Friday, July 2, 2010

Pincushion Tutorial...garden chair

Last month I made up a batch of pincushions to give away to some of my BFF's on retreat....

I thought I would show you how I did it....
Do you want to know how?....



This is how the chairs looked when I bought them. I got them at Roberts Crafts and they were meant to be candle holders.....which I thought was a great idea.
Can't you just see them all lit up on my backyard patio during a summer evening BBQ?
But when I saw them...I immediately thought that they would also make adorable pincushions.


I removed the votive cups and chose fabric to match each chair. I cut circles about 6 - 7 inches around.....











....and gathered the edges by hand using a running stitch.


I put some fiberfil inside the circle.....I used enough to make it firm enough for the pins but not so much that when I sewed the button in the center that it wouldn't "squish down".

I gathered the circle tighter....



...and then knotted it off several times.


I used hot glue and dabbed a little on each knot so that they would be secure and the circle would not come ungathered after lots of use or pressure from pins and such.


Next I hot glued some ric-rac around the edge of each circle.



While the ric-rac cooled....I stitched a button in the center of each circle using 2 strands of thread and a long needle.

I made several stitches to secure the button.


I pulled the thread tightly so that the circle would squish down and flatten the top.

I placed glue around the inside edges of the ric-rac and chair.... and quickly put the flattened circle on the glue....applying even pressure with my finger until the glue cooled.




And my batch of pincushions were complete!....I just needed to add pins!

They were fun and very easy to make.



I love the way that they look all set up....maybe ready for a backyard fireworks display on the 4th of July!


Or a summertime concert....you decide!
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148 comments:

Rae Ann said...

Lori ~ You are one very clever girl!
I am so thankful to already be a proud owner of one of your darling
pincushion chairs. I LOVE the thing to pieces!
I am going to call mine the ...
"Crusin Pincushion Chair" as it is going to be getting around. You will have to visit my blog to see what I mean by that.
Thanks so much for making me one and for giving us such a great tutorial so we can make them for others.

The One and Only said...

First I can't believe I'm only the second person to comment! How seriously frickin' adorable are these chairs...they remind me of something two lil grannies would sit on, on the porch, drinking tea and people watch......thanks for the tutorial!! a flippin' fantastic idea!!

DianeM said...

OMGosh! These are so awesome...what a great twist on their original purpose...who'd a thunk it? (I like them as votive holders too). When I see small things like these I always think "Barbie"! She could invite the whole gang over for a retro inspired barbie-q :) How cute would these look with one of those paper cocktail umbrellas! So, anyhoo, I am already a follower through MyYahoo. Have a Happy, Safe & Relaxing 4th :)
Smiles, DianeM

Fiesta said...

Lori those are so cute!!!! If I had not already made the bridal shower gifts for my daughters bridal shower , I would most definetly make those.
I have been a follower thank you for the chance

Fiesta said...

They are so cute lined up like that. ready for a wedding.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow Lori! These are so adorable!! I've never seen these little chairs before. I love your pincushion idea.

1. I am already faithful follower :-)
2. All these little chairs are set up and ready for a summer sewing concert featuring Pins and Needles, The Threadways, and Rotary and her Amazing Rulers.
3. Button on my sidebar
4. I wrote a post about your giveaway on my blog.

Anything else I can do to add some points :-) Oh yeah, thanks for entering me!

Fiesta said...

YOu have been on my side bar for a long time now, but you already knew that!

Nancy said...

These are too, too cute. I would love to win and have become a follower of your blog.

Megan said...

New follower here. These pincushions are so clever and adorable! They remind me of the chairs at the beach I'll be lounging in next week.

Karen said...

What a cute pincushion I would love to add to my collection. I display my pincushions in a basket in the family room. This one needs to be used right in my sewing room. Cute, cute!
I am a follower.

Grum said...

I added your button to my blog---
http://grum-myjourney.blogspot.com/

QuilterMary said...

