Thursday, May 10, 2012

Needle and a Pin Pin!!!

My First Post + Pin Cushion Tutorial!!

Hello Everyone!!! Let me start by saying Thank You SO, SO, SO much!!!  If you are reading this, you are reading my brand new blog, Carnaby Street!!! This blog coincides with my new small  jewelry business, To Old Age, which you can visit at I already love you all, for sticking around  to see what this coocoo nut ball has to say!!!! Hahah  I’ll go on, since I seem to still have you!!!  

First off, My name is Marcelina Marie Fierro. 25 years old, in 2 days and was born and raised in Sacramento, California.  I wouldn’t consider myself the average 24 year old. I haven’t ever been into the  club/ party scene  (not that that’s a bad thing), and I‘ve always preferred to be at home than out. I started this blog, for what reason I am not sure yet. And what topics I will write about, I am not sure either.  Hopefully, in the next few days, I’ll figure that out…..What I do know is,  recently I’ve been thinking, I tend to sell myself a bit short in life.  And I really want to change that!!! I  have so many ideas and (don’t mean to toot my own horn!!) talents. That I don’t really do anything with. I mean I know I can do a lot, but what good is that?!!! …….Not much.……So, I am branching out and giving it a go at my own blog!!!! I must be going through a quarter life crisis!!! Hahah 

Over the next few days I will get my stuff together, so everyone knows if this is a blog they’d  like  or not. But for now, I do believe I am leaning towards a D.I.Y./ Beauty/ Fashion/ Inspirations/ Suggestions. I really want to do some fun video tutorials too, but some people are so mean!!! hahhah So,  We will see if I can work up the courage for that  later!!! Until then, Please stick around and check back on what projects I have going on!!

I like antiques, books, music, photography, geography, tattoos, trinkets, sewing, suit case trunks, eBay, quilling, art, love, genealogy, nature, taxidermy, tea cups, jewelry, fashion,  gypsies, carpentry, hobo nickels, records. Ahhh!!! There is just too much!!!…..You name it, I probably am interested in it!! Especially if it is old….. If it’s old, I’m in!! Hence the To Old Age!!! 

P.s.  I want to inspire or help whoever I can along my own journey of discovery!! As well as make some awesome contacts along the way!!! So, with that, have an AMAZING day everyone!!!!  And please enjoy my first tutorial. It’s not super unique or anything, but I had this stuff laying around and I found a use for it!!! So read my tutorial and do the same!!!! You won’t regret it!!! And I don’t lie!! Hahahah 

Earring Display/ Pin Cushion Tutorial!!!

Materials You’ll need:

Piece of Material (about twice the size 
of your picture frame)
Pillow Stuffing
A Small Picture Frame
(preferably ceramic or wood, inlayed)
Hot Glue Gun 
Hot Glue Stick
and a 
A Light Marker

Now, Let's get Started!!!!


Step 1: First!!! You’ll want to take your fabric,
And measure your frame. 
Now double that measurement .
Mark, and cut out a piece of fabric that big. 
(My frame was 3x 4, so my fabric was 6 x 8).
Round the corners of your fabric,
so you end up with an oval shape. 

Step 2: Place pillow stuffing in the middle of your fabric,
 leaving a border of fabric for step 3. 
(See picture)

Step 3: Place a pearl sized amount of hot glue 
on the longest end side of your fabric. 
Glue to the other end, forming a crepe like roll. 
(Again, See picture)

Step 4: Hot glue the end of your fabric roll into 
the top of your frame.
Repeat at the bottom. 

Thank you all so much for reading this post!!! I hope this inspires you to be creative and maybe even repurpose something old you have laying around too!!!

<3 Marcelina

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