Saturday, June 18, 2011
The completed pinball! With plenty of time to spare before UTR!
The other side.
From the side with my gorgeous ring from Williamsburg. I want more of these. Sadly, I haven't won the lottery :)
Compared with my first!
Here it is, ready for stuffing. I ended up not using the circles of stiff paper. These are used in the pinballs in Tokens of Love by Erica Uten and I used them in my first pinballs, but I found that they weren't needed with the ring. They do somewhat limit how big the pinball can be made, though I imagine it'd be easier with stiffer paper than what I used.
This is the first pinball I lined.
These are made essentially like covered buttons. I ran a running stitch around, stuffed, and sewed back and forth until everything was nice and tight.
Wool batting! All of this, plus a little more, went in one half of the pinball.
The gathered pinball.
Though it will never be seen, I still put in the little card with my name and date :)
The two halves, ready to be sewn together.
Pinned and ready for sewing.
And stuffed into the ring! It's nice and secure. I had planned to sew a stitch or two around the top of the pinball and the stem of the ring, but it's amazingly secure. Wool batting is amazing!
And I'm ready to start my next pinball! I have seven planned as gifts at the moment. I just need to print out the pattern--my thread is ready to go :)
There are more pictures in the Flickr set as well. Just click on any picture.