Found my way here by through a follower ... and now I'm a follower too. LOVE the chairs!!! I see them all lined up on a slight hill overlooking the river, with the sun shining and a breeze blowing.

barb said...

So cute! My 78 year mother sits in one just like it and it was given to her from her Dad! It's been painted several times. She is also a beautiful stitcher. barb

Nedra said...

I love my pincushion chair especially made by you. I think it is one of the cutest pincushions ever, and it is already displayed in a special place in my sewing room. Thank you so much! Everytime I look at it, I will think of you.
Thanks for the tutorial. You are so creative! I will be looking differently at candle holders from now on.

Grum said...

These chairs are a perfect set up for an old fashioned family reunion in the backyard. They take me through the years back to my childhood in Idaho. HMMMMM

free indeed said...

THose are adorable! YOu are so creative to see how to repurpose things! Wish I had that talent. I would need this for the sewing room since my room is a beachy theme color...aqua, green and cream. So if I win I'd like a blue or green one....I know these would amaze the grandchildren all set up in a row...they could rearrange to their heart's desire!

Deb said...

I just found your blog and am so glad that I did. I think that these chairs are the greatest. I'd love to entered to win. If I don't, I'm just going to have to make some of these. I just became a follower. I honestly don't have an idea why they're lined up - knowing my daughter she'd say they're lined up for the next Twilight movie!

I will post a link in my sidebar!!!

Grum said...

I commented about the pincushion on my blog

http://grum-myjourney.blogspot.com/

Marcia said...

Adorable! I already have you on my blog read list. For sure this is going on my favorite friday blog find link. Thanks so much for sharing! I'd love to win one of these.

Deb said...

I can't find where to become a follower on your blog, but I've added you to my blog list so I don't miss out. And posted your giveaway on my blog.

sewprimitive karen said...

How incredibly cute and what a good tutorial. I'll have to look for a few of those.

Michele said...

Very cute! I follow your blog.

ohiostar5 said...

I will look at candle holders a little differently now and see some new possibilities. Thanks for the cleaver idea. Happy 4th. BettyLou

Sherry said...

What a terrific idea!! I love how you coordinated the fabric with the color of the chair.

Hmmm. . . .I think the chairs are lined up in anticipation of the wedding of Sunbonnet Sue to Overall Sam. . .and a long awaited nuptial it is!

Jan said...

Oh Lori! Those are the cutest little pincushions I've ever seen ... those chairs are absolutely adorable; and I like to vision a bunch of quilters sitting in them stitching away together :) Tks so much for the chance to own one ... oh and I've been a "follower" for a while now :) Happy 4th!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I think all those pin cushion chairs are set up so that everyone in the neighborhood can sit and enjoy the play that all the neighborhood kids have been working on all summer and are ready to perform! Isn't that what kids used to do on summer vacation?

Love the fabrics you used and how cute and summery they are!

I'm a follower too!

MGM

Darlene B said...

I think they would be adorable for a retirement party! Too cute! (I tried to sign up to be a follower of your blog, but couldn't find the button to click on!) dsb448@att.net

Loraine said...

Lori! You are one creative girl! I would love to win one of these darling pin cushions, especially as I collect them. I may use your tutorial for a retreat gift in September.
Also, I have to tell you that I am completely in love with your paper doll quilt since seeing it at shop hop. I can't wait for the pattern to come out! I am definitely going to do it. Have you ever thought of a way to make the appliques snap on, so that you could actually "play" with the quilt? I've been trying to work that out in my brain I thought of a separate set of clothes to go in a pouch on the back, or having the clothes snap on in place in the front, but I wouldn't want the pieces to go missing.
Anyhow, I'm thrilled to start it. Two months can't come soon enough!

Heather said...

Lined up for a parade

shannon said...

*wave* howdy!

your chair pincushions are great!

i'm a new follower and look forward to keeping up with whatcha do...

shannon

call me crazy said...

Adorable! I have had my eye out for the chairs since I saw them on Nedra's blog post about your retreat. :-) I've been a happy follower for quite some time and have had your button on my blog. I think they are lived up for the family's reunion & outdoor picnic and fireworks. My DGM would've loved to sit a chair like that! ;-) Thanks for the chances!

