Saturday, February 9, 2013

A Lovely Blog Hop {Heart Shaped Pincushion}

Hello!  Welcome to A Lovely Blog Hop! If you have just stumbled upon this blog hop, then you are in for a treat!  To start at the beginning, head over to Every Day is an Occasion (don't worry, you'll be coming back here). If you have been following along you should have come from My Paper Love.
The idea behind this blog hop is to make something Valentine's themed.  I decided to make a heart shaped pincushion.  The perfect way to steal the heart of your crafty friends!


It's actually really easy to make.  Since you have places to go (there's lots of talented bloggers ahead!) I will make my directions quick.  If you have any questions, just ask!

Here's what you will need:

- Small flat wood heart (found in the wood section of craft stores)
- Fabric
- Batting
- Felt
- Ribbon/Trim

To begin, lay your fabric face down then lay the batting on top of it.  Place the wood heart on top of that.  Begin on a side of the heart and pull the fabric to the backside of the heart, sticking it down with hot glue.  Continue this process all the way around the heart, making sure to stuff the batting in enough to make the center plump.  You also want to make sure that the middle of the heart (where it dips down) is nice and tight so that the shape of the heart shows.

When you have it all glued down, cut a piece of felt in a heart shape, just slightly smaller than your wood piece.  Place this over the back where your rough edges of fabric are glued.  This makes the back look more finished.

The last step is to glue the ribbon along the edge.  I would suggest finding a trim like the one pictured above.  It fit perfectly along the edges and really made the shape of the heart stand out.  The perfect "final touch"!

Here's a view from the top:


Want to know who I made it for?  My very favorite crafty person in the world... the person who is responsible for my craftiness... my mom!  She LOVES birds, so when I saw this bird/heart fabric, I knew it was perfect!


I hope you have enjoyed today's craft and are having a fun time with the blog hop.  Thanks so much for following along!  Did I mention that I am doing a giveaway for today?  Here's what you can win:

1- Shrink Film.  Laurie (the sponsor for these prizes) has made some really neat stuff from this.  Check out the necklaces she made during a guest blog she did for us.  I love those!

2- Three (3) Mini Spools of Ribbon- Exact ones pictured.  Aren't those darling?

3- Dimensional "To/From" Stickers- Exact ones pictured.  Beautiful detail along the edges.

4- Two (2) Love Themed Stamps- Exact ones pictured.  Perfect for those last minute Valentine projects!

Thanks again Laurie for donating these awesome items!
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Easy right?  The contest will end on Tuesday, February 12 at 9:00 AM EST.  The winner will be announced that afternoon at 3:00 EST.  The contest is open to everyone and the winner will be chosen by a random drawing.


Ready to move on to the next blog?  Head on over to A Piece of Life's Pie and see what Arin has to share!

Happy Crafting,
Kelsie Ann

43 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous pin cushion!! It looks so beautiful!! And such a great idea!! Thanks for the instructions...I'll have to try this!! So happy to be hopping with you!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I love hopping with you awesome ladies!

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  2. Cute project Kelsie Ann! You are such a great sewer! Smiles, Jill

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    1. Thanks Jill, although I have to confess... this project is no-sew, only glue! It's sort of a cheat sewing craft! haha Thanks for hosting another super fun blog! You are so much fun :)

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  3. I LOVE your project!!! What a GREAT gift idea!!!
    thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. Thanks Jessica and thanks for stopping by!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  4. This pin cushion makes me want to learn to sew..my mom will be thrilled. Super cute..

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    1. I LOVE hearing that, sewing is so much fun! Although, I have to admit... this project is no-sew only glue. So hey, you can "cheat" and just LOOK like you did some sewing ;)Your secret is safe with me!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  5. Your pin cushion is so cute!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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    1. Thank you Sarah and thanks for stopping by!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  6. SOO stinkin' cute!! LOVE that fabric- awesome job!!
    Hugs!
    Heather P :)

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    1. Thanks Heather, you are too sweet!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  7. Oh my! This is just so sweet and what a perfect gift for your mother! What an amazing job you did! It has been a pleasure hopping with you today! Arin

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    1. Thanks Arin! I love hopping with you super talented women! So much fun!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  8. This is too cute. Thanks for inspiring me. I may try this but make an egg for Easter. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I had some friends that have enjoyed this.

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    2. Oh I love the idea of making an Easter egg (I LOVE Easter!). If you make one, send me a link, I would love to see it! Also, thanks for sharing, I think it is so neat that others like it too! Thanks for letting me know.

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  9. Oh, I just LOVE your sweet little pin cushion!! HOW FUN!! That fabric is simply adorable :) You've convinced me that making one of these would be good for this sewing-challenged crafter here!! :)

    I'm a new follower here -- hope you'll stop by to visit me too!! :)

    BIG HUGS,
    Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

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    1. I am so glad to have inspired you. It's certainly a craft to give you sewing fever (after all, it works with fabric AND holds all those pins!) haha. Thanks for becoming a new follower. I would LOVE to check you out, I see "scrapbooking" in the name, so you've already won me over ;)

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  10. Fabulous project and the fabric is absolutely gorgeous!
    Cindy Lou

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    1. Thanks so much scrappinC- you are so sweet!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  11. Oh what a fun idea, very cute! Great fabric!
    Nice to be hopping along with you :)
    Shelly

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    1. Always a pleasure to hop with you. Thanks so much for stopping by!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  12. What a great project I love this pin cushion it looks so professional. This would be a perfect gift.

    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Diana for stopping by and for the wonderful compliment!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  13. Omg's..... I'm sooo going to make these! Thanks for the great inspiration, I've already been a follower. I'm going to add you to my crafty pals list too. So fun to be in the hop with you...Holly :-)

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    1. Aww Holly, you are too sweet! I think it goes without saying that you do amazing work, so that means a lot to hear. Love these hops, you girls are awesome!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  14. Your pin cushion is gorgeous - so so pretty. Thanks for the info.

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    1. Thanks Karon- so glad that you stopped by!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  15. Stunning pin cushion! This hop is amazing! I'm having so much fun!

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    1. I love that you're having fun- these blog hops are the best aren't they? Thank you for the compliment, you are just too sweet!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  16. LOVE your pin cushion! The fabric pattern is soooo cute and just love the trimming:)
    Great idea!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Sherrie! My mom liked the birds too ;) Thanks for stopping by!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  17. That pincushion is so lovely! Your mom is sure to love it.

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    1. Thank you Dodie. She is my #1 follower (of course), so I had to give it to her before she saw this post- and she did love it! So glad you stopped by.

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  18. Oh my gosh, this project is awesome! I love that it doesn't even involve sewing but that the finished pincushion is so adorable. Your Mom is going to just love this!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

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    1. Thanks Karen- it's great to have a fabric project that is no sew, isn't it?!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  19. I liked and commented on your FB page and shared too!
    https://www.facebook.com/karen.ladd.779/posts/332155806888298

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    1. You're entered x3- good luck! Come back on Tuesday afternoon to find out!

      Kelsie Ann

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  20. This is fabulous! Great fabric and cute pom pom trim!!

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    1. Thanks Missy- can't go wrong with some pink pom pom, right?!

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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  21. This little pincushion is so adorable. I love that cute fabric and the trim! The best part? It's all hot glued...so even I can make one!

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    1. You are too funny! So glad you liked it and stopped by :)

      Happy Crafting,
      Kelsie Ann

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