Friday, April 9, 2010

Bottlecap Cupcake PinCushions

I made these little pretties using the caps from bottles of water, felt, beads and stuffing. I joined all the pieces using embroidery stitches that my grandmama taught me when I was little.

Excuse me while I chasing a rabbit here... When I was little, I would sneak a hankerchief out of my daddy's drawer every once in a while... unfold it...  and using all the pretty stitches Mama B. had taught me, sew along ALL of the folds. Oh... and being so careful to take the time to change the ever-so-pretty color of embroidery thread for each and EVERY 3-inch fold. weeeeeeee. Then sooo proudly fold it back up and sneak it back into his drawer hoping that he would notice the improvements I had made to his man-hanky. Oh me. Bless his heart, he would stick it in his pocket and off to work he'd go....

ANYway... I adore these little pin cushions! They are so petite and charming! ...but best of all, no calories! They are available for purchase in my Etsy Shoppe. I also hope to have some headbands and fabric flower necklaces (shown in earlier posts) listed this week as well.

Thanks for visiting! I'm linking to these parties ...

Saturday 
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound 
Get Inspired @ Sew Dang Cute
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
Monday
Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Make It for Monday @ Cottage Instincts
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
I Made the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Made It on Monday @ The Persimmon Perch
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff
Craftastic Monday @ Sew Can Do
Mosaic Monday @ The Little Red House
Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou
Tuesday
Do It Yourself Day @ A Soft Place to Land
Toot Your Horn Tuesday @ A Silly Little Sparrow
Get Your Craft On @ Today's Creative Blog
Anything Related @ All Thingz Related
Timeless Tuesday @ Paula Grace Designs
Wednesday
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
REDnesday @ It's a Very Cherry World
Spotlight Yourself @ It's So Very Cheri
Whatever Goes @ Someday Crafts
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design
Wednesday Boardwalk Bragfest @ Bobbypins Boardwalk
We Did It @ Sew Much Ado
show and Share @ Just a Girl
Idea Sharin Wednesday @ Women Who Do It All
Thursday
Alphabe-Thursday @ Jenny Matlock

126 comments:

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog, Mary Beth! These little cupcakes are adorable. And I LOVE your clock makeover! So cute!! :)

Twee Poppets said...

Wow, more wonderful crafts on your blog! These cupcakes are just adorable! I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us. :)

Thank you so much for the nice comment you left on my blog! I'm so glad you like it! Sorry, can't say that I'm a Chi O. :)

Annesphamily said...

I love these no calorie cupcake minis! You are so perfectly pink today!

Lisa said...

Sweet!!! I am a fool for a pin cushion!!! Have an extra special super lovely weekend!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Maria@ChicaBellaCrafts said...

that is such a nice story, happy Pink Saturday!

{All Thingz Related} said...

These are sooo cute! I love them! What a fantastic idea!!
~Rebekah

raggygirlvintage said...

Oh my, those are gorgeous! I thought they were the real thing for a bit!! I love how much detail you have added to them, lovely:-)
Tracey

Tam @ Sew Dang Cute said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad you did! You have such a great blog with so many cute ideas!!! Definitely following now!!!

Steph said...

So sweet. I love the dear story about your father's hankies too.

stefanie said...

those are soooooo adorable!!

My Sweet Rose said...

Hi Mary Beth,
Yet more delicious cup cakes, all your 'recipes' are so delicious, keep up the good work.
Angela.

anna @ frosted petunias said...

These are beyond adorable and clever too! Happy Pink Saturday!

Bette said...

those are really, really pretty! bottle cap pincushion is in my very long "make this" list. i hope to be able to make one soon.

xoxo

My name is PJ. said...

How darling these are!!

And, I enjoyed the bit about your dad's hankies!! I think I love him!!

KJ said...

Ingenious! I love that you have reused something as well!

Mumsy said...

Beautiful cupcakes! You are so creative, and they look very whimsical.

The White Farmhouse said...

Aren't those the sweetest! Love it. I remember when I was younger we made pin cushions out of tuna cans in Girl Scouts. We did a craft show and that was one of the crafts that we sold. I thought they were just so cute since they were made to look like a chair with a piece of cardboard for the back.

the thrifty ba said...

can you believe i DONT have a pin cushion! id like to think it was because i was waiting for somethng this cute to come along! thanks for sharing!

Jenn said...

Love your ideas, your blog and your Etsy shop! They're all {great}! Can't wait to read more of your posts... Thanks for stopping by my blog! Have a wonderful weekend! Following you back...
Jenn :)

mishebe said...

HOW ADORABLE. !

