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Monday, April 24, 2017

Pincushions For Pat ~ No.4 Is Now Finished As Well ...

Hello my dear friends,

I was able to work and finish another pincushion for Pat last week. This time is was the tarnished sugar bowl that I chose to work with.

This is such a lovely tarnished old piece and I knew, I wanted it to look it's best.
It made me think of it as a lovely flower pot for some reason. I just loved the shape of it and I liked the thought of using flowers. Without even thinking of anything else I could do with it, I started to work on this creation and by that evening it was done. Elegant and pretty but not overloaded is the look I was going for and I think that I have achieved that.

I had recently bought some beautiful vintage millinery flowers that in my eyes were perfect for this creation. I chose suitable subtle colors that complemented each other well to go with the flowers and the tarnished sugar bowl. I personally think that subtle colors just seem to add to something beautiful,  instead of taking anything away.

 And here is the newest pincushion for Pat.
I named it ...

... 'Pat's Blossoms'.

I used a small piece of a vintage hat net to make a little delicate bow ...

... which just added that little special thing.

I hope you have enjoyed my newest pincushion creation. 
I am very happy with it and I think it might be my favorite one of the four I have made so far. 

Now I have only one treasure left to work with and I am hoping to get it done very soon. 
It might possibly turn out to be the most challenging one for me out of all five.

It is such a beautiful candle holder with so much detail and again I do not want to take away from that at all but I am not sure how I am going to add to it right now. I think I will need to take a few days more to think about it and see what I can come up with. Hopefully it will be something nice.

And last but not least ...

... thank you all for keeping your fingers crossed that it wouldn't rain on the day of our garage sale because it didn't. Apart from one very rude man that showed up over an hour before we were 'open for sale', it went very, very well and I made much more than I thought I would. I feel so much better with the amount of stuff in my house getting less. So much better, that I might be doing another garage sale this coming weekend again. Are any of you thinking of 'decluttering' this Spring? You might not believe me but it can be so much fun! Why not try it?

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Subtle,and stunningly beautiful.

  2. You make the creations that I wish I could make...just lovely. You've inspired me to try my hand at making a sugar bowl pinkeeper. I just made 9 pinkeepers with my Gram's teacups - for my daughters, g'daughters, sister and niece. A memory for them...

  3. Another beautiful creation! I'm sure your friend Pat is thrilled with what you've created. Yard sales are indeed fun - and I'd be willing to bet the early bird was a dealer. They tend to try to jump the gun so they can scoop up the good deals and sometimes they aren't particularly nice about it either. We live in an apartment now and alas can't have any more yard sales. I miss them!