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Saturday, June 20, 2009

She sells seashells . . .

Have you ever had an idea rolling around in your head forever? When I bought this beautiful shell, I knew I wanted to transform it in some way ~ I'd thought "pincushion" before and finally I just picked it up and did it!

I wanted to use a fabric that was subtle, like the colors in the shell ~ I'd found this beautiful satin awhile back at Joann's in their remnant bin and loved the neutral color so it ended up being my choice. Tiny pearls, beautiful old lace and an old watch face embellished it beautifully.

Why does making stuff make me feel so good?! :)








It's going to live with a precious blog friend in California ~

I hope you have a great Saturday sweet friends!!
xxoo, Dawn

31 comments:

Marcie said...

Just Beautiful Miz Dawn!!!

The Other Side of Me said...

Dawn,

This is a really neat piece. You so need to submit this one to Somerset. Love it!!

I hope you all have a wonderful Father's Day.
Tammt

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Dawn:
What a pretty pincushion...one of my favorite things! When I saw the title of your post, I chuckled. I just finished an ATC (artist trading card) for a friend who loves to collect shells along our local beaches, and I put the exact saying on her card!
What a coincidence.
Have a great weekend and Thanks for sharing your beautiful, new creation. I love it!
Blessings,
Donna

Sandi said...

Oh my gosh Dawn!! What a beautiful pincushion!! Your creativity never ceases to amaze me!! JUST GORGEOUS!!
Blessings~

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

I love it! I love shells- such great memories of searching for them in the summer sand. Nicely done!!

The Jeweled Postcard said...

Anything you seem to pick up turns into sheer beauty! I have a wonderful collection of shells I just may have to do something sweet like that with! Have a wonderful weekend♥

RedBud Cottage said...

Lovely! You're so creative.. I can see it on a dresser with pearl hat pins? ...blessings, pam

Diva Kreszl said...

Who would have ever dreamed that a seashell could like so elegant...oh yeah that's right you did!!! What a gift you have for thinking outside the box!

Miss Sandy said...

I am over the moon in love with this piece! My favorite detail besides the creativity of turning a shell into a pin cushion is the watch face embellishment. Divine!

Nita Jo said...

Gorgeous... that's all I can say!

Cheryl ~ZanyMayd said...

Only You can take a Simple Shell from nature & Transform it into a Beautiful Treasure.....

Rowann said...

That is so GREAT... Wouldn't it be a sweet ring bearers pillow ( ring holder) for a summer beach wedding...Sooooooo SPECIAL ! You are so Talented...

tales from an oc cottage said...

How cool!!!


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~*~Magpie's Nest said...

ooooo Dawn, what an inspired and gorgeous creation!!! Very original, I really Love seashells and you have certainly taken this one to new heights!!! I recently saw someone Zentangle on seashells (Kimmie of Art in Red Wagons) that was really original too!
~*~Patty

SoRellees said...

How refined and beautiful!

Dorthe said...

Hi sweet--sitting here late, after celebraiting my birthday, just had to se what was on your blog today,--and oh my -the most wonderfull piece , its geourgeus, and so beautifull Dawn , love the watch, and lace--fantastic.
Going to bed now,
have a wonderfull evening sweet,

Hugs and love from me,
Dorthe

Hopelessly Romantic Art Studio said...

Amazing, I love the way your mind works. What a wonderful idea!!! It turned out beautifully.
blessings, Gerri

TattingChic said...

That is just gorgeous! :)

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dawn, I love your mind. It is so inventive.
I love seashells, and that is a fabuolous idea.
xoxo Nita

nwalker said...

I love it!
Nancy

FOR THE SAKE OF TIME said...

Darn - These are so lovely. The time element makes it even more special to me. Have a blessed Sunday.

Charla

Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,
Once again you have created a beautiful piece of art work. You are so talented, always managing to make something extra special with your wonderful unique touch. It's always a pleasure and a tonic to visit and bask in luxury of the goodies in your Feathered Nest.
Warmest best wishes.

Junk Whisperer said...

What a great idea! I love it.
Judy

papel1 said...

Dawn,
I haven't visited your blog in quite some time. Then I read the article about your Fairie Jars. How great to be in some a great publication of somerset Life!
Judy

Karen S. said...

Dawn,
The pincushion is wonderful! And I loved your article in Art Quilting Studio. Very nice!
Karen S.

THE SPICE CUPBOARD said...

Does your mind ever stop creating? I hope not as you are such an inspiration for a brain dead soul !! Love the sea shell and now will have something to do on the beach at vacation time...XO, Judy

June said...

Dawn, this is an absolutely amazing piece of art. WOW!
Smiles,
June

Julia said...

What a cool idea! The pincushion is beautiful, elegant and romantic!

Jann said...

Gorgeous, Dawn!!!!!

Barb said...

Dawn,
You have taken something from nature and added even more beauty to it.
It is lovely beyond words.

blessings my friend,

barbara jean

Halo Hill said...

Beautiful Dawn. So elegant! I love shells too!

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