Vintage pincushions

January 21st, 2009 in member junk     
shabbychick Kathy Stantz, contributor
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Cats and dogs - great for pincushions!
Best friends!
A little bling in a milk glass container!
A heavenly pincushion!
Another view.
Cats and dogs - great for pincushions!

Cats and dogs - great for pincushions!

Here are a few of my vintage pincushions - ready to be sold this weekend!  We've sold quite a few of these at our last few shows - they're all unique - using vintage buttons, jewelry, millinery, trims, etc... for decoration---And lots of different containers - old pottery planters, teacups, silver, etc...  Possibilities and styles are endless for this kind of project. 

If anyone is in the Columbus, Ohio area this weekend - the show is the Scott Antique Market at the Ohio State Fairgrounds - it runs from Saturday - Sunday (24th-25th).  We're in spaces 2427, 28, and 29.   We've got lots of painted furniture, vintage handcrafted items, and home accessories...  A great show with a couple hundred vendors.  (Georgia, you know you want to leave sunny California and visit Ohio!!)

Kathy :) 

P.S.  Other members have posted pincushions too - it's fun to see different versions - so thought I'd share mine.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kathy
posted in: member junk, vintage, chic

Comments (7)

palma writes: Hi
I would like to buy the angels and carriage pin cushion from you, it is so sweet, is it for sale? Thank you, Palma Posted: 10:57 pm on April 26th
AtticusFinch writes: I have a few of these little pieces (deer, bear & duck) in my garage. Thanks for the idea on what to do with them. Posted: 6:42 pm on January 25th
georgiamoon writes: Well Kathy of course I do. I always wan to go where good stuff and good friends are. I hope you do super well this weekend and I really do wish I could be there. Looks like you going to do fine with all this nifty stuff. Don't forget to tell us all about it. Love Geo Posted: 1:27 pm on January 22nd
BJMossor writes: Hey Girls, I have been doing the LINCOLN HIGHWAY YARD SALES in August for the last couple years. Lots of fun, I start in Massillon area and head west. BJ Mossor Posted: 10:00 pm on January 21st
shabbychick writes: Thanks MelHow & LuAnn!

MelHow - yep - I cut a piece of fabric in a circle (and kind of guess for the size of the opening) to make a "cushion" to fill, and stitch loosely around it (so it's kind of a drawstring), then pull the thread a bit and start slowly stuffing with polyfil, and pulling the thread and stuffing...until it's pretty firm, and then I sew it up tight to "seal" the stuffing. I double check it to be sure how it fits, and then put some hot glue in the bottom of the container, and sometimes around the edge - a little below the top so the glue doesn't show - and then...stuff it in the opening! Then add some trim and decorate! (And, if you get a little glue on the fabric, you can always decorate over it...I speak from experience!!) :)

LuAnn - We're still planning on the yard sale trail in August - so, get ready for a Buckeye invasion! :)

Kathy Posted: 8:45 pm on January 21st
LuAnn writes: These are terrific. You certainly do good work.


PS-are you still coming to the yard sale trail in August? Posted: 6:10 pm on January 21st
MelHow writes: I've made teacup pincushions (not sure I posted it here) but I've never branched out - I've thought about it but haven't done it - I love the cupids and their carriage...

Do you make your own cushions to fit? Posted: 5:29 pm on January 21st
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