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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Just Can't Help Myself

Hello my dear friends,

I just can't help myself when it comes to making pincushions. I am sure it is some sort of an addiction! (I just laughed out loud at myself).

Here is another one of my newest types of pincushion - the hidden treasure pincushion - sounds nice!

It is again a shaker which is big enough inside to hold and hide a little pincushion.

 I am lucky enough to actually have a set of these, so I am sure another one is to follow this one. I have a lot of dark yellow pansies in my flower box, so I think that will be the next color theme.

These are the 'other halves' of my shakers. I thought you might like to see the 'before'. Unfortunately the shaker on the right is completely fused together and I don't know if I will be able to use it other than as a decoration of some sort.

And last but not least ...

I actually went to the 'antique store' yesterday and didn't come back happy. As a true hoarder, the lady that owns the 'store' is asking for a fortune for anything that is inside. It really seems that she doesn't want to sell anything and therefore asks for a lot of money to have a reason to keep everything. Please don't get me wrong, I don't want anything for free but I do not like being overcharged either. I will try and go back at a later date and see what happens and I will sure to keep you posted.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Karen ~
    I just love how those came out ~ They are so very precious and beautiful!!
    It is very frustrating when people do that at their shops ~ I always wonder if they actually do ever sell anything ~
    Thank you for sharing with us!!


  2. Hi sweet Karen!!! This pincushion is GORGEOUS! I have a weakness for them as well, and to place them in old silver is the best ~ I always love your creativity!! hugs and love, Dawn

  3. Well how cute is that? Another fabulous pincushion!
    What a shame that your visit to that lady's treasure house was such a disappointment. I had high hopes for a mega long post I could drool over. Perhaps she will drop her prices towards the end of the sale. Fingers crossed.

  4. Adorable! They just get better and better!

  5. oh your pincushion is gorgeous!!!

  6. Karen...I totally LOVE your pincushions! Hmmm....perhaps you and I need to start PINCUSHIONS ANONYMUS...lol...I too am pincushion CrAzY! I sooooo understand too what you are saying about shops wanting so much for things! Alot of times I want to say is this a GALLERY or are you really wanting to sell things? I have thought about having a pincushion swap or a "share your Pincushion" type of meme...what do you think? I sometimes get to blog so little that I think no one would participate...what do you think? HMMMMM??????