Monday, May 9, 2011

Pin cushion ring/Fingernadelkissen

I made a great invention today ... a pin cushion ring! (Yes, I know, there might be others - but this is mine! :-)

The idea struck me when I was about making a pin cushion on a jam jar - as a matter of fact, I am one of the few persons out there who has hardly got any decent pin cushions, although I sew regularly, both by hand and on the machine.

And when I'm sitting outside in my garden, sewing or embroidering, I never know where to put those cut-offs - don't want to throw them on the ground, neither put them in my coffee cup ... Therefore I need the jar: first to hold thread and scissors, then to collect the cut-off threads and fabric snippets.

Both pin cushions were glued on with a hot glue gun - one to the jar lid, the other one to a simple copper ring I had laying around.

And while working, I thought I could as well make a third one - it's a personal version of the flower pin cushion, I just added an extra cushion on the top, in order to separate the sewing needles from the normal pins.

(German summary: Und ich dachte, ich hätte eine neue Erfindung gemacht, mit dem Fingernadelkissen ... :-)! Auf jeden Fall habe ich jetzt sogar drei verschiedene Nadelkissen parat - jedes erfüllt seinen besonderen Zweck auf unterschiedlicher Weise.)


Elizabeth said...

I already knew you were a genius but this time you have outdone yourself. Never saw something like this before and I am in total aaaww.

Have a lovely evening Anneli.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Now isn't that great, someone calling you a genius ... ;-)!

Thank you, dear Elizabeth!

Clare Wassermann said...

They are are great idea - a nice gift...hmmmm I think I can feel Christmas present ideas!

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Hi Clare! Hmm ... so you're thinking about Christmas already :-) - I'm just enjoying Spring and caring for my strawberries ...! But of course you're right - one cannot start planning ahead early enough!

ritarenata said...

so sweet!
ps: did i tell you i am moving to paasdorf.

Anneli/Bockfilz said...

Danke, Rita!

Ja, Du hast mir schon die Adresse für Paasdorf gemailt! Guten Umzug wünsch' ich Dir!

Zebra said...

Das Fingernadelkissen ist so hübsch, man könnte es auch einfach so als Ring tragen...
LG, Zebra