SheilaC said...

Those pincushions are just TOO adorable!!

I think they are all lined up to watch the fire works over the lake :)

Thank you for the chance to win, I will add you to my google reader, but I didn't see a follow button??

Happy 4th!
SheilaC

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Those pincushions are so darn cute! I've been waiting to see where you found the chairs. I remember sitting in those style chairs all the time growing up. We ate burgers and mac salad in them while watching the fireworks. We also sat in them in the cold snowy winters. As kids we didn't care if it was cold out, we just loved those old metal chairs :)

Mamacessories said...

These are adorable! What a great idea and so creative! I just joined yor blog from Rae Ann's blog - I am so glad I found all of you!

Monica said...

That has got to be the cutest pincushion I've ever seen.

1. already a follower.
2. The chairs are all set up for Barbie's quilting bee with her quilting friends!
3. button added
4. post made

TheNormanFive said...

Oh.. those are so cute. I wish I had the big ones on my front porch in Red. I have been a follower of your blog for a while and just love it. I could see those cute chairs on a table for a 4-H banquet (my friend and I have to do a theme and decorations for tables at a 4-H banquet) So I've been thinking about that for a while. And these would be so cute. I am putting your button on my post.

Pokey said...

Oh, you have my face smiling with your giveaway! I've been admiring the little chairs on each of your girlfriend's blog, ooo-oo, I wanted one from the first spotting of 'em!! So, I've tried to do all I can,

~I'm a follower!
~I would have this sweet chair beside my rocking chair this summer, making me think of the white and green ones that used to be on my Grandmother's porch in the rural Appalachia Mountains in Virginia.
~I've posted on my blog, go see:
http://pokeydotquilting.blogspot.com/2010/07/happy-friday.html
~Now, I'm adding your button.

Thank you, Lori!

Regena@QuiltnQuiltthings said...

The chair pin cushions are cute. very clever. Ths chairs look like the ones my grandma had. When we went to visit in the summer we would all sit out in the yard for a great visit.
Hope you have a great day.
Regena

Nancy said...

I follow you on google-reader. (I also couldn't find a follow button on your blog)

Nancy said...

That last photo with all the chairs set up... I imagine them all lined up ready for a great workshop...

Diane H said...

Oh, I see these beautifully coloured chairs lined up on the dock. Enjoying the sun coming up or going down it wouldn't matter.
Thanks for a chance to win one of these little treasures.

Lori Holt said...

Just a note from me....*you can become a follower by clicking on the word "follow" which is on the left hand side of the blue blogger navigation bar above my blog....I hope this helps to clear up any confusion:)
Thanks to everyone so far!
Lori

Dawn said...

Hi Lori, first off I am a follower on bloglines (I hope that's ok). Second,your button is on my blog. I love your pincushions. Actually I love just about everything you make! I like to imagine my mom and aunts along with all my grandm's sitting in the chairs with lemonade,stitching something and talking about the latest family gossip. Have a great 4th!!

kay morrison said...

love them! i am a follower! i want to win! i think they are gathered around a fire for s'mores!

Pauline said...

I am a follower of your blog. These pincushions are just too cute! I can see them being used as place card holders at a summer luncheon, with the place card being held in place with a hat pin.

Susan said...

Lori, very cute, thanks for the chance to own one made by you otherwise I'm just going to have to make one but it won't be the same as winning your handiwork.
I am a follower.
I see the picture of them lined up waiting for a Sunday meeting outdoors...how comfy would that be.
I posted about this.
And I put your button on my sidebar.
Done,done and done!

Elizabeth said...

Lori, those pincushions are absolutely adorable! I'm thinking about heading out for Robert's right now, just in case I don't win one. They would make the CUTEST gifts!

