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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

I Call It ' My Golden Afternoon' ..

Hello my dear friends,

I am so happy to share my newest creation with all of you lovely bloggers today. It is the 'special' pincushion I wanted to make from my 'golden finding' a few weeks ago and now it is finished.
 It took me quit a lot of back and forth, trying to decide if I wanted to keep or change the color of it or not ...   

... and in the end I came to the decision to leave this piece as it was and not paint it and I am glad I did. It spent a little time in the middle of the table in my studio because I just couldn't figure out how I was going make things work and then one day it came to me.

One day I looked at my little mannequin that holds most of my brooches and stands right next to my work table. There sitting on it was a little golden brooch that was made with ...

... of two little golden butterflies. That was it! The idea on what to do jumped into my mind. First though I had to listen to a song from a wonderful old Disney movie and once I did, I knew that my idea was perfect for this creation.

The movie I am talking about is 'Alice in Wonderland' and the song is 'Golden Afternoon'.
 If you don't know this song, it is about all the flowers that grow and live in a garden, including Morning Glories and little butterflies (well, in the song it was bread and butterflies) and how all of them bathe in the golden afternoon sun. You see, perfect in each and every way at least in my eyes. I gathered everything I wanted to use in this creation, some drop cloth, pieces from a vintage doily and pearls all in closely matching colors and all of them are now a part of this making and of  course it just wouldn't be right without some seam binding, so that was a done deal too!

And this is my newest pincushion creation that I have named ...

... 'Golden Afternoon'.

It is my 'biggest' pincushion creation I have made so far ~ it's three pincushions all together look just so lovely. I am beyond happy with the theme and name I have given this piece.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest creation as much as I have enjoyed making it.
It is now available for sale in my Etsy shop if anyone of you might be interested in it.

(The pincushion is now sold ~ thank you!)

Last buy not least ...

I would like to thank all of you lovely bloggers for your kind words and well wishes.
You are all so sweet ~ thank you so much! Please, don't forget to enter my 'Grateful Giveaway'!

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Karen this piece is stunning!!!!!!!!! So creative.

  2. Wow, this is truly beautiful! I love how it all came together.


  3. Karen, very aptly named. That, in itself, is a real talent. Nice ♥.

  4. Oh. My. I'm not normally a fan of gold, but this just makes me happy. Those flutterbyes are the perfect touch!

  5. This is just spectacular, as are the others, I love the off white fabric and crushed ribbons. Charming !

  6. So beautiful. I love how you find such treasures and make new ones. Thr butterflies add such grace to this piece.

  7. Good things happen to those who wait. So glad you didn't jump right in and throw something together and waited. Waited for Ms. Muse to guide you along the way. Your GOLDEN AFTERNOON is absolutely stunning.

    Many happy afternoons ...

  8. Every piece I see here is more beautiful than the last!

  9. They are beautiful, love the gold color bases.


  10. Oh what a golden afternoon!
    Soooooooooooooooo unbelievable beautiful!

    Hugs Ines♥

  11. It's gorgeous. Aren't you glad you held out until the perfect idea came along?