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Thread: I Used A Cow Creamer To Make A Pin Cushion

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    I Used A Cow Creamer To Make A Pin Cushion

    I couldn't resist this sweet cow creamer on ebay. I slipped a flat disk of felted wool yarn in her back and gave her a pink tongue for character. Her name is Blue Belle and she sits by my sewing machines.




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    Terrific idea....so much better than using it for it's original purpose - I never did like the 'vomiting cow' thing when they are used for milk. I was thinking of doing this with those vintage novelty planters (the small ones) or even little vases.

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    WOW, I have one very similar to yours!! My Dad had bought it sometime in the 60s when he was traveling on business in Europe. Now I know what to do with it. Haven't seen it since I moved.
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    What a great idea! Now I am on the lookout for a cow with an open back. Thrift store, here I come...
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    Hey Irishgal,

    That is ingenious! And just too cute.

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    Adorable! I love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManiacQuilter2 View Post
    WOW, I have one very similar to yours!! My Dad had bought it sometime in the 60s when he was traveling on business in Europe. Now I know what to do with it. Haven't seen it since I moved.
    I might make sure its not a real delft peice...could be worth a few yards of fabric!

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    That's really cute. I"m looking for a small dachshund planter now to make a pin cushion for my quilty friend in TN.
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    That is adorable!

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    That's really cute. I"m looking for a small dachshund planter now to make a pin cushion for my quilty friend in TN.[/QUOTE]

    Patrice here's one on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/1931935...wnIaAnNm8P8HAQ

    and one at Ruby Lane http://www.rubylane.com/item/970248-...GUaAtK28P8HAQe
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    Great idea, my dog just ate my big pin cushion, this gives me some ideas!!

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    How creative.
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    I love your little cow pincushion!!! I need to make one!

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    Really like your cow!!
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    I saw a tutorial somewhere about doing this with all kinds of small creamers and planters. I have since been collecting enough of them to make some up. They are adorable!
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    I have an antique moose pitcher that was in my grandmother's things. It sits in the curio cabinet and I glance at it once in a while when I pass. I don't see any of my family appreciating it. Think I will make a pincushion and enjoy it every day. Thank you soooo much for the great idea.

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    I love your cow, they are so much fun to make, I have an eye wash cup that I plan to make a small pin cushion from.

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    Very, very cute idea. I just noticed the message at the bottom, thank you for your service in the Air Force. I had 4 out of 5 brothers serve in the Air Force, the 5th chose the National Guard, but my husband served in the Air Force during Viet Nam. My brothers served during the Korean War, and my great niece and her husband both served in Afghanistan, he was an EMT and she was a munitions expert in the Army. God bless all those and their families who have served their country willingly and with pride..

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    How cute is that...Love it...

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    She is adorable and you are so clever and creative.

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    I think your cow is beautiful. I made a pincushion from a small chicken planter once and gave to a friend who collects chickens. She loves it. Like your cow it's one of a kind.

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    How cute is that???!!! I love it as a creamer alone.
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    I can see why you liked it. I do too.
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    Very cute and creative!
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