Here is a cute little bottle cap pincushion that I made last night. My idea was to make a red with white dot mushroom, but it looks more like a cupcake. I'm thinking of making a whole bunch of cupcake pincushions. They are so cute.
I just used white embroidery floss to make the white dots.
Yesterday I was thrilled to see that Cindy from myrecycledbags.com posted a pattern for a tarn (t-shirt yarn) trivet / hot pad. I made a tarn hod pad a few months ago and I love it. Its my favorite hot pad. So after seeing Cindy's pattern for a flower hod pad, I ran to my craft t-shirt bin and searched for a shirt to cut up and make tarn out of. I could only find a white shirt. The shirt could have been dyed first, but I just wanted to try out the pattern. It took me 15 to 30 minutes to make this quick and easy pattern. I used an I hook instead of the J hook that the pattern called for, because I just couldn't find my J hook.
For some reason the camera just didn't want to take a good picture of the white hot pad. It seems that white and red are hard to photograph. However you can see a beautiful blue one on Cindy's blog.