July 07, 2012

A Pincushion and Some Sweet Gifts

I try to catch up on my dear friend Liz’ SewingRoom SewAlong project. I probably won’t create all the sewing related items I’ve missed over the last few months, but the plan is to make a thread catcher and a sewing machine cover within the next weeks. I’ll maybe add this month’s challenge – a scissor’s etui to the do-do list as well. The April project is done already. I’ve made this pincushion, using again a sugar bowl that I had found at the flea market last year.

Sugar bowl repurposed into pincushion by Vintage with Laces


Shortly before our move I had received a wonderful package from my dear Danish friend Dorthe and it’s overdue that I show you these. Sweet Dorthe over at Den Lille Lade had created a gorgeous fabric collage with a lovely rose image for me.

Fabric Collage by Den Lille Lade

Take a look at all the yummy laces she had used. Absolutely beautiful!

Fabric Collage by Den Lille Lade

Dorthe had also included this fabulous angel for a safe travel. Isn’t she pretty? I kept her in my purse during our 3-day ride South and the trip went well :-). Now she’s got a place in the studio.

Fabric Angel by Den Lille Lade

Other sweet gifts were this pretty lavender heart and the wonderful vintages clips.

Lavender Heart by Den Lille Lade

Thank you again, dear Dorthe!!! You know how much I love your gifts. Everything will be treasured for sure.

I still work on finishing up the studio for the “Where Bloggers Create” party on July 14th. Without that deadline in mind I probably would have put off several things for quite a while, like painting some more pieces of furniture etc. Now I’m happy that they are done or will be finished soon. See you next Saturday then  … :-)

Have a lovely weekend!



Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Julia, your pin cushion is absolutely stunning...I just love it!

suziqu's thread works said...

What a dear little pincushion Julia looking so elegant with her rhinestone, fringing and lace! and gorgeous pearl pins!
What a warm shade of shell pink in that collage from Dorthe and the rose image is so beautiful.
Dorthe has sent you one of her special angels and now you are blessed!
How kind is our very dear friend.
Now am looking forward to Saturday to see where all of your beauty is created.
Big hugs and warm kisses,
Suzy xox

Fabiana Strehlow said...

Seus trabalhos são incrivelmente belos, Julia!
Adoro passear por aqui!


June said...

Hi dear Julia! I think your pincushion is just so lovely. I imagine it will take a place in your beautiful studio soon.
I LOVE the gorgeous creations for Dorthe. I just love her artwork.
I had better get a move on getting my studio cleaned and ready for the party too. It is getting closer and closer.
hugs from here...

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Julia, your pin cushion is so lovely!! You received such beautiful gifts from your friend!!!

I am goign to be posting photos of what my creative space looks like today, don't cringe!!! I'm making room for that cabinet!!! YEP, I went down today and put it on layaway!!!!


Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

I love your sweet pincushion you made, and the beautiful gifts you received from dear Dorthe.
You both always have the sweetest lace and romantic creations.

Happy weekend

bohemiannie! art said...

The pincushion is simply awesome. Beautiful! And you must be super special to have received all those lovely gifts from Dorthe. How awesome.

Robin said...

Your pincushion is beautiful! And what a sweet collage from Dorthe. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


Robynartdesigns said...

Hi Julia, your pincushion is exquisite, as is your lovely gift from Dorthe.
Happy creating
Robyn x

Sandy said...

Hallöle meine liebe Julia.
Boah Dein Nadelkissen ist ein Träumchen, absolut göttlich.
Ich kann mal wieder nur schwärmen und schwärmen.

Tolle Post auch von Dorthe, Du Glückliche ;)

Ich freu mich für Dich.

So nun wünsche ich Dir noch einen tollen Sonntag.

Pieced Pastimes said...

All of your work is so lovely. The sugar bowl pincushion is my favorite piece. I have a little fixation with pinkeeps, so now I guess will be searching for some pretty sugar bowls! Thanks for sharing

Anneke said...

wow, such a wonderful gifts i see here from Dorhte and your pin cushion is very beautiful and it is a wonderful idea to make this my sellf aswell.
i hope to come more after the hoidays and i wish you a wonderful week.
hugs to you .

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Julia,
your pin cushion turned out gorgeous and the gifts from dear Dorthe are stunning.Have a lovely Sunday.

Rhonda said...