Pondside said...

Very cute - and so is the story of you unfolding, stitching and refolding those hankies!

Court said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day. I love meeting new people. You blog is filled with yummy treats and creations. I'm a new follower!
Happy weekend!
Courtney@frog2fab

Birgit said...

Cute! :)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Greetings from Munich,
Birgit

tales from an oc cottage said...

Too die for!!!!

m ^..^

© Jennifer Raley said...

Hi. Happy Pink Saturday. I was thinking that these topped a cake - but they are fabric and I love them. I saw your blog title on Beverly's last Sat but ran out of time to come by. I see you came by and are now following me. THank you so much! I HAVE to come back to your blog and see more. I saw your "crazy pancakes". That's what we called them when Mom used to do them. I enjoyed your story with your post, so much. Thank you, again! Jenn <><

Jo said...

Oh my gosh these are just the cutest little pin cushions!!! totally adorable and i loved your story as well ... i hope you scrapbooked that memory!

Miss Adventures said...

I'm your 300th follower! I followed you over from my blog and just LOVE your crafts :)

Katie
moremisadventures.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

very nice blog...just visiting, but now a follower. Love your music!

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Mary Beth,

I just adore these tiny pinkeeps. ♥ I love hand sewing though and these are such fun to make...thanks for sharing..I'll bet they disappear from your Etsy in a hurry!

Thanks for visiting me..always glad to hear from you. ♥

Have a wonderful PiNk day....

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Ladynred said...

These are sooo cute and pretty. Delicious!!!
Pink Roses

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

These are really adorable!!
HPS!!
Debbie

Smart Money Mom said...

Hi! NFF at the Girl Creative! Following you now! These are so cute!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Mary Beth,
Those cuppies are simply adorable! How creative you are! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my blog. Happy Pink Saturday to you.

Blessings,
Sandi

sissie said...

Now that's what I call beautiful recycling! Who would have thought bottle caps could be so pretty.
So cute and yummy looking.

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I'm glad you did because now I am following you and will be back often.

hugs
Sissie

Leslie said...

How cute are those! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comments! i am your newest follower and I am so excited!

Kathleen said...

They are so cute..And I love your hankie story! I used to iron my dad's!

Linda said...

I have become a follower. You are a multi talented lady. Those pink cupcake pin cushions are so cute. What a simple yet elegant way to change a plain clock into one of beauty. Those fake cupcakes below look real and I like Angelina too. Now I'm going to check out your past pages to see what else you have created. Happy Pink

Amanda said...

those cupcakes are just too cute!

Pat said...

Yumm!

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you!
The pin cushions are so beautiful and I love your story. I have enjoyed my visit to your
lovely blog, it is so pretty - please have a wonderful new week.

a little bit of everything said...

Love the bottle cap pincushions. So cute! When I think of all the ones I tossed....
I have become a follower and invite you to do the same. Love the music!

Suzie Button said...

Your teeny pincushions are adorable! How ingenious! Thanks for visiting me today. Do you really LINK to ALL those partys each week you have listed?! If so, you're amazing! Whew! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Mama Bird said...

Thanks for popping by Mama Bird's Nest! I am following back and love your blog!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Mary Beth! Those pin cushions are so adorable! How very clever!

Have a lovely "pink" weekend!

Cheers!
Tina

Krista@thegatheringplacedesign said...

How cute! I'm going to browse your blog some more...fun stuff. Thanks for stopping by my blog:) I'm glad to hear you enjoy thrifting as well and now you have some partners on crime;)

Leanne said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for visiting ans inviting me over. You are so talented. Thanks for sharing your creations.

the VG huis said...

Hi Mary Beth,

Thanks for visiting me and for your kind words. So nice to meet you. I adore your little pin cushions. I just started a sewing class and i'm sure i'd be the envy of the class.

stacey

the VG huis said...

ps I'm a new follower now! beautiful stuff!

Its So Very Cheri said...

Those are so cute. I loved the story. I remember my Grandpa always had those hankies. I have a fun give-a-way that went up yesterday.

Cheri

Nancy said...

Oh, just so sweet. The detail is amazing. Have a wonderful week, Mary Beth.

Tea Duchess said...

That you so much for stopping by!

FrouFrouBritches said...

Wow! You must have the patience of a saint to do such beautifully tedious work. Gorgeous!

AshTreeCottage said...

Absolutely adorable. I love, love, love them!!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Ashley Schott said...

I just love your blog! I'm a new follower:) These pin cushions are to die for!!! How clever and adorable!

baukje said...

Very cute cupcakes.... I also made some pincushions for my shop,shall post the today.

