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Saturday, May 28, 2016

STRAWBERRIES and a HELIANTHUS

I worked on these most of the week.
Now back to housework...YUK!
Here a some of my red velvet strawberry pinkeeps...
 The one with the bead cap ('tis SOLD) is filled with walnut shells, blanket stitched around the leaves and made a matching twisted chord for two of the bigger ones.  
The next one in the center has blanket stitching around the leaves, feather stitched the seam and did a fly stitch for the leaf veins.  This one is filled with poly fill.  
The small one in the back I made some time ago...It travels with me everywhere I go...not much fancy work but this is what started it all.  I have been so inspired by all the others I see on the internet, I just had to give it a try.  I find it very soothing and relaxing.

STRAWBERRY #1 (SOLD)

STRAWBERRY #2

 MY KEEPER...
Goes with me everywhere. 


Here is my HELIANTHUS Pinkeep...    
(Being offered up FOR SALE)
commonly known as the Common Sunflower
Those are black beads in the center.
Mounted it on a vintage textile spool.  
I love how it is now elevated for easy reaching 
and keeping pins handy.  
I am making another for ME.

Yes, you guessed it, there is a small strawberry at the base.  Made it of vintage aged butter, yellow velvet and stuffed it with carded wool, tiny blanket stitches around the leaves, added a MOP ring and a twisted fob chord


Top view - Looking down. 
LOVE IT!
 I am in the process of making another for my friend 
who just so happens LOVES the Helianthus.
It will be a surprise, so no names mentioned.


I have an update for my cone flowers...
 Our Bunny figurine stands at attention with his patriotic flag 
Just in time for this Special Memorial Day Weekend,
overseeing the Cone Flower Garden/Echinacea.
 Gots to go...

If anyone is interested I will be offering my Pinkeeps
up for sale on EBAY.

If interested???
You can click on "My Ebay Auctions" in the 
upper left corner of this Blog.
or email me at 
mombarbshores1@yahoo.com.

In the meantime I will
TTYL, Have a Blessed Day with Peace for all...
 Barb

  * * * 
~God Bless America~ 

5 comments:

Darlene said...

Thanks for sharing how you make your pin keeps...which are so pretty and practical.

marly said...

Love your berries!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Beautiful!!! What is your eBay seller ID?
Happy Memorial Day. May God Bless this Land that I love.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Barbara Shores ~ Village Folk Art said...

Thank you all for visiting...You make my day.

Enjoy the day with much Peace,
Barb

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Barb,
All of your strawberries are just lovely and I love all your specialty stitches!!! I am a strawberry AND pincushion lover, so they are close to my heart! Your sunflower pincushion is a beauty, too!!! We creative sisters know this to be true....Busy Hands, Happy Hearts!!
Thanks so much for your visit and sweet comment on my blog!! It is always so nice to hear from you!!
Hope you are surviving the heat!!
Warm Hugs~
Julie