Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Small Acomplishment

When you look around your house, do you see unfinished projects? I see MOUNTAINS of them. I love starting things, it's the follow through that gets me. Several times a year I decide I'm going to finish up these projects or scrap them. I have yet to pick up a knitting project that is half done and finish it. I really need to work on that. I did manage to accomplish one small project that's been on my to do list for some time now.

A while back I thrifted this super cute Collie planter:

Seen here with a Lenox turkey candle holder and a Mikasa First Birthday sippee Cup, my sweet collie planter has been waiting patiently to be repurposed.

He is now a lovely pin cushion and I heart him even more. I used some thrifted velvet to make the cushion and just popped it in there. I didn't need to glue it or anything. This is my first Collie item and I couldn't be happier.

Oh and crossing something off the to do list is great, too.



The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Ooooh, I'm inspired, he's fabbo! I used one of these vintage planters for an even easier project--filled it with glass chips and it's the soap dish in my bathroom.

Unknown said...

It's darling! I think the small projects give me just as much satisfaction as the large ones. I think the feeling of accomplishment really helps motivate you to tackle the bigger projects!

Mod and Mint said...

The collie pincushion is lovely and cute! And i so feel you on the huge pile of unfinished but enthusiasticly started craft projects! Too many ideas. Let's call it a luxury.

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

That looks great! I do have several unfinished projects laying around. Maybe I will try and finish one tonight!

Katherine said...

Clever girl! Great way to repurpose this sweet Collie. Love it!

Jane said...

Love*love*it! I ended up sticking a small felted pincushion in the back of my hot dog planter too!

Mama Said Sew said...

He's so cute! Great way to repurpose a planter. :)

Melody said...

What a GREAT idea!! I have seen so many CUTE vintag planters and have just admired them but now I can see a better use.

I can totally understand about having a huge amount of projects or UFO's. If I let myself, I would have piles upon piles of UFO's. Instead, I just buy the supplies but have a hard time sometimes, just getting started.

Thank God for these blogs that inspire folks like us to start and finish our projects.

Thanks for sharing, Rebecca.

King Family said...

Thanks for that idea, I have one that has 3 collie pups. It is adorable.


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