Friday, May 13, 2011

Pin Keep Swap & A Birthday

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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Jennifer

6 comments:

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Awesome pinkeep!!! I loooove it...How did I miss your birthday?...Happy Belated!
patti

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

was your birthday yesterday? so was mine..happy birthday.;)

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

Great pinkeeps. I find myself looking at the dolls, now that I hear everyone talking about them!

~Tonya said...

Happy belated Birthday, Jennifer! Sounds like you had a nice birthday. What a beautiful birdie pinkeep. I love those. Someday I am going to either work with wool (for hooking) or do needle punch. I love the look of both of them.

Your flower pinkeep is so pretty. Love it. The metal buttons are awesome. You don't find many of those anymore---the vintage ones anyway.

And your dolls, you are never to old to collect dolls ;)

I hope you have a fabulous weekend.
Tonya

Love Bears All Things said...

You've had a fun week..the pin cushion is so cut and I know you'll sale lots of them...
I would have liked to see the mouse, though.
Mama Bear

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love the pinkeep you received.
Your pinkeep turned out beautifully!
Happy belated Birthday!
Prim Blessings
Robin