Thursday, April 19, 2012

Zakka Along Week 3 :: Zakka Pincushion

This week's Zakka project was a pretty basic little pincushion, designed by Sonia Cantie of cozyhomemaking. What really caught my interest was the hand-stamped cotton tape that was stitched on the front. I actually did a little etsy window-shopping to see if I could find some stamped tape I liked. I mentioned my search to my friend Marci and she promptly suggested I make my own! What a novel thought.

A quick bing search brought me to Jennifer Rizzo's blog post, Tie a muslin ribbon 'round the old oak tree.... Her simple tutorial made it sound easy, so I went to Joann's on my lunch break and picked up the ink Jennifer suggested. I already had some rubber stamps I thought would be fun to try. And in about 5 minutes that evening, I'd stamped up some lengths of linen scraps. Perfect.

Rather that purchase lacey trim, I happened to have a French General selvage I'd saved, so I folded under the raw edges, and stitched it in place. And thanks to Granny's button tin, I found a button to cover. So in no time, my little Zakka pincushion was done!

I'll once again be linking up Sunday with Zakka Along Week 3 at LRstitched.

20 comments:

Katy Cameron said...

It looks fab, and great job on the stamping. I shall have to hunt through all my stamps for the perfect one...

Toni said...

Great pincushion, Debbie! I think the selvedge was a fun touch!

Elizabeth Dackson said...

Super cool!! I never would have thought of stamping my own tape! Love this project :)

CityHouseStudio said...

It's so cute!
Love the stamp, too!

Jess said...

I love it! That stamping looks fantastic, great idea :o)

**nicke... said...

Very cute debbie! the stamp is great and i love the neutral colors you chose. i want to start stamping on everything... now i just need to find some stamps i like.

Carla said...

your HST quilt is gorgeous Debbie. The little pin cushion very cute----and the muffins are one of my favs

Katie B. said...

This is really sweet! I love the hand stamping. Great job! I'm going to try to make my pincushion tonight, but I don't think it will have as many bells and whistles as yours. :)

Kelly said...

Very cool! I love the selvedge and stamped ribbon touches.

Leanne said...

Very cute! I love the little stamp.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

So cute! The stamping looks great!

Katie said...

I love your pin cushion! The Distress Ink is great stuff too. I have just started using it myself.

Darcy said...

KILLING me with the cuteness! That spool of thread stamp is awesome :-)

Heidi Staples said...

Love this, Debbie...such a cute stamp. I don't have any yet, so I had to go stampless on this one.

Andrea said...

What a great idea stamping on a slevedge! Looks so cute!

felicity said...

Love your pincushion! And thank you for the fabric tape stamping inspiration!

Simone de Klerk said...

Love it! I really like what you did for the lace part.
And, I never heard of the distress ink. Very pretty! Gives a soft touch to the color.

Amy DeCesare said...

Fantastic! I think YOU could sell your tape on Etsy! Let me know if you ever list it...

Heather D. said...

Somehow I missed this one - very cute! Love the stamping.

Marci Girl said...

So glad you tried the stamping, it turned out fabulous and so sophisticated! I love it!