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I am a mom of two. I love amigurumi and colorful yarns. I will try to help you as much as I can if you have questions about plastic safety eyes and noses. Have fun knitting and crocheting!! The HEART behind the Eyes - Clara
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Saturday, June 26, 2010

PinCushion Swap with a tea cup or a canning jar

A month ago I joined PinCushion swap. This swap is about creating a heaven land for the swap partner by using old tea cup/ jar or other container. My partner like jar and I like tea cup. Yesterday I finally got my tea cup pin cushion. It's so lovely and the more I looked at it the more I found out in that tiny little tea cup, it's so detailing. I couldn't believe it. I think that's why handmade is so popular nowadays, you just can't find commercial item that is created by someone with heart, love and with so much personalities. Corey's created this pincushion with so much on it, the house, the sea dragon, the door, roof, tree, everything is so details, it's unbelievable. It's like a little paradise for me. I love how colorful it is for my little paradise. It's perfect! :) Now it's sitting in my dining room! I love to look at it every time I walk by. Thanks Corey!!! xoxo OK, I know, mine is too simple, I think I am just ran out of energy and juice to create something like Corey's, however, I did try, that's important RIGHT?!?! I found this canning jar in Target, I have walked into so many stores and couldn't find any. I was so fed up and was thinking what was I going to do and then one day I walked in Target kitchen/app dept and there it was sitting in the lower shelf quietly. I was so happy. I found and followed instructions from Suzanne's tutorial. It's very helpful since I haven't made anything like this before. The hardest part wasn't to wrap the cushion on the jar, but actually embroidery the house on the cushion part. It's the cushion wasn't flat, I was having a very hard time to stable the house and put stitches around it at the same time. Again, I just knew I never be a embroidery person, never will..... Yes, the top part is done! Now the empty jar wouldn't look good no matter what, so I put many things in it, including safety eyes (of course, who wouldn't know??), ribbons, buttons, sequins, and lace. I was so satisfied when I finished. Yeah.. I used 1 month to think how could I put together like this. I know I know, I am getting old... haha! By the time I have this blog, Corey already told me she loved the jar!! OK, Corey, thanks for loving it! lol (don't tell me the truth here, I can't handle it!) :P


42 said...

Wow! You made me so excited. I am really hooked on the pin cushion. (sorry coveting already). lol.
Seriously, I want to know more about swapping. I would love that joy! congrats to u!

Fadas de Luz said...

Belíssimo trabalho. Parabéns.
Beijos do Brasil

Unknown said...

wow, that is really beautiful!

kraft ★ croch said...

"I think that's why handmade is so popular nowadays, you just can't find commercial item that is created by someone with heart, love and with so much personalities".
I completely agree.
P.D.: I've received your plastic eyes, they are fantastic! Thanks! ^_^

Jenny said...


I just received the safety eyes thanks for fast shipping and till next time!

Greetings Jenny Huisbrink, Nederland

Jullie Teo said...

Wow, they are all so beautiful!!!! :)

Irish Mae said...

I just love the talent dear so much energy of you to made the item and the blog. Hand made is preferable aside from being recyclable, It is much lovable and more appreciative. Cheers!


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