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Vintage inspired pin cushion...

It's colour challenge time over on The Ribbon Girl Blog. This month the colours are vintage pinks and cream.
I needed a storage solution for all my pretty pins, somewhere to keep them within easy reach out on my workbench.  All the time they're tucked away in a box I forget to use them.  So, I found this quickie pin cushion tutorial HERE, it's the perfect solution for me and only took a couple of hours to make.  Who'd have thought it started life as a cocoa tin, it's amazing what a few metres of pretty lace can do.

Check out The Ribbon Girl blog for some beautiful cards and projects from The Ribbon Girls, entry details for this challenge, plus news of the fabulous new designers that'll be joining us next month.

Ivory Lace Net Fabric  25mm Cream Cotton Lace Pale Pink Zig Zag Cotton Lace Cream Picot Cotton Lace Pearl Button Mixture  Cream Top Stitch Thread Pins (decorative) all from The Ribbon Girl shop
Vintage Sheet Music
Cocoa Tin
Calico Fabric
Polyester Wadding


  1. Love your pin cushion Vicky, just perfect for all those pretty pins! Thanks so much for sharing the link...will have to go and have a wee look.

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.


  2. hi Vicky .. wow!! this is gorgeous, thanks for the link :)
    just pinned Mandy's gorgeous pin cushion, so yours is next ;) hugzz xxx

  3. So very pretty Vicky....:o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  4. Just gorgeous, you do stunning things with ribbon Vicky.
    Katie x

  5. It might have been easy to do, but it looks absolutley gorgeous! Mary G x

  6. Very pretty Vicky, the lace is gorgeous against the music paper. xx

  7. Vicky it's so pretty and what a fab idea, may have to see if I can rustle up something myself this week as mine are in a box and I foget to use them too! hugs Karen x

  8. aw how fab? I#m off to check out that tutorial, thanks for the link. Mine will be stuffed full of boring old normal pins though - no where near as pretty as yours looks!

  9. WOW!!! This is looks like some gorgeous vintage find that you would get in Portobello's beautiful Vicky, really beautiful!
    Love Emma xxx

  10. Oooh that is so very pretty Vicky. I have to have things out on display otherwise I just forget they're there!


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