You will notice yet another change with my blog - it's a work in progress. I'm not at all sure that I'm liking the current change, but we'll see.
The picture today is of the gift I gave to a friend who loves to knit. She has a gorgeous shawl she wears over her winter coat and was lamenting one day that she didn't have a shawl pin to hold it in place. 'Aha', said I, and began a search for one. Well, this town didn't haven't a CLUE what I was talking about. I was met with total blank stares. Obviously my quest was going to be a fruitless one. Hmmm. So to the internet I went, hoping that I could order one for delivery in time for Christmas. Nope.
I made her one!
My stash yielded up some copper wire which I bent somewhat into the shape I wanted. Then I hammered it flat (making my husband come running wondering what on earth I was doing). A quick dip in a warm water/lemon juice/salt bath made it all shiny again, and voila - a one-of-a-kind shawl pin. The colour in this picture just doesn't do it justice.
Do you think I should take up business??
The shawl pin is a great gift! Very thoughtful and very lovely design. Bet she loves it.ReplyDelete
Well, why not? you obviously have a talent.ReplyDelete
ps...I find the background a little too pink for you...I see you as a more 'down to earth' person...maybe wrong
I love it! Great job and idea. Like the poppies...very cheerful :)ReplyDelete
it's nice, your shawl pin. I made a few one year and sold them, they are very useful. k.ReplyDelete
What a lovely shawl pin! I think you did fantastic with it and yes, you should open up shop :)ReplyDelete
Glad you had a good Christmas... best wishes for the New Year!!
great pin!!! and hand crafted is always better :)ReplyDelete
Beautiful! Amazing what our creative minds can come up with. Your friend will treasure it more because it is one of a kind and made by you.ReplyDelete
The shawl pin is lovely MA. You did a great job! Add some beads to some, for variety, and you are in business. :) Been lurking some, while being mostly unplugged. Have been enjoying your posts as usual. Hope you have a blessed New Year.ReplyDelete
This is great and I am sure very much appreciated. This would also make a lovely bookmark!ReplyDelete
I bet your friend LOVED the shawl pin! It's gorgeous and much more perfect since it was made by you and not bought from a store.ReplyDelete