Friday, March 1, 2013


That's my word for the month of March!  My first determined goal is to blog more frequently. I just hope I don't fall into the category of "In like a Lion, Out like a Lamb". I have a few projects in mind that I should be able to post at least weekly, if not twice a week.  And honestly how often do you really care to read my ramblings!? 

The Hat Pin/Corsage Pin and Holder swap at Split Coast is coming to an end so I thought as I package up my projects I would share them with you.  For my first project I really had my heart set on making a tea pot pin cushion.  I only found one pattern on pinterest and it just didn't come out to my liking.  So I sat down in my studio and went to work on an idea for a tea pot pin holder.  I think for a first try it came out very cute.  I even kept the pattern and jotted some notes for next time.  The best part about the project I was able to combine stashed fabric as well as some of my favorite dies. 

The entire project can be made with a fat quarter with fabric to spare. 
 I used PTI dies to cut the leaves and tags.  I embroidered the leaves to give them an extra pop of color.  I cut the back tag on burlap and the front tag on canvas.  PTI stamp for Tea for Two then I used fusible web to adhere all three pieces then added a few machine stitches to make sure they were secure.  I finished it by pulling a piece of burlap apart for the string for the bow and tied it to a bow.  I still used a needle and thread to secure the button and ribbon because I hope the recipient actually uses the pin holder. 
 The inside I added some simple embellishments to hod the pins and made the pages a little prettier. 
And that's my teapot pin book.  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a fabulous weekend!


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