UPDATE: Since Riley Blake’s redesign to their new website, the links to their older tutorials are no longer active. You can download the tutorial for the Western Star Pincushion HERE.
Each Friday, a new pincushion tutorial is featured, for a total of 52 free pincushion tutorials this year. Like my Grandma would say: “If you can’t find one you like in all that, you ain’t got no one to blame but yourself!”
My pincushion features the new “Saddle Up” fabric line designed by Samantha Walker. Appropriate for someone like me, right?
I’ve used fabrics from every one of her western lines so far, and I love them all! This one is no exception. (Big surprise, huh?)
I mention in the tutorial that I made those stickpins for my pincushion so I could separate my pins and needles into sections, and that I’d show you how to make them.
So I’m here right now to do that very thing. If you’re interested in making some stickpins for your ownself, read on . . .
I’m not a scrapbooker, but you’d never be able to tell it by the collection of scrapbook paper I have. It’s just that I use the papers for other things besides scrapbooking. And it’s like fabric — I like to have some of each one, so naturally, I have a stash!
So here’s what you’ll need:
Scrapbooking paper or other paper of your choice that you can cut some motifs out of. You could just draw circles or stars or any other shape you want onto any colored paper to match your theme.
Flower-head straight pins.
Glue and scissors (that you can cut paper with).
They’re ready to use!
You could also take this idea and instead of pins, use flat toothpicks, and you’d have some cute cupcake decorations.
Use bigger motifs and bamboo skewers, and make plant pokes for your herb garden, or make one to stick in a flower arrangement for a friend as a “Thank You” or “Get Well” message.
So that’s it . . . I hope you’ve enjoyed my tutorials.
Thanks so much for visiting!