CC said...

Love these sweet little pincushions. Two of my favorite things..cupcakes and pincushions,how wonderful. These are just adorable. Happy Pinks,have a beautiful week.

Regina said...

Fabulous creations!
Happy Pink!

xo
Regina

Christy said...

these are absolutely adorable.. i love them!

Erin said...

Mary Beth,

Thanks for visiting my blog...I had a lot of fun creating all the flowers and roses. Hopefully it will all come to something. I love your "Be a Deer" comment box! Priceless!

Las Creaciones de Boricua said...

Thank you for visiting my blog.
The cupcake PinCushions are great. I need one I'm a seamtress..LOL!!!

SharDon Exclusives said...

Thank you for stopping by and for leaving such a sweet comment. We would love to have you join us when we are meeting again with the Southern Belles! Wouldn't it be fun to meet some of your buddies in person? We had such a delightful time and we are all looking forward to another time real soon. Yes, I am a follower now and thank you for following mine. I must go now and check out your previous posts...
Blessings to you,
Sharon

SharDon Exclusives said...

ps.s. I forgot to tell you how darling your pin cushions are! dahhhh They are truly sweet creations.

Lenore said...

Your lovely pincushions are darling and look good enough to eat....lol

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, those are so cute. And what a sweet daddy you had!

Bobbi said...

Cute pin cushions, great mosaic!

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I am so glad you stopped by my blog, these pin cushions are adorable! I just love them :) Great blog, I can't wait to read more.

Sarah said...

Thank you for commenting on my blog! :) I love these pincushions. I need to make some... I keep spilling all my straight pins. ha!

Blessings!
-Sarah

Prairiemaid said...

These are so cute! I love them.

And, you won an award over at my site.

http://theprairiemaid.blogspot.com/2010/04/beth-i-will-get-you-for-this-okay-im.html

The Charm House said...

MaryBeth, So glad that you decided to become part of our little, but growing blogging group! We had the best of times and I honestly cannot wait for our next gathering!
Your blog is so great!
Hugs,
Yvette

Allison Shops said...

Those are adorable! Stopping by from BNOTP.

32˙North said...

Hi Mary Beth,

These are really sweet and practical, too. What a great way to use up small scraps of felt and these would be perfect hostess gifts at the holidays, or stocking stuffers. They should be flying out of your Etsy store!

Amanda

Mary said...

Omigosh, they are adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent at MM. :)

Patti said...

These are so sweet...thanks for visiting Pandora's Box...I'll be back to visit you!!

Lynns Lovelies said...

HI Mary Beth!
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! YES, Saturday was just the most PERFECT day! What an honor and blessing to meet each one of these fabulous Southern Belles! YOU will have to come to the next one, for sure!
I LOVE these sweet little cakes, just precious. Stop by my Etsy shop too when you get a chance! I am now another one of your lucky followers:)

Hugs and Blessings,
Lynn♥

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~darling and sweet~ your story too!

molly susan strong said...

Thanks for coming by! I love these little cupcakes. Sweetness!

Sandra said...

What a sweet memory and the pin cushions are adorable!

Wendy said...

At first glance I thought they were real cupcakes. They are adorable! Super cute :)
Wendy

Blondie's Journal said...

Mary Beth~~~

Love those mini cupcakes!! Perfect pin cushions! They are absolutely darling. And love the story about sewing your fathers hankies. He sounds like a doll!

Happy Met Monday...so glad I stopped by!

xoxo
Janie

The Little Red Shop said...

Ohhh....cute..cute..cute!!!!

Thank you so much for your sweet comment and for following my blog!

: )

Julie M.

Sweet Little Smoothie said...

These are too cute!! I adore tiny little pincushions and these are absolutely scrumptious!

Shine said...

Oh my goodness...those pincushions are too cute. Think I must hop over to etsy very soon indeed!

Sandra said...

Love these little adorable pin cushions! What a treat.

vignette design said...

mmmmmm. Cupcakes! love it!

Sparta Savings said...

These are so cute and delicious looking that you could eat them! Thanks for visiting my blog & becoming a follwer! I became a follower and look forward to seeing what you create next!

recklessbliss said...

They're so adorable but they make me want to eat them! You should have a warning with them haha. I would love for you to check out my blog if you get a chance. God bless!

{All Thingz Related} said...

Oh my goodness...could these be ANY CUTER!? Thanks for linking them up to Anything Related!
~Bridgette

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

love them love love. It think everyone else agrees too!!!!

Songbirdtiff said...

