Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Pincushions anyone?!

These are pincushions that I made last year! Fun, fun, fun! Using a felted sweater, a warm fuzzy blanket and a chenille bathrobe! Handmade glass beaded hatpins, old jewelry, doilies, pins, lace and buckles to complete the ensemble. I have looked at many old fashioned pincushions over the years and how they were made on stands that may have been broken and long ago, nobody just threw something out because it was broken. Pioneers of our country were not the throw away society that we have today. Repurposing is a passion of mine and having fun "thinking outside of the box," to come up with those one-of-a-kind creations! I sure enjoy viewing other blogs and seeing amazing ways to use things....especially how Sue and Ki from JunkMarket got people going to reuse items destined for the dump. I lived over in Europe for three years and was also born over there a long time dad is retired military. People are more apt to take care of their stuff and use it forever! Oh, to someday share about my adventures overseas! Another day and learning to scan old photographs! Blessings and let's all keep thinking outside the box!!! deb

1 comment:

  1. Welcome to the blogging world. It is so much fun to meet others with similar likes and interests. You'll have fun and then begin to miss it if you don't post for a bit. Good luck! I like your pincushions and the photos of them.