HomeAbout MeMy EtsyTutorialsContact Me

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Rub A Dub Dub ~ A Little Rusty Brass Tub ...

Hello my dear friends,

my studio is like a huge surprise box at times because I never know which neat piece I might "re-find" in one of my drawers or boxes. That is what happened with this piece that I am sharing today.

 I must have had this tarnished and rusty little brass bathtub since years now, all tucked away in one of my drawers. 

Again when I bought it, I did so because I liked it so much but also again I had no idea what to do with it back then ... until now. That changed when I recently found a pair of vintage earrings in an antique store.

They were perfect to become partnered with the little tub and I was excited to be finally able to work with the neat brass piece. What would it become? ... Of course my favorite things I just love to create!

I had some more seam binding that I had hand dyed. This time in a lovely shade of blue. I was fortunate to again have a piece of cotton velvet that was a close match to it and both were exactly what I needed for this creation. I couldn't stop myself to work on it right away but I had a little doubt at first if I would like the end result of this piece. That was soon gone because it actually turned out very nicely and I like very much.

And that is what I am sharing with you today.  It is my little brass rub pincushion.

I named it simply ..."Rub A Dub Dub".


Did you see the little pearls? They are meant to be little soap bubbles!
 My younger daughter Caylagh came up with the idea and I just loved it! They added that little touch to make this creation that tiny bit more neat in my eyes.

I am loving being creative again these days and I am going to make the most of it while it lasts and the ideas are popping into my mind. I am working on a few more bits and pieces at the moment and will be hopefully able to post something new with all of you soon.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you have enjoyed your visit here at Todolwen. Do come back some time again! ... I might just have something new to share.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. So beautiful Karen, the pearls made me think of bubbles as soon as I saw it. I love that you give a second life to the things that others would throw out or lock away.
    Hugs, Sandy

  2. Oh Karen, this is fabulous! <3
    What a creative and beautiful idea; pairing the 'mini tub', seam binding, and elegant earrings to create this vintage style pin cushion~
    The bubbles give it a lovely bit of whimsy.
    Thank you for sharing. I'm so glad you are feeling so creative;
    and you take the time to share it with us!
    Hugs to you,
    Karen O

  3. Karen you have re loved that crusty little claw tub into beauty. Love that color of blue too.
    Happy Friday :)

  4. Rub-dub-dub for sure. She sure is a sweetie!

    Happy crafting

  5. That is so pretty. You are so talented.