Thursday, April 21, 2011

One Cute Chick!

 Happy Thursday!  Today is the third Thursday of the month so it is "Hello Thursday" - the day way ProvoCraft announces new Cricut cartridges.  I'll have more info about these for tomorrow but I wanted to share something that I thought would give you a smile to start the day.

Wednesday I took my Dad to the dentist in Doylestown - a bit far from where he lives now but you know how hard it is to change once you are used to a certain dental practice.  It turns out that this office is located directly across the street from the Mercer Museum.  This was one of my favorite places to visit as a child and a frequent school field trip destination.  I could go on and on to tell you about the amazing collections of Henry Chapman Mercer.  Instead I'll give you this link to the Mercer and Fonthill Castle Museums.  Please click over to the site to see the incredible concrete structures Mercer engineered to hold his extensive collection of the tools and everyday items of American life.

For old times sake, I wandered over to the gift shop for a quick look around while Dad had his checkup.  I love to visit museum gift shops and often find interesting items there.  I won't show you all of the things I discovered that I "had to have" (some are for gifts!), however, I thought this little chick pincushion from felted wool would be perfect for Easter week.  If you take a close look you will see that the "wheels" are two thread spools and the chick is actually a pincushion.

The chick even came with three "starter pins" for a tail!

I imagine someone will send me a message to ask about the paper in the background.  You can see it more clearly in this photo with a slightly blurry chick.  I belong to the Taylored Expressions "Key Ingredients" subscription club and get a monthly box of cardmaking goodies.  These papers were part of the March Kit and are from the My Mind's Eye Stella Rose - Gertie collection.  There is a special blog for inspiration showing the kits in use called The Key Ingredients Blog
They are now showcasing the April kit (which is waiting for me when I get home later on Thursday) but you can see more things made with the March kit HERE.

As a Cricut Circle member I have had a bit of a "sneak peek" at the new cartridges on Wednesday and I think that many of them will be very popular.

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  1. He/She is pretty darn cute!!!

  2. That is such a cute chick! Very pretty background paper. I love Taylored Expressions, but have not yet been able to buy any. In part because I can't decide which stamp set to buy first lol. And the $1200 boiler repair doesn't help either lol. TFS :D

  3. Cute little pin cushion - clever idea to use empty spools as the "wheels", too. And the Mercer museum looks magnificent! I checked out all of the "exhibit" links on the site.....

    Wendy T.

  4. Oh my, that's the cutest pin cushion I've ever seen! It sure beats my red "tomato"! I think I'll try to make his wheels! The background paper is so pretty. I'll have to check out their website. TFS.


  5. You're were right, it made me smile. Thanks for the link to the museum. It's the type of museum I'd love and I've never heard of it. I will definitely have to go there if I ever get any where near there. Thanks.

  6. Super Cute chick and great Idea. TFS


  7. This is such a cute little chick. Sure beats the pin cushions that look like tomatoes :) Thanks for sharing. The card paper is really pretty. Love the color blends.

  8. ANy clue as to why Hello Thursday is now called "Waiting on Friday"? No one is even hinting that anything is different.

  9. That's definitely the cutest pin cushion I've seen! Thanks for sharing!

  10. What a cute pincushion! TFS!

    ~Sharon C.


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