OK, about the giveaway:
1. I've been a follower for a LONG time. You're blog is so much fun!
2. I think these little chairs would be perfect for an old-fashioned ice cream social in the shade of the back yard on a summer evening, with friends and home-made ice cream and lots of socializing.
3. Your button is already on my sidebar.
4. Posted about your tutorial and these cute chairs (hope you don't mind -- I 'borrowed' a picture) here: http://emsewandsew.blogspot.com/2010/07/bee-in-my-bonnet-pincushion-tutorial.html

Thanks for the inspiration and a fun giveaway!

Me said...

I became a follower!

Me said...

I posted your button on my blog :)

Me said...

I can see those cute chairs lined up on the porch of my Gingerbread cottage that overlooks the ocean. I'd be sitting in one, wrapped in a quilt, sipping a warm Chai tea, enjoying a fresh morning breeze, spending time with God watching the sun come up!

Brenda said...

I am a follower.
I think the chairs are set up for some quilting down by the lake with friends and ice tea. They are the cutest pin cushions. i'll have to be on the look out. We don't have a Robert's around here. :(

Me said...

Last but not least, I wrote up a note and linked to your cute pincushions on my blog.

Dusty said...

Oh my goodness, those are adorable! I'm a new follower.

I think the chairs are all set out for my Grandma's birthday party. Her birthday was on the 4th of July and the whole family would come to her house for a fish fry every year. They strung up a couple of big tarps for shade and had a bunch of these chairs and a couple of red picnic tables out there for everybody to sit at (or in) while they ate the 12 tons of food that people brought.

juliesewgreen said...

This is amazing and sew inspiring to me as a novice quilter. BEAUTIFUL!

arlette said...

Oh holy cow!!!!, I love your adorable-extra cute- pincushions, I felt in love for them... <3, they look so cute all together, I have to say I have been your follower from a little while now, pssssssstttt I'd love to have one of the cutie patoties :*, lol, I'll make the other steps later on...

Sandy said...

Hi Lori, I have become a follower and have posted your tutorial on my blog.

I have to win one of your vintage chair pin cushions because I remember sitting in the exact chairs at my grandma's in Clearfield, Utah and watching cars go by at shift change from Hill Air Force Base. All of my cousins, sister, and some Aunt's. We would take turns and which ever car drove by when it was your turn, you got that car! We would actually be waiting for Grandpa to get off the bus at the corner. But it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours on a hot afternoon.

Please, please!!

Thanks, Sandy

Nan S. said...

I follow your blog. I love the pin cushion!!!! When I see it I think of my Grandmother's screened in front porch where she had chairs just like these. A university was across the street from her house and she would sit on that porch and watch the students going to class. I became on of those students when I got old enough and would see her sitting on the porch as I came back from class. Brings back a lot of fond memories!

Trish said...

Lori, I would love to win your chair pincushion. I collect miniature chairs.
Trish www.quilttalesandcattails.com

Becky said...

Happy 4th! Lori, love your chair pincushions! They had to be adorable sitting near everyone's machine during your retreat at Rae Ann's cabin.

I am a follower:)

Take care!

Laurie said...

Your certainly are very creative! A votive candle holder to a pincushion. Awesome! Love the tuturial..i'm off to find some this weekend!
Happy Fourth!

Patsy said...

The tutorial was great. Cute idea!
Would love to have one! I do follow your blog, don't have a blog myself, my chairs would be set up for a fun time at a family BBQ - like the 4th of July - visiting & watching the fireworks!
Have a great weekend!

Ruby said...

These are great. They would make lovely seating at a family reunion. I signed on to follow you. Thanks!

Allie said...

OH MY - my grandparents used to have chairs like this on their porch! We don't have a Roberts here....*sob* So I guess I'll have to hope to win! I'm a follower, too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Well of course do not count me but I had to comment. I just had to. The thing that sets you apart from the rest of us is your vision. You look at things differently than most everyone. I absolutely love that about you . . . among other things!

marcab77 said...

i love your pincushions, and your fabric choices are just so sweet! congrats on your 200th post -- yay, yay, yay!!

Anonymous said...

