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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sew Let's Pin It

Today is the first day of the Pin It blog hop. I have no doubt that this is going to be one of the most fun blog hops yet. Pin cushions!! Thanks, once again to Madame Samm for coming up with such a great idea for a hop. Kristin at Meadowbrook is our head cheerleader for this hop and she is doing a great job keeping us all up on what to do and where to be.

So without further ado, here are my submissions for today's hop:

 I have been wanting to make a strawberry for some time now. this one is stuffed with polyfil only, so is quite light weight. The black "seeds" are pins stuck in all the way.
 A loop of green ribbon for the stem, also gives it something to hang up by if so desired.
 I also wanted to make something sweet and delicate. I found a couple of layer cakes and went through them to find this sweet floral and the pale green. Taking a page from Madame Samm's book, I fashioned a ruffle. This too is only filled with polyfil.  The small flower and leaf pins I made with clay and then baked them to harden.
       This is the bottom. Not really flat, but it sits quite nicely anyway.
                                  One more shot of the sweetness.
 Now this one is my favorite. I am a baker by profession and I wanted to make something that was out of the ordinary and reflected my baking. I thought of cookies and cupcakes, but all those food items have been done.  So I made a stand mixer! I put dried beans in the base to give it the weight to stand up. The numbers are a selvedge and a pin for the switch.
 I took some jewelry wire to make a whisk for the bowl and stuck a strawberry pin that I made on top of the bowl.
 My daughter was teasing me that from this angle it looks like a dinosaur. Well, I guess it kind of does.
But I still love it anyway.  And this concludes my show of pin cushions. Go check out all the other ladies who are on for today. And thank you for stopping by.
A very large and gracious thank you to everyone who stopped by and looked or commented on this post. With almost a hundred comments, I can not reply to all. I am so happy that my work was so well received and brought smiles to your faces.

September 10
Meadowbrook

102 comments:

  1. that mixer is just out"standing"

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  2. I have to say that is one creative pincushion! WOW!! And what a great job you have done! :)

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  3. They are all cute, but that mixer "takes the cake" !

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  4. Oh my gosh, a Kitchen Aide mixer pin cushion, sew unique! Thank you for sharing.

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  5. What great pincushions...and I knew right away that was a 'mixer' - until you mentioned your daughters comment...hahaha...precious...a DINO-Mixer....love it!

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  6. A Kitchen Aide pin cuhion! Love it.

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  7. Your pincushions are adorable. I agree with Vickie, it "takes the cake". Love it!!

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  8. Your mixer pincushion is a masterpiece!!
    Cheers,

    Jeanneke.

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  9. sweet pincushions, and the mixer is very creative! Great job!

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  10. Very creative! Love your 'dino' most! :D

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  11. Your mixer pincushion has put a smile on my face. I love it too. Thanks for sharing and being part of this blog hop

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  12. They are great and the mixer one is wonderful - bet you smile everytime you use it! Thanks for sharing.

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  13. I am totally excited about your mixer pincushion! Great! My husband is also a baker! But I don't have to make such a pincushion for him because he is not sewing. LOL
    Great job!!! Super! :))

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  14. You must market that pattern! bet you make most creative!

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  15. Love, love, love your mixer. Sew creative! I am partial to strawberries, such a classic look. Enjoyed seeing all your creations, thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. Cute little pin cushions, but that mixer is so radical! At first I thought it was Chairie from Pee Wee's Big Adventure, lol. Thanks for smiles today.

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  17. All amazing, but the mixer is outstanding :-)

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  18. So, so clever and wonderful! The mixer is fantastic. Your clay pins are adorable. And your ruffled and strawberry pincushions are just perfect!

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  19. Beautiful , all of them. The kitchen aid is so cute and i adore your strawberry.

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  20. Your mixer pincushion is very unique and very adorable.

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  21. welll master pin cushion mixer you...wait till you see, and your wee one too...she will be pleased

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  22. Oh my..... I recognized the mixer right away... fabulous!

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  23. Interesting ! Hope no pins end up in the cupcakes!

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  24. What a lovely idea is your mixer pincushion!!!!!

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  25. Soooooo clever! I love the mixer idea! Each pincushion is so sweet.

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  26. What beautiful pincushions and that mixer is awesome!!

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  27. Such a sweet ruffled pincushion and the baked clay flower is too cute! That mixer is just incredible...love it!

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  28. I adore your mixer!! How fun and clever!

    Susie

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  29. You are so creative. Love that ruffled pincushion. Thanks for sharing

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  30. I love the mixer! These are the best pincushions, the one we design our own, they are so personal, that is alway a great job. Congrats on beeing in the top 2 of today!

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  31. that kitchen aid is AWESOME, you should sell it as a pattern on craftsy.... I'm serious!! :)

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  32. Congratulations on being in the top 2 today. That mixer is awesome. Thank you for sharing.

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  33. Wonderful pin cushions and that mixer is so perfect for you. I really enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. They are all very nice, but my favourite is the sweet one. And I love the idea of the mixer (although your daughter is right, from some angles it looks like a dinosaur, multifunctional LOL

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  35. I loved your strawberry and the second one is very sweet. But that kitchen aid is to much fun! Amazingly done!

