Friday, March 27, 2009

Pin Cushions And Pink Saturday............

Another Sweet Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet The Sound. Click on the Pink Saturday link on the right to visit lots and lots of beautiful ladies and their pretty Pink blogs.

This week passed in a haze, but I do remember making these unique and chic, if I do say so myself, Pin Cushions. lol! They have pretty high end fabrics for their dresses and they are embellished with Mulberry roses, vintage posies, vintage laces and buttons and even the wooden spools, that I have finally found a use for, are vintage!

The weather was mild and nice and the Spring flowers are up...way up and we learned we have some snow on the way! I had a stern talk with Mother Nature and so I only expect a few pretty flakes!! The tulips and daffodils seem to weather the snow well, tho. Some winters their new green leaves are poking thru snow! That always amazes me that they do not turn brown and die. The tender pink shoots of the Peonies and Bleeding hearts have just broken thru the ground and I will cover them with pots if we really get snow...........

Well, here are my dress form pin cushions....I have to say I am pleased with how they turned out. I have lots more ideas for is so much fun to create something pretty, but useful,too, and these two are listed on eBay. You can click on the link over to the right if you would like to see all of the pictures. I will get some on Etsy and LolliShops, hopefully, after the bunny orders are finished, this next week.

And another~~~~~~

Pretty vintage croched lace and beautiful vintage eyelet from a closed dressmakers shop of long ago. Don't you just love the fresh look of pretty eyelet? I know I do as it brings back memories of when I was a child. My Mom often made some of my clothes and she would use it on a blouse or skirt, knowing how much I loved it.

I Came Up With The Idea Of Having A Place To Keep Your Thimble Securely, Between The First Dress Form Pin Cushion And The Second One. That way you always know where it is.

Vintage and new buttons for more charm.

Thank you for visitng and have a wonderful week!!
Hugs to all,


Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Good Morning Jil,
Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I am your newest follower. I adore your pincushions!!! Those are the sweetest ever!!! I am going to have to visit your Etsy Shop too!!! I'm going to have to get one of those lovelies!! Have a wonderful Saturday!!!
♥ Teresa

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Hey Jil! How are you? I see you HAVE been busy. Those are just precious. I'm so glad you have spring flowers. We still have some snow and will get more I'm sure. I do see signs of Spring, though. Happy Pink Saturday!

The Pink Bird House said...

These pincushions are just exquisite. I was already over to your Ebay shop to check them out. I love pincushions of all shapes and sizes, but I have never seen anything as lovely as these! WOW!

Catharina Maria said...

I love love love your pinks for this Saturday !

I have the new pinks on my blog o-)
Rini - Catharina

Liz said...

That is just the cutest thing ever! I love it! One must have pink in the sewing room! :)

Have a great Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy PS! that is beautiful pincushions! you are so creative!.. so sweet! have a good weekend..

Dru said...

These are adorable Jil! Have a wonderul and Happy Pink Saturday!

Shirley said...

How adorable! I've never seen anything like them. Happy pinking!

Creative Vignettes said...

Definitely unique and chic! Lovely pin cushions, and blog entry. Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi said...

Thanks so much for the great post today. I just ♥ traveling from blog to blog...the photos, the crafts, the ideas...too fun!

Yours was especially fun this week. Thank you! You, my dear, are a very talented woman!

See you next week!

LaVerne said...

Jil, The pincushions are all the they are snapped up right a way.

Tracy M. said...

I love your little dress forms. Happy Pink Saturday to you too!
Tracy M.

Anonymous said...

Pretty..Happy Pink Saturday ..

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That pincushion is so pretty!! I love it! Happy Pink Saturday!

the wild raspberry said...

very sweet pincushions!

Llyn M said...

Those are SOO sweet!

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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ HAPPY PINK SATURDAY ♥

Deanna said...

What darling creations! When you get those dress forms on your shop, I will definately be buying one...(I'm totally swooning!)

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Gossamer Creations said...

Those are tooo beautiful. I will have to check out your etsy. Happy Pink Saturday !

Christine said...

I love the pin cushions. How pretty it would look on my multi purpose craft/sewing table.

Happy Pink Saturday,

Bellamere Cottage said...

WOW, WOW, WOW! I LOVE these. How perfectly adorable. It's almost like Barbie clothes for Big Girls! YUMMY! You do a PERFECT job. I am ever so impressed.

Thanks for coming over to see my first Pink Saturday.


Michelle said...

I love reproducing vintage pincushions!

Your dress form cushions are so cute.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Jil, you are so creative, I love the little dress stand! I just wanted to stop by and let you know I am having a "Anything Pink Sale" on my website, some great pink fabrics are on sale until Sunday night at midnight!

