Saturday, August 21, 2010
Nature Inspired Pincushions
Yesterday I made 3 new bottle cap pincushions. I love them! Here is the mushroom / toadstool one. Instead of cutting the top circle 3 inches, I cut it 6 inches. This allowed it to really pop out over the sides.
This is my little sunflower. The base is green. I used 3 different shades of yellow for the flower petals. I measured and cut out the petals, then I sewed them to the center base of the pincushion. Then I sewed them into the bottle cap. I really like how this turned out.
Pink is hard for me to photograph, plus the camera battery died after taking one picture of this pincushion. For this one I used the same color green for the base as I did for the sunflower. I then traced the bottle cap in the center of the darker pink felt. Then I drew a 6 to 7 inch circle and cut out the petals within those two circles. I sewed the darker pink and the lighter pink together, and then I sewed them into the bottle cap. Next time I plan on glueing the center of the petals to the base of the bottle cap (on the inside of it), that way they look more flower like to me. Next I used metallic puffy paint to add the dots to the center of the flower and the lines on the petals.
Another thing that I love is that the felt made of 100% eco-fi, polyester made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles. So not only did I recycle a plastic bottle cap to make this, but the felt is also made from recycled materials. I just love that.