Saturday, September 28, 2013

Shabby Chic Pin Cushion

This is my Design Team project for The Piece by Piece. I decided that I finally wanted to get around to creating my shabby chic pin cushion that has been on my "to-do" list for over a year! I know, right?  I had seen this beautiful vintage pin cushion decorated using this tiny chair by a wonderful friend on YT (Msgardengrove1) and I knew that I wanted to do one too! She actually had these chairs for sale, so I purchased 2 of them immediately! I really don't know why it took me so long to get around to this project, but inspiration finally arrived and I began this tiny creation! This chair measures about 6 inches tall, 6 inches wide and about 3 1/4 inches in depth. To gain a few more ideas,  I decided to look for shabby chic ideas on Pinterest. I came across this design:  
The cute pillow, jar, flower motif and throws laying across the arm of the chair, combined with the trims around the bottom edge gave me the perfect idea and I knew I had the perfect trims and embellishments from The Piece by Piece to make this a fabulous creation!  All these elements reminded me of a shabby chic garden! So, my cute little chair, became a garden/pin cushion! From my own supply I used tons of Wild Orchid Craft flowers, Prima embellishments, a tiny clay flower pot, a rusty shovel, a few miniatures such as a wheel barrel, and watering can/garden tools. Here's how I used the decor I saw in the original photo and made it work for my chair:  for the throws to lay across the chair arm and seat cushion, I used a vintage doily (I found the doily at a local sale. It was so old and tattered that it was perfect to tear apart) and some cheesecloth. What I liked about the pillow was the color and the word, so I used a wood embellishment that says "charming".  The glass jar was so super cute (I wished I had a miniature of one of those!) For this... I used the clay flower pot.  For the flower motif on the chair back...I, of course, used tons of paper flowers!  Last, but not least, are the trims around the bottom of the chair... I used a beautiful French Guipure Lace from The Piece by Piece, along with some laces from my stash. Around this shabby chic garden is more yumminess from The Piece by Piece such as the mini pink daisy trim, the pink fabric flower trim, variegated pink wheat sprays, small candy gems, the cutest little resin owl and the most awesome silk ribbon ever! All of the silk ribbons from The Piece by Piece make the best bows! Well...I'm sure you are wondering where my pin cushion comes into view! In the center of the garden there is the mini flower pot that I mentioned earlier and it's topped with the pink fabric flower trim from The Piece by Piece...This is my pin cushion!! The direct links to the products I used will be below the pictures! And here they are:

Link to the Products I used:
2 yards Silk Ribbon Mauve:
Mini Daisy Trim in Pink:
Guirpure French Lace:
Wheat Spray 2 Tone Vintage Pink:
Candy Gems Pink:
Pink Fabric Flowers:
Resin Owl in Vintage Pink: temporarily out of stock

I hope you like the view of my shabby chic garden/pin cushion from your own "chair"! Thanks for sharing your time with me! Hugs!

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