These pincushions are so adorable! Would love to win one. I enjoy reading your blog. You are so talented.

Darlis

Cardygirl said...

Hi Lori...great tut & giveaway!
1. I am already a follower
2. I have added your button to my blog.
3. The chairs are set up waiting for a drumroll to see who wins!
Such cute little chairs & a great idea!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Lori - these little chairs are just like the life sized ones sitting in my new backyard. Mine are yellow and they are so fun. I am now an official follower. ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

And, I have blogged about your giveaway...http://deniablydomestic.blogspot.com/2010/07/great-tutorial-plus-giveaway.html

And, have included your button on my sidebar.

And, I would create a fun outdoor tablescape for my sewing friends for lunch. I would have all the retro goodies and colors including crisp white napkins with cherries.

Thank you. I have hunted all evening for these little chairs online, but can't find any. Do you know of any resources online? ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

Into Vintage said...

Oh good grief - these are way too cute for their own good. Since there's 12 of them, maybe they're set up for jury duty in the colorful court of Crimes Against Vintage.

Carrie P. said...

Those are the cutest pincushions I have seen in a while. You have such an imagination but I have told you that before.

I am a follower.

Carrie P. said...

I think these little chairs are set up for a family reunion on the 4th of July.
Even though I read your blog all the time I wanted to let you know that I saw this post mentioned on Happy Cottage Quilter.

Kim D. said...

What a darling pin cushion and such a clever idea, of course I'd love to win one. I've signed up to be a follower, although I already have you in my google reader. Thanks for the chance.

Kim D. said...

I think these pincushions would be adorable table decorations at any child or adult Birthday party or even for the 4th of July. I also wanted to mention I saw your giveaway posted at Happy Cottage Quilter's blog.

Michelle said...

Cute cute cute... I imagine they are all lined up ready for us to all come visit!!!

Michelle said...

I also follow on google reader!

Brenda said...

These are great! I am a follower! I think they are set up for a family reunion and everyone is watching a horse shoe game.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I'm a follower Lori!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

The chairs are all set up in a row on my beach to watch the Fourth of July boat parade on my lake!!

Tammy said...

I've been following your blog for quite awhile now. I to make and design quilts. And love vintage things. I don't have a blog and I couldn't fine youe follower button but your chairs are adorable I've been thinking of something to make myself for my pins because I am constantly spilling mine. Would love to win one of your chair pin cushion I've never seen those little chair's here in Washington.

Mary said...

I am a follower, and love the Tuturial. I hope I can find the chairs around here, if I don't win one of your adorable ones.
You are one creative girl!!!

Janet said...

The chairs are set up for a lovely summer evening of music at the gazebo in the park. An orchestra and some of the old favourites perhaps??? I know I'll never find those little chairs around here so I'd love to win one. I have been a follower of your blog for a while.

Quilts and Cats said...

Talk about re-purposing! These are the best! My chairs would be lined up on the deck waiting for the ribs to be done in the smoker as I sit back and enjoy the birds.
I've been a follower for a while now, and love your blog.
I too, have your button and have posted about the tutorial and giveaway. Oh...I hope I win this one!

The Patch Craft said...

Wow these are so adorable. I wish we could get things that over here.

Lois said...

I love the chairs! They would be so attractive on our July 4th table and I'm sure would get many comments about sitting in chairs like these. I hope they show up in a craft shop near me.

Judi said...

There is no button to sign up to follow you. :(

The chairs are set up at the park waiting for the fireworks to go off and as the occupants wait they are listening to some wonderful music in the park.

Congrats on your 200th post and thank you for a great giveaway.

Jolynn said...

I love your pin cushion chair is so adorable! I plan to head to Roberts and make some myself. I really appreciate you sharing your tutorial. I wish I could get my hands on some "real" chairs like that! They would be perched around my fire pit while we toasted marshmallows and ate s'mores.

SmilynStef said...

Those pin cusions are so stinkin' cute ... I'm guessing they might be lined up for a beach party or some other party where people would be sitting in cute chairs like that. Love them!

