Thursday, April 8, 2010

Is it a Bird's Nest or a Pincushion?

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".




Come closer...
 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?

49 comments:

Valencia said...

It turned out sooo beautiful!!! Very good job....Also I finally tried my hand at your door cans and it really made a big difference in my front porch. Now I think I'll actually sit out there.

slommler said...

Fabulous!! You perfectly fit the bill!!! And the one you sold on ETSY is amazing as well!
Hugs
SueAnn

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The nest pincushion turned out great, Sherry! I think you did cover all the bases. Thanks to you I am always on the look-out for pretty buttons to use as embellishments. While still small, I have created a little jar with my own "stash". I saw Marty's pincushion and think it's great she displayed it that way. They are too pretty ~ you have to show them off. I had wondered if it was one of yours.

Dawn said...

Oh, I think you hit that nail right on the head! I will have to be honest, when you wrote of what she wanted, I couldn't picture it at all, but when you showed the finished product, it fit everything she asked for. Fabulous!

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

FABULOUS!!!! I think the pins take this over the top!

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I just love this! I have making one of these on my list of projects to do. I swear I found the exact same sugar bowl at the Goodwill a couple of months ago. Now I just have to get to it. The bird nest idea is too clever. Love it!

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

This is so adorable. Wow.
Teresa

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh how precious this turned out. I love it! Be blessed. Cindy

Fawnda said...

Your little nest is beautiful!

And how fun to find one of your creations in it's new home! : )

Hope Filled Living said...

Oh my goodness, I just love this project. Soooooo beautiful. I will have to check out your Etsy store.
Mary :o)

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! sooo delightful! Hope to see you back at my place again soon. until later...

Diann said...

Just beautiful!

Polly @ Make Mine Beautiful said...

Wow Sherry, those are fabulous. I LOVE the bird nest cushion. Are you going to be putting them in your etsy shop now that you've made one custom? I'd love to have one for myself.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I love, love pinkeeps and love making them too.♥ This one is just fabulous. I know they will be so happy with it.

I'm visiting today from your link at Somewhat Simple for Strut Your Stuff Thursday.

I hope you will drop by my place to see my fabric flower designs. ♥

Have a wonderful Spring day...

Hugs,
Stephanie ♥

Fun With This and That said...

Love the nest. I may try to make one if you do not mind not to sell for me. come visit just new at this Laura Q

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Oh, so pretty. You did a great job. I love your other pin cushion, too.

Katie said...

Now that is one cushie pin cusion. ;) I really like it.

Jillian said...

Pretty nifty, and thrifty! Really like the button/pin idea.

Rachelle said...

So pretty!

Mary Ellen said...

Sherry love your nest pin cushion! What a fabulous idea!!

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh, my gosh! How cute!

m ^..^

Bella said...

Hi Sherry...
The creamer pincushion is gorgeous.. You had a great vision for it!
I collect buttons and never thought to display them on pins... Love It.. I can't wait to get some buttons out to enjoy! Thanks!
Bella

Hootin' Anni said...

Excellent!!!!!

Please, drop by my Show n Tell if you can find time. I'd love your company today.

It's HERE

One Cheap B*tch said...

It's gorgeous! I love your vintage looking pins too! Coming over from Finding Fabulous and a happy new follower!

Jeanine

Melissa Lester said...

What an adorable pin cushion, and how delightful that you discovered one of your other pin cushions in its happy new home.

Mikey said...

I don't care what it is! I love it! It gives me an idea to use the TONS of buttons I have!!! I hope you'll check out my new blog!

Nancy said...

That is beyond cool! You do fantastic work; very creative!

Nancy

bellacasa said...

What a lovely craft! I invite you to come visit me at BellaCasa soon. Please leave me a comment and/or participate in my TeaScapes at BellaCasa so that I know that you have visited.

Jan @ BellaCasa

Crystal said...

That is the cutest idea ever! It never occured to me to do anything like this! I just love the nest, how sweet!

AshTreeCottage said...

That pin cushion is terrific!! You are so very creative girl!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Natasha said...

I recall seeing that beautiful pin cushion under Marty's cloche at that party and thinking how beautiful it is! The one you have shown today is divine too-You are so talented!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Annesphamily said...

You are one amazing woman! I need to think of a special order and send you on a pincushion surprise for me! :)

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh my goodness!! When you first said grungy, earth tone colors to go with this silver...I just couldn't see it. But, WOW!! You did cover all the bases and made it work so beautifully!!! Congratulations on seeing your beautiful pincushion featured in another blog. How cool is that!
Patricia :o)

GWENDOLYN said...

Positively gorgeous!!! Both pin cusions... I love the look under the cloche. Very inspirational. Thanks so much for sharing this.
Gwen

Sachiko said...

You do such a beautiful job! I just became your newest follower! ;)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Sherry, This pincushion is more than beautiful! YOu certainly did cover all the bases, and you did it in a very masterful way. Oh, the silver sugar bowl is lovely with all the earthy touches.
YOu are a very talented lady.
Yvonne

Twee Poppets said...

Stopping by from Follow Me Friday at Trendy Treehouse. I'm following you now! Hope you'll have a chance to follow me, too. :)

http://tweepoppets.blogspot.com


What a fantastic idea for a pincushion! Love it!

Sherry said...

Neat bird's nest pin cushion. Love it. Too pretty to use. Would be great on shelf.

Sherry said...

Neat bird's nest pin cushion. Love it. Too pretty to use. Would be great on shelf.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is one of my fave pincushion.. love love love it.. thanks for sharing..

Denise Marie said...

OMG...pin cushion...bird's nest..vintage silver love girl!!

I'm so glad you got to see Marty's etsy gift displayed. I thought it was beautiful the 1st time I saw it and how cool that you got to see it in it's new home.

Kerrie said...

I love your blog and the pincushion creation! I am now following. I popped over from Home Acre and am so glad I did! Kerrie

Bobbie said...

That is adorable. Thanks for linking up to check me out saturday www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

shabbyrosetreasures said...

Oh wow! Your creations are so fabulous and delicate! Love it!!!
If you have a moment stop by http://shabbychictreasures.blogspot.com/
I am giving away a pretty rose teapot this month! Hugs,
Olivia

The Feathered Nest said...

Gorgeous Sherry, just gorgeous!!! You are so amazingly talented girl!!! And what a beautiful display of your pincushion under the cloche ~ it is wonderful to see your creation in someone's home isn't it?! I hope you are doing great Sherry, I'm wishing you a wonderful week!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Debra@Common Ground said...

I'm just in love with this pincushion in the silver sugar bowl. Just absolutely darling!
Debra

Lori said...

Oh my I love this! This turned out beautiful...

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday! Please join me next week for another great party!

Barbara Jean said...

This is incredibly cute!
Me being the bird nest maker and lover, I absolutely adore how you put it all together, pin cushion, and nest.

Off to see more. Have not been able to visit around much for awhile.

blessings

barbara jean

Green Willow Pond said...

Now that is cute! I love the button trimmed pins. How adorable. You now have a new follower :)

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