Monday, March 10, 2008

Salad Bowl Pincushion



Like most crafters, I love a re-purposed cast-off. I picked up a stack of 70s-era wooden salad bowls from a garage sale last summer. I knew I would do something craft-ish with them, but I wasn't sure what.

Then, inspiration: A pincushion! A big hefty one! The Mother of All Pincushions!

Months pass...

Today I got out one of the salad bowls, and in less than an hour, I have the best pincushion ever- large pinning surface, substantial enough to stay put while removing pins, cool looking (I think), and I used stuff I already had to make it. Wheee!

6 comments:

Alessandra White said...

This is such a satisfying shape, like a big button I want to push! I just KNOW you have a few more bowls, right? (hint hint...)

karyn @ theworkroom said...

oh! i think the workroom could use a big ol' pincushion like that. i'll have to get some tips from you on how you made this... or how about doing your FIRST blog tutorial!! this is a smashing project.

meg said...

tutorial?

Johanna Masko said...

Tutorial on the way! Stay tuned...

Marnie said...

genius! genius, i say! can't wait for the tutorial....

Alessandra White said...

Thank you SO much for my very own pincushion!!! It already holds a place of honor on the table. SUCH a great idea, Jo!