Thursday, July 1, 2010

It took me 3 weeks to...

make about 60 bottle cap pincushions. They were alot of fun to
make. These were made from different objects. 2 were made
from the bottoms of a tide pen. A few were made from soda pop
caps (I like these the best because they are deeper). Some were made from
shallow plastic water bottle caps. These caps are smaller
than soda pop caps. And then
a couple are made from pill bottle caps. The first picture
shows the first 13 that I made.
The red tall pincushion with the baby blue one
beside it were made from the
bottoms of the tide pens. As you can see my stitches were
not so good. The red one is made from felt while the baby blue
one is made from flannel. I like the softness of the flannel verses
the felt. I like the rounded top of the red felt one but I love the beads
& the flat soft top of the baby blue one.
The pretty pink one with lace around it is one of my favorites.
Its a simple plastic water bottle cap. This one uses fleece. Again
this fabric is so soft. The one beside it is made the same way except
it has the lace sewn on top to give a different effect.
A peek under this pink lace cap shows my way of wrapping
the bottle cap. Its bottom is smooth. The lacy bottlecap
shows the difficulty that I had again while trying to sew the
cap together like the other bottlecaps are made. It just didnt
work for me.
The next 3 uses toile. I thought it would be fun to try & combine
fabric with felt & flannel. They didnt turn out too bad.
You can tell when you turn over the larger toile pincushion
that it is a pill bottle. But its okay its hardly noticeable.
The floral one is not really decorated yet. I cant decide on how to
finish it. In fact nothing has come to mind.
I tried to make a double wedding cake. It uses a soda pop cap for the smaller
cake layer. The black is thin leather strips.
It turned out so pretty!
If you havent done these yet - you should. They are quick & easy.
When I started I was aiming for chocolates. It looks like I missed.
Anyway try it - you'll like it. These little things really are
by Hopblogger

1 comment:

Tatkis said...

They are all so nice and cute!

Best wishes,