Thursday, May 3, 2012

My Pin Corral, a.k.a A Magnet

I shared with all of you the recent joy my husband gave me in the form of a new sewing machine.  Love.  It's my latest addiction.  But something kept happening when I would sew up a project:


THIS IS DANGEROUS.  I COULD IMPALE MYSELF ON ONE OF THOSE PINS.  THE WORLD SHOULD NOT HAVE TO SUFFER THE WHINING I WOULD INFLICT UPON IT.


*deep breath*


I'm better now.  Mini-fit notwithstanding, I needed some sort of pin corral.  I have a pin cushion but it's in my sewing kit which is too bulky to keep on the table while I'm sewing.  I love all the little pin jars and cushions on Pinterest but they all seemed like something I would just knock off the table, inflicting pain upon myself, and we're right back to mega-fit.  So, I grabbed a little magnet and dressed it up with some acrylic paint:


Once it dried, I stuck it to my sewing machine dial.  Really.  That's the whole tutorial.  Don't believe me?


See that?  I didn't even need to glue it... it stuck using its own magnetic properties.  Or it could be magic.


So now, as I'm de-pinning, I put the pin on the magnet.  No injury, so simple, very handy... and the whining is saved for another day.


Thrifty Crafty Girl
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13 comments:

  1. What a great idea. I usually use my pin tin but like you say, it gets knocked off. I have some self adiesive magnets that I can use. I'm off to see where I can stick them. Thanks for the idea.
    Carol

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  2. Love your "super long" tutorial! LOL! But seriously, this is a great idea! Thanks for sharing! You should link it up to my party today!

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  3. Oh man, so smart! Thanks for the idea!

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  4. Great tip ! Thanks for hopping over to my blog :) I'm happy to follow you too !

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  5. What a great tip! Thanks for stopping by Snickety Things. I'm following you back!

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  6. And now I'm sitting here wondering why all of us didn't think of that! What a simple and great idea!

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  7. Love your blog! Just stopping by from the blog hop. I am your newest follower!

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  8. What a fab idea! It is my husband that normally finds my stray pins....with his feet!!
    Alison
    x

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  9. It's very pretty too. You are ***brilliant***, Patricia!!!! Who doesn't love a quick tutorial?

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  10. genius! love it.

    newest follower and super excited to explore your blog!

    blessings!
    janiene

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