Have you ever been at the cutting table or ironing board, ready to pin only to look at your pincushion on the other side of the room? Huge sigh. I sigh in frustration too often. I’m at the sewing machine and pincushion is on the ironing board. And vice versa. Well not after today. I will longer sigh in frustration. Today, I made my first pincushion bracelet.
I don’t know what I’m more happy about: this cute pincushion or not having to stop what I’m doing to go get a pin. I think both.
I used this Wrist Pincushion pattern, leftover fabric from a dress, a few stitches, velcro and some glue. I couldn’t be more pleased. Will probably make a few more. But for now, I’m ready.
Have you ever needed something and didn’t want to shop for it? Well, I needed a clipboard for my sign-in sheets at work. And I needed it right away. I could have easily picked up one from the local dollar store. But that would mean I would have to leave the office. With a full day of advising appointments, that was not an option. Enter creativity.
I had a used legal pad. I could have just placed the magnetic clip here and called it finished. But that would be too easy. And this was too plain.
I found a folder with pockets, cut it in half and removed the pocket. With a few staples to secure it to the cardboard, I had a ready made clipboard.
The final touch was using a strand from and old t-shirt to secure the pen to the magnetic clip. And yes, I had on hand cut strips from an old t-shirt from another project. I wouldn’t be my creativity self if I didn’t. ((wink))
It was quick. It’s very useful and happens to be quite cute. Let me know what you think.