01 May 2011

Pin up girl

Good morning! It is (hopefully) another sunny day here in Canberra. As usual I am actually typing this post just before I go to bed and scheduling it to appear first thing in the morning :o)

Today it is time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week we are looking for LACE AND RIBBONS... easy peasy.

I decided to make something a little bit different for a change. I was sitting at my desk hunting around for a packet of pretty pins I had stashed somewhere. I don't know about you, but I have packets everywhere.  I was in need of a pretty storage solution for them - and a child safe one in case my little boys broke into my craft area (hmm... yes, it does happen!).  And then I thought back to my sewing and quilting days and went on the hunt for some pretty quilt fabrics I knew I had somewhere.. yes, another treasure hunt :o)  I have stamped and coloured on fabric before knew it could be done so I thought this may just work...

PIN CUSHIONS!


I actually made a few because I thought I would like to post some off to friends. They are stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa onto pre-washed Calico and coloured very quickly with Copics. I then added some pretty fabrics, lacce, ribbons, buttons and charms to girly them all up. Each pin cushion has a little loop of ribbon at the top so it can be hung up nice and high.


When colouring on fabric, it is important to prewash the fabric to remove the 'size' (the chemical added to the fabric during manufacture). It is also important to know that the copic ink tends to feather very quickly so you have to work fast. Normally when colouring faces I use five different colours to blend. On fabric because you are unable to blend as effectivly, I used  R21 for the cheeks and then only three shades for the skin. Try to stay a little further away from the stamp lines than usual until you are comfortable with how far the ink will feather.  The only other tip I really have for you is that these are not wash proof... if you wet them, the ink will run and create quite a pretty faded rainbow :o) So it is best only done on items that don't get washed... such as these pin cushions.


This last one isn't quite finished as I ran out of stuffing. It is a bit larger and more embellished. 


For details of which stamps I used, please visit my Magnolia blog.
I would like to enter my little pin cushions into these challenges:

The Shabby Tea Room - Butterfly Wishes (gold butterfly charms, "Beautiful Tilda" - butterfly stamp)

We would love for you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges this week for our challenge. We always love to see what you create to share with us. 

Thanks for checking out my little project today - enjoy the rest of your weekend!

75 comments:

  1. Wow - what a brilliant idea. These are gorgeous. Hugs Denise xx

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  2. Just let me say OMG!!!!!!!! These are so darn cute!!!!! I have been making pin cushions also but not the kind that you paint on... So now of course I am going to have to do this.. LOL....

    LOVE THEM dear!!!
    Hugs, Janiel

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  3. Oh my goodness, These are absolutely stunning. And I had no idea, w could stamp on fabric. This is the very first, Ive ever heard of that, but as it´s so stinking cute, what you´ve done here, I´ll definately have to try it, so thank you sooo very much for all the great advise here too.
    Have a wonderful sunday ahead hun.

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  4. Wowzersssss, this is so absolut gorgeous. What a fantastic idea, just superrrr. They are stunning. Have a great sunday.
    Hugs, Yvon

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  5. Love your pin cushions. They are really gorgeous..

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  6. OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I have been waiting for this post to come live ever since I saw these in the challenge draft!! OMG!!!!!!!! These are absolutely incredibly stunning - so vintage looking and I just can't find the words except WOW!!!!!!!! Your friends that receive these are very lucky ladies indeed!! hugs, Jane xxx

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  7. Wow these are awesome, so so pretty.
    Hugz Fleur xXx

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  8. These pin cushions are gorgeous!! :D What a great idea to stamp and colour on fabric, it's a beautiful present and your friends are really gonna love this.

    Hugs, Leonie.

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  9. These are just gorgeous Kylie! I love the vintage look to them all, perfect handmade gifts. So pretty ♥

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  10. OMG, you can do it all! these are gorgeous, what a great idea.

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  11. OMFreakin goodness Blondie! These are just AWESOME!! They look so good on the calico and surrounded by all that yummy goodness and 'buttons'. hee hee. Just lovin' your ideas. Can you please send me some of your creativness and your spare time? Thanks hun.

    Hugs, Kylie xo

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  12. You really never stop to amaze me!
    These are just perfekt Kylie. What a gift to recive!
    Beautiful :)
    Hugs to you
    Jill

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  13. These are gorgeous! Thanks for the tips for stamping on fabric, I'll have to try it!

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  14. You have struck me speechless....that is not an easy thing to do...Is there no end to your talent.STUNNING PROJECT....
    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  15. Hang on a minute while I pick my jaw up from off the floor. WOW Kylie, these are so beautiful. You've completely blown this challenge out of the water. I love every little detail.

