Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Good morning my friends. Another snowy day in Michigan! I have the day "off" from the shop today, but I have SOOOO many things I want to get done. We took a great old beadboard cupboard to the shop yesterday and I want to get down there to paint it. I want to get sewing on more bunnies - I sold five on Saturday. AND I have to take Mom to the doctor at noon - her back is out AGAIN!
But in the meantime, I thought it might be fun to share part of my pinkeep collection with you. It's probably one of my favorite collections and they are so much fun to look for - but only the really prim ones! Above is a really prim sunflower done on an old tin "cup".
I love this strawberry. The material is really textured and it must be rag stuffed.
I found these two old girls down by the Indiana border of Michigan. Aren't they a hoot?
Love this old woman on a spool.
This old pear is also very weighty.
This one is done on top of a rusty old tin can.
Another primitive pear.
More strawberries, one out of ticking and one out of old velvet.
This is a favorite too. Very heavy with rips and patches.
This one is mounted on an old insulator.
What would a collection be without an old shoe?
And this little chick also had to get in on the action.
I have more, but I'll wait until another day to share those - they are lots bigger.
Sure do wish I could just snuggle in today and not have to go outside! They snow is coming like crazy. Oh well. I know a lot of you are counting the days until spring - count me in! I can't hardly wait to transplant flowers, start some gardens and enjoy the outdoors. But for now, I'm thankful to have a cozy nest, a warm woodstove and a place to get creative.
Hope you all have a snuggly day.
Until next time...


  1. Love those pinkeeps! Enjoy your day off..sounds like it is a busy day.
    I want to thank you for stopping by my blog. ONE of these days I want to STOP by your SHOP!!
    Hang in there.... ONLY 31 days till Spring!

  2. Love your pinkeeps! The old gals are the best!

  3. I love these keeps.....
    I am one of those 'counting the days' people. I am making lists of things I want to accomplish!!!!

  4. Love the pinkeeps and it's a wonderful collection!

    I'm counting the days till spring too:)


  5. Hi Dawn, Another snowy day here too. Ruined my plans for an outing - probably just as well as Lili shared her head cold with me! LOL She is getting better and I am getting sick.

    Love the pinkeeps! So Prim!!

  6. I just love those pinkeeps Dawn. I can't decide which one I like the most!

  7. I love the pinkeeps. I love blogging -- never know what you will come across, lol.

  8. Love the older ones! ; but they are all great pinkeeps!


  9. You have a great pinkeep collection Dawn!....thank you for sharing pics of them!


  10. Hi Dawn,
    It's been snowy here too!!
    Love, love, love the pin-keeps!!


  11. ~~Love your blog...love your stuff it's very worn and prim looking..just love it..


  12. Love your pinkeep collection! A girl can never have too many pinkeeps and you have some really wonderful ones!

  13. What a great collection, Dawn. I especially love the old, velvet strawberry! Where is Spring????