Sunday, August 15, 2010

I Love My Clothespins



I've been winding my embroidery floss around clothes pins for ages. When I was younger I would wrap each skein around the paper card and write the color number at the top. At some point I realized that I didn't care what the color number was nor did I like the way the floss came off the card. A big bag of clothespins will set you right up. If you hold the pin in one hand and give the floss a rip with the other it comes off so easily.

Before wrapping them with floss I painted and stamped them. They looked so pretty I decided to put them in an old bread pan by color.



Another small project I've been staying busy with is my little chalkboard pins. I love making these to clip onto baskets, etc. so that I know what's inside. Of course clipping one on this project was just for fun.



I have some other completed projects to share this week that I think you'll like. You might even want to try making a few yourself.

4 comments:

Cindi said...

Really cute project. I need to find a new way to store my floss. I always end up getting big knots in mine. Can't wait to see more projects.

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Lisa,

Your floss covered clothespins looks so amazing.....just like a setup out of "French General" or something. I also like your small blackboards.....very cute and helpful. Can't wait to see the other goodies you're going to show us.....hurry, hurry!

Hugs,
Meri

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Lisa, your clothespins are painted so pretty. I started wrapping lace and crocheted bits on mine when I saw Jane (Mamie Jane's) doing it with her stash. Makes for a great display.

Have a wonderful week. :) Tammy

Carole said...

Super cute Lisa. I love how you painted and stamped the clothespins. What did you use to write "Floss" on the chalkboard? I haven't written on mine yet and am curious what you used. Big Hugs, Carole