Saturday, June 11, 2011

Made Myself A Pin Keep Today

Happy Saturday Everyone!
Earlier today I was visiting one of my favorite blogs.
Dawn of, The Feathered Nest had written a post about a couple of wonderful pin keeps and this Amazing tiny shoe she had just created out of dried magnolia petals.
Yes, you heard me right, dried magnolia petals.
Well, it was so amazing she inspired me to create a pin keep for myself.
And since I don't have any dried magnolia petals sitting around. (Oh heck, who am I kidding…. even if I did I'm not as talented as her.)
But I did have an old single baby shoe.
I actually bought two singles awhile back and had them put up till I was in the mood to do something with them.
Well, thanks to Dawn, I was in the mood. :)
So here is the little pin keep I whipped up this morning.
No glue was used, I hand sewn the topper to the top edge of the shoe.  Also the shoe portion is stuffed.
A Primitive Place ~Tammy

I also used true early blue calico fabric for the topper.

Isn’t it cute!
A Primitive Place ~Tammy
I have this in my living room, on a shelf above some other primitive pin keeps.
They are in the basket below the cubby.
A Primitive Place ~Tammy
A Primitive Place ~Tammy
To see Dawn’s amazing petal shoe, simply Click Here.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
PS. Kelsey made it to CA this morning.
I’ll give you more of an update when I actually get to talk to her.
She just texted me letting me know.


Cyn said...

adorable Tammy! I visited Dawns blog today and say her little shoe also..she is very very talented!!

I must find me an old pair of shoes..or atleast one LOL

Carol Stuck said...

Hi Tammy! I love the pinkeep. You are such a talented lady. Thanks for the inspiration.


~Sara said...

It looks awesome, so glad that Kelsey made it safe and that you are "keeping busy"! ~ Sara

Beckyjean said...

Hi Tammy~

Love the pinkeep!!


Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hi Tam, I love your pinkeep, the shoe is awesome. I am going to check out Dawn's blog!
You did a super job on it!

Simply Shelley said...

Its a sweet little pin keep...I love visiting Dawn...she is always creating something wonderful....blessings

TheCrankyCrow said...

Adorable little pinkeep Tam! I adore old baby shoes, so this is right up my ally (but, for me to make one, I'd have to make sure there wasn't a pair - would hate to break up a pair!) Looks great as you've displayed it. (Loved Dawn's little fairy slipper...oh my heck!) Glad your daughter arrived safely! Have a wonderful weekend! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

jennifer768 said...

Glad your daughter arrived safe and sound . Tammy love your pin keeps ,they are darling.Dawn's little fairy shoe is amazing.Hugs,Jen

Debbie said...


Your pin keep turned out great! I love it!

Debbie K

Linda ★ Parker's General said...

I made a bunch of those a couple years ago and had a giveaway for them. They are fun to make and look adorable on the sewing table.
I really like yours, made from a vintage shoe---very nice! Now I'll be looking for single shoes again!
Have an awesome Sunday!

*Kountry*Porch*Primitives* said...

So great Tammy! Love the way you have it displayed with your other pinkeeps. I have a set of shoes and one is badly damaged, think I know what to do with it now! Glad you heard from Kelsey, anxious for updates. Just went to dawn's, what a gifted artist. Going back to check all her free tutorials, thanks for the lead. Have a great rest of the weekend. ~Kriss~

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Tammy~ so glad to hear Kelsey made the trip safe~ The pinkeep is so pretty~ love it in the shoe~ I think you needed some prim therapy~ got your creativity going~ and It is just perfect!!!Looks so pretty on the shelf!!!
hugs to you~

Anonymous said...

I love the pin keep in the vintage shoe. Try to stay busy, it does help. Glad your daughter made it safe and sound.
Country at heart

Roberta said...

Your pinkeep turned out adorable! I think the blue calico is perfect. Can't even imagine a shoe out of magnolia petals, though! Thanks for the link so we can check this out. ~Roberta

Denise * KKL Primitives said...

Love your pinkeep! It's so cute!
Had to pop on over to see Dawn's magnolia shoe pinkeep - how clever!!!!!

Primsue said...

Tammy, it is adorable! What a great way to use a single shoe. So glad your daughter made it safely.


The Frenzied Fox said...

What a fun and creative idea! And it's recycling too! :)

Tina's Primitive Attic said...

Your pin keep is adorable!! I bought some shoes to do this and haven't gotten around to it yet!! Thanks for sharing! Tina

Traci~Moon Gypsy said...

Oh Tammy, I love that little shoe pin keep you made, great job!

So glad to hear that Kelsey made it safely to CA....can't wait for the next update...