Saturday, January 30, 2010


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. If you visit her you can get a list of all the other participants. Oh what pinkness you will find there!

As you can see from the pic above we had more snow in WV this week. It was a cold and windy snow and coverd the table on my porch. My porch does not usually take the elements like this. I can put quilts and needlework out there and it's not usually affected.

Now on to some pinkness. You might remember my Fenton vintage shoe that I made into a pincushion. I sell them HERE in my ETSY SHOP. I was using one of these at my quilt guild and some friends and asked me if I could make some of their vintage treasures into pincushions. Of course I said yes, and I'd thought you'd like to see the finished results.

The one below is mine, I started making them 2 years ago and make them in any color and type shoe I can find.

Below is one that I made for my friend. She had this pretty swan from her husband's Aunt that she wanted to have made and keep for her Granddaughter.
I made the little pins using Swarovski crystals.

The next two are not pink but I thought you like to see them. Look how cute. I wanted to make her some pins using Mary Engelbreit beads but never got to a store that sold them. When I do I will make her some. These are made in vintage 40's plastics.

Below is a pretty special order tag that I had an order to make. Still have 8 more to make on this order.

Look how cute this little fella is. He's not mine, but he thinks he lives here. Has made himself quite at home! He found his way in through the dog door. Tomorrow my husband is taking the dog door out and putting in a new one that locks and only the dog can open it with her magnetic tag on her collar. We had a raccoon come in this winter and that's a little too much for me. She was a very nice raccoon and made herself at home too. We trapped her and her babies and relocated her further out into the country.
This cat actually belongs to my son who lives about 1/2 mile back into my farm. He seems to like Grandma's house!

That's all my pinkness for today. Thank you so much for stopping by! It was so nice to visit with you! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I'll be crafting and decorating this weekend. Were supposed to get more snow and it's a cold 6 degrees right now so it will be a good time to stay home craft and make a big pot of soup!
Blessings to ya! Shirl


Anonymous said...

Oh, my goodness. A raccoon in the house! This is the first time I've visited your blog, and wow! You have the most beautiful items. And boy are you talented. I'll be back for much more browsing. HPS. Rosie

Treasia Stepp said...

Those pin cushions are divine. I have a swan very similar to that one. The cat is so cute and she just wanted a nice warm place to land. To funny about the raccoons.

Mary said...

Shirley, love all the pinkness and the beautiful pincushions. The pins you made are so pretty and add the perfect touch. The kitty is beautiful and what a cute story. Of course he has more fun at Grandma's house. He looks quite comfortable! Hope your weekend is warmer with lots of sunshine! Mary

WhineNRoses said...

Your pin cushions are beautiful!!!
Once again, you have such wonderful pics to post on pink Saturday!!

Beverly said...

Shirl, I love these. I would love to have a shoe pincushion. I'll see if you have any for sale.

Happy Pink Saturday. Now please rush over to leave me and Kelee a comment for a wonderful effort for Colette.

We have snow here, too.

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Believe it or note, there is not a drop of snow here in Toronto.
We have a beautiful sunny day with -23! LOL!

I love this cat and your shoes!

~ Gabriela ~

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday.. i love your shoe pincushions.. all so beautiful.. your flower ribbons embroidery just lovely.. thanks for sharing.. and have a good weekend Shirl!

Lisa said...

I LOVE your pincushions! You have great shoes I have never seen before! I am glad the kitty loves to come to grandmas. And is good to not break your lovely treasures!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Sister Patty said...

Hi Shirl,

What lovely photos! And what a great idea for pincushions. There were so many wonderful little glass pieces produced by Fenton (and other companies) and people just don't seem to know what to do with them nowadays!

Are little flowers that adorn the satin cushion vintage? They are adorable.

I'd send some warm weather your way, but unfortunately it's grey and wet here in Issaquah (Seattle). Big surprise, huh!

Thanks for sharing your great photos! Have a nice weekend.

JudyBug said...

Very cute! My mother had a shoe collection which I inherited. I may "play" with one of them!

She'sSewPretty said...

Shirl! You know you are one of my favorite places to visit on Pink Saturday. I can always count on you for something pretty!! I love your pincushions. Mary E beads? I want to see those! The kitty in your cupboard is the cutest thing though. How will he get back in to visit grandma??

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl :) Those pincushions are just beautiful!! You are so talented Shirl, I love the ribbonwork!
What a precious kitty cat!! I love him :) I dont blame him for wanting to live with you!!

Jacalyn @ said...

Love you pin cushions! You son's cat looks mighty comfy at your house. Maybe he's decided to move, ha!

Happy Pink Saturday,

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, your little shoe pin cushions are adorable. I love the SRE and the other special "Shirl" touches you add, like the Swarovski crystal-topped pins and the pretty little seam binding bows! Your tags are the prettiest I've ever seen! Jen's bday gifts on her blog from you are so pretty and just the perfect color for her. Your grandkitty is pretty darn cute, too! What is that behind him to the far right on the shelf ~ looks like a hp canvas cover? Love how your faux sweets look so yummy in the glass cloches!

Happy PS!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; OH MY I just adore the sweet gorgeous shoe pin holders... your detailing is amazing...

The cat in the bowl is just to cute,,, lol good thing it was a raccoon an not a skunk.... ewwwwww..

Happy Pink Saturday


Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Shirl,
What a sweet post! I LOVE your pincushions. The kitty looks right at home. Thanks for sharing and Happy Pink Saturday.



Oh Shirl,
Your pin cushions are very lovely as well as your tag.
Good idea about the doggie door! Your Grandkitty SURE does like Grandma's house!
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

Anonymous said...

Your grand-cat is sooooo cute! And the pin cushions you made are awesome. You know, I collect those cat shoes (hobnail ones) and saw a white one just like that one at our fav antiques shop today. The bright red and yellows ones are so cute, too. DH bought me one a while back in a sagey green that I just love. I had no idea they came in other colors. Great work, Shirl! Oh, and happy Pink Saturday~

Thru Pink Curtains said...

i love your cat on the sidebar....happy pink saturday

♥Mimi♥ said...

I ♥ to come here on Pink Saturday. Your blog is always so sweet and comforting. Cold and gloomy winter up here this year so Pink Saturday is one day I can always count on for a little pink ray of sunshine.

I think that little kitty needs to come with with his Grandma!

Thanks for being my pink sunshine today☺

Wishing you the comfort and warmth of those you love this weekend.

Nancy said...

I have never seen a white hobnail shoe! Love it!

I'm still visiting my list of Pink Saturday posts. Wishing you a wonderful week.

someplace in thyme said...

Those are gorgeous, what a perfect job and the colors are so pretty. I bought some books from amazon on the ribbon embroy. but have not tried it. I can only hope my work looks as good as yours, gorgeous shoes and pincushions my friend, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Shirl!
I Love your pincushon design...they are gorgeous! Hmmm Racoons..I can see why a door in necessary..but your sons kitty is a keeper...he looks like a thinner version of my PUNKIN! So cute!


PS..your table is gorg!!!

Light and Voices said...

Lovely, really lovely milk glass slipper.
Joyce M

Jennifer said...

Mom I love all the pin cushions you stitched.They are just beautiful.The snow pic is wonderful too.Love you!hugs,Jen

Sherri said...

Those pin cushions are just adorable! What a great idea! I have never seen them before! Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Pink Saturday! Sherri : )