February 25, 2010

Clothes Pin-ny For Your Thoughts...

Imagine world peace!
Imagine $1.50 gas!
Imagine size 6 jeans!
Ok, ok...I'll make it easy...
Imagine ME at the 99 Cent Store...
now that's do-able! And that's also where I found about
400 clothes pins for...yah...you guessed it...99 cents! (I'd also
like to add here, for posterity, that I am highly peeved that there
is no longer a "cent" sign on these modern new fangled key boards!)

But I digress...

I had some "ideas" about what I wanted to do with my bounty of wooden
clipper-doos...but me, being me...when I picked up an older "Coastal Living"
to work on (laminate goo on tile is not good!)...well, I ended up flipping
through the magazine and finding some pretty fun phrases...I could have
made a million clips!

The "sea" themes were a given...the anti-aging just cracked me up!

Again, I couldn't resist the lure of the obvious with the "I'm Made Of Wood"...
I know...I'm 3 years old!
After I got those out of my system, I got down to brass tacks and created what I had
envisioned from that start..

sheet music & a crepe rosette...

the world's smallest rosette.

Then I tried hand-stamped seam binding...alas, less than stellar results...

one more try, after giving the clothes pin an under coat of white paint to make the words "pop"...

much better!!!

Super fun and addicting! I actually use these for chip clips...and trust me, with the
amount of chips I have going on at any given time...they are all in use! ;}

Be sure to stop by Cindy's for more SHOW AND TELL FRIDAY


  1. What a great idea! I love it! Thank you for sharing!

  2. So incredibly cute!! I can't wait to make some of these!!

  3. Freaking love those! You're wicked cool.

  4. Darling clips, I could have used one of these this morning on my cereal bag! :) Thanks for sharing!
    Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  5. You know what?? I JUST CAN'T find the wooden clothespins ANYWHERE here duh. Just the nasty plastic ones in BRIGHT colors, not even pink ones duh!! OH how I wish a dollar store equivalent was here :(. LOVE what you created girl, so cute...IF only.....

  6. I am lovin' your chip clips..bet they work perfectly and all the time, they are looking great!
    Wonderful idea...
    xo bj

  7. I love the idea as well, thanks for sharing!~~Becky

  8. i need some of those...i like the seam binding ones the best...i think it's that sweet little bow that did it!!!

  9. I just gotta do some of these myself!! How very sweet...love the idea.

    I captured a bit of the Irish Lore today in my SHOW N TELL. Do stop by for a wee bit o' the Irish Luck if you can!

  10. Hello Most Creative "M"! Oh, these are super duper cute! You've even made a Note Songs one! I love it.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  11. Fabulous idea with the clothespins--I may have to make a few myself--thanks for sharing this!

    Have a beautiful day!

  12. Oh so cute, wonderful idea and this would be a great craft for children too, Char

  13. First! to produce the ¢ sign, you need to press Alt 155. Voila! For other codes to get symbols us old timers miss from the keyboard: http://usefulshortcuts.com/alt-codes/currency-symbol-alt-codes.php

    Love your clothespin clips! I have to say, the anti-aging one could get a lot of use in these parts!

    The stamped seam binding is beautiful.

    You are too too clever - as usual!

    And, yet, I'm concerned for you health.

    No glitter?!

    Are you alright?

    (Love the new pic in header!)

  14. Oh come on...you let me down. Where is the glittered one? I KNOW you have some glitter laying around!!

  15. warning: tinkering clothespins can become addictive

    take it from one who knows ...



  16. Meravigliose, veramente simpatiche...
    ciao ciao

  17. Too cute! I might just have to make some for myself. I have some wood clothes pins in a basket somewhere in my garden closet. I will do some beachy ones as I always have shells lying around just waiting to be used.

    ~ Tracy

  18. Good morning, M. Love your clothespin find. I too love clothespins and even stashed away some tiny ones. These are cute anywhere and everywhere. Love how you decorated them......so sweet. Have a beautiful day.

  19. These clothes pins are just fantastic. I love all of them but especially the ones with the antiqued words and phrases.


  20. I told my sister about this post and she said she always loved the old fashioned clothespins that were made up to look like dolls.
    She knows me too well and quickly responded "please don't make me any". She knows I am always trying to think of a reason to do a craft, esp.something new. She is one that is always trying to declutter her house.
    Anyways yours are soo cute. Wouldn't it be fun to have a "dressed up/decorated" clothespin swap sometime?
    God Bless,

  21. i've been buying decorated and stamped clothespins on Etsy for weeks nw. love all of your fun ideas!

  22. I love,love,love this idea. My goodness, how do you ever think of all these beautiful things to make?? You're obviously very,very talented and I thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us.

  23. Your boxes are just gorgeous..but what do you do with all those homeless matches? I am ready to throw the matches away,just so I can have the boxes.. :)
    Happy Pinks..have a wonderful week.

  24. I hate plain clothespins...I guess they remind me of my childhood when I had to hang clothes on the line when I would rather be playing...but, I have to say, these are the cutest I have ever seen! I love them!!!

  25. Cute close pins, but WHAT NO GLITTER?? I love the pins and have been thinking of doing some myself, lets see project # 99 on my list. LOL.

    Happy Pink Saturday (on Sunday)
    Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack


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