Wendy over at Ravenwood Whimzies hosted a Pin Keep Swap. My partner was Linda of The Pinkeep. Man, did I make out. I received a punch needle bird pin keep on an old oil can. I have been wanting this pattern and wanting to make this pin keep since the pattern first came out. It is a pattern by Country Stitches called “Home Tweet Home.”
For Linda’s pin keep I used a pattern from Hudson’s Holidays Patterns called “Lil Posie & Mouse Pin Keep Pattern.” As you can see there is no mouse. I had him made and I did not like how he looked on it. I have had this pattern traced out and ready to make for over a year. I love this pin keep. I used a vintage spool for the base. My husband is all ready to go get more of them, he thinks it looks great and so do I. The problem is I could not get a good photo of it, I tried to take a lot at different angles but it did not photograph well.
I had a great birthday yesterday. We went out for a nice dinner after I took the kids to the dentist. LOL That was my big present – just kidding.
My husband found me a cool bag on metal buttons on EBay, they are great. Some are just regular clothing buttons but the back sides are pretty cool and grungy looking.
I also got another Lalaloopsy doll – I am very excited about this one – it is a boy, I have not seen a boy doll before. I also got Lalaloopsy pencil toppers – now what 41 year old doesn’t need those, lol. Natalie made me a little wallet also.
Well, I need to rest up for work, I hope you guys have a great weekend and are able to find a little stitching time!