    Hugs xo Jackie

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  16. OMG, KYLIE!!! These are TO DIE FOR. I would love more detailed instructions on how you did these, as I would LOVE one for myself. I though, am not talented with a sewing machine, so more instructions would be lovely so I could try to put one together. You are always such an inspiration, your work is always so lovely. These are just an amazing treasure!!!! The ones that you chose to send out to friends, I am sure, will be treasured for years to come.

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  17. Hi Kylie, I don't often have the time to comment on projects these days, but this post captured my heart! What beautiful pin cushions you've made, and so beautifully matched with pretty fabric. I would die to have one of these in my possession, but knowing just how you colored them with the copics would be wonderful! Your work is always so inspiring, and I wish I had more time to check out blogs...
    Hugs from HOT Central Texas....
    Barb

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  18. Wow, Kylie, I love thes pin cushions! They will make beautiful gifts! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

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  19. ............speechless........that's what I am....... simply speechless.....there are just no words to describe how much I LOVE these!! Each is a little masterpiece!!! Okay, hi, my name is Teri and I want to be your best friend!!! LOL!!! Kylie, they are beyond awesome!
    Hugs,
    Teri

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  20. OMG...these are adorable. I need to pull out my material (from my quilting days) and give this a try.
    Hugs from Indiana,
    Pam:)

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  21. These are adorable. I may have to try them. I still sew - sometimes.

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  22. OH MY GOSH!!! These are INCREDIBLE!!!! I love them! A very creative way to use Tilda!

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  23. OMG Kylie I really love these pin cishions. You are so clever and talented. You have colored Tilda so beautifully on the fabric. Extra special.
    Hugs Maz

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  24. luv pin cushion, and luv the ones you made with tilda's image!! :-)

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  25. Oh wow the pin cushions are beautiful. I love your coloring, every time I've tried it on fabric it ended in disaster!! This has given me the motivation to give it another try. Just gorgeous, thank you for sharing!

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  26. OMG, I just got an order of pins last week and this is the perfect solution to storing them (I tidied up my desk yesterday and was wondering what I was going to do with them... and then as usual lost something i needed for the project I tidied my dest for and it took me HOURS to find, I am never cleaning my desk again.....) Anyways, I totally need one of these... 2 actually, one for my sewing pins because I just stick them through my clothes when sewing at the minute and stab myself repeatedly in the process, lol!! These are totally next on my to do list, thank you for the fabulous idea!!! *big squeezy hugs* (oh, sorry about the rant)

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  27. Can I be on your mailing list for those...lol, I love them. So darn cute...WOW! thanks so much for sharing your idea. Hugs.

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  28. Gorgeous pin cushions! OMG Kylie, you should make more and sell them! What crafter doesn't need a pin cushion?!!!
    Hugs,
    Cami

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  29. Oh my gosh these are FANTASTIC!!!!! You're a genius! :D
    Rene

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  30. Oh wow Kylie, you are so clever!!! They are absolutely gorgeous!!!!!! Thank you for your lovely comment on my Magnolia card :)

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  31. You are SO creative Kylie!!! I am in love with these! Love the fabrics used, love the decorations... absolutely stunning!!!

    xxx
    Mariska

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  32. These are so darn cute!!! I love them!!!! Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room :-)

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  33. Oh,Kylie, these are fantastic! OMG girl you are so talented!
    Hugs,Iulia

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  34. Wow! what beautiful gifts these sweet pin cushions are. Thank you Kylie for a very inventive idea. You are such a clever girl.
    Hugs
    Suzi x

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  35. OMG!! OMG!! OMG!!
    I have a total loss for words :) :)
    Have to take a little pause while I'm picking up my jaw that is PINNED to the floor!!

    I have never doubted your talant ;) but this is so BEAUTIFUL and very interesting and different :) I have never seen anything like this and I'm feeling totally intrigued by your work :) I soooo would have liked to try this but it is sooo out of my league ;)
    Love the way you managed to colour up the images and not only that..it is also very beautifully done!! And those embellies and fabrics!
    Well Kylie: you're rocking my socks off!!
    This is AMAZING!!!
    You're the master of crafting - eh no! You're the master of my universe ;) ;)

    Hugs

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  36. Oh WOW!!!!!!!
    What a great idea, and they are so beautiful. Love them and your coloring is so stunning.

    Hugs from
    Heidi

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  37. Absolutely stunning what a fantastic idea!!!
    they are absolutely adorable and i would love this as a gift your friends are very lucky to have you
    !!
    hugs
    suzie qx

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  38. Wow, they are fantastic.

