When I was working to bring this pincushion project about (which we’re going to launch in about one week!), I started looking for decorative sewing pins.
You see, once in a while, I realize I need to put at least some effort into visual marketing. I don’t do this too often, admittedly. I wish I could. I wish I had The Flair. The Knack. The “perfect touch” sort of gift, to be able to bring about Instagram- and Pinterest-worthy photos that, by virtue of their meticulously styled visual perfection, they can entice people in, hooking them on a website or into … yes… (because for most of them, it’s all about marketing) … a sale.
But I don’t really operate that way. It’s never the foremost thing in my mind. Should it be? I don’t know. Some people say yes. Some people say no. But I really don’t know! These are things I think about.
Still, when this pincushion project began to materialize, I decided to go on a search for decorative pins, because I have long wanted decorative pins for pin-related photos.
Decorative pins are not necessarily the pins you reach for when you’re in the midst of a serious sewing project.
Instead, I see them as contributing to the Happy Factor associated with well-loved hobbies.
And while decorative pins should also be capable of use, I wouldn’t expect them to be industrial. They’re usually for light use, while boosting the Happy Factor.
That’s how I see them, anyway.
Finally, I found pins that contribute brilliantly to my Happy Factor on a couple levels. I thought I would share them with you, just in case you need a touch of cheer these days.
I found these oh-so-cute and cheery sewing pins on Etsy, here. The Etsy name of the shop is (surprisingly) DecorativeSewingPins, but the business name is Cherry Chick, and you can follow her on Instagram here. She makes flower sewing pins, marking pins for counted thread work, and the like.
Some of her pins are made with decorative glass beads, some are enameled – there’s a pretty wide variety of really cute pins there.
The real reason I think the shop worth mentioning, though, is not because she provides pins. Pins are pretty ubiquitous.
It’s because she takes a pin and turns it into something that is capable of making a person happy. She brings a little color and life to what would otherwise be a fairly unremarkable (though essential) tool.
And on top of that, I’m happy that she has built a nice little business creating pins that are simply charming.
Good for her!
So yes, these pins from Cherry Chick boost my own Happy Factor in several ways.
I just love these little multi-color flowers!
I had to get purple flowers because… well. Purple.
(It was the want of a purple flower pin that sent me on my first foray into finding decorative pins many years ago. I never found one that I liked. Now I have a small garden full of them! Yay!)
And I went for the wee daffodils because… well. Daffodils! And because I thought they’d look nice in the upcoming pincushion.
It’s blinged well up now for some proper photos.
Not necessarily this photo. It looks like I speared the bee.
In any case, these pretty and cheery little pins from Cherry Chick – no affiliation, just a happy customer – brightened my day. Even if you aren’t looking for decorative pins, I hope they brighten yours, too!
Have a lovely Monday!