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Friday, January 30, 2015

Back To 'My Basics' ..

Hello my dear friends,

I am going back to basics .. 'my basics' for my newest creation.

 My basics are a piece of lovely fabric, bit and pieces of lace and seam binding, a little sparkles and a bit of tarnished. Then I do my little magic and turn my basics into a new making Can you maybe guess what I might have created? Sure you can!... At times there is nothing nicer for me to do than to create a new pincushion.

I had bought some fabric dye some time last year in the color pearl grey and tried it out on some seam binding and some old lace. It sure is funny how different things take to the dye. They both turned out a little purplish color and not really a true grey and they weren't even the same shade neither but still very nice. 

For the base I chose an old tarnished and very well used little heart shaped backing form. It must be many years old and just looks so appealing to me. Oh, how I love old things ... (sigh). The pincushion itself I made from a beautiful piece of grey velvet that was one of my buys on one of my previous visits to Michigan.

Of course every creation has it's final touch and for this one it was a small piece of sparkle in the form of a vintage earring that was perfect in every way and completed this new pincushion.

And this is it, my newest pincushion ...

... 'A Heart Of Grey'.

Again I just love the way this creation has come together ... shades of grey that just hug each other,
the old tatty metal heart form and seam binding also favorites of mine. What more do you need in a creation other than all pieces that belong together?!

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have enjoyed your visit. It would be so nice if you come back from time to time and see what I have been up to, here at Todolwen.

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I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Gorgeous! You always create the prettiest pincushions.

  2. Just gorgeous! "Simply" lovely.

  3. Hello dear, nice to meet you over the Grow party, and the pincushions are really lovely. Sincerely Loredana from Croatia.

  4. Hello Karen.
    I love your new pincushion. You make such wonderful creations.
    I'm already a follower. You have a lovely blog.
    Hope you will visit me at my place.
    Blessings to you,
    Wilma. Shabby Royale.

  5. Amei sua almofada de alfinetes em forma de coração, Karen, os toques com a renda e o brilho tornaram sua criação delicada e maravilhosa, parabéns!!! Agradeço por partilhar, abraços carinhosos
    Maria Teresa

  6. So rich looking. Lovely as always!
    M J

  7. Karen, this heart pincushion is beautiful and you have a wonderful talent in taking your photos. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)

  8. Ahhhh... what a lovely creation!
    I think, I am writing everytime the same, but all of your creations are lovely :-)!!!!

    Hugs Ines♥

  9. The pin cushion is a wonderful combination of colours etc. I love it. Do you fill the pincushion with rice, sand or what? All good wishes Andy from Bath UK

  10. Who needs grungy grey when you have this beautiful shade ... it's absolutely BEAUTIFUL. Be proud.

    Happy day -

  11. I love how your little project turned out. Lovely shades of grey. I've got a stack of ideas for little Valentine gifts and pincushions and those elements are gathered..Now for some time. Have a lovely weekend. it's always a fun visit.

  12. How very beautiful and adorable, it is dear Karen, the grey velvet in that old form is so elegant and with the earring on top, it looks like a million .. the lace so sweet too !!
    Beautiful as a jewel !!
    Hugs, Dorthe

  13. Oh - I think this is one of my favourite things out of those you've created! Of course, having said that, I am reminded that I probably say that about EVERYTHING you create!!

  14. Such a beautiful little heart pincushion-- who could not be enameled by this simple and beautiful creation---

  15. Liebe Karen
    lange habe ich keinen Kommentar mehr geschrieben... aber ich schaue immer gerne Deine Fotos an und bin jedes Mal begeistert von Deinen zauberhaften Werken!
    Liebe Gruesse aus Koeln

  16. Beautiful as always! In the photos the seam binding and lace do look grey, different shades, but definitely grey. I love how this came together. Thank you for so much inspiration! Love ya' Patricia B