Friday, May 25, 2012

♥ Pin Cushion/ Photo Holder Teacup ♥

♥ Happy Memorial Day weekend to everyone in the U.S. and abroad! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday with family and friends! Don't forget to remember and honor those who lost their lives fighting for our country and our freedom and for those who still are! God Bless them all! ♥


Just wanted to share a fun project I made for a contest. The contest was to make a Mother's Day Gift. It was on a wonderful site called Handmade Gifts Made Easy. There are so many gorgeous and inspiring gifts on there for all kinds of events, seasons and holidays! You must check it out! And the owner, Stephanie, well, she is just the sweetest person! I just found out yesterday that I was the 1st place Winner. $100!! Thank you so much again Stephanie! You can see the post HERE.



 I made this sweet Pin Cushion/Photo Holder Teacup for my mom. You can find the detailed directions on how to make it, HERE.


 I had a lot of fun making it and of course, my Mom loved it!! Anything with my kids pics on though, she just adores!


 I also made a Keepsakes Box with a handmade mini photo album for the contest too. You can add pictures to it year after year. You can find the directions on this HERE.




 ♥ I hope you all understand but due to so many entrants in my giveaway and that it is a busy, holiday weekend for me, I will post my winner on Tuesday. I have so many to still go through. And due to the delay in announcing my winner, I will pick another random winner to receive a little something from me as well! ;) Good luck everyone and enjoy your weekend!! Thanks for being patient with me!! hugs...

61 comments:

Tonya H said...

Oh Melissa, these are fabulous. That teacup is totally gorgeous. Congratulations on winning first place; well deserved!.

I am sure I speak for everyone when I say take your time. It is generous of you to offer such wonderful prizes, you should not feel in a hurry. This is a busy time for alot of people and we understand! Happy Memorial Day. Enjoy your weekend!

Kelly said...

congratulations! What a beautiful way to display photos!

Kelly said...

congratulations! What a beautiful way to display photos!

danni reid. said...

what a brilliant idea and so gorgeous too!

Shari said...

Melissa;

CONGRATULATIONS! Good for you! Your projects are just wonderful! Have a fabulous long weekend and I hope you have beautiful weather!

Hugs;
Shari

Dedo de Papel said...

Congratulations on winning first place!!! I really Love it!

Pau said...

It's a marvelous Mother's day gift. I love it. Great job.
Hugs

CathyinMN said...

Congratulations on winning 1st place! Great prize, but what a wonderful project you made! I love everything about it. Where did you get the spool of thread and the teapot beads? Your stick pins are wonderful. Have a great Memorial Day weekend!

Marge said...

WOW -- this is AMAZING and best of all, such a treasure for your Mom!!! Those stick pins are exquisite and the pin cushion makes me think of my Mom who was a seamstress. Received a new sewing machine for Mother's Day, so really missing her; she'd have loved all we could do with it. Adorable keepsake box too!

CraftyLoops said...

Happy Memorial weekend to you Melissa. I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family. The sun is shinning big time......for once in Northern Ireland and it looks like its shaping up to be a beautiful weekend here too, so we are going to make the best of the lovely weather. Melissa this is a gorgeous creation and well done on winning first prize. Its so funny that you have shown this as I bought 2 cup and saucer sets for the very same reason of making them into pin cushions. Ive made one so far and am so pleased with the result. Yours is so pretty and a lovely gift for your Mammy. Enjoy your weekend. Lee x

mapowska said...

Congratulations! :-D

Beautiful gift for the Mother :-)

Rosalee said...

Hi Melissa. Your projects is absolutely stunning. I love all the wonderful detail. So beautiful. TFS
Hugs, Rosalee

Happy Days said...

Beautiful - I adore the little cotton reels, they are seriously too cute!

Have a lovely weekend.

Claire xxx

Elaine said...

Stunning projects , I just love both of these the poem is beautiful the opins are adorable and the children are delightful , such fabulous work on each well done Hugs Elaine

AM2308 said...

It's amazing...

Sonia said...

Wonderful creations Melissa! The teacup is so sweet and romantic! The mini album is very lovely :)
Hugs,
Sonia

mandmade said...

Lovely gifts Melissa, the keepsake box is so pretty. Ax

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Lovely projects! Never thought of a photo pin cushion but it definitely looks fun. And that keepsake box - just stunning!!! x

Bernie said...

Oh Melissa these are breathtaking. Both are absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure your mother will treasure them always. Congratulations on a very well deserved win.
Hugs

Tania. said...

WwwoOOoooWWWW!!!

