Tuesday, February 2, 2010


My son needed a pin cushion for 7th grade home ec.  He didn't want to go to the fabric store after church on Sunday and asked if I could make him one.  I used a scrap of the red wool sweater (see here and here) and made a quick tomato pin cushion.  Simply cut a circle, sew around the circumference and fill with stuffing.  Draw up the thread tight and then tack on the green felt top.  Son was surprised, said it looked like a "real pin cushion".

Find more ideas at Blue Cricket Design.


  1. I like it! (and I have no idea) ~Mindy

  2. go to http://www.linkwithin.com/learn
    and fill it in and get the widget.
    Love the pin cushion.

  3. REALLY CUTE! LOVE that you are so innovative, saving a trip to the store while impressing a 7th grader! Good job, Mom. Lezlee

  4. What a good Mommy... that is adorable and sounds so easy.

    Sorry, I can't help with your question, hopefully someone will come up with the answer for you. I will keep my eye open for you.

    P.S. love your new look.

    Hugs, Deb

  5. Love it! I didn't know home ec classes were still being offered ... don't get me wrong ... I think that's wonderful! I've been teaching my two, over the years, all of those things we use to learn in home ec class. Great job of repurposing ... take a look at my website (when you get a chance) and see how I repurpose too ;o)

    Your previous poster is correct with the Linkwithin (just need to input your email, blog link,etc.) very easy to set up. You will not have control as to which images will show up ... they sort of rotate if you will.

    Need to browse your blog some more ... very nice from what I've seen so far! Keep it up ~tomatobaby[dot]com

  6. What a cute tomato pin cushion! Way to think on your feet. You're a very resourceful mom.


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