Friday, April 16, 2010

Pink Saturday… Pink is an Attutude

My sweet twin nieces were busy a  couple of months ago getting ready for the Guadalupe County 4-H Youth Show…they entered the Arts and Crafts division and both wanted unique projects…I think you’ll agree that they came up with one-of-a-kind  creations that are PINK to the core…Look at their amazing work…First Kate (“Baby A” we call her cuz she was born first) decided on an altered book…a memory keeper pocket book with 12 pockets- one for each month… 

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She started with a Readers’ Digest Condensed Book that was in the “Free” box at our library’s annual sale.  Then she went to work creating pockets…

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She painted some pages and decoupaged others…using recycled and reclaimed bits and pieces…and, of course, lots of pink…

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She filled each month with tags of quotations from famous people born that month…along with holidays, and birthstones, and flower of the month notes. It was quite an accomplishment for an 8th grader, don’t you think? Such confidence  and daring with just the right touch of sweetness and femininity…just like our favorite color!!!

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Of course, she won a Blue ribbon and it sold right away! Kinda sad to see it go, but she’s so creative that she can do another…

Not to be outdone, Kendra (aka “Baby B” of our Non-twins…we call them that since they look nothing alike) decided on an art apron…she had never sewed in her life, but that didn’t deter her!  She was eligible to start with a plain cook’s apron for her project which she titled   so perfectly  “CREATE”…

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she added flowers and letters and ladybugs…

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Then she made it “Girly” to the max  by sewing on a feminine flounce of ballerina net and flowers…

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Now just look at her “Create Art Apron “ with  the perfect final touches…Art tools!

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And of course, she also brought home a Blue ribbon and she also sold her apron right away! Now be honest, could you have done something so amazing when you were in the 8th grade?  I know I could not have even come close!What Pink Attitudes these girls have and what amazing women they will become!!!

Now scoot over to Beverly’s house to see who is posting even more PINK this Saturday!!!

Thank you Beverly for all the fun.

And then check out Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat where we’ll be making art of every sort this June…I’ll be teaching my own version of a Pocket Full of Memories Book…It will be such fun, you should come.

Last week I offered Bluebonnet seeds to Pink Saturday visitors…I have decided not to draw “winner” but to share Nature’s bounty to all who replied…I’ll be harvesting and contacting everyone later. Have a Pink Week…


My Crafty Little Page said...

They're just chips off the old block! Baby A's book is sooo cute. Just paid $1.00 for 10 minutes of computer time here at Relay...woohoo - for 6 bucks I can stay online until I get sleepy. Miss you guys this year and everyone's asking where you guys are. Next year okay? :) N

Sherry from Alabama said...

We were a 4-H family too. My three children learned so much while in the club. Enjoyed your post!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Maggie said...

These are just wonderful projects! Go them!

Sorry for being here so late today- my son is at the prom and we spent all day getting ready... and who said boys were low maintenance? haha!

Have a super week!

Happy PS!

In Shoes We Trust,
Maggie Mae
"Do these shoes match this purse?"

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.


I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.