Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cusspots transformed...

Deb Lacativa sells what she calls cusspots. You can see them here and her explanation of  the word is here. I bought one last year and loved the reveal of all the treasures inside. My cusspot was thrown into the dyepot at one point and I wasn't real pleased with the way it turned out. That's the first part of the story. I use a variety of different type needles when sewing and once they go into the pincushion, they tend to disappear and I can never find the one I'm looking for...so....I converted my cusspot into a marked needle holder. I stuffed it real well with 'cluster stuff' (a kind of polyester stuffing) and stitched some cloth to the top to hold it down. I then took some of the wonderfully dyed pieces I got from Heike at Gerdiary, stitched them on and embroidered a letter at the top of each section to represent, Embroidery, Tapestry, Milliner needles and a ? for miscellaneous ones. We'll see if this helps me keep them organized and findable.

M is for Milliners needles

E for embroidery, T for tapestry and the ? for others
And, of course, the top is perfect for pins.
I just recently purchased another cusspot from Deb. Will have to think of something to do with the new one.

13 comments:

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

i have to go back read about the cusspot but this is really cute. i know what you mean...about the loss of the needle once it goes into the pin cushion. i tend to have a couple that i just like to use because they feel good in my hand and sometimes i go through all the needles in order to find them. great idea...

Sweetpea said...

Splendid transformation! I continue to chuckle over its raunchy name ;>]]

Nancy said...

This is great Deanna! It's like a 'friendship pot'...with the pieces from everyone :)

Rachel said...

It does look like fun, and "?" is exactly how I sometimes feel when I look at some of my needles!

Yvonne said...

A pin'cuss'hion :) The needle categories is a great idea!

jude said...

a little magic transforms, poof!

sally.wilson said...

i love all your interests deanna. i checked deb's shop and they are all gone!! nice how you personalized your cusspot and made it your own. thank you for all of your interests, and i loved reading about your turkish/spanish/greek connection - you and nancy. sally jo

deanna7trees said...

sally jo...i was hoping you read the post about Herm since you did visit with her. tried to contact you but i don't have your e-mail address. thanks for coming by.

handstories said...

brilliant! i have this same problem & i've got a cusspot, too....thanks for the idea.

Janet said...

I like this little needle keeper - with all its bits and colors. The top is cute too - it would be fun to tea dye it. Then it would look as ancient as the sides and shape - ancient like from the middle ages, in a really good way. In fact, I thought it was an old antique at first, except for the top, which was brighter than the rest. You'll know best - that may be the spark.

deanna7trees said...

thanks, Janet. a good idea to make it look antique, but i kind of like that look of magic with the black and white.

Dee said...

what a great solution to the disappearing needle! and I like the antique feel of the thing.

underatopazsky said...

Now that's both cute and clever!

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