    Marie-Anne

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  39. Are you taking orders yet - LOL??? As a sewer myself I'm not sure I'd want to stick pins in these beauties - BUT I would LOVE to have them sitting on my sewing table to inspire!!!!
    xXx

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  40. Absolutely fabulous work - love the shabby chic look, combined with gorgeous Tilda images. You did a great job with the colouring, and thanks for the hints and tips.So pleased you joined us at MAWTT this week - hope to see you next time.
    Hugs, Sylvia x

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  41. Wat a fantastic creations you made, realy gorgeous and a great idea!! I realy love these!!!
    hugs, Marlies

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  42. wow these are gorgeous
    colouring is great for fabric
    hugs
    Denise

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  43. Wow Kylie these are really beautiful wish i had the patience to these they are gorgeous, thank you for sharing these with us at OSCC. Janet

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  44. Kylie, these are just the cutest! What a beautiful job you did putting them together. I'm thinking tooth fairy pillows would be so cute and you could make them for boys with Edwin and girls........just adorable and your attention to detail......wonderful.

    Hugs
    Sue Drees

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  45. What a brilliant idea! You have to be the most clever woman on earth to create these beauties! Who would of thought but you sure did and WOW!!!!!! I think you may of started a craze with these absolutely gorgeous delights. I love all of the pin cushions!!!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

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  46. Oh my WORD!! These are totally amazing projects!!! What a clever idea and so beautifully presented on the fabric!! Love your darling details here!! Thanks for sharing!! HUGS

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  47. What creative projects ... outstanding tutorial! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

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  48. Bonjour,
    Votre travail est magnifique, j'aime tout ce que vous faites. Merci pour votre partage.

    J'aimerai bien réaliser l'un de vos coussins pour épingles mais n'est pas bien compris dois-je laver le tissus avant de tamponer l'image et de la colorier ou pas ?
    Merci d'avance, amitiés.
    Maria

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  49. Oh my goodness how gorgeous are these! They should be submitted for publication!

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  50. Just Stunning. How Gorgeous are these!!!!!!!!
    Chrissyxx

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  51. Little projects! Yes, but they are HUGE in cuteness! O, wow, you blow me away hun, this... is... so... b-ful! I love it, LOVE IT! I really love fabric and you made some gorgeous pincushion, almost to b-ful to put a pin in ;-)
    Well done girl!
    Hugs Ing

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  52. WOW, WOW, WOW.....I AM SPEECHLESS!!!! This is the most creative and brilliant idea I have seen in a very long time!!!!! What a phenomenal project!!!
    Totally love this!!!!

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  53. These are SOOOOO beautiful! Wish I could sew ~ I'd love to have the talent to make one!

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  54. Wow these are gorgeous, fabulous work. Thanks for joining in with us at MAWTT this week, and good luck. Pami x

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  55. Wowzersss I just love these beautifull projects you have made, my goodness...absolutely stunning. Thank you for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your AMAZING needlecussions....hugs terry xxx

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  56. wow, they are all so beautiful and such a fantastic idea!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

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  57. OMG Kylie... they're all amazing, stunning work !!!
    Big Hugs,
    Mo

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  58. Hi!Kylie these are all just gorgeous,soooo pretty with all the detail-love the buttons too.
    Great idea and gift!!
    Oh thanks so much for visiting me and for your lovely comment :)
    big hug,Lou.xx

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  59. This is so gorgoues what a lovely project!
    Bye Mascha

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  60. Wow, these are absolutely stunning, is there no end to your talents!
    Helen x

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  61. SANTO DIOS QUE PRECIOSO TRABAJO Y BRILLANTE IDEA ,QUEDE ENCANTADA,OJALA PUEDA HACER ALGO IGUAL,FELICITACIONES.....SALUDOS....

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  62. WOWZERS girl!! I love your little pin cushions, such an awesome idea:-) Your just way to clever!! I totally love them!!
    Hugs
    Karen
    xxx

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  63. These are absolutely stunning.

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  64. wonderful project, they are all beautiful as the other.
    thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week
    hugs
    céline PPC DT

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  65. WHAT?!! SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! Oh ma goodness these are crazy gorgeous! What a great idea! I would love to try coloring on fabric. Wish I lived closer for a IRL tutorial. hee hee

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  66. Hi Kylie...dang, girlfriend!! You are CRAZY TALENTED!!! Absolutely stunning, hunny bunny!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  67. woowwwwzaaaa this is super amazing project.

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  68. Amazing projects Kylie. What a fabulous idea stamping the images on fabric and they are super elegant plus a touch of Victorian style. Cool!!
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  69. Wow these are just stunning!! Thanks for joining in this weeks OSCC. Hugs Shelley xx

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  70. It's really delicious!What a wonderfull idea!Bravooooooooo!!!

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  71. OMG - Absolutely A-MAZ-ING!!!!!

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  72. Amazing projects!!!!! Love them all! Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT! x

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  73. These were absolutely adorable - I may have to steal the idea and make one for my room, as well :)
    Hugs from Lisbeth

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  74. You are creative Kylie!!! There are so beautiful! I am in love with these! Love the fabrics used, love the colours... stunning!!!
    Hugs,
    Laura

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