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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Working on a few little treasures ~

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,


Vee said...

Maybe she'll use them for the finishing touches! Beautiful baby shoes. My mother's baby shoes await such a makeover and I will definitely be painting them first.

Theresa said...

Love those little shoes:) Precious! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hi Dawn! I love the little baby shoe pincushions. I have had your tutorial forever now, and just never seem to find the time to make some. I can't wait to see the finished assemblage. Have a great weekend! Sue

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh Yes I love the little white baby show pin cushions and your trim is divine
I made a couple a couple years ago and they were so cute then my little grandson seen them and tore them all APART, said Grandma that is not right, I could have cried however I laughed. He didn't think I should have done that to the little shoes LOL

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

So cute -- love all of the vintage details on these. You've made me think that maybe I should get out some of the baby shoes (I even have MINE!) and do something with them since it appears grandchildren are not in the near future for me LOL

marda said...

The baby shoe pin cushions are just precious. What a wonderful trim. My grandkids and I put out some threads etc last Easter. Don't know if they went into any birds nest or not. Lucky you have one close by you can watch.

Bente said...

The shoes are gorgeous. Love all your creations.

Big hug

Jillybarb said...

I love, love, love your creations! They make me smile, they make me feel all warm and fuzzy. I'm addicted to your jar fairies (I've made 2 different patterns) now I just have to do the baby shoes! They are adorable. I told my family that if they are looking for gift for me they can just go to your etsy site and buy anything! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity in your blog. Its the best!


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