Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Antique Pin Keep!

I finished my pin keep, and then I went to take pictures. The moment I turned on my camera, it started making a funny motor sound and it wouldn't let me take a photo. Everything else works, but not photo taking, errr. I was cleaning it before hand, so I thought I might have done something to it, then I remembered our kayak trip. Bringing back my gear, I was swarmed by mosquitos and I dropped my gear to grab the bug spray. What I didn't think was, I had my camera case too and that got thrown to the ground, duh. So maybe I broke something. I am getting a nice new one next month, but I can't go without a camera that long, lol. I have an old sony, so today I figured out how to use it again and too some photos with it. At least it works and I can work on my settings to try and get better photos, but for now, you will have to put up with grainy photos. This was on night shot, it was the only way I could get it at night and still be able to see it.

The original idea came from an antique pen wipe, the hearts and hands. I loved the old look and wanted to reproduce it.



Then I decided it needed more items, so I added inner pockets. This is going to be a gift, so I sewed on the wool floss applique, at the tops only and left the middle section open, then I wound the real floss around them. This way she will have some hand dyed floss to use and she can store some of hers, that way too. The floss is a lot nicer looking than the picture.



For the other side, I went with a long pocket, so it can be used for skeins or whatever she wants to put in there. I will be adding some goodies to it later, before I send it out.



I added a strip to the outer, middle edge to give it support and a button closure, with a little extra room for when it is full of goodies. I made an applique on the outside and wondering if I should add her name to it too. I hope you like it and wish I could show the true prim look, it has been antiqued with walnut, as well. Tomorrow I will have to see if I can get better photos outside.

27 comments:

Susan said...

What a fantastic design...love it!

Linda said...

Way cool design and idea!!!

paulette said...

Wow your friend is going to be THRILLED!! What a truly special gift!!
P

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Love it Deb! I couldn't live without my camera......or computer!
Hugs,
Lynn

Fiona@BubzRugz said...

Love all the detail... it's wonderful...
Hugz

Allie said...

You are just amazing - that is way too fabulous, Debbie! Brilliant!

Dorothy said...

Love the pinkeep. It is so lovely and prim and useful. Very nice.

Kathie said...

oh I just love the bird on the outside, just adorable....
what a lucky gift recipient.
maybe just her initials...
Kathie

Bobbie said...

BEautiful design, Debbie! I love your choice of colors. Someone is going to be a very lucky gal

Rugs and Pugs said...

Deb ~
How sweet! I'm sure your friend will love it!
I killed my camera last year when it banged against a cupboard. It doesn't take much! So glad you are getting a new one but have an old stand-by. I couldn't be without my camera, either, for long.
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

moosecraft said...

This is really sweet, Debbie! I especially like the wool applique spools... with leaving it open to wrap thread...very clever! :-)

The Cinnamon Stick said...

What a unique design...love it - glad you were able to get the old camera working!!!

Courtney said...

Wonderful! It has so many cute design ideas. What a great gift for someone!
Courtney

Joanne Lendaro said...

Love it!!

acorn hollow said...

very nice idea. I love the colors you chose.
Cathy

Lori said...

That is adorable! Maybe you could applique her initials on it to personalize it.

Juliann said...

That is beautiful. I love the hands are dimensional.

Vicki W said...

What a fabulous gift!

Libby said...

It's just perfect.

Deb said...

Your friend is going to love it! It's a wonderful design!!

MosaicMagpie said...

I am home from vacation and trying to catch up with everyone. I love this pin keep and I have always loved the hands to work, hearts to God saying. Great job, truly beautiful!
Deb

TheCrankyCrow said...

Lots of thought and work went into that - and it shows beautifully, Deb. What a special gift - your friend is truly blessed. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

~Madalynne~ said...

What a great project. I love utilitarian pieces. The floss applique is so clever.

soggibottom said...

Your pics are beautiful. :-) I haven't a clue why you worried :-)x x x Who ever the gift is intended for, lucky lady :-) x x x

Kaaren said...

I love it, Debbie. It's just perfect!

A truly heart-felt gift.

LenZie said...

What unique design for felted wool. I like this design, why a luckey person to receive such a beautiful gift. Len

LenZie said...

Talk about punchy and being in the sun I made several goof ups.
S.B and A and why S.B what. I am so tired from working on the house to rent out. Len