Monday, January 16, 2012

Dancing on her pincushion

My friend 'Bloom of we bloom here has become quite famous on her own little pincushion; her clever creations are popping up all over the web in a pretty spiderweb of links... she is quite pleased and some time ago announce to me her delight, with the phrase "I'm dancing on my pincushion" ... I had an idea.

If she was to actually dance on her pincushion she would no doubt squash the poor little thing and probably in a serves you right kinda way poke herself in the toe with a pin.

The other thing you need to know about Margaret is that she is rather fond of those little wooden peg dolls, I am willing to bet that at any given moment there are at least 20 scattered or clustered around her living room and more lined up patiently waiting for painting or tweaking.

Being Jewish the Blooms do not celebrate Christmas which was fabulous for me because I could send her this as a kind of Happy New Year gifty.


She pirouettes to the twinkling tune of Tchaikovsky's Waltz of the flowers which quite serendipitously happens to be one of her "favorite melodies of all time, ever"



Sometime I surprise even myself with my silliness; that tutu is quite simply the smallest I have ever made.

9 comments:

natalie said...

Too clever :) what a gorgeous gift! did you make the box?

W-S Wanderings said...

I'm not trusting that my comment will actually find its way to you (Blogger tantrums), but I'll give it a shot anyway.

This is NOT silly. It is clever, wonderful, mega-creative, and thoughtful. I mean, you replaced the dancer with a twirling, tutu-ed PEG DOLL!

WOW!!!!

Shannon said...

Natalie, I modge podged decoupaged with millions of strips of cherry blossom tissue paper and did some interior decorating, does that count? (I have to say it was a vast improvement on the hideous hot pink fairy it started with)

WSW...you know I think you are fabulous but it is a bit silly..(wonderful, creative, thoughtful and clever I'll take too)

M. Bloom said...

Thank you again... it was the most delightful gift... It's still in the kitchen so we can dance along with the teeny, tiny ballerina daily!

Mummyzilla said...

That is so clever - what a wonderfully thoughtful gift. Maybe its time to retire my 'two shoulder pads sewn together' pin cushion and invest in some wonderfulness.

Donna said...

What a lucky friend she is....to have clever talented you for her friend!

K said...

Well, quite fun to catch up on this end of my circle - you and Ms. Maggs. I always know that there will be something energizing between the two of you. And you have not yet failed to perform. Always bringing new things into the world. it makes me very happy to be audience to that.

Victoria said...

Very clever my dear, very clever! x v

Ronnie said...

Awesome work - so much nicer than the little mass produced versions that are all that are around these days. I will defiantly keep this in mind for my girls