Monday, 2 September 2013


Hello there to all my  lovely bloggers and crafterteers out there.  Oh and another special hello to my new follower (and fellow lover of all things PURPLE) Kathy K.  I thought I would post a picture of some pins I made recently - the first ones I have ever made in fact.

When I knew I was going to meet up with Sue J and Maureen, I wanted to take a present for them that was going to be lightweight and portable - especially as I knew Maureen would be flying back to Canada with heavier suitcases than she arrived with - ROFL! - you just can't keep this lovely lady away from the Craft Shops!!!   

Well, here they are for you to check over, Sue J said she wouldn't be able to use hers and would just look at them - we are both out of the same peapod - lol - 'cos this is exactly what I would do.  When Maureen went back to her relatives' home they all liked them and were wearing them as lapel pins!!  Good idea methinks!

 The two sets were identical and I only made one gold coloured one for each set - not sure why!!
 I didn't want to bore you so I only did one close up - but this is my favourite bead because of the swirly effect in the glass.
I also made two little boxes for them to be kept in. 

I like these pins but have yet to make any for myself - that's me though!  I do feel another play with my beads and jewellery findings creeping up on me!

That's all for now, I will catch up with you soon.

Big hugs to you all.

SUE xxx


  1. Ooooh, really gorgeous pins Sue! I think I'd just look at them too - much too pretty to use :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  2. They are beautiful, you clever thing you! I am sure they were very gratefully received. I can see them pinned into scarves already!

  3. Absolutely fabulous dah-ling!!! They really are very special so no wonder they were received with such love! They really are gorgeous Sue. Love and hugs from Christine xx

  4. These are beautiful! I made some many moons ago and they were fun to make, but not done it in a long time, but these are super gorgeous! Hugs Carole Z X

  5. Oh Sue...they look beautiful in your post but even more beautiful IRL!!!

    I will be doing a post about them and piccies from my trip but am struggling with jet lag. just can't face downloading the zillion piccies I have as with windows you have to drag evey photo over to "my pictures" one by one...uggggg

    I am going to try to go to the Geek Squad next weekend and see it they can create a shortcut. Last time they said no but maybe there will be a different guy working!

    We have been visiting family and had everyone for supper last night. Could hardly stay awake to eat it. teehee

    DH has been working hard in the back garden and I pruned everything in the front on Saturday. Today is bank holiday weekend here. It is Labour day. There are huge sponsored picnics all across the Province...usually sponsored by various unions. We often go but not this year! Think I will take a nap instead!!!

    Made one card since I got home...not hand coloured but another Christmas card finished so hey ho! Now to get it off the camera and onto my blog...oh my!

  6. Hi Sue,
    me wonderful blogging mate.
    These are really superb pins. This can get very addictive making these gems. I made mine ages ago and put them out of sight and promptly forgot about them. lol. Thank you for the reminder.
    Superb photography as usual Graham.
    I am looking forward to making some Christmas cards now that I have got my sister's grandchildren orders out of the way. Few Six baby books,and six 8x8 boxed cards , now I can relax me thinks. Just hope no more get preggy. lol. As she has a lot of grandchildren all of that
    Have a wonderful crafty day.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. Oh by the way I forgot to say I did make the butterfly. If you need to know how to make it it's on my blog last month.

  7. This are awesome sweetie, really pretty. You clever thing. I can see why the girls loved them. I bet they just look at them and stroke them like I do with gorgeous papers that I buy. Lol!!!


  8. Thank you Sue for giving me a wonderful way of presenting the stick pins. I never thought of making a box like this, boy it takes a genius to work things out. Bet the pins were well received they are gorgeous.

    Wilma x x x


  9. Sue, these pins are gorgeous and making the box for them is a great idea.

    Hazel x

  10. Helloooooooo my deal matey...I still keep opening the box and stroking them because they are definitely NOT going on cards they are too precious, remind me of a brilliant day we all had. Hope you and Graham are keeping well lots of hugglessssssssssssss Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  11. Hi Sue, these pins are fabulous and a super reminder of a super day.
    Hugs Sue W.

  12. BORE us?! These are beautiful, and I love your favorite swirly bead, Sue. Wonderful gifts, swap and embellies! Thank you for sharing! hugs, de

  13. Sue, these pins are amazing, love them all.
    Presenting them in the box is a fantastic idea.

    Patricia x

  14. Just linked up photos and your fabulous pins along with the pictures of us (I had to borrow off your post)!

    Finally seem to be getting over the jet lag but DH quite ill with a nasty cold he picked up on the plane. I had it too but bounced back quicker than he is...poor fellow!


Thank you so much for your comments, you make my day!
Hugs Sue Pxxx