Tuesday, October 21, 2008

how to use a posy pin:

welcome to all of you who have flown over from the nesting place! i hope you enjoy your time here and come back to visit often.


one of my biggest sellers are the posy pins. posy pins are little flowered brooches made from several layers of various fabrics, topped by a chubby covered button and finished off with a bar pin in the back. there are so many uses for them, so i thought i'd do a little demonstration on the many uses of a posy pin.


first off, and probably my favorite use, is on a "beater". ok, totally not a pc term, but we all call them that, right? these tanks are the staple of my wardrobe, along with jeans. what better way to "cute-ify" a simple basic outfit than to slap on a posy? well, maybe don't slap it on, it does have a pin on the back. be careful!


but really, why stop at one when you can wear 3?!?


but one still looks cute, too.


and to add a little life to a boring winter coat, these little posies will happily do the job!

another winter staple are scarves. why not funk them up a bit and scatter a few posies on them. so unexpected, yet it totally works.

a simple way to add a little extra drama to a basic bag is to pin on a posy.


ok, so this bag already has enough drama on its own, but how cute does it look with some extra oomph? btw, as cute as the bag is, i never use it. it barely even holds a diaper. maybe in a couple years...


how great are the posies on a pillow? and the great thing about this is that it is totally temporary. if you want to add a posy to your jacket for the day, just pull it off your couch!

maybe you're throwing a birthday party and want to add some extra color. add some posies!


or maybe its a baby shower. soften things up with some pastel posies. these would also be great as...

gift topppers! how fun is that? not only are you giving a gift, but making the gift look better. and since the posies come in sets of 3, you get to keep 2 for yourself!

and last, but not least, you can add the posies to picture frames to draw a little extra attention. i just made a little loop of masking tape and stuck it to the back of the pin. yeah, the adorable little girl definitely adds to the look, too. but where is her posy hair clip? who is her mama?

so, what other uses can you think of for these pins? do tell!

14 comments:

aswewalk.com said...

Those are too stinking cute!! I found you on Nester. I just might have to order me some posy pins for my own Christmas stocking!

Holly said...

Those are seriously some of the most fabulous pieces of fluffy wonderfulness that I have ever seen!!

Campbell said...

Your posy pins are beautiful! I have quite a stash of vintage frabric scraps that will be perfect to create some of these lovelies with-thanks for the inspiration!!

KiaBia said...

The posy pins are beautiful! I am loving the aprons too! Will have to order some when my allowance gets in.

sandy said...

They are just too cute!

Amanda said...

Can't wait to get matching ones for me and my 4 yr old! So fun! Endearing...

Sallie said...

Love the different uses of the pins.

Megan's Munchkins said...

I just got my 3 posy pins in the mail and IMMEDIATELY put them on!! They are so fun and versitle. If you are on the fence, ORDER SOME!! I loved the scarf idea, can't wait to try that one!

babydollsandbeerbottles said...

I LOVE your poppy pins... I REALLY REALLY want some with the tweed-looking fall fabrics, but they're all sold out. **sniff**... please stock some more in your "store"...

~Laura

the undomesticated wife said...

I especially love them on the purses and pillows!

Leah said...

love them!!

Tranquility said...

Those are the cutest things ever! AND so easy to use on anything to add a little splash of pretty!

Bonnie said...

Those are adorable !!!

Just stopped by for the first time. Love your blog !!

Laura said...

Put them on beanies and berets and other hats - straw or felt or?