Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Anything but a Card for HMFMC157, Pin Cushion Holder, CANDY Winner

Welcome back Crafty Friends!   
We had such a great time with you on the House-Mouse & Friends BLOG-HOP with the Twine Challenge HMFMC156!  THANK you for participating. We had lots of prizes, and so your chances of winning were excellent (if you followed all the rules).  :)  An official BLOG-HOP WINNERS list will be posted at the HMFMC Blog -so please be sure to check there to see if you are one of the 14 lucky winners.  In the meantime, I'd like to share a fun project that I created before I reveal who my lucky CANDY winner  is... :)

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This project is my take for the next House-Mouse Challenge #HMFMC157, which was chosen by my Teamie Natascha.  The theme is; ANYTHING~but a card.  I had this clear (empty) embellishment container
and turned it into this fun Pin Cushion Holder. 
Top View

 Side View 1

SideView 2

 BACK View
RECIPE To make the Pin Cushion
I took some cotton, some fabric and a piece of twill ribbon and tied a knot at the bottom on the cotton bundle that was covered with this fun Fabric. I then Hot Glued the bundle to the inside of the container that was also filled with cotton. The exterior is covered in pretty Designer Paper by DCWV, from the "Lace Street Collection".  A layer of the same Fabric covers a panel in the center of container and black lace decorates the containers lid lining. And look at this sparkly black rhinestone ribbon (from Michael's $1 Section).  It easily covers the seams and lines of the fabric on this and looks so cool in all that sparkle. Looks so much brighter IRL but it was difficult to capture that sparkle on camera.
Most of these Stick Pins are from my crafty stash, but about a third of these Hat Pins are Vintage Pins that actually came from my travels to Spain last year. I couldnt possibly part with some of those fabulous ones, so I decided to decorate them with beads, pearls, silver, gold, trinkets and colored charms. These might just have to stay out on my shelf for continuous inspiration. :) 

This Pin Cushion was easier to create than I thought it would be. Totally not what I would normally do, so I'm thankful for this challenge theme by my Teamie Natascha. It really got me thinking outside of my comfort zone and now will try altering other things too. :)
There's lots of projects and wonderful inspiration on the House-Mouse Blog. Hope you can play along too. We are being sponsored by two amazing companies offering fabulous prizes;

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DT VOTES are in!!  We have finalized our list of invites and will be offering a couple of prior Guest Designers a spot on our Mousey Family Design team this week!  Soooo exciting!

We say farewell to three fabulous Guest Designers whom we've had the great pleasure of working with;  Annie, Helen and Paulineand welcoming Kim Dear, Mary Draper, Jacky Knight and Ema M.  Wont you please help us to give these talented guests a very warm WELCOME? We're all looking forward to working alongside you!

GREAT NEWS for this Lucky CANDY Winner, as the first three other randomly chosen Blog-Hop winner's names simply did not follow ALL the rules, (I checked).  At HMFMC, we like following the RULES baby! :)  So, a BIG and HAPPY CONGRATULATIONS goes out to this awesome crafty player who had a great time hopping, commenting, follows me and the House-Mouse Blog and produced an adorable House-Mouse Project using twine...
So without further delays... MY NEW CANDY WINNER... is... Drum...Roll...Please...
Kim S., of Kim's Creations
Congratulations my Dear Mousey Player!!! Thank you for playing along on the HOP and for following the rules.  Please contact me within 2 weeks to claim this Yummy CANDY.

Thank you all for stopping by today.  If you didn't win a prize, why not come play along on the new House-Mouse challenge for your chance at more great prizes? Check out the House-Mouse Blog today to see a recap of all the Blog-Hop WINNERS and TAKE A LOOK AT ALL of the amazing DESIGN TEAM's PROJECTS that are sure to inspire you! :)


  1. this is gorgeous america, very beautiful made.

    congratulations to the winner.

    gr karin

  2. a wonderful idea - fabulous xx

  3. Congratulations Kim!
    This is stunning, and what a way to show off your pins you are not parting with!!!

  4. Stunning pins and was referring to the cushion not your legs you do altered fabulously cannot wait to see more
    Hugs Kate

  5. This is fabulous America, what a brilliant idea - and a image is perfect. Your colours and embellishments are just stunning!!!

    Heather xx

  6. Hi America, what wonderful work! I have tried to email you re my hop prize...I am not sure if I have been "Spammed"! Please could you check for me..thanks so much, hugs and thanks Jane x

  7. This is so clever and beautiful too. It shows off the beautiful pins wonderfully.

    Kim GD for HM&FMC x

  8. What a fantastic project. Great way to display your beautiful pins too.
    And of course, that fun House Mouse image goes perfectly with the pin cushion! LOVE IT!