Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May Arts Design Team Call - pincushions

Ok, on to project #2!  Here's a fun out of the box way to use the fabulous Cotton Striped Ribbon from May Arts.

I adore this cotton blend ribbon.  Since it is really just strips of fabric, I thought why not sew them together to make my own custom ribbon fabric!   I am totally addicted to it now.   I love these sweet little pincushion/pillows. 

I love how these turned out!  May Arts Cotton Stripes in red and blue pair perfectly with  May Arts Natural Jute Cord and Burlap String for a wonderful nautical look that would be perfect as a wedding favor, a beach house accent or for baby pins in a little boy's room.  I tied the pillow on the left with a square knot and  the one on the right with a figure 8 knot that I stitched in place.  The buttons are also tied with square knots.  The "Ahoy" sentiment is a rub-on that I added prior to stuffing the pillow.

Don't worry, I didn't leave the girls out!  Sugar and spice and May Arts Sheer Organza Ribbon and Crochet Lace are nice! I added beads to a safety pin then cross stitched them to this pincushion.


This version features May Arts Elastic Plaid Ruffle Ribbon, more of that yummy Crochet Lace  and a bit of 3/16" String Loop.

I can't wait to combine more colors to make more ribbon "fabric"...Love you, May Arts!

Supply List

Red/Blue pin cushions
hand drawn heart pattern
Other:  heavy weight muslin fabric, buttons; plastic stars; beads/pin; flower; button; heavy duty thread;  Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive; rub-ons (stash); sewing machine

Pink Pincushions
hand drawn pattern
Other:  buttons; safety pins; beads; pearl headed pins; paper flowers; rub-ons (stash) sewing machine

Thanks for popping in.  Your comments are always welcome and much appreciated!!

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Brenda said...

I have some of that ribbon too and hadn't thought about stitching it together! Cute, cute cute!!!

Kathy said...

You are so creative...love these fun party accents!

Sue from Oregon said...

Oh Charlene...your brain is in overdrive! More fun projects!

rush said...

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jen said...

LOVE these- I'm totally making the red/white/blue ones for my MIL!!! :)

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