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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Little Beach Creation

Hello my dear friends,

having spent a day at the beach on the weekend and always coming back with something little I find walking along the water or in this case stepping on it ... I have a little creation to share with you today.

As I said I stepped onto this shell whilst walking on the beach and as soon as I saw it I had the idea to take it home and give it a purpose. The tiny shells were a find in a store called 'Sea Jewels' and they were perfect for my idea in mind. I remember as a child we would spend our holidays in Holland in a place called 'Katwijk ann Zee' and there they would sell the neatest boxes covered in the most wonderful little shells. My idea was a much simpler one but just as neat in my eyes. You see since I have a love for making/creating pincushions that is exactly what I did with this shell and the little shells turned into a important part of it too. I took many pictures for you to see and because I just couldn't stop taking them. So ... here is my newest making!
My little beach creation ...

The sand you see in my pictures is something I 'found on the beach' last year and I brought it home too and until today it sat in my garage.

I hope you have liked what you have seen today since I have enjoyed making this little creation so very much even though the pins were starting to become a little headache at one time but nothing that a little E6000 couldn't fix.

I would love to see you back here at Todolwen some time again.

I hope you are well and life is treating you kind.

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B. 


  1. Karen, you have done it again! You have the bestest ideas for pincushions. A few humble shells and you create something so pretty, sigh.

  2. A delightful post. Thanks for sharing your creations with us.

  3. This is so pretty and how wonderful that the shells have special memories for you too! I love the little pins so much. Your photos are lovely too...the sand is the perfect finishing touch.

  4. Это чудесное воплощение зимой видеть пляж и думать о море))Великолепно