Saturday, April 25, 2009

Pink Saturday

Welcome to another Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly.
Go to her blog to check out all the participants for this week. This week I am concentrating on my crafting pink. These are some of my pink trims waiting to be set free and turned into something sweet like.....

this confection collage I made to honor those delicious homemade cakes and cupcakes. I made one for a friend's birthday and liked it so much, I made one for my etsy shop too. It is so sweet with a handwritten recipe that looks like grandma's handwriting plucked from her recipe box. 
Have a super sweet Saturday and a piece of cake if you can get it!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm felting and I can't stop!

Have you ever tried a technique or a tutorial and then you couldn't stop? Well, that is how it has become with me , felted wool sweaters, and this designer's blog.
I made the little tote in the previous post and now I can't stop making these posies with the scraps. I even went looking for more thrift store sweaters. I can't seem to find the pastel sweaters I am searching for, they all seem to be red, blue , or green.  A pink one must be a coveted prize for sure! With the larger scraps of blues and greens I am going to try the baby blanket in her book!  I can't let any go to waste. Give it a try yourself, just don't take my pink sweater if you find it!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Pink Saturday

This is my first time joining Pink Saturdays. I would like to thank Beverly for including me. Please stop here
to visit her and everyone else participating. I used the tutorial from this designer's blog
to make this little girl's tote for my niece. I really enjoyed learning how to search for and felt thrift store wool sweaters to make this. I really was hoping to find a soft pink but after going to 3 stores I realized I was lucky to find any pink at all that day. I'll have to keep looking. So I used what I found to make this for her First Communion next month. I will add inside a prayer book and a Miraculous medal for her to take to church.

This lamp has been in my family a long time. It used to be in my Grandmother's house, then my mother's house before being passed to me. It is gorgeous, not a chip to it. I wonder who hand painted it so many years ago. 
Here is a detail of the delicious painting. Such beauty in a few strokes. 
Thanks for visiting and I will be around to visit you all soon. Save a glass of iced tea for me.