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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Framed 2 Perfection...

I have seen some cute things done with picture frames lately. And they have been on my "To Do" list for TOO long!
This is too cute! And functional too!
So here are a few, without further ado... 
 Boring! Blah-Blah-Blah...
Ta-dah, Stylish!!!
 Picture Frame Pin Cushion...Functional & Cute!
 *See the above items you'll need. 
**I used the back cardboard from an old tablet to attach my padding. It was just the right thickness; sturdy but not to thick!
 Cut several thicknesses of quilt batting to use as the pin cushion. I cut two pieces larger than the rest. The larger batting is the backing for the cushion. The smaller pieces fit just inside the frame opening allowing thickness on the inside/open part of the frame. i used 8 smaller pieces for my thickness.
 I used burlap for my outer material and a thin piece of muslin for the backing. This way, none of the batting would come through the larger weave of the burlap fabric.
 Neatly fold the fabric around the batting closing in the cardboard backing. You may glue, tape or sew it in place if you wish.
Then I replaced the back to the frame. That simple, that fast.
I sent a cell phone photo to my daughter who replied; "I want one!"
So the one on the left is Tara's (from Trendy Treehouse) and the right is mine!
**Note my scissors....After years of having many scissors ruined by being used for the wrong items....I NOW mark my territory! 
Haha...I feel your laughter....IN agreement! :)
There's more...See what Tara DID to my gift!!!
Update: 
I gave Tara her gift (pin cushion frame) this past weekend! She loved it! 
She also loves StringArt! 
Using straight pins, she created a pretty StringArt Style pattern on her pin cushion. 
Then she sent a "Thank You" photo to Me!
Very, Very Cute! Of course I had to share!
Would love to hear your comments!
Just Framing MY Style...
NeeCee Signature
Tara had fun with her photo apps! :)

4 comments :

Susan said...

Very cute pincushion!

I know what you mean about scissors! My "everyday" scissors are pink, so everyone knows they are mine, then I have my sewing scissors, which are limited edition ginghers (floral), so there is no confusion as to who the scissors belong to. I've managed to train my two boys well!

NeeCee said...

Thanks Susan, I have a few more framed projects in the works....so keep an eye open! Great idea for your scissors, color coding! Have a Stylish Day, NeeCee :)

NeeCee said...

Hello Neecee,

I just wanted to tell you that I LOVED the pincushion tutorial, and I'm a new follower from the Trendy Treehouse linkup. I tried to leave a comment, but the word verification was extremely difficult to read. I tried a couple of times, but couldn't manage it, so I thought I'd leave you an email instead. I am really enjoying your blog. (I don't know why, but it seems they are making those word verifications more difficult than they used to be!)

Thanks!
Pam
http://www.anartfulmom.com/

NeeCee said...


Pam, thank you for the lovely comment.....I totally agree with you on the verifcation....same thing happened to me last week! So I gave up and sent an email also! There's more than one way to skin a cat, so to speak! Great minds think alike, with Style! Haha thanks for becoming my newest member.....NeeCee ....PS. So then, I copied and pasted to my comment section on the blog!

Sent from my iPad NeeCee