Wednesday, 28 December 2011

More Stick pins!!! A little more elegant and little less Flamboyant!




Here are a few more stick pins Ive been making.  I will be including some of these in the 6 blog candies I am giving away, so if you havent got your name down and you were one of my 301 original followers, get your name down on the Candy post before the 20th January 2012.  

Sadly the camera doesnt bring out the detail on some of the beautiful beads, but they still look pretty.  These ones are a little more dainty and elegant I feel than the more flamboyant ones in the previous stickpin post.  I think these would be more suited to cards and altered items like pretty boxes and jewellery boxes.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas.  Ours is still going on.  We are off to my In-laws today for some tasty nosh and a bit of craic and then to my parents tomorrow for even more food and craic!  I'll end up as stuffed as the Turkey on Christmas day!!  I love going to family events, should it be with my lot or Scrubby's lot, I always have great craic.  So the pavlova is in the oven doing its thing....hopefully it will carry on doing its thing and not collapse on me!  Though I havent had one yet thats collapsed......but there is a first time for everything.

Anyway, here are the stickpins.  








That is it for now my friends.  I hope you are all hitting the sales and getting loads of great crafty bargains.  If you find any great deals.....dont forget to let me know, lol.  


Ohhhh before you go.....look......perfect Pavlova straight from the oven.  There is no cream on it yet, obviously.  But its massive!  You probably cant tell from the photo but its at least 2 1/2 - 3 inches thick!!  Yummy.  It'll be gorgeous smothered in fluffy fresh whipped cream....hmmmmmm.......scrummy!

Straight from the oven....no cream added yet.  It went straight back into the oven after its photo shoot though, as the residual heat helps to prevent cracks and collapse.  Taking a Pavlova straight out from the warm oven into the cooler air makes loads of cracks appear and can cause it to drop a little.  So once it has finished cooking, I turn the oven off and leave it in there until it needs to be served.  Im talking about a couple of hours.....not days!! lol


That is one thick Pavlova!!  It'll look massive once the cream is on it!

Thats my lot for today.  Hope you all have a wonderful day, whatever you get up too.  And if you are out and about visiting, be safe on the roads.  I dont know about where you all are, but Northern Ireland is kicking up a storm out there.  The wind is very......windy!!

Toodles Noodles,

Loops xx


51 comments:

  1. Hi Loops hope you enjoyed your xmas! i love the stickpins! gorgeous!!!!!!

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  2. These are stunning Lee, you have used such gorgeous beads and you are a very talented lady.
    Becky x

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  3. These are also gorjuss, perfect for cards!!
    Ohhh, coming straight over for a piece of that, boy it looks so yummy!! Enjoy all the visits,food and craic(ps: not sure what it is, hope it's good,lol)
    lotsa luv

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  4. Hi Lee, the pins are yummy, your beads delightful----your pavlova looks good to eat without the cream but wish I was nearer for a slice!!
    Enjoy your meals out and the craic, bet you are the loudest lol
    Tilly x

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  5. Hi Lee Hope you had a great christmas,Your pins are stunning as always,
    Enjoy the rest of your day
    Bernice

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  6. The stick pins are fabulous but oh boy the pavlova does look good. How about posting your recipe.

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  7. Gorgeous pins and that pavlova looks scrummy....

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  8. Those stickpins are beautiful Lee!! Glad to here you are enjoying the festivities! Your pavlova looks yummy too :) Few bargains at Hobbycraft today lol but not much yet. (Not that it stopped me from spending a lot!!!)
    Rach :D xx

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  9. Hi, Sweetie.....your pins look really posh!...love the colours you put together....very elegant.
    Just Skyped with our son and his family in Bangor, Northern Ireland, and they have a tree over with the very high winds....and now the gales have arrived here, near Manchester!
    Hold tight, hun....haaaa!

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  10. They are gorgeous Lou...and that pavlova looks amazing hun...!

    big hugs Vicky xx

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  11. your pins are beautiful lee and omg i could just eat your pavlova.i love mine with cream and cherries.yummmyyumyum :D

    xx coops xx

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  12. Just luv those pins gorgeous as ever, and wow what a big pavlova, how many egg whites are in that one, I used Mary Berry recipe this time and it was my best one yet.
    Chris x

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  13. Hi Lee
    Fabulous stick pins (what else would I expect?) LOL! And that pavlova....... YUMMY!!!
    Enjoy your family gatherings!
    Hugs
    Christine x

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  14. Beautiful pins. Hope you had a great xmas, That pavlova looks too yummy! bet it didn'y last long!!
    Wendy x

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  15. Oh? God! Who is the lucky one to have this giant Pavlova???

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  16. Hi Lee - I have no idea what Pavlova is - but I WANT IT BAD. I wanna sink my teeth into that stuff - what's in it? YUM.
    I am so in love with that pink pin - top photo, pink pin on right. Do you know what it would cost to ship to me (Nevada, USA)? I'd love to have you make me some if it would cost me an arm and a leg to have you ship them. How much do you sell them for? Let me know. They're just beautiful!

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  17. Hi Lee - I have no idea what Pavlova is - but I WANT IT BAD. I wanna sink my teeth into that stuff - what's in it? YUM.
    I am so in love with that pink pin - top photo, pink pin on right. Do you know what it would cost to ship to me (Nevada, USA)? I'd love to have you make me some if it would cost me an arm and a leg to have you ship them. How much do you sell them for? Let me know. They're just beautiful!

