I’ve been playing with making more hexagon flowers – I just can’t resist them. I think my stitching is getting a little better too! And since I have been making them up I thought I might as well actually use them. It’s a completely radical idea, I know.
These cute little milk glass vases (dishes? parfait bowls?) are irresistible to me – you can pick them up for just a few dollars at most antique stores. They’re so cute but they’re also kind of magical because they make great embroidery scissors holders – they fit perfectly in the little scallop holes around the edges!
I made up a little pincushion center with a hexie flower to go in the middle – I thought it would be perfect for holding my embroidery needles. I’m all for cute things that actually help organize the sewing area.
I don’ t really have a tutorial for you – but it’s super easy to make. These little milk glass vases come in a couple of sizes – this is the smaller size.
I created a 2″ wide hexagon flower for the top of the pincushion using english paper piecing – there are tons of tutorials out there for that. To save you some time, here’s a 2″ wide hexagon flower pattern. Stitch the flower to a large circle of fabric and run a gathering stitch around the edge. Fill with fiberfill and glue in place in the center of the vase. So easy!
If you have tiny prints you can really have fun fussy cutting these too. I wish my bow was a little more centered, but beginners can’t be choosers. :)
Now I can tuck my embroidery scissors in the edges. I think I have room for a few more cute scissors!
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Jana Pratt says
Thanks for sharing such an adorable idea. I see a few in my future for those lone hex flowers waiting for a project I can actually finish!
Susan Spiers says
Great idea! Thank you for sharing, Susan
What a marvelous idea. I love it.
Patricia B says
Now there’s something I can use with my milk glass! Thanks for the inspiation!!
kathryn Graves says
But..where does not find milk glass ?
Thanks for sharing, what a beautiful pin cushion !
Gert Camp says
Milk Glass is one of my favorites from the 50’s & 60’s. I LOVE your idea!!! Thanks for sharing
That is so cute! I need to check my milk glass to see if I have that shape!
Llew Ellis says
Very, very cute. Looks like a really fun way to use some leftover fabric also. Thanks for sharing!
Oh my goodness, I have this exact milk glass piece…and now I want to transform it! Charming!
What an adorable idea! Love the hexagon flower! Sharing on twitter.Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
Sue from Sizzling Towards 60 & Beyond says
This is so pretty! Thanks for sharing with us at #overthemoon link party and I hope you have a lovely day.
Karren Haller says
What a clever pin cushion the fabric is darling and the holders for scissors are perfect!!
Thank you for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
Come again soon!
Have a great week!
I absolutely cannot stand it!! It is beyond cute as is everything you do!!! Best wishes for the weekend! Linda @Crafts a la mode
I love how this turned out. What a great use of that bowl. I have some and they have the original glass flower frog that fit in it. But I love this idea for another use! Thank you for sharing.