I have been wanting to make the Kilner pin cushion for a long time and finally at Christmas I was inspired by this fabric to make one. The top of the pin cushion is cut with the Scallop circle Big Shot Die (113468) and the inside circle of fabric and card is cut from the Circles #2 Originals Die (114526). There are quite a few videos out there showing the method for making this and with the two-part push together lid on the kilner it is so simple!
The best bit is I could make it without picking up a sewing needle! I stuck all the fabric using Sticky Strip (104294) which holds everything together firmly and I found there was no need to sew. For my pin cushion jar, I decorated the jar lid edges with the Crochet Trim (118481) and then added a flower using the Fun Flowers (121812) die for the Big Shot. The antique brad (117273) fits in perfectly with the vintage style of the trim and I used a sponge dauber just to ink the edges of the flower too.
All I needed to do to gift this was add some coloured pins, some Stampin' Up! buttons in co-ordinating colours and some ribbon and it was finished. A great gift idea and what better way to gift than to share Stampin' Up! product with friends and family too!
The hearts were decorations kindly made for me by Catherine Evans, a great, super talented SU demonstrator. She made a gorgeous garland of these hearts of her own which you can and go see here. I loved her crochet flowers, as seen on the green heart, but unfortunately crochet is not listed as one of my talents so I made my own centre for the red heart from Crochet Trim and the Scalloped Tulle Ribbon in Crumb Cake from the Autumn/Winter Catalogue. I finished the red centre with the gorgeous Designer Brushed Bronze buttons (127833) and some linen thread.
My next project, after my first pin cushion was the Beau Chateau Pin Cushion jar. I love the Beau
Chateau fabric design, as devoted followers of my blog will know.
This time I decorated the jar using Paper Daisies (119243). I dyed the daisies using the ink pad refills in Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette and Bashful Blue - they turned out even better than I thought! I could not believe how easy it is, just a couple of drops with some water, submerge the daisies and then dry them off. I secured the layers of the flowers with a metallic brad and manipulated them before completely dry and then added a pearl over the brad centre. These are gorgeous and I will definitely be using them on more projects now!
The flower wreath in the picture was a copy from the catalogue design on page 71 of the annual catalogue. Again using the Fun Flowers die for the Big Shot. One of the reasons you have to have the Big Shot is all of the materials you can cut with it, fabric and felt, included. I sourced some felt elsewhere to match the colours of the fabric and used the Very Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon (120999) from SU to decorate and create the hanging loop.
Remember the following products from these projects are only available in the Autumn/Winter catalogue and can only be ordered until the end of THIS THURSDAY, 31st January:
Candlelight Christmas Designer Fabric 126905 £8.95
Scalloped Tulle Ribbon - Crumb Cake 127840 £6.25
Designer Buttons - Brushed Bronze 127833 £6.25
To place an order, booking or find out more about these techniques, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org