Tuesday, April 20, 2010

"Chocolate Cake" pincushion

Hi fellow crafters

I saw this pincushion how to on the DIY Dish a couple of weeks back and was taken by the idea, I have been wanting and needing a pincushion for some time. The ease of this one really attracted me.

On the DIY Dish they used shrinky dinks on their pin heads, but I didn't have any on hand and I really wanted to dress up some of the pins so I made some flowers by taking a circular piece of felt, inserting a pin through the center, I placed a dab of glue under the pin head and pinched the felt up around the head to form the flower (see pics below).

I also wanted to achieve the look of "chocolate" pieces around the second layer that you often see on "designer" choc cakes, so I added some felt cut into rectangles around that layer. I used my Sizzix to cut the circles and embellished the bottom of the cake with beads. I also added the magnetic circle to the bottom of my second layer.

Happy crafting

Thursday, April 1, 2010

They used my template :-)


Go check out Clear and Simple stamps and see what they made with my template.

I'm off on a weeks vacation to the coast, so I'll take this opportunity to wish you all a blessed Easter.