OK, here's the story.
I picked a gorgeous magnolia bloom from the tree in our front yard yesterday ~
It was glorious!!! And smelled like lemons too!
I placed it in my kitchen so I could enjoy it....
Well, this morning it had already started to turn.
From a beautiful ivory-white to a cream and bruised brown.
Little things were falling from it so I thought I'd just go ahead
and pluck the beautiful petals off and ditch the rest.
Why did I save those petals?
I don't know!
I just love the leathery feel of them I guess.
I laid them on my desk in the studio.....
So I started working on a new baby shoe pincushion....yes I made one!
And I kept glancing at those brownish petals.
Finally, I pulled out a pattern
that I'd made for a sweet fairy shoe way-back-when
and decide to cut it straight out of the magnolia petals!!!
I had to wait just a bit for the petals to dry out for them to take to the glue but
here's what happened:
A teeny fairy shoe!!!!
I still can't even believe it myself ~
I just love it and if it doesn't sell, that's OK...
I have placed it inside of a wonderful old jar so
it will have that "specimen" look to it!!!
I put it in my Etsy if you love it :)
And I finally did finish my baby shoe pincushion ~
I've really missed making these....
and sell the tutorial if you'd rather make one yourself,
but if not, it's HERE too!
I thought I'd make another pincushion
and place it inside one of those old Ball mason jar lids!
I've used wonderful crushed walnut shells inside the cushion
to keep your pins and needles sharp too ~
Again, I've added it to the Etsy shop....
So....I guess I've been a busy girl!!
I love accomplishing stuff. Making stuff. Sharing stuff.
But most of all, I love that you take the time to drop by.....
to see what I'm up to!
Have a beautiful summer weekend precious friends,
hugs and love,