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...