Sunday, March 9, 2014

Art Glitter Baby Booties Pin Cushion

Supply List

Art Glitter 183 Blue Angel Ultrafine Pearlescent Glitter
Art Glitter Dries Clear Adhesive
Art Glitter Ultrafine Glue Tip
Ice Resin 1 oz Syringe
Rue Romantique Small Scroll Oval Oxidized Silver Finish
Swiss Dot Fabric
Re-embroidered lace
Polyester Stuffing
Mini Pom Pom Trim
Picot Ribbon
Double Stick Tape
Mon Ami Gabby Flower (teal acrylic flower with button center)
Zva  Creative rhinestone & pearl
Basic Grey Pattered paper
Queen and Co Flower
Close To My Heart Crochet flower

When Clare's first son was born, he got a pair of baby shoes with his name on one sole and his birth date on the other sole.  They were just too cute for Clare to part with.  So when she saw that they could be made into pin cushions, she knew what to do with them.  She made them into a precious keepsake she can enjoy now and her son might enjoy in the future (or maybe his wife, LOL!).  And since she is forever losing her hand sewing needles in her pin cushion, she thought one shoe could be for pins and the other for needles!

She started by making the jewelry pendant.  She used some Basic Grey paper she has had forever, because she just can't throw out any Basic Grey scraps!  Using the Art Glitter dries clear adhesive and Art Glitter Blue glitter she highlighted portions of the Basic Grey paper and allowed this to dry.  She glued this paper into the pendent.  She added a few tiny rhinestones to the paper and using Ice Resin filled the pendent.  She loved that the Easy Measure package made measuring automatic!  She allowed this to dry overnight.  She loved how adding the resin made the Art Glitter details pop (see photo below) and even added more blue goodness in the pendants!

For the pin cushion, she cut a circle of Swiss dot calico and some re-embroidered lace to fit on top.
She used scraps of lace from her own wedding dress to make the pin cushion have extra sentimental value!  She ran a basting stitch one quarter inch from the edge of the circle and stuffed the circle with some of the polyester stuffing.
She pulled the thread tight and enclosed the stuffing, and tied a knot to hold it in place.
 She then stuffed the toe and heel of each shoe so the calico lace piece would sit on top.
She removed the shoelaces and cut a piece of ribbon 2 inches longer than the shoe lace.
As she threaded the organza ribbon through the holes the ribbon shredded a bit, so the extra length allowed Clare to trim up the ribbons shredded ends later.  To the top back of the shoe Clare added some mini pom pom and picot ribbon.  A bit of vintage inspired trim and fabric are perfect for this project!

She added a few buttons and some flowers to finish the project.  For a vintage inspired project like this, Clare loves digging out the classic trims like crocheted flowers, buttons and more!
To see more of Clare's work you can visit her blog at

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