 01/18/2008 #

Well wouldn't wine corks be good to use as pin cushions? Or would they be to hard? Like wrap them with polyfil & cover them... I dunno...

And I am afraid these will be easy to make & I will have a new addiction too.

jessica 01/18/2008 #

I have been rereading the description... is is 2 pincushions to each partner or only 1 to each partner. Forgive me for I am blonde.

verybigjen 01/18/2008 #

cork isn't suitable for thin pins, too hard and it will seal up around it, pins MIGH go in but they WON'T wome out!

Sign me up, sure it's my tutorial but I love seeing other people's take!

magicjessnrach 01/20/2008 #

Thanks for joining verybigjen, lovely to have the creator here :)

Sorry if there is confusion in the wording but it is 1 pincushion each for 2 partners.

heatherlayne 02/ 3/2008 #

Count me in! I've only made one so far, but they're so quick and addicting!

Here's another tutorial involving more hot glue and less sewing, if you're into that sort of thing: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/2007/06/tiny-pin-cushion-tutorial.html

biasbabe 02/12/2008 #

Thanks for Hosting this swap magicjessnrach, and welcome verybigjen, awesome creation!

Adolpha 02/22/2008 #

I found this too late. Please tell me when (notice I didn't say IF!) you have another one! Oh, Annabel52, those corks make great circle stamps. The texture adds an interesting texture. I just used one to create some fabric for the Hippy Age of Aquarius swap and it looks great.

girlontherocks 03/ 4/2008 #

Hi all,

I thought I would leave a note here since you guys and gals might be interested in the group I just started for [Pincushions and Needlebooks]{http://www.swap-bot.com/group/56fda3be2067e341d930671edd5accfd/about). Please join!

girlontherocks 03/ 4/2008 #

Ack! I'm awful with the links! Please join the Pincushions and Needlebooks Group!

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