Pins revisited

I have been doing little spring clean in my craft-stash(s), and have once again found treasuries I didn't remember having. Like these little pins one of my friends gave me with "I know you'll make something fun of these". That was years (seriously) ago.

You know these things: an ad-pin of some sort, nice and sturdy metal but hardly anything you would use after certain conference/election/exhibition. So you end up tossing them. These are push-pins, totally unused (still in the plastic wrap), and I started to think how I could give them a new life completely? Enter some felt, sharp scissors, needles for felting and:

This year's happy little pins were born! Do you still remember 2011 style? If you do, you remember also that I couldn't make just pins last year - how about 2012?

I think you already knew that I had to make matching pouches? Oh yes, phone cozies this time with some pretty birds and bees. I am sure there will be single pins (going solo into my shop) but these three sets I just have to list as sets. You can see them more closely here soon.

Now I'm off to see some high-class ice hockey (we've won last two games, fingers crossed for tonight) and I wish you happy Tuesday!


**Edit. I re-organized the pictures as they were literally all over the place. Me and the new blogger are not the best of friends, yet. And oh yes, we did win the game, it was a third in a row, fantastic!**


Jane said...

They are fab Mia and I yes I do know you and your sets...gorgeous work especially the green set. You are quite the Upcycling Queen. It just shows that you should NEVER throw anything away from you stash(s) ;0)
Hope the hockey goes well for you,
Enjoy your evening,
Jane x

angeliki said...

I love both your transformed pins and your pouches!! I also like the theme- birds you always use!!

Mia said...

Hello Jane,

Thank you! I know, my stash(s) ;) sometimes annoy me SO, but here and there I seem to use them! And oh yes, we did win indeed, it's looking great now :)

Happy Wednesday!


Mia said...

Hello angeliki,

Thank you! I love birds (and bees too), and they seem to appear in my creations quite often!

Have a great week!


Teje Karjalainen said...

Hi Mia! Your new pins and pouches are beautiful! Great idea for the pin. And you have made really cute small bags (in your last post)! I hope you can sit and do your knitting outside soon! For me that weather was the best because here it's already quite hot.
Good Luck to Finland in ice hockey! x Teje

Mia said...

Hello Teje!

It's said to be +15Cthis afternoon even (!!!) and i am planning to get my pin-factory outside! I'll still need some hot tea and a pillow to sit on but STILL! Fantastic!

Happy days!


P.S. Sveitsi kaatui 5-2, tämähän näyttää HYVÄLLE :)

Helen Philipps said...

Gorgeous little pins, Mia. I do love how you create your sets, they work so well together. Hope the hockey went well!
Have a happy day!
Helen x

Mia said...

Thank you Helen!

And oh, hockey is going great, we've won the last three games, yippii!

I wish you wonderful week, sunshine and happy crafting!


Beth of The Linen Cat said...

These are truly fabulous! They go so nicely together in their sets, I always love the scallop edges to your brooches. Bethx

Mia said...

Thank you Beth,

I am a truly believer that "matchy makes marvellous" and "set surpasses single" - and I am happy to see that there are others who like that too :)

I wish you wonderful Saturday Evening!


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