Sunday, September 18, 2011

Pin Cushion I'm entering @Smudgy weekly challenge "Paint"

Hello all. Below is pictures of a pin cushion i finished literally 5 minutes ago. I was pressed thinking I wasnt going to make it in time. I didnt make it for the challenge last week.
I think the time zone difference is on my side. LoL. Nah it's 11:50 pm so I'm good.
I bought a couple doll baby heads at a thrift store a while back and wasnt quite sure what to do with them.
Well here lately I have been doing alot of sewing so I decided to make me a pin head pin cushion.
I recalled seeing one like this in a craft book a long time ago. I can't remember what the book was called but it had all kinds of wild n funky altered items in it. I wish I could remember the name of it.

When I first seen it I wasnt all that in to mixed media work but have since grown to love it dearly. one of my favorite things to do crafty.

Buy new stuff and make it look old or take a bunch of stuff to make one good project.

 I love the way it turned out.  I stuck my every day red tomatoe lookin pin cushion where the brain should be. LoL. I used burned out fuses for pin heads legs and stuck some lil paper punched rats I bought from this chick on etsy a while back. also stuck one of my frames on the front with a rat inside.
I love rats. I have 3 pet rats left out of 7 the beginning of year. They are all up there in age. That is why I have only 3 now. Downfall of pet rats. 3 to 4 maybe 5 years is all you get out of the little buggers, but they are great. I also took some white flowers and used a black copic marker on them and then glued some eyeballs for the centers of the flowers, took some fiber and wrapped around top of head to cover up my crooked cutting of the scalp, and put a bracelet I made with paper beads around her neck. Blacked her eyes and put some black lipstick on her and sent her on her way to smudgy antics website for the weekly challenge. Oh yea I painted it black first then some crackle and antique white. forgot to mention the whole paint thing. I used my smeared ink rubber sentiment stamp on the front.
Hope you guys like it.



Susan's crafty chaos said...

This is BEYOND awesome!

Kristina said...

Wow, something out of "Toy Story"
Very unusual. Like the eyes in the black flowers!