Becky Dunham said...

This pin cushion is gorgeous Melissa - congrats on winning - you deserve it! I love these teacup pin cushions and I love to make pins but I never thought to put photos in! And I love the little mini photo album too! Very Sweet :)

Karen Letchworth said...

Gorgeous projects, Melissa. AND....I see that you're almost at 4,000 followers - WOW!
Have a blessed weekend.
Karen

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Congratulations!!! I love love love the pincushion with those darling faces! Thanks so much!
Lisa

Jennifer said...

Congratulations Melissa! I can see why you won, all the details you've brought together are incredible! I love your keepsake box!

Rufus said...

Wohoo! congrats on your big win! That tea cup is just darling. Although to tell the truth I think I like the box even more. Have an incredible Memorial Day weekend. Thank a Vet,
R/

engie said...

Absolutely stunning - you deserved to win - thanks for sharing x

lucretia said...

Well done on your win. It's beautiful. I'm glad of the delay as I'm so busy too for the next few days. Have a good weekend.

Cheri Wenger said...

Wow, girl, this is I think my favorite project of yours ever! You never cease to amaze me with the creative things you create! Have a wonderful weekend!

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi wow these are super super gorgeous so many details and cool ideas gorgeous keepsakes to treasure ;0)

Tracey said...

Congrats on the win! Its easy to see why you won, you are so creative. These are just adorable! I love the pins you included; are they handmade? The photo box is gorgeous. No worries here on the delay hon, take your time. Have a great weekend.
Hugs xo

Is said...

Hi Melissa, I'm sure your mom loved it, it's so nice!
And thank you for being so nice!
Greetings from Spain

Becky said...

Stunning projects, They are so gorgeous!
Hugs,
Becky xx

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

OMG Melissa this is so cute! I love it. TFS AJ~

Joann Burton said...

Beautiful, I am going to try the keepsake box. joann sassy raggedy

Craftyanny said...

Love this Melissa, absolutey stunning!!! Congrats girl
Anne x

Marília Lopes said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Your projects are just wonderful! Have a fabulous long weekend and I hope you have beautiful weather!

viva said...

BEAUTIFUL!! :-)

Moni said...

Stunning project. Hugs,Moni

Loz ♥ said...

these are gorgeous! I love the little keepsake box with the round photos x

joy said...

What mom wouldn't love to receive such pretty handmade gifts?? That pincushion is adorable, but since I have a thing for boxes, it really caught my eye! Beautifully crafted, Melissa!

Bashful said...

Congrats,Melissa! So Happy for you!
Enjoy your weekend!

Queen B said...

The stick pin with the photo is so cute!!

Scrappymax said...

What a beautiful project Melissa, Im sure your mum loved it. Well done on your win.
Max x

Ava Gavloski said...

congrat's !!
take time to enjoy your family!
ava

Emily H said...

Aw! So precious!

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Luanne said...

such a sweet pin cushion and love the photos you made with a heart shape.

Luanne

Del said...

Gorgeous little pin cushion, such a fabulous idea. WD on your win xx

perelka111 said...

these are fabulous

Sewe said...

They are all so pretty, the pin with the photo on it is just adorable, love it :)

Laura said...

That is so really really beautiful. She must have gasped when she opened it. Beautiful pins too, just really make it special.
Laura

My Crafting Channel said...
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My Crafting Channel said...

Just stunning. You are so talented and such a inspiration to us all. Take your time on the giveaway, I'm just happy to have a opportunity to win.

Hugs
Nana
www.mycraftingchannel.com

Chabrowa Panienka said...

beautiful. Love inside :D

Shilpi Gupta said...

Lovely....

Diane said...

What a sweet gift...I made my Mom a chintz sugar bowl pincushion a few years back which she loved...but never thought about adding all the wonderful details you did...love the photo/pin...very clever!
We did have a safe holiday, except for hitting a deer...ugh!!!

Corrinne of Pin & Tack said...

Absolutely adorable pin cushion! I'm not at all surprised that your mom love it :) Me want, too!

Congratulations on your win! $100 - wow! What are you going to buy with it?

Happiness,
Corrinne

Anula said...

Gratuluję wygranej! Przepiękna praca.

Dragonlady said...

Stunning creation, adorable photos.

Hugs Ali x

Kelly Lloyd said...

wow... wow... wow..

what a beautiful creation Melissa.
Adorable photos.. Love all the details. Just delightful..

Hugs Kelly

pattyo said...

What a gorgeous gift! Truly a treasure! Love that teapot pin.