Talk about a flashback!
I just finished TWO baby shoe pincushions for my Etsy shop
and I really enjoyed making them again.
It truly was a flashback as it's been quite a long
time since I've made one of these.
They were the first thing I ever had published in Somerset Life
way back in 2008!
These are so sweet too...I actually painted the leather!
Baby shoes, as you know, can look pretty rough and
I just used a beautiful pale khaki/cream color and painted
all the scuffs and knicks away.
Then I added to cushion, seam binding laces, bundles of vintage buttons
and of course some vintage lace and trim.
Here are a few photos of the finished pincushions...
they're in my Etsy shop now!
I actually used some of this AMAZING trim on the shoes.
Isn't it just beautiful???
Now to finish this little nature assemblage ~
This is a very small drawer (it's only about 4 3/4" high not counting the handle)
that I believe came from a jewelry chest of some sort.
I've painted it, antiqued it then lined it with some incredible wrapping paper
I found at Marshall's or TJ Maxx? I can't remember...
Now I need to secure the nest
I embellished with teeny eggs and feathers
then add a few more finishing touches!!
My little bird friend is still building her nest furiously
but has yet to grab any of my threads or laces.
Maybe they smell too much like humans, who knows.
I'll take another photo soon to share with you!
Wishing you a wonderful Friday precious friends,
hugs and love,