|pin cushion compliments by Amy, sew incredibly crazy|
After our PIN it Blog hop that Kristen so well managed, I possibly
got as many emails about my BUTTON PINS than I did about my PIN cushions.
And that was fine with me....and after 21,337 emails on how to make them..
I suppose I felt some pressure to do a TUT...just a wee bit..
Shelly's Buttons and More has kept me in buttons for as long as I can remember.
When I was a doll maker ( still am, wait and see what I have planned for you all in
2014) sorry got sidetracked ...She was my one online store that I knew
would always have the theme I was looking for..
A few years ago, I was gifted with some pretty pins, the price
was left behind the card...I was shocked to read prices from anywhere
from $5.00 to $21.00 a PIN ...we are talking one PIN.
Sure some of them made them out of clay, but really, it was 1 PIN....
Sooooo as trouble shooter that I am...I took a peak at some of my buttons
and thought, " I can make pretty BUTTON PINS for maybe 12 cents a piece...
Now here is where I had to do some searching...if it is out there.
I can find it.
First you need a special glue, and after trying many many glues
I settled on this one E6000, and I know Shelly carries this now..
It is an industrial glue, so it is very wise to do this in an area
where there is some air flow...LIKE OUTSIDE! ( read a comment from Nadine)
I cannot emphasize this enough...( do it outside) lol
it smells pretty strong, but once completely dry, takes about 24-32 hours
no smell. What I like about this glue it is colorless and those pins will never fall
off the buttons. Yes, very reliable.
( see the little silver girl, she is from Thearica's store)
YOU also need 1 7/8 inch PINS, now those are almost impossible to find.
Took me quite awhile and then I came across these from
They have all kinds of great supplies for sewers and quilters
and their pins are very reasonable priced too!
These little pearl buttons barely show on the backs too!
And their customer service is superior..
Ohhhh yes I pricked myself a couple of times..they are very sharp
so that is my bandaid pin wink..
Now that you have the supplies. buttons, glue and pins..you are ready to start making
get an old pair of scissors, and cut off the shanks...those little pieces that you thread your needle through, don't need those..they are easy to cut off... Dab some E6000 on the back of them and add your pin...that is it...
As you will note, I made a few last evening...less than an hour of my time, and all well spent,
I made about 80 pins. Now if I was selling them, well let me just say, I would make myself a nice
profit...I likely would sell them for $1.00 a piece....wink...
remember it is only cost me less than 12 cents a piece.
Pretty in pink...I had quite a few pink buttons, so I put together this collection...note the wee daisy,
cup of tea, teddy bear, I LOVE YOU...I adore all of these..
I will be placing a couple of these in YOUR WINNINGS.
a lot of these buttons are one of kind as some of them
are no longer available...
These are some of my favourites, sewing themes...these are still available.
and I have located another Button company, and as soon as their
collection of buttons arrive I will make more buttons and talk about them too..
Scissors, needles, threads, buttons, sewing machines, thimbles...great
choice for any quilter..
This is my Christmas collection...Shelly has some very
nice new ones available now...these are from many years ago...
look at the good and bad list, the glasses, the snowman..
so many possibilities...
And what great Button PIN maker would not have some HALLOWEEN theme ones..
I adore these...from mice, to cats, frogs and spider webs, pumpkins and candy corn..
Well Shelly has many Halloween treats for you..Thearica,
Pig tales and quilts. She has some delightful charms that would also make terrific pins..
You can link to her charms from the link above! The rest of the coffee and cookie and bandaids are from Shelly...cute...super cute for me..
told you all the companies involves, what I use, nothing held back...
ONE MORE little thing...
While I was seeking buttons, and I needed a new pair of Dovos that were stolen from me a month ago. I came across Anita from Anitaslittlestitches. Oh my what a delight she is. She has almost everything us Quilters are looking for. She is a divine owner who is all about service...Besides getting my Dovos , she has some pretty unique buttons, bohns needles some great looking wrist pin cushions...
Welllll you will just have to check her out yourself...I LOVE sharing GREAT People, GREAT shops and GREAT items....
She makes these and has patterns for them...
We may have to get her in our embroidery hop next year
Thimbles, every kind you can imagine...and will you look
at that wrist pin cushion, had to have that...
when it comes I will show you...mine will be a bit different than
and look she has great charms, again, these would make
for some very authentic Button PINS..
Scissors, she has quite a collection and my
favourite Dovos...her prices are very good.
She has PRESENCIA, Vivaldi, cosmo,
bohn, John James and she too has a nice
Sooooooo pleased to found her! YOU will be too!
Ok, now I have homework and we have a BATIKS hop coming up with our delightful MARY
cheering for us....I have been pouring myself into a 60's project..it is coming up very soon
Upon completing another exam this is what came in my inbox...
If you too believe I am a good candidate for Quilting BEST PHOTOGRAPHY..
I would be eternally filled with GRATITUDE!
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