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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Can an idea be brewing in your mind for years?

Well, it sure can in my head!
The minute I bought this old light fixture part
I just knew what I wanted to transform it into.
Of course, I bought it a few years ago so it's been
brewing for quite a while now!!!

You've heard of a "make do" right?
I tried to find a good definition and the best one I could find was:
"something contrived to meet a need"
Well, that's perfect!

This old light fixture part serves as the perfect base
for a beautiful damask pincushion!!
It's a big one....maybe the only one a person would need ~
it was so fun to make.
I filled it with a mixture of crushed walnut shells and fiberfill.....
so it has a wonderful weight to it.

It's so good to see an idea you've had actually
be completed ~ even it takes a couple of years!!!

Listed in my Etsy shop ~

Wishing you a beautiful weekend dear friends
as we honor our precious fathers!

hugs and love,


Angela said...

I love your pin cushion stand, maybe you can start a hatpin collection..
The tag, buttons, ribbons, I love them all.

Nelly said...

I am bad for buying things to use for later on but they always get used somewhere.I adore that pin cushion what a wonderful Idea.I bought a pink glass lamp base and it had glass drops around the top but the shade was missing.I have an idea for it but its not time to do yet.

Al said...

What an interesting and creative use for an old lamp fixture. It is truly unique. The soft colors and aged look are wonderful too.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Just gorgeous,Dawn and soooo you!!!Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Oh my gosh Dawn !
Girl you amaze me!!! That is just gorgeous!

Are you doing the trade shows going on right now ? I can't wait
to go to the Dallas one next week ~


Deneen said...

Love all your designs!

Brown Bee Studio said...

Good Mornin' Dawn! As someone who started out making primitives, "make do" is a common term for me. I must say THIS make do is the prettiest one I've ever seen! And idea certainly CAN stew for years... lol I have many many of them simmering away! :) xo

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is just lovely, Dawn! I could see just using this for decorative purposes it's so pretty!

Tarnished and Tattered said...

Well I see what you've been up to!! Love it! I can't believe it's so tiny, oh yes I can. You love it tiny! That light fixture is perfect. I might have had to hoard it forever, glad you put it to good use.

Barbara Jean said...

Uniquely wonderful sweet friend!!
Love the goodies you added to it.

Hugs and blessings
barbara jean

Denise said...

That is just CUTE !!!!!!!!! I need a big pin cushion....... I have three little ones and always looking for them! Have a blessed weekend..

Maison Douce said...

Dawn, I love all of your ideas... This one is absolutely beautiful! You are sooooooooooooo creative!!! Lots of love,

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Your Pincushion came out Beautiful, I love the base, that reminds me of the one I picked up at Scott's Antique Market the day we shopped, I just have a candle on mine, may have to "Borrow" Your Fabulous Idea~ I am planning on coming down in October for the "Country Living Fair" at Stone Mountain.... I can hardly wait to be in Georgia again! xox

Junk Exchange said...

awesome .. i love make-dos .. and this one is just plain awesome .. love the streams of ribbons .. the buttons .. the rusty chippy flaky patina of the light fixture .. love it ~!

Lisa said...

this is truly a "make do" made right! So Lovely Dawn...recycled perfection!

Dorthe said...

Hi my dear Dawn,-
how beautiful is your make-do -I so love the damask you used, and the old light fixture is a fantastic piece to built it on- and the seambinding and little this and that you added, makes it look so gorgeus,sweetie.
Happy fathers day, dearest and enjoy the sunday- are your kids home for fathers day?
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Susan said...

That is so beautiful!!!

Sally L. Smith said...

Do you have the link to the before shot of this? I think this is a really good idea. I wouldn't have to look for my pincushion and it would be heavy enough to be stationary. Not only that, it's beautiful!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Dawn, I just love this, your so creative and your creation is beautiful and so unique! I wanted to thank you for stopping by, loved your visit!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Gail Thayer said...

It's brilliant! And soooo beautiful!!!

kluless said...

This turned out beautiful - love your style!!

Cheryl said...

Ahh, see now that was a brilliant idea! I love it

Su Ward said...

Hi Dearest Dawn,
You have done it again. You are such a clever, imaginative and extremely talanted lady. The pin cushion is absolutely adorable. I love the colours,the shabby chic style, the texture of the material you have choosen and all the gorgeous embelishments you have added to make it the prettiest of pin cushions. Might there be a tutorial for this in the future? I do hope so.
As always it's such a treat to visit your darling blog.
Thanks for sharing this.
Warmest best wishes dear friend.
aka Luv Creating Cards 'n' Keepsakes

laurel said...

Beautiful! What a great use of the lamp part.

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Love the pincushion, color is great and the ribbon and buttons really finish it off. Great make do.

Hugs, Jackie

Rebecca said...

Hey Sweetie
How have you been? Looks like busy busy creating such goodness. Love that pin cushion, such a clever Idea.
I hope all is well in your world
Many blessings today

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Fathers Day to you and yours at your home Dawn, and that pin cushion is wonderful and I Never Buy anyones handmade treasures as I can do it myself, but will I get around to it, ummm... probably not! You Got me on this one sweetie! Hugs Marilou

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a cool idea, Dawn! It's absolutely gorgeous and I just love it.
Have a wonderful day, dear friend!
Hugs to you,

Lana said...

How beautiful Dawn! I would proudly display your make-do in my home.... but it's already sold! Good for you! :)

It's always wonderful to come here and see all the lovelies you have made.

Happy summer!


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