Monday, April 1, 2013

Just Another Manic Monday.....

but I really don't wish it were Sunday, because I just prefer fundays!  Ok, ok I'll stop now and get to the important stuff! 

I wanted to share with you the pincushion I made out of a vintage perfume decanter.  At least that's what I think it was. Ed and I went antiquing just to look for some fun things to re purpose. Now I want to find several different size decanters and make a few of them to decorate my craft room.  Luckily I live in central PA where there is no shortage of antique malls. 
And here she is just sitting on my desk.

I just love it!  I think I squealed when she turned out perfect the first time!
 I didn't have to touch my seem ripper once! 
The fabric is from  fat quarter bundle from the Rose of Sharin Quilt shop in Danville, PA. 
If your ever in the area be sure to stop in.  It's a great quilt shop and they have an awesome sale room with fat quarter bundles for 6$. I get a few every time I go.  It's like candy;) 

I trimmed the bottom with a piece of vintage lace, held on with stick pins.
 I can't remember where they are from, they have pearl tops and clear jem tops. 
The waist trim is Webster's Pages, and the stamped tag is a Papertrey Ink Stamp and die cut tag, tied with twine and held in place with a Websters Pages stick pin.  Gotta say <3 nbsp="" p="" those="">

And finally a little cluster of items to finish my pretty little dress form pin cushion. There is a little bit of everything in there, but the cut ribbon in back is Webster's trim, then burlap from PTI, then a Webster's doily in black, a prima blosom, a little piece of ribbon and finished with a Webster's accent.  Can you tell I'm a fan of Webster's embellies?! 

 Have you found the Webster's sprinkles box yet?  I am in no way affiliated with or compensated for saying this.  But it's the best 10$ I've spent in a long time! Truly it was like sending a little gift to myself! First the box they send it in is so darn cute I had to reuse it to send my SS a gift.  Then the paper that they use to pack the box is a 24inch piece of Webster's paper that you can totally use.  Then the March box had a full box of the most beautiful stick pins, a card of doilies, and a little spring colored cookie treat complete with SPRINKLES!  I can't wait for April! 

Thanks for stopping by and hope your week is SPRINKLED with happiness! 

I added a few more photos, I seem to be taking very dark pics and not sure why.  One day I'll take a photo 101 course!


  1. This is gorgeous. Love the lace at the hem. The cluster of items adds some nice texture and makes great eye candy.

  2. That's the cutest little pincushion I've ever seen, great jo!

  3. This is amazingly cute! You are so talented!!

  4. Utterly darling! Love, love this!

    I haven'y gotten a Sprinkles box yet but I think about it evey time I see them. It is a great deal for $10.

  5. Wow! This is so cute!! You are so creative!!!! and now I just have to say "thanks" with a small sarcastic tone in my voice...cuz you just stuck that song in my head!!!!


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