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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Practically Perfect In Every Way ...

Hello my dear friends,

in today's post I am sharing my newest creation with all of you. 
It is of the little something I made that is going to find a home in the small old box I shared with you in my post yesterday.

I knew right away that I didn't want to alter my newest found treasure at all but instead I wanted to create something that would do this neat box justice and pair up with it. It had to be beautiful but not too overwhelming or intense in any way. I had thought a lot and worked hard and it is now done and I am so excited to share my newest making with all of you. I can honestly say that I think I made the perfect creation for this piece!

To keep it short and sweet ... I made a pocket watch pincushion and it is "practically perfect in every way" in my eyes. It now lives in the antique casing and I couldn't be happier with it! To me it is like a sort of ode to the small box just not in words. I so love that my newest found treasure and my newest creation harmonize with each other so so very nicely.

So short and sweet as I said ... here it is!
I named it after the jeweler that would have created something for it the first time ...

"Julius's Gem".

I chose an old golden pocket watch casing and some velvet in a different but beautiful shade of purple for the pincushion. Some vintage sparkle, golden leaves and hand dyed seam binding made this creation what I had hoped for ... perfect for this beautiful antique box.

Thank you for taking the time to visit me today and I hope you have enjoyed my newest making.

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

Have a peaceful and creative day.


  1. Karen this creation is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Perfection!!

  2. Nope. Not practically perfect. It IS perfect in every way. Love it!


  3. I wondered what you would do with that unique little box and you didin't disappoint! I love the pocket watch pincushion and it fits perfectly into that pretty little box. Wonderful job!

  4. What a beautiful compliment to your new watch box. You've piqued my interest to visit antique stores again. Thank you for that...