Happy Pink Saturday,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Trying to visit blogs between thunderstorms today (Spring is here) Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love all of your pinkness. They are just adorable.

Hugs :)


someplace in thyme said...

Hi Jil, I finally got down the list to you. Your pincushions are just adorable and I hope they do well for you. I haven't tried to make those but there is always tomorrow, at least I hope. Wonderful post and work, you have lots of talent, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Riet said...

Beautiful pink post.
Happt pink Saturday, Riet

pinkkandy said...

These are are very creative..Happy Pink sat
God Bless

Amy said...

These are so pretty. I'd love a tutorial on how to make them! Just lovely.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Anonymous said...

Hey Jil,

Happy Pink Saturday. How precious your pincushions are..I'll take a peak at your Etsy.


Claudia said...

The pincushions are so sweet! What a lovely idea. Happy Pink Saturday!

bj said...

Such cute pin cushions.....I just love them...
Happy Pink

Mimi's Rose Chenille Boutique said...

Jil ~ You know I had the same thing happen to me when we had a lawn service (if you want to call it that!) They totally ruined my yard, both my husband and I were both "bloomin mad"! This is what started my research, I had found this book quite a while back, and then misplaced it, so we are going to use all the tonics, snacks and everything they recommend to do. I love the fact that is it mostly things you have in your home would never have thought of using.

Thanks for stopping by my blog, are you going to sell your cute little pincushions? I would love to be able to get one for my granddaughter, Lauren, she is 9 and I bought her, her first sewing machine for Christmas, it would be such a cute addition to her sewing area!

Keep me posted on your lawn, roses and garden, if you have one. I will be posting tips for the next couple of weeks on different things relating to gardening!


Melly said...

It is lovely to meet you Jil and have you welcome me to Pink Saturday, thank you!

Your pin cushions are just pinkalicious!!!

Have a super wonderful weekend :)

Draffin Bears said...

I have enjoyed viewing some of the Pink Saturday blogs.
I love your blog and the pincushions are beautiful.

Enjoy your weekend

Linda said...

oh my gosh, those are the most darling things I have seen in a long time!! Happy Pink Saturday!


Fleur de Bee said...

eek I love this!!!! Soooo darling and pretty~

Happy Pink Sat!!

xoxo Molly

Handpainted Roses said...

Your pincushions are adorable!!!Julie

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Thank you for your warm welcome to my first Pink Saturday. Your "pink" is perfect!

Loretta said...

Wow. What fabulous pink things! I love those unique pin cushions. (I love to sew) I'm keeping an eye on them on eBay...Happy pink day!

Elyse said...

OMG -- these are wonderful!!!

happy belated pink saturday. i am so happy to have found your beautiful blog. i am adding you to my list for sure!


Kelly said...

So sweet! Spring flowers.. how would it be, it's snowing here in Utah! Have a great week!

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you have such a lovely blog! This is the first time I have stopped by, and I really enjoyed your photos!

I have only been blogging a month and am still learning my way around. I would love to have you stop by for a chat!

Debbykay at Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Lisa said...

Your pin cushions are just great! I LOVE pincushions. An absolute passion! Thanks for being one of the first to visit my blog. As I just got mine going this week, I have changed it alot just today. Hope to see you next week.

Hugs, Lisa

Cathy said...


What an absolutely adorable idea of a "Dress Form" pin cushion. It is so sweet.

I'm so glad I found your blog today. I really enjoyed the visit.

xo Cathy

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous!!! Love these photos.
I'm a little late getting around to Pink Saturday posts. Yikes, is it Tuesday already?

Cottage Contessa said...

Hi Jil, oh my goodness your creations are just stunning! You are obviously a very talented lady! Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leaving a comment. I really appreciate that a lot. Wishing you a wonderful day!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

someplace in thyme said...

Hello Jil, I haven't spoken to you in a while and just wanted to come in and let you know I was here. I think you must have redone your blog....? It is just beautiful and you did a wonderful job. Sometimes we all need a change of scenery don't we?! I hope this finds you well and happy, I love your pincushions. I have seen that pattern on MS and you did them beautifully, Char

Barb said...

I just found your are so creative. I especially love your past post with your lovely potholder collection. I am trying to crochet that vintage style and wish I could copy yours! They are just so pretty!

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

What a cute idea for a pincushions, they are adorable. I'm crazy about the pretty materials you use on them. Very, very nice!!

Shirl said...

Hi, Happy Pink Saturday! What adorable pin cushions you've made. Love your blog. I'll have to check out your Etsy Shop.
Blessings, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Wendy@Once upon a rose haven said...

Hi Jil,
Those pincushions are beautiful!
Blessings ~Wendy

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