Annette said...

These sweet little chairs remind me of evenings with family on my grandma and grandpas patio. So I think that is what they are set up for...waiting for the family to gather on a beautiful summer night.

arlette said...

Well, I'll use all of them to cover the christmas tree, you have the adorable chairs in all these incredible colors, and I'm sure your tree'll look stunning, and you won't need anymore stuff to put there, I close my eyes and "can" see the tree, I almost can touch it, oh wait... I can touch it if I get one of the adorable chairs ;) *hint,hint*, lol

arlette said...

I already have the button of your blog in my sidebar, gosh... I really would like to win such a cutie and I forgot to say to you happy 200th posts!!!!!!!!!! :)

Sandra Henderson said...

Oh Lori, you are so smart! Thank you for sharing this great idea!
You've been on my sidebar since I started blogging in Feb. Gotta keep ya close so I don't miss anything! :)
Hope you are having a wonderful Independence Day! :)

Debi said...

I would love to be a follower but I could not for the life of me find where it said FOLLOW on your blog's side navigation bar! I must be dense! I am indeed a follower though, I check your blog Daily! Love all your projects! You are one talented lady! Love your blog design as well....as a child of the 50's, it's right up my alley!
Debi A.

Debi said...

Well, these little chairs are too cute for words! I loved the full size version that so many people had in the 50's! What a great project! Of course "I" would love to win one of these! I'll be crossing my fingers. Oh, my idea is that these little chairs are all lined up to see the July 4th parade!
Debi A.

quiltmom said...

A fun tutorial Lori- I have you on my blog list and have enjoyed visiting your blog for quite a long time now. I am not sure if I am a follower but I can't see me to find your follower button.
I think your patio chairs are great- I remember a show from my childhood called "The friendly giant" The giant had 3 little chairs that he invited us children to sit in while he and Rusty the rooster and Jerome the giraffe who he told their daily stories. I have a rocking chair pin cushion that makes me think of those days. :D They were an important part of Canadian children's television) Perhaps The giant could invite us outside the castle to have a weiner roast.
I have posted a link on my blog to your tutorial
You can find my blog here:
http://quiltmomsjourney.blogspot.com/
Regards,
Anna

Jeannette said...

those are so adorable! I remember those chairs and are some of my favorite outdoor chairs! I want to win one!!

Linda said...

These are just the cutest pincushions, ever! Seeing them all lined up like that makes me think that a crowd is expected for an outdoor movie. I think they'll be watching "Casablanca" or "Singing in the Rain."

Kristy said...

Oh my, oh my......my life right now is all about my daughter's wedding, and wouldn't an outdoor vintage themed wedding with chairs for all your guest be stunning! Can't you just imagine the photos of your guests sitting on those cushy seats with the abundance of gorgeous colors as a backdrop for the lovely bride in white.

The Speckled Hen said...

OMG these are the bee's knees. Love your blog and have been following you for quiet sometime now. You're the first blog I click on in my sidebar. I love youre choice of music and let it play on while surfing other blogs. I think these would be perfect at a tea - with each member's name on them. Too cute - what a clever idea.

Donna said...

These pinchushions are just adorable! I have been a follower for a long time. I just received your Apron Club pattern in the mail yesterday ... can't wait to start it! It is the cutest!
I can see these chairs at a family reunion we attended aa a young girl.
Donna

Donna said...

I forgot to mention in my previous comment that I have your button on my blog!
Hugs,
Donna

Sherry said...

You come up with the cutest ideas! These pincushion chairs are so adorable. We saw some chairs at Lowes today similar to these vintage lawn chairs & I told hubby I'd like to find a couple of the vintage chairs. Then I come here & find them in pincushion size, LOL...too funny. I can see these vintage chairs lined up in someone's yard along the street waiting for the July 4th parade time to arrive. Thanks for the chance to win one of these cute pincushions.

Susann said...