I'm catching up on blogs instead of painting furniture for next Saturday's party!!

Love your gifts from Dorthe, isn't she adorable?

Julia, your pincushion is so sweet.
I love the rhinestone touch.
xo Rhonda

My Creative House said...

Dearest Julia, love your new pincushion and the sugar bowl is perfect for it, dear Dorthe's gifts are so beautifully made, Dorthe is such a sweet and thoughtful friend, hope you are doing well dear friend.
Hugs and love from Anni

Unknown said...

Magnifique jeu de dentelle, j'aime beaucoup.

Dorthe said...

Hello meine liebe Julia,
Those projects with your friend, is such a wonderful idea, and your pincussion is elegant and beautiful in the bowl.I love your fringe around and the sweet bling.
Thankyou Julia to show my gift so beautifully. I`m happy the angel was a good traveling companion, and that you like the collage, and so happy it now followed you to your new destination, my sweet friend.
I am so nosy and exited to see your new room Julia, so see you next week-end.
Liebe, Ich schreibe dir dieser woche ,wann ich hoffenlich wass von Mathilde weiss, sie ist am hospital morgen mit Nadja und Rune ,blood teste zu haben... ich bin so ängstlich Julia.
Allerliebste grüsse,und viele knus und küsse.
Deine Dorthe

Rostrose said...

Hallo, du liebe Julia, was soll ich sagen - dieses Zuckerdosennadelkissen-Schmuckstück ist der OBERHAMMER!!!! Ich habe nicht die geringste Ahnung, wie man so etwas macht, aber ich verspüre RIESIGE Lust, meine zwei deckellosen Zuckerdosen (leider nicht ganz so ausgefallen) nun auch in Nadelkissen zu verwandeln. (Ähem, bloß wird es wohl niemals so wunderschön aussehen wie bei dir, aber ich will's versuchen...) Wenn du eien Architektin wärst, wären deine Häuser sicher auch voller liebevoller Details und Phantasie! Total süß auch die Geschenke, die dir Dorthe geschickt hat - und der Reisesicherheitsengel hat ja eindeutig gewirkt! :o)
Eine schöne neue Woche wünsch ich dir,
Küschelbüschelchen von Traude (und natürlich allerliebste Kraulerchen an alle Katzen, die dir mittlerweile zugewachsen sind ;o))
PS: Ist Cecil der Vater??? :o)

Unknown said...

The cushion is to die for!!! And your gifts are darling! :D You are just so lucky!!!


Anonymous said...

Hi Julia!

I love your sugar bowl pin cushion creation! It wasn't long ago that I made some using widowed floral tea cups...but I think I must get some WHITE creations to go in my shop. You have inspired me to get a move on!

Everything on your blog is always so romantic! I love coming here.

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Ellen said...

Hello Julia, stunning as always!!!


Sugar Lump Studios said...

ahhhh so beautiful! I always love seeing what you have in store. Hope you are settling into your new place!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

So many beautiful projects and gifts! I look forward to visiting on the 14th! Wishing you a great week. Tammy

Martina said...

Julia, Dein Nadelkissen ist ein Träumchen:-) Superschön, kann ich nur sagen.
Und Dorthe ist einfach ein Schatz, oder? So schöne Dinge, die Du von ihr bekommen hast. Ich bin sprachlos und freue mich mit Dir!
Wünsche Dir noch eine schöne Woche.

Barb said...

Luv, luv, luv your amazing pin cushion!
Thanks for sharing,

Carole said...

Ok I couldn't stay away. Actually I had seen this post a couple of days ago on my phone but forgot to come get a better look. I wish I had your talent to create but I so enjoy seeing how you put things together.
Gosh WBC is only 2 days away!!!! I'm sure your post will be have me drooling.


Lovey said...


marda said...

I love your pincushion..it's beautiful. What great gifts from Dorthe...all those wonderful lace bits.

Viola said...

Dein Nadelkissen ist einfach wunderschön! Und Dorthe hat Dich wieder ganz doll verwöhnt! Alles so tolle Kreationen!
Hab`noch einen schönen Sonntag!
Hier gießt es übrigens wieder wie aus Kübeln! :o(
Alles Liebe, Viola

Shabby Marilyn said...

Just found you on Pinterest, love love your sugar bowl pin cushion! Newest linky follower and of course pinning too.
Also admire your kitties! Thanks for the inspiration