Saturday, February 15, 2014

Beauty Pin Success...

When I see something I really like then I just have to create one of my own if possible.  I had seen Deb of Mosaic Magpie share an adorable vintage safety pin that her Grandmother created and used to fasten on Deb's baby clothes.  Yes, we did survive sharp pins years ago.   My lucky day was when Deb shared a tutorial.  This top photo is one that I made and wore for Valentine's Day.  I can see where I will improve on future pins.

Here I gathered supplies and created some to adorn my little Valentine gifts for a "Ladies Who Lunch" get together.  These were very tricky to make as I crocheted them.  The pins are very tiny and the crochet hook was almost a non hook to capture the crochet thread.  Very tricky!  I should have used Deb's needle method that does not involve crocheting or a crochet hook.  Hmmm...I will try it next.

Here is a close up of my little Beauty Pin gifts.  Inside the organdy bag...See's Chocolate Bars!

Here is a photo (No this is not a black and white photo) of my black blazer with the silver and grey Beauty Pin.  I punched up the outfit with red slacks and a white blouse.  I will be making more of these Beauty Pins. Thank you very much Deb for sharing your heirloom.
We are awaiting a bit of rain that is due overnight.  Mr. C had to drive over Donner Pass today and the storm was blowing in.  Strong winds and lots of dust blowing across the roads.  Up there snow is due later tonight.  Mr. C is now safely home.
I have been spending considerable time sorting and purging stuff!  I just never understand where all the piles of stuff come from.  I seem to attract them to every horizontal surface around me.  It does feel good to fill the "dust bin" and donation bags.  I am also realizing that I will never be able to utilize everything I have and that makes it possible for me to share with others.
Blogging is Bliss and I welcome my new followers.  I enjoy following some blog hops and finding lots of inspiration. Along the way I also find more blogs I like to follow.   This is quite an amazing community.  We share so much creativity.   May you find your Creative Bliss and enjoy Peace and Joy...


  1. Oh - I loved that little pin, beat me to making one, and yours is lovely (but then again, I would expect nothing less). Glad Mr. C is home safely and didn't have to pull over to eat anyone! :-) Happy Saturday, dear friend - XOXOXOXO

  2. I saw Deb's pin and wanted to try making one, too! Yours is lovely. Perhaps I should contact Deb and also ask her for a tutorial. It would be fun to have one of my own.
    Sending long distance hugs, my friend.

  3. I too saw Deb`s tutorial but afraid have not tried these yet. Yours are beautiful and I am sure will be well loved.

  4. Love, love, love the pin - I couldn't do that tiny crochet! blessings, marlene

  5. Aren't you the clever and creative one! I love the way you do so many, many different things - so adventurous!
    Happy you're getting some rain!
    xo Jane

  6. Oh that is such a sweet idea! I love the diversity of your projects!

  7. What a charming pin! Love it! Glad Mr. C. is safe! xo

  8. your pin is beautiful-I love the inspiration I get too from reading about others creative interests.
    enjoy your new week

  9. What a beautiful pin you created! I had to laugh at your comment, "We survived the pins"....these little pins would never be used as originally intended, today. But, that is one reason they are so charming. I love how you used one of your red safety pins.

  10. Your beauty pin is very sweet. I went to see and it is indeed a great tutorial! Thank you for sharing.
    Your pin looks fab on your blazer. I am sure you looked just right for the holiday.
    Your Valentine goodies are lovely too. I am sure your lunch ladies loved your thoughtful gifts.

  11. Oh my gosh, it's gorgeous!! It looks amazing on your blazer!! So pretty!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  12. I saw those pins and made a mental note to create some too, but I haven't gotten around to it yet. Yours look so cute, and I bet the ladies will love them!

  13. Very clever! Donner Pass. I know that name. Must have been those American movies! You will look smashing in your classy outfit!

  14. These pins are great. I took a look at the tutorial and I think I could do that. It was great to visit you today, it is so fun to see what creative people are doing, I do so enjoy blogging and blog reading.

  15. Hi Sherry! I have plans to create one of Deb's pins too but haven't had the chance yet. Yours turned out well. Glad to hear Mr. C arrived home safely. Hugs, Lorraine

  16. Hi Sherry! I have plans to create one of Deb's pins too but haven't had the chance yet. Yours turned out well. Glad to hear Mr. C arrived home safely. Hugs, Lorraine

  17. Hi Sherry,

    It's been way too long since I have visited you. So sorry about that. I guess time just flew by and now here we are again. Hope you are doing well. What a sweet and beautiful pin. So glad you are creating beautiful things. And so glad that Mr C. arrived home safely. I just wanted to say hello and wish you a wonderful week.
    Janet Bernasconi
    Janet's Creative Cottage

  18. The little pins are beauties indeed - I bet your ladies all loved them (as well as the chocolate bars!).

    Happy creating xx

  19. Hi Sherry, I haven't by for a little while and I missed looking at your beautiful creation. Hope all is well and see it is cause your creating some beautiful things. Your little pins are so sweet, love them. Thank you for the beautiful ATC, now I have a piece of your art.

  20. WHAT an adorable idea! I love what you've done with it! Thank you too for your sweet Valentine's comment - I was out of town and am sorry for taking so long to respond. xoxo

  21. Hi Sherry, what a darling pin and great idea. I may have to try a few too.
    Looks pretty on your jacket.
    Happy Creating.


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