May 19, 2011

My Pin Keep!!

Do YOU know what a Pin Keep is? Just a pin cushion you say...JUST a pin cushion???!!!
Well, obviously you need to be educated so let me help you.
Wendy over at Ravenwood Whimzies had a Pin Keep Swap. I didn't know much about them nor had I ever made one so I thought, "What better way to learn, right?" Exactly right!
Long story short, my swap partner and I were teamed up with yet a third member, a triangle of sorts, and we emailed each other over a month's time.
I got mine yesterday!
Lookeeeee!!!!!!
This is THE MOST ADORABLE pin keep I've ever seen!! And it was made...just for me...by Mary of Marmmies Mammys and More
Mary knows how much I LOVE Raggedy dolls!!!!
Look at the little woodland creatures! Even my husband loved this!!
But she didn't stop there....oh, no...she went a step further and gave me this....
A RAGGEDY DOLLIE!!!! Be still my heart!!! She's SOOOOOO cute!!
And she also gave me some beautiful place mats for my table...

Everything is just wonderful!!
Now how sweet is she? SAWEEEEEETTTTTT!!!!! Go over to her blog HERE and meet her! She sells her beauties, too!
Now, I have to tell you about the Pin Keep I made Kathy 'cause Kathy isn't well right now. To say she has an ouchie would be an understatement but you can go HERE and meet her as she needs some followers on her magical blog! Wish her well while you're at it...she'd like that!
I made Kathy a Pin Keep. Never made one before so this is my first one. I 'studied' her, so to speak just like Mary 'studied' me. Kathy loves fairies and all manner of winged creatures so I came up with this design...
I didn't make the fairy but found her in my favorite material store.
I wanted a scene...so funny that Mary did the same thing and she's never seen mine!!

The Pin Keep had to be on a pedestal of some sort so I made mine on a small block of wood. You know me and wood!!!

So, whadayathink? Will it do? Well, if you'd read her thank you to me you would know that she truly loved it! AND that made me a happy person. What was it Mary said to me after I'd emailed her that I'd received her Pin Keep and was so very happy with it? Oh, that she could now breathe!!! LOL!!! Poor Mary, that USPS delivery must've taken it's time...and you sent it Priority!!!!!!
Go over to Wendy's and you can view all of the Pin Keeps that everyone has made! (Wendy has some gorgeous creations of her own that she sells, too, so take a peek while you're there!)
Mary's linked  a picture of my Pin Keep and you can see the one that Kathy made Mary....CUTE!!
I'm going to link mine up for Kathy since her meds have her 'out of it'!!
Thanks for stopping by!!

11 comments:

dee begg said...

Vicky,

Love the raggedy pinkeep that you received...too cute. You were really spoiled. You did a great job on your fairy pinkeep. Aren't swaps so much fun?

D

Ladybug said...

Hi Vicky

Awesome Pin Keepr you made it's a adorable
Love how you incorporated painting and wood
base...Oh some hidden talent you been keeping
from us all... :-) Your Swap goodies are super
too...
Many Blessings
Trish-Ladybug

rachel said...

I love your raggedy pin keep & the one you made for your partner Kathy! Very creative on both of them ~ I would've never guessed pin keeps could be so neat!

Mary said...

OHhhhhh MY GOSH GAL.....Your pin keep you created for Kathie is "WONDERFUL"!! I totally, totally "LOVE IT"!!! I Love how you thought out of the box when creating your pin keep and I have to say you captured the true Kathie with your creation! From the color's of purple fabric, down to the fairy and butterfly. Even the wording on the base is so her! One would never ever know that this was your first one by any means, it's so awesome!
I also would like to "THANK YOU" from the bottom of my heart for doing such a wonderful post about my pin keep and goodies that I sent you. It is very much appricated! I know this may sound bad, but...I am so glad that the fourth person dropped out of the swap, and blessed to have gotten the chance to have been paired up with two wonderful, awesome gals! I had so much fun!!! Hugsss Mary

Kathy said...

Oh wow.. these are gorgeous.. the raggedy is too cute.. and your fairy is adorable... I had no idea that this is what you did for a pin keep..

COUNTRY PICKINS said...

Hi Vicky, Those pinkeeps are all to die for. These are so beautiful, and how lucky you are. I love them all...
Hugz,
Linda

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

that little raggedy pinkeep is sooo cute and the one you did was awesome, great swaps.

lilraggedyangie said...

Wonderful swap ladies , absolutely darling ! For someone who didnt know what she was doing , you sure did a great job! Loving that wonderful raggedy pin keep so sweet .There are so many talented ladies in blogland! Enjoy your evening! hugs
lil raggedy angie

TheCrankyCrow said...

You all take pinkeeps to another level - holy crickets!!! Both the one you made, and the one you received are cuter than cute!! Wonderful imagainations at work!! Smiles ~ Robin

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

WOW - these are just awesome - isn't it funny how similar in style then ended up being. Great job! Thanks for joining the swap!

Debbie said...

What wonderful pin keeps! This swap was so much fun. I can't wait to do it again!

*hugs*
Debbie