A creative mess is better than tidy idleness. ~Author Unknown
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Monday, June 28, 2010


I am Barb from Bejeweled Quilts, living in Amerika Samoa at the moment.

Most people in Amerika Samoa hang out their clothes, electricity is so expensive here and it is usually hot enough to dry them quickly.

So a friend asked if I would make her a clothes pin holder. I gave it a thought or two for a few days and so today, I just started cutting...no pattern....

and this is what I got...

The first picture is for when she is not using the clothes pins...

This next one, I just put a button in the back so the bag gaps open so she has easy access to the pins.

This is the back of the bag.

Of course, it will be on the clothes line and not a hanger.

I guess I could have gone online and found a fun pattern but living here in the salt air, I wanted something durable for her and this denim fabric seamed to fit the bill.

Thanks Aunt Pitty Pat for inviting me to be apart of this community of bloggers.


Unknown said...

Barb your very welcome for the invite. I have to tell you I just love your pin bag.. It's adorable. Your so clever to make it out of denim... it will last longer. But I have to tell you I love the purple heart.. it's so cute!! I am sure your lucky friend will love this gift. Thank you for sharing with us!!

Terry said...

What a cute clothes pin holder! :0)

Jennifer said...

Excellent idea! It looks great.

hetty said...

Cute clothes pin holder, Barb!

Robin (RsIslandCrafts) said...

Your improvised bag turned out great Barb! Of course I love the purple color and the appliques on the back :)

West Michigan Quilter said...

Cute clothes pin holder! Love the colors too and the butterfly designs.

Anonymous said...

Good use of your GO! dies, Barb :) Very cute design!

CJ said...

Hi! Barb!! Welcome to Pins!
I ♥LOVE♥ your pin bag. The idea with the button holders is great. If you ever want to do a tutorial on it, let APP or me know so you can post it on the Pins Tutorial page :)
Thanks for sharing ~ look forward to more of your posts.

angiesraggedypatch said...

Its wonderful!!!!
Great job sweetie!

CC said...

What a wonderful clothes pin holder.
I love it, the fabric you chose. the patterns..it all works so well together...I love it all. One of my most favorite memories is hanging out clothes with my mother, moving the clothes pin holder down the line, the smell of the clothes hot from the sun. Her holder was a little dress...now I have to see if I can find a pattern like that. You have inspired me.

Becky said...

I love what you created!! So practical and lovely!