Lori, Thanks so much for my darling pincushion! I love, love it. Also, thanks for helping make the retreat so fun (look at my thumb) and for the extra work you went to. You have an incrediable amount of knowledge, wisdom and talent. I so enjoyed it!

Judy C said...

I am a follower already, you do the cutest things here.
I see these chairs all lined up ready for guest at a 4th of July party, soon the gals from our stitching group will be sipping ice tea eating hamburgers and hot dogs and salads. ahhh summer is grand.

Madame Samm said...

Been a follower have you on my list love the chairs...can we purchase them too? blessings ms

Pots and Pins said...

SEW cute! I could see those little chairs all set up to watch Ken propose to Barbie...in front of the Barbie convertible, parked in front of the Barbie condo, next door to the Barbie motorhome...I never actually owned a Barbie as a kid...I was deprived! But if I win one of your chairs I'll go out and buy me a Barbie to stand NEXT to it! I'm a follower/reader of your blog - it's one of my many, daily guilty pleasures! xo, Nan

Vickie said...

What a cute idea! You are so clever, and thanks for the great tutorial. I just might have to make one real soon.
And these chairs are lined up for fireworks of course! Happy 4th of July!

Library Gal Quilts said...

Buzzy Gal this is the cutest thing I have ever seen. I say add some cute little felt bees to these and you have an entire audience to your talent! Your blog is darling and thanks to Rae Ann for sending me over! Have a good week! Pam in Chico

Linda said...

Too cute...I love these. What a great idea. I want one of these! I have become a follower and will put your button on my blog. I saw this little jewel first over on Cute Pinwheel's blog and loved it. Now, I see it first hand here. Great tutorial too. I see Barbie sitting on the patio with her friends Midge, Tammy and Ken enjoying a cool one! Happy 4th holiday. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

I have put your button on my blog and I have blogged about your giveaway...Yes, I really want to win. These are so cute!!!!

Linda said...

Sorry, I forgot to tell you, I am now a follower too...hugs, Linda

swooze said...

Those are adorable pin cushions. I remember chairs like these from my childhood. They make me think of the family get togethers with everyone sitting outside drinking something cold, laughing and telling stories.

scottylover said...

Love these! 30's repros are my favorite! I just became a follower, too.

Sandy A

scottylover said...

I think they are all set up to watch either the fireworks on July 4th or an outdoor movie!

Sandy A

Kristine Hanson said...

oh my those are cute! I am a "follower"!

Debbie in Chico/Sacto said...

Love your pincushions. Very clever. They are old-fashioned so they remind me of sitting at 4-H, waiting for the cake walk.

Clair said...

I would have a quilting party and give these as party favors. There're so cute! Are you going to sale them? Because if I don't win I'll need to buy one. :)

Cathy M said...

Those are the cutest pin cushions. I think they are lined up on the beach watching the tar balls wash up on the beach from the BP oil spill.

nima said...

OMG...you are a brilliant crafter....the chair pincushion looks awesome. Thak you for sharing this idea

lips said...

How cute and thanks for the tutorials. I am now a follower
Colleen

lips said...

I also think those cute chairs are set up to watch the Woodward Dream Cruise in MI! Colleen

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Hi, I came from nanette's blog! I am now going to follow you, for I do not know how you slipped by!!
I adore these and how amazing to look at something and think ourside the box. They would be wonderful for a end of the year quilt bee lunch. Or I bet they would sell like crazy at a Christmsa craft sale. Just darling, thank you for the chance and now off to follow!!

Simone de Klerk said...

Gorgeous vintage pincushion chairs! I have had you blog button on my blog for a while already!

Simone de Klerk said...

I can just imagine that those chairs are for visitors of a fashion show with wintage dresses, skirts, jewelry, hairstyle, shoes etc. etc. Wish I could join!

Slowpoke said...

I follow your blog but I can't find the follow button to be official. I love your music. The pincushion chair are adorable. I would love to win one please. They're all set up for a fantastic fireworks display. Thank you for your creativity.

Quilt Monkey said...

I'm a follower. These little chair pincusions are adorable! Thanks for the tutorial!

mnneedleworker said...

