Hello! Eileen's new collection, Heartfelt, is soon to be in stores and all this month the Inspiration Team is sharing projects using it! For this project, I transformed the Basket Die into a pincushion:
It's not hard! First I cut the basket parts out of Sizzix matboard and coated them (except the handles) with matte Glue n Seal. Once it was dry, I "base coated" the basket with my Antique Linen Distress Crayon.
Next I embossed the sides and ends of the basket with Eileen's Basket Weave embossing folder. Then came more Distress Crayon fun! I scribbled on Vintage Photo, Rusty Hinge, and Fossilized Amber and blended them together with a wet fingertip.
I assembled the parts using a glue gun and filled it with rice. The little cushion on top was simply a piece of fabric folded in half, right sides together and stitched on three sides. I turned it inside out and stuffed it with a bit of poly fill. I just stitched straight across the end to seal it. I knew the end would get tucked and glued under so I didn't worry about blind stitching it closed.
I used a hot glue gun to glue the cushion on top, making sure to seal all the edges to the sides of the basket so no rice could escape.
I tucked the Butterflies diecut into a memo pin and stuck it into the pincushion. I also used the heart Word Stitchlits die to make a tiny tag to tie onto the handle. The Stitchlits dies make it really easy to add stitched elements to your projects. The dies cut holes and all you do is thread your needle in and out. See this post for another project using the new Word Stitchlits.
Thanks for stopping by for a visit! Please be sure to head on over to Eileen's Blog and see all the wonderful projects the Team is sharing. There is a lot of inspiration to be had! ;-) Each week there will be a new batch to see.
The supplies I used for this project can be found at Sizzix or Simon Says Stamp. Follow the links below and a shopping you may go!