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  36. Your pin cushions are all pretty, but that mixer is adorable! Congratulations on being a top pick today. I'm not surprised!

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  37. Super cute pin cushions. Especially the kitchen aid stand mixer.

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  38. Your pincushions look absolutely delicious! The mixer is genius!!

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  39. I adore that mixer pincushion!!!! You must make a pattern or a tutorial ...or something :) Pretty, please?

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  40. Good show! Applause...I love the little pins for strawberry seeds sew much! They are all very cute, and the mixer was super-fun!

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  41. So creative! I wish I was a baker to be inspired to create that mixer. ;-)

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  42. Your mixer pincushion is so cute...love the details you added...great job!!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  43. Great cushions! My fav is the mixer! Great job!

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  44. Beautiful pin cushions, and the mixer is so very clever! :)

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  45. Wonderful pin cushions! I love them all and I think they are sweet:) The little strawberry is adorable and the mixer is just too funny--I love it! Now, where are the cookies? Thanks for sharing.

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  46. That's adorable, Charlotte! I love the use of the selvedge numbers - clever! Yeah, I guess I can see how it could look a little like a dinosaur from that angle - LOL!

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  47. Truly an original here! Good work and great showntell!

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  48. What a cute pin cushions! Congratulations being pick of the day. Thanks for sharing.

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  49. All are very cute. I love the mixing bowl pincushion. Very original!

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  50. That little mixer is just wonderful! I like how you used the color number spots for the speeds. That sentence made no sense but you can probably figure it out! :)

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  51. The first tow are cute, but the mixer rally bakes, oh, I mean takes, the cake. Wow!

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  52. Thanks for beeing part of this hop, I love your mixer, so-o clever *lol*
    Bente

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  53. I can't get over that mixer -- it's amazing!

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  54. OMG, that mixer is the BEST! That is the most awesome pin cushion ever!

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  55. Charlotte, I love this mixer pin cushion. How creative. Actually I love all of the pin cushions you posted about today.
    Happy quilting,
    Shelia

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  56. Your pincushions are delightful. Especially like the mixes. What a hoot!

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  57. I love your mixer! It is so creative. All of your pincushions are wonderful!

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  58. That was such a creative idea. No one else has a stand mixer pincushion.

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  59. I love your pincushions, but the mixer wins the prize as far as I am concerned! What a wonderful way to depict both your love for baking and for sewing...

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  60. I see you are one of todays choosen, congrats. Love the mixer, very creative, love the strawberry, very traditional. Thanks for hopping with us.

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  61. All of your pin cushions are very pretty, but I absolutely LOVE your KitchenAid mixer pin cushion. Very creative, indeed.

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  62. Thank you so much for sharing your Stand mixer with us! I love it! Very creative.
    xo jan@sewandsowfarm

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  63. Your mixer pin cushion is absolutely gorgeous. I also like the pink floral one. The clay flower and leaf are very nice touches. In fact, all your extra touches make your pin cushions special. Thanks for sharing.

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  64. What great pincushions. I love the mixer. You do great work.
    cheers
    maggie

    maggiemine42@gmail.com

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  65. Great pin cushions. The extra little touches are perfect and you sculpted pins too! Congrats on making top 3. Well deserved.

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  66. Very cute mixer - a challenge to make that shape, I'm sure. Love that you used a selvage for the numbers. Great idea.

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  67. Very inventive, love all your pin cushions!

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  68. Your baker's choice mixer pincushion is uber cute and really "takes the cake"! How incredibly clever of you. Great hop...

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    1. Nice work on all of your pin cushions!

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  70. I love you mixer...what a great ides. O love your creativity!

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  71. Holy smokes - that mixer is amazing!!!

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  72. Congrats on a top 2 finish - very well deserved! The pincushions just got better the further I went in your post - I was overwhelmed. You are truly very creative and talented. I am thrilled that you used your creativity to honor your profession as a baker. What a great way to marry your passions. Thank you for participating and inspiring us!

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  73. Thank you for sharing your lovely pincushions - my favourite is the food mixer!

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  74. Your mixer pincushion is so cute--I love it. The others are great, also.

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  75. Hi Charlotte, love them all especially the mixer! Susie x

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  76. *giggle* it does look like a dinosaur.

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  77. OMG that mixer pincushion is too cute!! So clever.

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  78. Your mixer is absolutely the best. Well done. What an inspiration!

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  79. The mixer is awesome, and would fit well in my home! I like your other cushions as well, especially the strawberry, it looks delicious :)
    ~Brandy
    brandizzle7133 at yahoo dot com

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  80. The mixer is priceless! Love them all but nothing beats your mixer!

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  81. Oh my that mixer is the best. I would have never tackled one that complicated. Yeah for you.

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  82. Here I was loving on that pale green ruffled one and then look! What looks like a tangerine KitchenAid Mixer. How cute and clever is that!

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  83. Absolutely love your Kitchen Aid mixer! Very clever!

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  84. Hi!!!! These are sew cute!!!! Love the mixer!!!! Thank You

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  85. Such cute pincushions... but that blender has got to take the cake! Soooo clever - perfect for the baker in you!

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