I just joined as a follower of your blog. I can't believe how cute the little chair pincushions are. You are so clever to think of converting them to pincushions. They remind me of vintage times at the cabin on a lake in Minnesota. I think they should be used on a picnic table overlooking the lake for a party for like minded quilting friends.

Sharrieboberry said...

I think the chairs are set up for a froggy backyard party.

No one has to bring potluck--the smorgasboard of bugs show up uninvited to the pleasure of the froggy guests.

Fireflies light the way--they are spared for that reason.

Froggy relatives chirp and ribbit in the background, making it truly sound like summer.

Anonymous said...

If these aren't the cutest little pin cushions, I don't know what else could be!! They look just darling all set up and I believe they are just waiting on a miniature quilt show held on a nice summer day! I've been following your blog for some time and really enjoy it -- the music is fun, too! Thanks for the great idea on the pincushions! Julie stchsluv@aol.com

Erin said...

I love those chairs. I would put mine in my retro kitchen and put something in them as a display.

Erin said...

Now a follower.

Anonymous said...

I am a follower and I love your creativity! I have 2 of these chairs in the big girl size and now I have to repaint them and make some cute retro "tuffets" for them. These little ones would be perfect for boat watching on the lakeshore under a big bright colored umbrella!
Karen in Breezy Point

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

Your pin cushions are adorable! I would love to win one, and I will certainly become a follower of your blog now that I know where you are!

sharona said...

These are too CUTE!!! I am a follower have no blog. I would love to own one of these pincushions!I can see them in the back yard of our old fart community with all of us sitting around the pool with our night cocktail(some of us wine-others grape juice with our matching umbrellas over them.
ftsharona4@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

HI. I just became an official follower...although i have bookmarked and enjoyed your website for the past several months. I think those cutie chairs are lined up to seat some lucky peeps to watch a game of old fashioned horse shoes...whilst sipping fresh strawberry lemonade! or maybe even fireworks onlookers?

Anonymous said...

oops, i forgot to sign in for my identity...cbnovick@hotmail.com... would absolutely cherish a chair!!

Lelia said...

I'm a new follower, your blog is so much fun to view!!! I've just made a cupcake pincushion out of wool & never would have thought to assemble a seat cushion on a garden chair! totally creative IMO : )

Stitches of Life II blog

Lelia said...

Put a photo & info in a post on my blog:

Stitches of Life II

I think the chairs are gathered for stitchie pals to gather : ) always fun to stitch + chat.

Michele said...

wow, those chairs are adorable! I would love to be added to your drawing (almost too late to enter!) so I'm going to become a follower, but won't be posting on my blog :(

Being a red girl .. I can see the red chair sitting on my desk just waiting for me to make something using pins! lol .. of course if I could find those chairs around here, I would love to use them outside, as candle holders first .. then transform them :)

Gina said...

These are adorable! It's unlikely that particular craft place is anywhere close to here so absolutely, I do want one!!!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

LOVE THAT. How cute are all those chairs lined up.
I'm a follower and I'd love to win one.

PunkiePie said...

That is adorable!! I would love to win one. They would be great for a casual garden bridal shower or party. HOW CUTE!

PunkiePie said...

I am now a follower. Thanks!!

trish said...

So sad to have missed such a darling give a way!! Are you planning on selling any of these adorable pin cushions?

Sincerely ~ Trish

PEGGY said...

I just found your blog thru another blog and I'm absolutely nuts over your little chair pincushions. They'd be perfect for a retreat I am going to again in May...We don't have Robert's crafts and of course I was in Joanns last night and could have looked if I'd have KNOWN :)
I'll have to go searching....geesh!
Thanks for the pictures and ideas!
Peggy in NJ

Lynn said...

I love them! Make great gifts!

Wendys Hat said...

Oh I am in LOVE with these and an avid pincushion collector! WOW! Will have to keep my eye out for a chair. Have you seen any lately?

Splendid Little Stars said...

They are super cute and you are very clever!

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