Saturday, March 1, 2008

Mystery Item

I wonder what this could possibly bee?

And these?

Pay no attention to the large, wrinkled hand. It is an illusion.

I wish.

This is so bee-coming something neat.

It's a pinkeeper!!

This is for the pinkeeper swap over at MaryJane's Farm. It's a secret swap, in that we do not know who we will send our pinkeeper to, nor do we know which one we will get. Kind of a fun idea, yes?

As it is a sewing item, I used vintage spools of Lily thread for the legs of the base. And I wrangled the first few tender vines of honeysuckle to make the wreath at the base. Honeysuckle- get it? The little bees were beaded on before it was stuffed with wool fleece.

I bought the fleece a year ago and I still have a ton of it left. And I have been stuffing everything with it. Well worth the cost to have it sent from my friend Robin in Washington state. :)

I hope that whoever is the recipient of this little hive likes it as much as I had fun making it. As soon as I find out who's house it will go to, it will bee on its way!!


The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Karin! I love this little pinkeep!! What a wonderful idea and I love the little bitty bees on it ~ as always, beautiful work comes from those pretty hands....xxoo, Dawn

amy said...

karin, it is adorable. you obviuosly have a gift for the pinkeep. you should make some to sell.

Mockingbird Hill said...

Well...this really makes me wish I had just a little sewing talent and that I was part of this swap and that I was the one this was going to!

Very, very the spool legs *sigh* I wish I could sew..anything...

Karin, I'm gonna add you to my blog roll so that everyone can see what wonderful work you do.. ;)


Utah Grammie said...

This is BEE-utiful (couldn't resist!)
Whoever gets this will BEE happy - It will BEE a great gift..I better BEE going to bed..I BEE getting silly!

Anonymous said...

It is so cute. Where did you get the idea? I'll trade you a Georgia BullFrog for it. Just kidding(well almost). Hmmm, maybe I can pass the frog off as a pincushion???

madrekarin said...

Thank you, everyone!
ga.farmgirl- I hate to say it, but the idea came from my twisted brain. You know, see something, picture it in a different way, and make it.
You can totally make that froggy into a pinkeeper. Just make it a wee bit smaller, that's all! But if you would like to trade, just let me know!

lindaharre said...

Oh Karin.....this is adorable. You could be selling said you still had a lot of stuffing:D I would be one of your first customers:D Darling!

queenofdreamsz said...

Oh Karin, Your pinkeep is fabulous!! I'm working on mine now :o)


Shadows of the goddess designs said...

that is so creative !!! Love it !