Tuesday, March 15, 2011

100 Pretty Pincushions....

Have you ever taken on something
and in the middle of  doing it you ask yourself

"WHAT WAS I THINKING?"

Recently I just completed an order for 100 pincushions.
Are you asking yourself right now,
 "How long would that take to do?"

ONE YEAR!
Yep, That's right an entire year.

Here they are ready for delivery...

I was on the hunt ....
at garage sales,
thrift stores
and estate sales for all the teacups.
I love all the different colors.
But PINK is still my favorite!

Here's a close up of some of the pretty teacups.

After finding the teacups,
I had to find fabric that coordinated with each teacup.
That was a challenge!

I found two different ribbons for each teacup, to match the fabric
 and made a pretty bow.
Each teacup was then glued to a piece of glassware.




I then glued  a spoon to the saucer.
The spoon was embellished with a button and rhinestone.

So I was on the hunt for 100 spoons
and I needed 100 buttons and rhinestones....


Each teacup had 5 floral pins
that had buttons attached to one side of the pin
and a rhinestone to the other side.

Are you doing the math?

That comes out to 500 PINS,
BUTTONS
and RHINESTONES!


These pretty teacup pincushions were favors for a bridal shower.

It was a beautiful shower and everyone loved the teacups. 
They were arranged at each place setting.




In addition to the teacups,
I also made the centerpieces for the table. 

Each plate had beautiful cupcakes arranged on them.
Fresh flowers were placed inside the teacup.

The mother of the bride, who is a also a friend of mine
was thrilled with everything.
I was just thrilled because the job was done!

Never again will I do 100 pincushions.

You would think I am sick of doing pincushions,
 but I just added some to my Etsy.
 Here's a few of my latest creations. 
 Stop by and take a look.

If your a woman who loves shoes these may be for you!

(Sweet Little Vintage Baby Shoe)

(Delicate victorian Shoe Pincushion)

(Buttercup Victorian Shoe Pincushion)

( Floral Victorian Shoe Pincushion)

(Pink Rose Shoe Pincushion)

(Animal Print Shoe Pincushion)

How about a Leopard Vintage Sterling Siver Creamer Pincushion?
This is my favorite!

(Sterling Silver Leopard Pincushion)

Are you a Blue and White Gal?

(Blue and White Pincushion)
 
Is it a Teapot or Pincushion?

(Basket of Fruit Teapot Pincushion)



 If your interested in anything let me know.
I'll be linking up to...

15 comments:

Rhiannon said...

they are all gorgeous! what a huge task!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are just wonderful, Sherry! God bless you for taking on such a project AND completing it! I can't even imagine 100. I've got two little teacups and saucers sitting on the side because I'm having a problem deciding on which of the fabrics from my stash to use on them. I just need to choose and do them. Great job!

Lori said...

There Beautiful!!!! You are such and artist!
Blessings, Lori

Marci Robison said...

I simply love them!!! I would be interested to know how you made them and what kind of glue you use to attach them to the saucers. Good Work!!!

sharon said...

Sherry, the pin cushions turned out beautifully. I know you searched high and low for just the right teacups, with perfect results. (There's not a pretty cup left in the county!) And the mathematics of all the timmings you needed for this project is staggering. You always amaze me.

Marilyn said...

That must have been a huge shower! Lucky ladies. All look so unique. ♥♫

Jennifer said...

These pincushions are just beautiful! You did such a nice job on them...I went to your etsy shop and the dish gloves are so fun!...your very creative... :o)

slommler said...

Oh my gosh!! 100!!!!!????? Amazing and so beautiful! And your newest items are fabulous! You do such wonderful work hun!! Well done!
Hugs
SueAnn

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Oh my gosh !!
They all look beautiful
but wowwww ! that is a
huge task !!

xoxo
Lori

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Good Grief!!
These are ALL absolutely stunning!!

What an inspiration you are!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Curtains In My Tree said...

My gosh what a job to get done but you did it.

I hope everyone appreciates their special shower gifts I know I would have

The center table arrangements were very pretty

That was a huge shower party.

I like the silver creamer pin cushion also

Janice

June@I will craft said...

Wow, those are all fabulous. I can't believe you made 100 for a shower, talk about a big task but looks like you did it justice.

Gail said...

Oh Sherry, they are beautiful! God bless you for taking on such a project and getting it all done.

Enjoy your weekend,
Gail

kelly said...

Sherry, You really do a wonderful job. These look fantastic.

Kelly

Gail said...

Fab....just fab, Sherry. As always you have done an amazing job with these. What a total treat for the wedding guests. Love the ones for the Etsy, too.
Happy PS.
Gail

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