Showing posts from April, 2010

Knitted pin cushions

Here are some pictures of my latest projects. "Knitted Pin Cushions" inside hand painted shabby chic boxes. I made some hearts, some rounds, some squares and some crescent moon and stars. My goal in these projects was to find a way to use up all of those leftover yarn scraps and turn them into a functional,  attractive object.

I had a lot of fun experimenting with the shabby chic technique on all of these little paper mache boxes. The little boxes have pretty embossing on the sides, too. I am considering playing around with staining in order to make the embossing show up better.

The little star on the crescent moon box is attached with a gold string and I placed little magnets inside so it can function as a needle minder!