I tried my hand at making a tiny pin cushion.
I have a few of these little glass pieces and, of course, plenty of stray beads from old jewelry. I had already added the beaded handles and ribbon around the rim as well as vintage clasps as embellishment.
There wasn't much left to do but the insertion itself. I filled the bottom with rice. The top is created by cutting a circle slightly larger than the glass rim at the top. I gathered it to fit and stuffed it tightly with batting. At that point it is glued into the glass. Cording, about 1/8" diameter is glued on the rim and tiny silk flowers added for accent.
What do you think? What have you used as a filler for pin cushions, or heard of others using? This seems to work but I was thinking I had seen somewhere that someone had used fine steel wool.
I've finished my 45th 'mini block' for the CQJP 2013. I have been using the same fabrics on all the blocks in this series, but for some reason the colors appear a little bright in this photo.