Friday, April 15, 2011

What to do with a Harvest of clothes pins



If you're like me many things inspire you to be creative. Recently I was doing some basement exploring looking for inspiration. I came across a harvest of vintage wooden clothes pins. These clothes pins were my Nana's(Grandma's) and Busha's(Great Grandma's) they were used and really show their wonderful age. I don't hang many clothes and when I do I don't use clothes pins. After all we have dryers now. So this got me thinking what could I make with these clothes pins. I remember I once had a clothes pin doll. I'm not sure where she is now, I suppose she's hiding out in the basement.
So that brings me to a childhood memory of funny faced fruit refrigerator magnets. Do you remember these I'm not sure if they were from the 50's or earlier. I just remember loving them and their quirkiness. I remember a pear and a watermelon and apple guy. I'm not sure where they are perhaps they are playing with the clothes pin doll.
I decided I would take that inspiration & make some ornaments. So I've made a few batches of Halloween and Harvest Creepling Ornies. Most of the Halloween ones have sold which I'm thrilled about! I know it's only Spring but I'm having fun with Fall right now. Where do you get your inspiration from?

14 comments:

Malissa said...

What a great way to use those old clothespins! I got my inspiration for my I Scream Cones from the old retro dancing ice creams- I'm not sure from where, but they are a memory that is floating in my head!

Adsila said...

Very clever use of the clothes pins.

Trish Stover said...

Wonderful! love the idea of using something so simple to make something so cool :>)

Lisa said...

Oh Becca, what memories you brought back! I remember, using these type of clothes pin, with the flower of a holly hock. the bloom was the skirt, I don't remember how we made the face, but the memory was triggered by your ornaments!

Have the best weekend!
Lisa

magikalseasons said...

Thank you everyone:) Wishing you all a wonderful weekend too!
Oh Lisa those sound super cute. I did play around with garland for skirts if I were to do some little ladies.

yoborobo said...

I love these! Your colors always make me smile - and those faces! LOL! It's no wonder they are selling. Happy weekend! xox Pam

Leslie said...

Such a fun way to repurpose those old clothes pins!

magikalseasons said...

Thanks Pam & Leslie! :)

eimear brennan said...

Brilliant! I love your work, i can't stop smiling when i visit your blog. don't know if i said that last time?? thanks!

Scarableu said...

these little guys are adorable, great ideas, cant wait to read you more!!

Sarah said...

Whahahahaha loooove them...you get better all the time girl..so freaking creative!! Hugs, Sarah

Jessica Penot said...

Good use of clothes pins. I'm glad they've been selling well.

magikalseasons said...

Thanks so much scarbleu & Sarah and eimear :)
Hi Jessica & thank you too been thinking about you with all these storms. Great to hear from you! :)

adelesspookyart said...

I LOVE these!!
Very FUN idea!!

Thanx for Sharing!!