I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cigar Box Swap #2 - Sewing Theme

We've been having oodles of fun over at Stampin Dymonz Scrap Shack .   A second cigar box swap was announced and I snuck in barely.  Who could miss out of the fun!  Surely not I.  This one really took off.  One of the requirements was to make a pin cushion to go with the goodies to your swap mate.  Again, you don't know who has your name, but you can add a comment of your wants and needs, etc.

Along comes Ms Dee from Dee's Special Things with so much enthusiasm and creativity.  I don't know where she gets the energy nor the time.  She had shared some creations she'd done in the past on making hat pin cushions, and that just got everyone to creating.  So I went searching for a video on how to do them, posted it and Ms Dee put one together for us to view.   She put dimensions in her video which made it quite easy to follow.  And, of course, we all had to try our hands out at this.  So I put together these:

 So of course, I had to see if I could make it smaller and off I went and produced the little purple one.  They are too cute.

Then, back to the task at hand.  I needed to decide on how I was going to create this cigar box and make it worthy of giving to someone.  I think it turned out quite well.

Then Lia, had to show us what she was creating for a pin cushion in the form of a dress form.  So amazed at the talent that these ladies have.  You can find Lia here .  I'm planning to bottle up these ladies energy.  Seriously.  So off again I went to create my dress form pin cushion.  I haven't finished the final details on this, but want you to see it.

I burned the crap of my finger with the hot glue gun.  Word of advice... watch what you're doing when there are holes in what you're gluing, for hot glue will come out of the other side.  LOL!

Well, I found all sorts of goodies to buy for my swap partner.  I can't say who is getting this box because she hasn't gotten it yet and I want it to be a surprise.  I'll update this post later with the actual pics of the box, but for now, here is what she is getting.

LOL!  I know thats mean , but I just love my packaging.
I posted this little video as a teaser.


  1. Awesome pincushions! I also did some dress form pincushions. I used the felt with decorated designs on them.

  2. very cool project..I so enjoyed your blog post...your writing is great...I feel like I was right there while you were talking to me...Thanks this made my day...


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