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Thread: making pincushion from the ceramic eggs

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    Member epson233's Avatar
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    well fellow members -- you have been so positive on my topics regarding restoration of trunks, making sewing machine covers from grocery bags, quilts from men's ties and the singer featherweight insert -- thought i would share another idea

    i love working with men's ties -- problem is the silk has little tolerance for burrs on our needles and makes terrible snags and knots -- i can always tell when my elnas or the featherweight machines are having burr problems or just need a little swipe of the lamb's wool -- the threads when i am sewing on the machine make my eyes start to jump and go cross eyed -- it happens so fast but the brain immediately picks up

    i find these two fold eggs on ebay -- i love to find deals-- usually buy a set of six for 15 dollars including shipping and sell on the various farmers markets for 15 dollars each -- of course many times i have totally pulled my hair out doing the readjustments -- but the reward is -- i meet many nice people and we share information

    supplies -
    small round balloons -- i find mine at big lots
    velvet or wool
    ceramic eggs
    one DH or girl friend (yes girls i am being to learn to speaka the language)-- you will need 4 hands

    fill the balloon with sand, kitty litter, walnut shells and always a mix of lamb's wool for the lanolin --

    place a pin in the cushion to hold your thimble



    blow into it gently to fit the ceramic egg --

    next -- cut the cover of velvet or wool to cover the balloon -- yes you will need that extra person
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    OMG, these are absolutely gorgeous. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing.

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    Gorgeous and so dainty.
    Shirley

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    What a lovely little gift.

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    Just beautiful.

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    very pretty

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    :thumbup:

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    Darling!

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    So pretty

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    Such a great idea....and beautiful too!!!! Naomi :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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