Hi everyone! Lynne here, and today I have the cutest little butterfly pincushion project for you!! This would make an ideal gift for Moms like me, who are always losing their pincushions! So I came up with a solution to make it stand out on my crafty table.
First, I removed the little 'strawberry', then I took a doily and placed it over the top of the pincushion. I then wrapped it around so that I could glue it on the underside. Next, I ran some embroidery floss around the whole thing, I added a small lace 'flower' and a decorative pin to the center top.
The Flourish Butterfly from Creative Embellishments, was painted with three colors of metallic paint. He needed a bit of stabilizing, to stay upright, so I gave him a jute cord tail, which runs the length of his body.
The base, is a wood spool that had twine wrapped around it. I removed the twine and painted it white. On the top of the spool, I added a circle of burlap, and glued some eyelet lace to make a 'nest' for the pincushion to rest on. I then wrapped the core of the spool with a length of lace covered burlap. It has a velcro closing, so that you can add some extra needles along the inside of the ribbon.
Since the original color of the pincushion is pink, I ran with pink flowers.......Dahlias and Petites from the Darjeeling Collection. And I had to add a few Mini Butterflies in cream. The little strawberry got a makeover too, and then I glued it to the top of the spool, just under the flowers. Oh, I just love this little pincushion! This has given me a few more ideas to corral some of the other little sewing bits and bobs, that always seem to get lost.
Hope you enjoyed!!
Viva Decor Inka Gold in Gold, Rose and Lava Green
Burlap, Lace, Trims, Twine, Jute Cord
Pincushion, Spool, Pin