Saturday, 31 March 2012


Hey guys,

Happy Saturday, How are you spending your weekend? Well i have much designing to do for a show due on German TV for Claritystamp, and have also just completed some designs for this weekend's shows on Create&Craft, so don't forget about it,  if you are a Barb/Clarity fan.  I also will be posting my samples on here and my FB account 'Vick McClean'. So, how did i kick off my weekend? I started yesterday and made myself what i think is recycling at its best and breath-takingly beautiful if i do say so myself (and you know me i dont blow my own trumpet, but its so pretty)  i couldn't be happier, as to how it turned Shabby Chic Pincushion!! The pics don't do it justice though its even more beautiful in the flesh so to speak, and much of the 'gubbins' are recycled, which is you doing your bit for the environment! what more could you ask for? here it is..... pics......then ingredients and next week, look out for the posting to your very own lesson on Youtube of how to make it, you know i love to share my ideas!!! so keep your eye out for the posting on Facebook and on here, of my very popular 'How To' tut videos..................Enjoy guys!! xxxHugs Vick
P.S Even the rear looks good!!!
P.P.S I will also be making a matching shabby chic mirror to complete the set!!

Ingredients used for this creation

Recycled items - Empty can of Tuna - inners of an old cushion - a beige suede skirt (including waistband) elastic bands - and lastly, glass pebbles from my weighted balloon boxes (used at my wedding 8yrs ago)
Wild Orchid Crafts items - Lace, any cream or natural trim will do though - 30mmx40mm 'beautiful lady' cameo - medium ivory satin bows with pearl centres - 25mm open roses in, baby pink, two tone rosy/baby pink, and ivory - pearl spray - large cream with gold sequinned fabric butterflies - pearlescent pear shaped pins - crown pins in baby pink
Other items from my own stash - several different sizes and colours of glass pearls - Siver rondelle spacers - silver plated bead caps - Ivory soft marabou feathers

I hope you like this, and don't forget, look out for the matching mirror frame and tut video on YouTube in how to make them, thanks again xxx Hugs


  1. Very on trend as they say... love your crafty tips.. and great end project..

  2. Absolutely gorgeous, Vick! Well done, you are right to be proud! xx

  3. stunning vicky
    hugs linda xxx

  4. Hi Vick, what a gorgeous creation! It all looks so lovely, no wonder you are chuffed with it, Hugs, Teresa x