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I love PINS... especially hat pins, I've had a bit of a fetish for a couple of years now, they're just the perfect little embellishment !!
But... I always loose them, I put them down,  I can't find them, I pick them up, I prick myself.. so I needed a pin cushion, now I've made plenty of pin cushions in the past, from my sewing days, but I knew I wanted something different and one day I was flicking through the pages of one of my favourite trends magazines and saw it, it was perfect, it was a picture frame pin cushion. I LOVED it and needed to make one, but it had to be right.
I was halfway there, as a couple of years ago I bought a piece of fabric (I know I'm a hoarder), didn't know what to do with it, I just knew I had to have it, so it's sat on my shelf waiting to be used, then the other day I popped down to our local antiques centre and found the perfect little frame.
and look... just £3.00... bargain !!! I didn't like the colour, so quickly gave it a lick of paint, grabbed some wadding, no I didn't have any lying around, but I did have an old cushion I no longer loved, so took a bit out of that (all the more reason you shouldn't throw anything away) and proceeded to "stuff" it into the frame.
There was absolutely no sewing involved and all in all it took about 15 mins, and that included the drying time !! It's easy to replace for another piece of gorgeous yummy fabric, when I'm next on my travels, as it's just held in with the backing stand. And now it has pride of place on my work desk and I LOVE IT !!!
Marion xx


  1. what a fab idea = it gorgeous

  2. Ooooh its so lovely to look at!
    Christine x

  3. What a great idea! I'm off to the charity shop tomorrow looking for little frames! Yours turned out beautifully :)

  4. Wonderful on the go inspiration, what a fab result!

  5. Genius idea! I so need one of these, sick of stabbing myself with pins and needles, and great that it is vertical so takes up less space and is visible! To be on the safe side, think I might paint mine day-glo orange so it stands out among all the clutter on my craft desk...j/k, got to be beautiful as well as practical!

  6. absolutely fab Marion - love it, love it , LOVE IT! thanks for sharing this with us lol Susiesu xxx

  7. I love it too! The green goes so well with the frame. That's a great idea.


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