Goodness, girl, you are everywhere! Thank you for coming by, and I'm glad I came by, too, your pin cushions are adorable! Have a great week!

The Persimmon Perch said...

Those are incredibly cute! Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Holly said...

Those are very, very sweet pin cushion and I think the story about your daddy's handkerchiefs is even sweeter.

Holly

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Those are absolutely darling. Did you see that I featured your Angelina? Love your projects. Thank you for linking to the Boardwalk Bragfest!

Rettabug said...

These are the cutest little things! Very detailed & very well done, too.
I don't know how you keep up with all the memes...you must not take bathroom breaks from the computer! LOL

Thanks for visiting the Gazebo House earlier this week. I'm finally getting around to seeing all the pretty postings in just the 2 memes I joined on Monday. Yikes!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness, I love them..and I adore the music that is playing that greeted me this morning. Blessings.

~~Carol~~ said...

Wow, those cupcake pincushions are so adorable! Actually too pretty to be shoving pins in them! And I loved the story of you sewing your Dad's hankies in pretty colors. What a sweet Dad, to use them anyway!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

SueLovesCherries said...

Bottle caps! What a clever idea! They look good enough to eat - really! Adorable story!

Leslie said...

these are adorable and must be so teeny tiny!!! thanks for becoming a follower. i always appreciate the support and bloggy love.

JenBrown said...

So cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Glad you liked the baby ribbon balls! :)

Anne-Marie said...

Gasp! These are darling. I love everything cupcakes =)

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

Such cute cupcakes! I love them. Great colors too. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

Faded Charm said...

These are too adorable. What a great idea and you are so talented.

Hope you had a wonderful Wednesday.

Kathleen

GardenofDaisies said...

Those are so cute!

Jill from Women Who Do It All said...

Those are just darling! I think I will feature these when I do my favorites post so keep an eye out and grab a featured button! Thanks for sharing!
-Jill

daylily777 said...

The little cupcakes are gorgeous !
Blessings,
~Myrna

mrs. c said...

So so cute and I am now a follower of you, talented lady!

JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look yummy!

Jenny said...

These are wonderful. And I actually need a few small gifts so I'm heading over to your etsy shop now!

Thanks for a crafty stop on my journey through Alphabe-Thursday's letter "M"!

A+

VKT said...

These are so cute and just perfect for an M post on Alphabet Thursday! I hope you get a chance to stop by mine as well.

Christy said...

The perfect cupcakes for those of us on a diet. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Linda said...

These are just precious. My Mom made little pin cushions out of bottle caps but not like yours. I am also doing the Mother's Day swap. Thanks for stopping by for a visit.

Cakes & Beans said...

Happy Follow Friday!!!!!

Cheryl said...

Very clever and very cute! Thanks for linking up to my Craftastic party:)

GFDINER - Kathy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. LOVE these pincushions. I am a quilter, so these tug at my heart strings. I machine piece but still hand quilt. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration of the cupcakes.

GFDiner - aka Kathy
http://blog.gfdiner.com

MrsJenB said...

How sweet! And an adorable idea to boot. Great, great job!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

They're adorable! Love the story about your father's hankies. Catching up from Alphabe-Thursday.

Pop Art Minis said...

Adorable! Thanks for the follow and am now follwing back. Look forward to your blog! Have a great week! http://www.popartminis.blogspot.com/

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Absolutely adorable! I "M"ean.."M"arvelous "M"inis :o)

And I love your little rabbit trail about your story of your daddy's "new and improved" hankies! too cute! haha

Blessings & Aloha!

Jamielyn said...

Super cute! I'd love for you to link up at sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-2-link-party.html

gnee said...

Thanks for visiting my place and these are absolutely adorable...your new follower for sure! Thanks for sharing a lovely and fun gift idea.

Janel said...

GIRL!!! I have seen these things all OVER the blogs! rock on! I LOVE these things!!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by and being my new follower!! I LOVE my followers!!

I am very honored to be returning the favor!

Janel
mackenziescraftymom.blogspot.com

Sarah loves it all said...

Thanks for coming by my blog! I stopped by and now I'm following you!

Paula Grace Designs said...

Adorable! I need one of those! Thanks for joining Timeless Tuesday last week! Sorry it took do long for me to get here.

Paula Grace ~

Misty Mac said...

wow! these are precious! from your newest blog friend misty mac!

Seeversa said...

thanks for following me, your cupcakes are adorable!!!

Threeundertwo said...

I love these! I keep intending to make some. I invite you to link up to my "Finished for Friday" party.

Miss Muffin said...

Thanks for stopping by at my blog! The pincushions are totally cute!