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  18. Bet that pavlova has gone by now! Lovely pins Lee, you've been busy. Hope you had a great Christmas, Jx

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  19. gorgeous pins but actually in awww of your pav, my gosh mine never looks that big, hope it looked and tasted fabulous
    Hugs and have a great time at New Year
    Kate xx

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  20. Your stick pins look very elegant Lee! And I can almost smell your beautiful pavlova (or is it the smell that's coming out of my oven, I'm baking a couple of cakes right now ;-) Happy New Year to you, all the best! Ira

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  21. gorgous stick pins lee,i want some of your pavlova. sue xx

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  22. Such pretty pins Lee!! And my tummy just grumbled looking at that yummy desert! Hope it tasted as good as it looks! I'm off to make some bread pudding with my pannetone cake/bread! ((HUGS)) Gabi

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  23. Great pins hun and that pavolva looks scrummy! Happy New Year :)
    Thanks for popping by my blog! xxx

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  24. Lee - I can't get the link to work for your email address. I'm just thinking that I will REALLY NEED (that's NEED, not want, but NEED) the recipe for this Pavlova. You can email me at: karen.mycuprunnethover@gmail.com - talk with you soon!
    Karen

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  25. Wow fabulous stick pins sweetie and the roses in the post below with dew drops are just amazing! I have been trying to email you too but couldn't get it to work. you can email me at pinkgemdesigns@googlemail.com :)

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  26. hi lee,your pins are so elegant,happy new year and thanks for my birthday wishes,x

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  27. Hi Lee...gorgeous stick pins and the Pavlova looks wonderful. Happy new Year.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  28. Love the stickpin and save me a piece as i am coming over for a treat to my tummy!!!!! Happy New year my friend to you and scrubby(I sure hope that's a term of endearment or I'm in big trouble) but your teaching me this new language!!!!!!! Best wishes to you and your family in 2012!!!!!! You sure make my blogging most enjoyable!!!!!!!
    Hugs
    Linda

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  29. Happy new year Lee! One of my resolutions is to actually make some of those gorgeous stick pins! Thanks for the inspiration! Love Jayne. x x

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  30. The stick pins are all amazing Lee, so many pretty colours. Mmm! a very yummy pavlova.

    Donna x

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  31. Hi Lee, I love the look of your beautiful stick pins, they are very yummy! As is your pavlova, which I bet by now, might all be eaten? Happy New Year, Big Hugs, Teresa x

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  32. Hey sweetie, I could wolf down that pavlova all by myself :-) Your meringue is fantastic, and so are your stick pins! I love them all, keep up the good work my friend. Maddy x

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  33. heyyyyy hows my parnter in crime??? hope your christmas and new year were fantastic xx lubbery pins and flowers recently bud!!! hugs from redrottiexx

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  34. heyyyyy hows my parnter in crime??? hope your christmas and new year were fantastic xx lubbery pins and flowers recently bud!!! hugs from redrottiexx

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  35. Hello Loops, your pins are gorgeous - I've made a few of these too but I think yours are much better than mine. Thanks for visiting and commenting - it's much appreciated. Best wishes for 2012. Elizabeth x

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  36. Love these pins. I must have a go at making some.
    Happy New Year to you x

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  37. ok now you have made me hungry Lee lol...wow I love your pins they are so individual and so beautiful, I meant to email you as Dunelm Mill have a huge sale on all their beads, some are 40% off and I thought of you when I saw them...I hope you had a fantastic holiday season and I wish you and your loved ones good health, wealth and happiness for 2012...Happy New Year
    Mina xxx

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  38. I love all the stick pins you make Lee, they are always so gorgeous. That Pavlova looks huge!I hope you had fun eating it.
    Lindsay xx

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  39. Hey Lee,
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Your pins are so lovely and your Peace Rose is GORGEOUS! I'm gonna give it a try but I don't think mine will look even close to this, at least not for awhile and a lot of practice! What is a pavlova? Is it made with egg whites? Is it an Irish dish? I am very Irish and Swedish but never heard of this! Looks good!
    Crafty Hugs,
    Pendra

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  40. Happy New Year to you hun, hope you had a good one
    Hugs Kate x

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  41. Wow some more gorgeous pins! Your pavlova is scrummy yummy!
    Happy New Year to you and your family, full of happiness.
    Hugs xx

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  42. I came here to tell you how gorgeous and classy those pins were then I saw that pavlova and totally forgot (sorry), it looks so yummy...I had to stop and think why I came again :o)
    So is there any left?
    hugs Teresa xx

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  43. Absolutely stunning pins lee and that pavlova has made my mouth water...oh yum I will have go and dig out something sweet to eat now. I'm blmaing you for the New year diet failure ..lol.

    Happy new year and thank for all your lovely comments on my blog
    Kerry x

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  44. Hi Lee - WOW!! Your handmade stick pins are gorgeous!!! I'm following your blog now too, so I can stay up to date with your postings! xo

    -pamela :)

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  46. Your being way too quiet over there!!!!! Hope your creating fabulous projects!!!!!!

    Hugs Linda

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    das sind wirklich hübsche Kreationen und den Rosen-Tutorial finde ich grandios. Dankeschön.

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  48. Happy New Year Lee to you and your family.....Your pins look fabulous and the pavlova looks so yummy even with out the cream.....
    Mandy x

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  49. OOOh love those stickpins and the pavlova is looking yummy even without the cream, it,s making my moth water.
    (hugs)
    Trish (-:

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  50. Lee: I realize that you don't really enter many (if any) challenges. But this project (or any of your beautiful projects) would be perfect for Word Art Wednesday. Just go ahead and link up your project at wordartwednesday.blogspot.com and you can win a lovely prize. It's so easy, and we need entrants desperately, so I hope you will consider it, Lee. Please think about it - so easy, and you can win fairly easily. You know I LOVE your work. Talk with you soon, and be sure to ask me if you need assistance. I LOVE chatting with you, Lee!
    Blessings


    Karen

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Helloooooo! Anybody out there??!! Hey....there you are! Thanks for leaving a comment and stopping by my Blog. Lee x