Monday, August 22, 2011

Another New Project: Pincushion from a Tea Tin Lid

Hi everyone! How are you doing? My summer's been weird, to say the least...I had no internet access for most of last week. Ants ate my modem. Yes, really: ants. No, not really: they didn't so much eat the modem as destroyed it. Apparently they are attracted to electricity or maybe the warmth. The clerk who exchanged the modem said it was the third one that week, one of them even still had live ants attached (no, not mine). The ants are out of control around the area. There must not be enough picnics around...

Anyway, here is a new project, no ants involved. It's a pincushion made from the lid of a tea tin:



The fabric is a black brocade, covered with dragons. The one I sent away has hearts & peace symbols around the metal edge of the lid, with + & - signs in between, so it's love + peace-love+peace...The photos show it without the symbols. I think these lids make great bases for pincushions, they're the perfect depth. I'm definitely making more of these!
What did I get in return? An amazing magnet to remind me of Tucson & the southwest, made from a juice can lid, with feathers, a little skull bead & Milagros. I'll post a photo soon, you have to see it!

How about you? have you been working on anything recently? SAM



10 comments:

Nichole said...

Had problems with ants and BEES getting in the house this summer. It's been crazy. Crazy that they destroyed your modem.

Ms Bibi said...

Wow, ants you say? I would never think ants can do such a damage. We've been having issues with mosquitos this year.

lad you are back up and running again. The pin cushion is gorgeous.

Debra said...

I thought I was the eccentric one - I love this!!!

Debbie @ OtRD said...

I can't believe you had ants in your computer!! That is just crazy!

Love the pin cushion! What a great idea. I haven't been creating much recently, just working in the garden when it's not too hot outside, and that isn't very often.

Lisa Taylor said...

This is too cute - I love the fabric. I had planned to make curtains on Sunday but...that didn't happen. Hopefully next week! (Of course, I only use fabric and a gluegun. But I haven't had any fall...yet )

Marie Noelle said...

I love this project!!!

And I can't believe ants destroyed your modem... I hate ants but had no reason to hate them... you just gave me one! hehe

Alexis Grace of NorthOnHarper said...

I am so confused about this ants business! Utterly insane!!!!! But the pincushion is adorable...

Alex said...

Cute little pincushion! I could use another one of these

Carolina said...

I have several friends who do IT work (which is VERY handy) and one of them said the strangest thing he ever saw was a LIVE SCORPION inside a CPU (the tower part). It was pretty big, and they had no idea how it got inside...

I had internet problems several years ago, when I was using a cable modem. My dog was eating the coax cable that stuck out of the ground outside! I had to get the cable guys out a couple of times, then finally built a wooden box around where the cable came out of the ground, so that he couldn't get to it anymore!

Glad to hear that you're back online!

Blue Eyed Blessings said...

adorable!!!!