I recently had a request for a special order pincushion. I always find it quite rewarding to do something out of the ordinary.
Here was the request from Shireen.... A pincushion that used a silver creamer or sugar bowl with a silver base. She also liked grungy earthy textures and colors. She suggested a moss velvet fabric for the pincushion. Another request was for a nest with moss! I was up for the challenge.
Here's what I started with from the thrift store....
I purchased the sugar bowl, plate and glass candle holder all separate. I then went on a hunt for the fabric, nest and other items to make this a "one of a kind creation".
So here's what I came up with........
I think I covered all the bases....
I embellished the pins with some wonderful buttons
from my "Stash".
Can you see the detail?
I added some moss to the nest.
Recently, my girlfriend gave me a bag of vintage silverware. This spoon was perfect for the project. I embellished it with a button and a rhinestone for a bit of "BLING".
I used some vintage lace and added it to the brown bow
(remember she wanted earthy colors).
A final touch was added to the bow.
A large pearl hat pin and a beautiful silver button.
I love the detail that the legs and arms of the creamer have.
It was a fun project and as I said, it was quite rewarding. I was happy with the final outcome.
Here's another one of my creations.... Last week I was blog hopping and came upon
A Stoll Thru Life. As I visited a post HERE about a cloche party there was one of my pincushions.
How funny is that? I had sold this on my Etsy and it was sent as a gift to Marty over at
A Stroll Thru Life.
She had placed it under a cloche. What a cleaver idea.
It's nice to get to see the things you create being displayed. Many times when I pack the items I've sold I never know where they are going. It was a pleasant surprise to get to see something I created
in it's new home!
I hope I've inspired you to take on a new challenge and try creating something that isn't ordinary. You'll be surprised how enjoyable it is when you finish your one of a kind project.
Here are lots of wonderful creative places I'll be linking to.
Why not come along and visit?