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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

I Am Addicted!

My dear friends,

I am addicted to making pincushions. I just love them! I use broken spoons, eggcups, non broken spoons, candle holders amongst many other things, preferably old, tattered and tarnished (sounds like something I've heard before). I also like to use crocheted flowers from old doilies, bits of lace and buttons to give them the right look.

Here are a few of my pincushion makings. I have many more that I will show you in future posts.

This pincushion I made from an old eggcup which I bought some time ago in an antique store just before it closed down. 

I salvaged this broken spoon and turned it into a sweet little pincushion by adding little lace butterflies and a crocheted flower, and to top it off a little rhinestone as the center of the flower.

I just love to dig through all my bits and pieces of lace, buttons and any other little treasures I can think of.

This old broken spoon would have normally ended in the trash after I was a bit too harsh trying to bend it, but now take a look at it!

As you can see, I really do love old crocheted flowers and buttons.

Yay, this one didn't break! This is my first spoon that didn't snap when I bent it.

And last but not least ...

Do you remember the little shoe I showed you a few days ago? Well, here it is!

It now has started a new life as a little petite pincushion, thanks to the idea I received from a fellow blogger. I think it just looks so neat. Don't you?

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Oh my gosh Karen ~
    Those are just so very precious!!!
    I am in awe of them!!


  2. This is too much for lovely,so sweet.
    Love to crochet too, thos little flowers.
    But my flowers became bigger and bigger...somewhere sonmethig is going wrong.
    But i know....some day i wll succeed.


  3. These are just beautiful! I love your blog and have become a follower!
    xo, Karen

  4. Is there a way to email you?
    Thanks, Karen

  5. I had no idea there were so many cute ways to make a spoon into a pincushion. What a wonderful job you have done!


    barbara jean

    PS LOVE the little shoe. I must be a shoe person too. =)

  6. they are wonderful!!! Are you selling your creations anywhere? I love the spoon in picture 4&5 the most.