Thursday, 31 March 2011

Top Hat Pin Cushion

Simon Says Stamp and Show A HAT this week, a definite challenge for me, I really had to think about this one as I wanted to make something that I would use. After much consideration I decided to make a TOP HAT PINCUSHION as I always have needles lying around on my desk ready for my next session of hand stitching, which I often add to my artwork.
I used Grungepaper to make the initial shape and coverd with Tim Holtz Crowded Attic Paper Stash. This was extremely fiddly I must say and far too much thinking about on my part LOL.
I added a second hat to continue the theme along with buttons to follow through with the sewing theme.
I used Tim's Pattern and Stitches embossing folder to add detail to the spool from the Sewing Room Die and highlighted the raised areas with pearl paint dabber.  As I have used an embossing folder in a couple of places I am also entering this for The Sunday Stamper challenge which this week is to use TEXTURE FADES/EMBOSSING.
This is the second spool which has also been embossed.  Red ribbon has been added to give a pop of colour.
The text at the bottom is from the Collections Elements range and buttons and snaps have been added to the bottom of my top hat.
The top of my hat is made from felt which has a little stuffing added to give me my PINCUSHION for my needles.
I cannot believe how fiddly such a small item could be but I am quite pleased with the results especially as I really had to think outside the box LOL.  Enjoy your evening, Tracy x x

17 comments:

Helen said...

Wow Tracy, that is amazing!!

Candy C said...

Hi Tracy! Your pincushion top hat is darling! What an original and cute idea! Love all the embellishments as well. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Gillian said...

Tracy this is such a cool project, love all the elements.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Tracy this is a brilliant take on the challenge, love your little hat pin :)

Kaz said...

This is so fab!! love the little dickie bow too in fact i love it all xx
kazxx

Sue said...

I take my hat off to you!! What a fun idea!!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic hat, so many details to keep looking at.

Netty said...

This is terrific Tracy and such a great idea. I know you will be using this a lot, so practical as well. Fab work. Annette x

Minxy said...

Aw i think it turned out absolutely brilliant, love it, and useful too.. It's perfect x

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful effect! Love the details and so glad you shared all the different angles so we can enjoy seeing everything.

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrr Tracy, this is FAB!!! thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's brilliant & so creative Tracy! I love all the details on it! xx

Terry said...

Hiya Your pincushion is absolutely amazing wow...thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your amazing creation. Hugs Terry xxxx

sasa said...

What an original and creative piece - loving the deep colours and textures!
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
Sarah

kim-paperbabe said...

It turned out brilliantly Tracy a magnificent job on a small scale!!!
Perfect for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
Thanks for joining us!
HuGs Kim :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh My Gosh Tracy, Your creativity has no end. Your pincushion is Awesome!!!! and how did I get so behind in checking my favorite blogs? I'm doing some cathing up now Can't believe how much I missed on yours. WOW you have been a busy gal
Hugs Lynn

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

wow gorgeous!