We are on a very tight budget in my house, so Christmas was going to be a challenge for me. I wanted to get my dad a gift, but he’s the “really hard to shop for/has everything” type. Recently, we had discussed his collection of pins from various NASCAR racing events and Harley Davidson clubs that he’s a member of, and I thought “why not a Pin Cozy”?
What’s a Pin Cozy? Well, it’s my fancy name for a wall hanging quilt that you can pin all of your pins into and hang to display!
Here’s dad opening his gift on Christmas, with a pin stuck in it so he knows what it is.
A few days after Christmas, he came over and we pinned many of his pins to the quilt. I think it looks awesome! He had fun telling me about each of the pins and it was a challenge to get them to look so evenly spaced. He even thought he might hunt down a few pins he’s missing on eBay.
If you like this Pin Cozy idea, check back later in the month, as I’m going to post it as a free tutorial!
Two new vintage Victorian embroidery patterns are now available in the shop! I found these 1890’s era Redwork beauties at the Chicago Quilt Festival and now they are something you can recreate at home! I think these would be lovely as a reversible pillow for a master bedroom. Check them out in the Shop today!
My studio is the previous owner’s daughter’s room. It was painted purple and green, and since I like those colors I decided to leave it painted that way. When I was little I BEGGED my father to paint my room purple like a friend of mine had. After a weekend away I came back to my room painted a light lavender. That is the color in the studio, and I love it. It brings back those childhood memories, and of something my dad did for me.
I decided to put whimsy things in my studio. I have lots of fairies in there, all mostly from when I was a kid and could not get enough of fairies, unicorns, and the like. I was a child of the 80’s after all.
I had this Avon perfume decanter as a kid. I think it was second hand, because I only had the wand, and not the wings. It was long since tossed out. I think only to top half of her survived, and my brother liked the wand because it glowed in the dark. The other day I just happened to Google it, and came across some eBay auctions for them, and next thing you know I had one. I opened the perfume and it smelled just like I remember. The smell of childhood, and nostalgia, and it made me miss that old house. It made me call my dad. 🙂
Do you have anything that brings back memories like that?
More weekly quilts and stuff coming up this week! Yay!
I recently bought a few bins to sort out my vintage textile collection and realized I had WAY more than I thought, and actually needed more bins. So I now have one bin just for lace.
I love old linens, hankies, and doilies too. Do you?