|Mouse Pincushion in|
Scraps and Threads Catcher
|Plastic tray from a box that holds biscotti|
Breakfast most mornings is a cup of hot or cold coffee and a biscotti. My favourite brand of biscotti comes in a box with a plastic insert and I've been collecting these inserts which are quite sturdy with the intention of turning them into useful objects. It was so gratifying to recycle them in support of Earth Day.
|Plastic tray beside finished |
scraps and threads catcher
|Mouse Pincushion found on Pinterest|
I came across a picture of the pincushion in Pinterest and discovered that there is a great You Tube video demonstrating the technique involved in making this pincushion as well as a well written tutorial.
Both these accessories were so easy and fun to make, especially watching the mouse come to 'life' and taking on it's own personality and attitude! Note the pierced ears, for example!
|Finished project showing the |
other side of the scraps and thread catcher
all trimmed out in ric-rac
The tutorial for the scraps/thread catcher can be found here. It will provide instructions for using any size and shape of insert to make a cover for it.