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ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 1

I spent the weekend creating in a class with artist extraordinaire, Colleen Moody. I took her Bunny Boudoir Lamp class and was so entranced with her dolls, her home, her studio and her beautiful bulldogs, Otis and Lola. Colleen is known for her paper clay dolls, but excels at all sorts of other artistic endeavors. One of her creations, a gorgeous pink and white pin cushion, came home with me and inspired me to create one of my own.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 2

I used Lovebug Creations Simply White to create a delicate, vintage-style focal point.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 3

I added a vintage mother of pearl button to the Lovebug Creations Rumple Ribbon bow.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 4

The four leaf clover on the top of the pin cushion is created from green wool felt, with hand embroidered details, vintage mother of pearl buttons and a vintage rhinestone button in the center.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 5

I added some antique millinery flowers and a piece of tulle.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 6

Next, some beautiful corsage pins.

ScarletCalliope Pin Cushion 7

And a top hat charm and a horse shoe charm for good luck!

Thank you for stopping by to see my project!  Have a wonderful week!


Christine Barker

PS:  Stop by later this week to learn more about my class with Colleen Moody and to hear about my adventures in antique stores and the Alameda Flea Market with my friends Kim, Terry, Mariasela, Sylvia and her mom!

May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.