Yesterday I found a bag of old clothespins at Merchant Square. I love these old pins and I decided to decorate a few of them for gifts. I like to give my students a little bag of goodies for taking my classes and these clothespins will be in upcoming goody bags.
So I got out paints in the pretty pastels that I love and painted a few clothespins to see how they would turn out. The mug is my drying rack!! It was the most expedient thing I could find to prop the pins on so they could dry.These three pins are wrapped with old lace, rayon seam binding and ric-rack. I found some tiny dressmakers pins recently which are perfect for holding the trims in place.Here you see the beginnings of the next altered book. I went out to my garage on a scavenger hunt and pulled papers, bingo cards, small file dividers and pages from old books that will become the pages of this book. (You have to believe that my garage is a treasure trove of stuff I have collected!) I have a lot of images that I want to put in it that are very whimsical. They are from "Memories of a Lifetime Weddings" by Sandra Evertson and it comes with a CD of copyright-free images. It's great!