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Thursday, January 9, 2014

Forgotten Treasures Now New Creations ..

Hello my dear friends,

it seems that I have fallen behind quite a bit with sharing so many things lately just like with these treasures.

 I had gone to a flea market on it's last opening day of last year and totally forgot to share my findings from there with you.
(I am sorry if some of my pictures are slightly blurry not sure why.)
Isn't this the neatest tiny sewing machine?!
 I placed a penny in front of it so you can get an idea of how small it actually is.

I also found some vintage little tart tins but I am not sure what I am going to do with them just yet. 
And also these two old cookie cutters,

When I saw these ...

... neat old things ...
... with their large handles ...

... that were like stands ...
... and this old tea strainer ...
... that almost looks like a little basket or even a nest ...
... I knew right away what they were going to be. 
All of them are now new creations of mine ... namely pincushions!
Here they are from old unused kitchen utensils to useful little sewing helpers and ...


 ... and the recipe for these creations ... a little drop cloth, some old lace and seam binding and finally a dash of some sparkly and done.
 I am really happy the way my newest pincushions have turned out and
once I have a little spare time the will find their way into my Etsy shop which will hopefully be in the next few days.
It was so nice of you to visit my here at Todolwen today and it would be lovely if you did so soon again and until then ...
I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day.
Karen B.


  1. Oh my goodness!!! These are absolutely gorgeous!!! You are an amazing artist to take such ordinary objects and create something so fabulous!!! I love, love, love them!!!! Just darling!!!!!!

  2. It was fun to see your latest finds and creations. Love the tiny sewing machine and can't wait to see what you do with it.

  3. You are the queen of beautiful pin cushions Karen!
    I love them all and especially that you use old treasures and give them a new life!
    Happy new year to you!
    xoxo~ Carola

  4. As an owner of two of your pincushions, I can't wait to see the new ones on Etsy!

  5. Unbelieveable wonderful!
    I try to go to a fleamarket on sunday. I will think on you (hope you understand, what I mean).
    So sorry you couldn't be here, to go with me.

    Greetings from Germany

  6. I just LUV your pincushions. I bought one of my favorites last year (the egg strainer). I missed out on the other favorite, but now I have some new ones to consider. Your imagination and creativity still boggle my mind!

  7. Hi Karen, you are inspirational!! These are so amazing. Thank you for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  8. Absolutely gorgeous these little tin tart cushions. Love them!
    Suzy ♥

  9. Karen,
    As always, I adore your pin cushion! You and I think alike! You finish them so beautifully!