Monday, May 7, 2012

Sewing Notions Gift Pail - Epiphany Crafts DT Project.

Hey all!
Hope you all had a great weekend!

I spent my Saturday night - the PERFECT, the most beautiful way possible.  My husband and I want to a fundraising gala to raise money for the Children's Hospital.  My hubby's workmate's daughter had an unfortunate, tragic accident during their family vacation 4 years ago, and she passed away at the most lovely tender age of 5 years.  She was beautiful and so full of love.  I saw from her smile how she must've brought laughter and warmth to everyone, especially her family.  So, on her first anniversary of her passing, the family decided to hold an annual Sunshine gala to raise money so the hospital can purchase a machine for the intensive Pediatric unit.  This machine is called the Extracorporeal Life Support Program and can keep the child's heart beating, their lungs working even if their's stop.  It is a very expensive machine and a machine that not all hospitals have.  They have already implemented the machine last September - and have saved 3 precious lives.  The doctors from the hospital were there to let us know how this event made a difference to 3 families already... Anyway, the whole night was emotionally so touching.  It just felt so good to be there.

Okay, going back to my project - (got a little sidetracked!) - this week over at Epiphany Crafts, we're celebrating Mother's Day and sharing some project ideas in case you haven't got anything special for your mom yet!

Another member from our team and I are up today on their blog, and pretty much did the same idea - making a pin cushion! I guess great minds think alike!

It's a super easy project - you don't need any cutting machines for this! :)


Cute, isn't it? I took a clear pail and just embellished it and made a pin cushion on top!


I used the pretty papers from Echo Park again (This & That - Graceful). Just LOVE LOVE that line so much!


I just clumped up all sorts of sewing embellishments and look how beautiful it became!


I took a strip of paper and lace, sewed it on to a strip of burlap and adhered to the pail. So pretty!


The top of pin cushion was decorated with adorable Epiphany epoxies and buttons to dress it up.

 ...and when you open the pail, it's a perfect place to fit in sewing notions and even if the pail is opened, you can still use the pin cushion!


The pincushion was made by measuring the inside diameter of the the lid. I cut out the same size circle from a cardboard, and wrapped it around with a burlap, stuffed with cushion stuffing inside. The burlap was adhered to the cardboard by glue gun, which was then adhered to the pail lid. That's it! Makes a super thoughtful pretty little gift for your mom!

Supplies needed:

Epiphany Crafts Shape Studio Round 14 and epoxy
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Round 25 and button
Epiphany Crafts Button Studio Flower 25 and button
Clear Pail 
Jute twine
Cotton Lace
Washi Tape
Paper: Echo Park Paper (This & That Graceful)
Letter stickers: Authentique
Chipboard, Spool, Spool stamp, Pins: Maya Road
Twine: The Twinery
Trinket Pin: Tim Holtz
Wooden Banner: My Mind's Eye

Hope you enjoyed my project today, and be back in a few days to share my next SVG Cuts DT project!


  1. This is so cute Thienly! And such a great idea for a sewing Mom! :-)

  2. That is totally awesome! I can see that working very well with SVGcut's sew crafty kit. Hmmm...the wheels are turning now :)

  3. I did exactly what Theresa did, pinned it! The potential......

  4. I bet MOM LOVED it:) It is a treasure..xoxo

  5. Your pin cushion is so adorable! Love the way you incorporated the burlap with all the cute embellishments. So beautifully done. TFS!

  6. Too cute! I also love what you made over at SVG Cuts! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!



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