Monday, August 29, 2011

Pinned It and Did It!

Irene came to visit and she brought along some wind and some rain. It rained from mid-afternoon on Saturday until early Sunday morning - we received just about 5 inches of rain. The winds were the strongest during the middle of the night ~ toppling some trees in our neighborhood and scattering branches and leaves everywhere.  But it doesn't look like we received any major damage and thankfully no injuries. 
I know that isn't the case in many areas.

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While it rained I was playing on Pinterest...then I decided that I needed to get busy creating some more things that I had already pinned.  Something that I hope to do on (at least) a weekly basis!! 
I tackled two projects on Saturday. 

Here's my first Pinspiration!  
It's a sweet pincushion pinned from Todolwen - Old to New's blog and it comes complete with a wonderful tutorial.  Isn't it pretty?  I think everyone needs a pretty pincushion!



So......here's my version! It's pretty similar to my Pinspiration piece but I think it has my own spin on it too.  It was fun to dig through my lace & trim box searching for just the right little bits of lace and ribbon for this pincushion.  Then it was into the button drawer to find some perfect MOP buttons.  I love how it turned out!







I took this next photo using the flash....kind of dark, but I like it.  The next one was without the flash (like the other 6) but with a pretty piece of paper tucked in behind it.  I don't know what was more fun...making the pincushion or taking pictures of it once it was done! 



Pinned It and Did It......again! Woo Hoo!!

11 comments:

Hopemore Studio said...

Marie, that is gorgeous!!! You are on a creative tear and it suits you. I have got to check out that tute!
Angie

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Marie, You are so busy creating! Your pincushion turned out very pretty and I also love your acrons.
Have a wonderful week!
Hugs,
Julia

Dorthe said...

Hi Marie, another beautiful creation- I love it -
Wish I had more time, searching on Pinterest :)
Hugs,Dorthe

Ann said...

What a pretty pincushion that is. You are really on a roll. I love how the pictures turned out too

CosmoGirl Carla said...

Marie, I love it! Even better than the model. I sooo need a new pincushion. I'm still using the same tomato/strawberry pincushion from when I was 13 - REALLY!!! It's loosing a bit of it's "oomph", though. Thanks for sharing. I think I might check out the tutorial and take a "stab" {he,he} at making one for myself!

Scrap for Joy said...

Your latest creation is lovely. I really must stay off the computer and just make things for a while. I love your photos of the oin cushion, too. Picked out my favorite to "pin".
Haven't we come a long way since we first started blogging-lol!
Glad you had no damage from Irene. Our kids were all OK but my sister and BIL lost a huge tree right in fron of their house...luckily it fell toward the street.
xoxo
Joyce

Shelley said...

I haven't gotten into the Pinterest thing yet.....Don't even know much about it! I do love your very sweet pin keep though. So thankful you were kept safe from the storm....the rain would have been a much welcomed blessing here :) Praying more is on our way soon...blessings on your week dear friend.

Barbara Jean said...

Loved hers, and love yours too!! sweet.

blessings
barbara jean

Jacqi said...

And I'm stilling waiting for my wire bird's nest inspired accessory for Penelope. Just sayin'.

Agnes said...

Ow, this is so lovely.
I make pincushions toot and your color is my taste.
I saw yours on Pinterest (lovely internet) and i will repin it and....try to make one like yours.
But then my own unique way, of course...as yours is.
Love,
Agnes

Agnes said...

Ow, this is so lovely.
I make pincushions toot and your color is my taste.
I saw yours on Pinterest (lovely internet) and i will repin it and....try to make one like yours.
But then my own unique way, of course...as yours is.
Love,
Agnes