I picked her up at an antiques market, though she looks to me more "vintage" than "antique". And she was a wonderful price .... so how could i refuse!
I had entered into a pincushion swap at Mixed Media Artists Guild and had found a little mini tea cup to turn into a pincushion ... but as soon as i saw this swan, i put the tea cup aside and started on her!
She once was dusty and plain, but now she is all decked out in satin fabric covered with a vintage style lace (i loved this lace, and would kill for more but Stampin Up no longer sells it .... grrrr ... okay ... enough of the rant) .... I also added some pink crocheted ribbon to the edge of the pin cushion, as well as some flowers and pretty little bits.
I also made the stick pins ... as soon as i saw the elephant i new it had to be part of her entourage ... as well as heart and floral pins ... and yes ... i used Swarovski, the good stuff!
I am entering her into the Ribbon Lace and Twine challenge over at Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.
As of tonight she will be off to parts unknown ... i hope that my swap partner loves her as much as i do!
Thanks so much for visiting
peace love and paper