Here are three more little house blocks ready to fill for pincushions. I started thinking about postage rates. While I want many of my blog friends to be gifted a little something from me I simply cannot afford the postage it would cost to mail out weighted pincushions. I could easily use stuffing but some don't care to use "stuffing" as a pincushion. What would you honestly think if you received one of this unfilled pieces? It would simply be left up to you to fill with your own crushed walnut shells, stuffing or simply whipstitching the opening closed and you would have a lovely little coaster. Be honest.
Sunday, April 1, 2012
...About the pincushions from previous post...
Yesterday's post I shared my Christmas Through the Year project; pincushions. Let me quickly answer some questions and ask you a question. The antiquing gel is used sparingly. I've had my bottle for several years. I used a Donna Dewberry Scruffy brush and tab a small amout to the tips of the bristles and brush off most of the paint/gel onto a paper towel before applying to my project. It is better to add on slowly than make the mistake of too much that can't be easily removed. Here is a picture of crushed walnut shells that I purchased before my husband announced he had another 20 lbs or so in the basement! He bought his in the sandblasting section of Harbor Freight and the bag in the photo was purchased at a pet supply store.