Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Pin Cushion using Elisabeth Bell Digi image..

Happy Wednesday everyone!!

Well I am here to tell you that it is HOT HOT HOT!!

118 degrees that last to days!! I am melting!!
You know when you really don't feel good to start with and have that kind of heat it is just plain YUCKY YUCK!!
I hope it is cooler where ever you are!
Today I have a little pin cushion to show you using a digi image ..

she can be found in the Elisabeth Bell Digial Gallery.

I had a very hard time doing the photos of this.

It is so very fun and cute in real life .Photos don't do it justice!I have printed the image out on heavy weave muslin and colored with my copic markers. Coloring on muslin is not the same as coloring on tee shirt fabric and NOT ANYTHING like papers. The color runs fast so you have to work quick and then let it dry out some before you finish. I thought this image would be so much fun to do up as a pin cushion/needle holder to set on the end table next to my recliner in the family room. As I am always stitching if I am watching TV. So I have taken some small scraps of fabric and sewn them together and sewn cotton lace on the outside edge. I have also swen cotton lace with a black and white stripe ribbon over the top of it across the midde and added a bow on the right side. I did add a paper rose and a string of pearls. The image is sewn on the top of the fabric like a pocket with the top open so that I can put my packages of needles down inside of it. I have stuffed the pin cushion with crush walnut shells. Did you know that crushed walnut on the inside of pin cushions will help keep your pins and needles sharp? The top left corner has a felt flower with ribbon, bakers string and a pearl.
As you can see there is plenty of room for your embroidery needles in the pocket. In fact will be putting my little embroidery scissors in the little pocket with my neddles. I have hat pins, quilters pins, safety pins and needles stuck all round the pin cushion.
All of the things that I need close to do my stitching.


Challenges to enter.....

Totally Gorjuss: Ribbons and Lace
Dream Valley: Ribbons

The Crafty Pad: Soft Pastels/or Bold and bright

The Ribbon Girls: Pink and Cream

CCEE: Pink

Paper Crafting Journey: Anything goes ( I am hoping that fabric is okay for anything goes)
Here is a photo of it laying flat. But still not a great photo. Just can't see all of the little fun details in the photos. So much more fun to hold. :o)

Reminder: that you have until Friday July 1 to make a card following the sketch posted on the Digi Bell's blog....... YOU COULD WIN THIS DIGI....CURLY LOCKS KIKI

So jump over to the DIGI BELL BLOG to get the details.
Thanks for stopping by today!
I hope you are staying cool where ever you are.

I am off to the doctor again today for more tests. sigh........


Maria Therese said...

Wow this is gorgeous!!!

Frouwkje said...


Riet said...

So wonderful Janiel.

Hugs Riet.xx

Dena said...

So cute Janiel. This is actually on my list to do after I saw Kylie's. You did a fantastic job with it!!!! Adorable!
I bet it is hot there because it is so hot here and you guys are always a few degrees more than us! Stay cool!
Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

Janiel, this is such a super idea and an amazing project! You ALWAYS have the most wonderful ideas and then do them to perfection. Stay as cool as possible. Thinking of you.

Nadine said...

L O V E L Y !

Juls said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Utterly gorgeous!!! I love sewing so this project is just right up my street!!! Your colouring is amazing ... your colouring on muslin is just amazing!!! FANTABULOUS project!!!! Hugs Juls

Renkata said...

OMG Janiel,
dear this is so cute and adorable.
Love it.

Pat said...

Stunning, just stunning Janiel, and such a gorgeous image too, coloured on muslin, amazing. Didn't know about the walnut shells to keep pins and needles sharp, good tip.

Pat xx

bettand said...

This is imply beautiful:) Love all the little details. Thanks for playing at Totally Gorjuss this week. Hope to see you again on saturday;) Bettina

Janneke said...

This ia awesome Janiel ;o)

Debbie said...

This is adorable and stunning. :) Perfect in every way and what a beautiful creation to have sitting on your desk. :) Love it. :)

Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad Designs

Norma said...

Janiel, this is a fabulous project, so beautifully made. But oh, can you really bring yourself to sticking a pin to it?'s too precious.

jackid said...

love love love this it's amazing well done thanks for joining us at PCJ this time
Jacki xx

Sharon in Arizona said...

Hello Janiel, This is absolutely adorable!!!! Love that image, she is just too cute. I love all the little extras you've added, they make it so special. I didn't know that about crushed walnut shells. Will keep it in mind. Where in AZ do you live? I'm in Bouse, which is between Parker & Quartzsite & we've been 115. Last night had horrible thunder and a 1 minute downpour that made the whole day YUCKY!! I hear the wind getting worse so we might be in for another night of noises. Just want to hole up under the AC and craft. Hugs to you and good luck with your Dr apt. Sharon :o)

Liza said...

WOW Janiel, this is a gorgeous creation. It so pretty and will prove to be useful for you.

Liza x

Anonymous said...

What an absolutely fabulous little pin cushion. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley.xx

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Laura /sandytoz said...

Thanks for playing along with Paper Crafting Journey. What an awesome pillow, Janiel!
Looking forward to seeing more of your work!
Laura PCJ DT

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Beautiful. Lovely image and so many lovely details. Thanks for playing at TG. Marianne x

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

Oh wowzers! This is super adorable! I love love love it and all those embellishments! Thank you for playing with us at The Crafty Pad.

Grenouille Greetings said...

MAGNIFICENT pin cushion! Best I've seen EVER! Perfect image choice. Very brave of you to colour on muslin and you did it perfectly. This is sublime, PQ! Hugs, Lesley

Mary Lou said...

AMAZING Janiel~~~I am speechless!!! I wish I could sew like you:)

D K Crafts said...

Hi Janiel. Such a great idea and it is gorgeous. Love the image and the colours. Donna