These past 2 weeks have just flown by. I always think I have more time than I do. For this Ironcraft challenge, we were to make something for someone we love. I decided to make something I love for someone I love. The pin cushion I made earlier and they are very popular with the crafters that come to the Artisans Shows that I do during the year. What is new are the sewing pins. I've always used the ones with the little metal knob on the ends and have sore fingers when I use them for a long time. I was looking at them, wondering how I could keep these things from hurting my fingers and it came to me that I could add polymer clay to make a flat end. I'd seen them in stores a couple of times, wondering what the fuss was all about. They were expensive compared to the other ones. I had seen many quilting videos where the artists were using the flat ones instead of the ones I had. So, I added some clay to the ends of a couple of my pins. From the minute that I tried them I was a convert for sure. They are so much easier on the fingers! And I can make them into any color and shape that I want.
These are for my daughter. She does not sew much now but I made them for when she does decide to exercise her right to make stuff. She has the soul of an artist but for now, ipods and makeup are more enticing than sitting and sewing. I can wait. The pins will be there when she needs them.