Friday, May 28, 2010

Pink Saturday Birthday Celebration All Week Long

Happy Blog Birthday, Beverly. Thanks for reminding us to find the PINK that surrounds us… and for organizing us and introducing us to each other. It is wonderful to pause in the midst of our hurry-scurry lives and concentrate on finding the beauty of all things PINK in our daily lives.  Stop in to say Thanks and Congrats!http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/

And speaking of PINK, just look at all this pretty PINK! I bought stacks of Waverly fabric samples at Bussy’s Flea Market in San Antonio years ago just knowing that “someday” they would come in handy.

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2010 Paper Cowgirl swap projects in progress 001

Aren’t they pretty? I guess they are from the 80’s…Well, that “someday “has come in the form of a special swap invitation from Mendy Mitrani , http://mendytexas.blogspot.com/ Mendy is one of the instructors at Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat coming up at the end of June. Check it out at http://www.papercowgirl.blogspot.com/ Mendy challenged us to create special flowers from vintage materials and ephemera. Twenty-six of us accepted the call to make pretty pansies to swap. I was all set to make flowers from paper and bits of lace.

apper flowers in progress

But they looked too much like the project we are doing in the class I’m teaching that I just couldn’t get going…But then, as luck would have it, I found a Great project offered by Rebecca Sower in her Etsy shop.

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Isn’t it pretty? I ordered the instructions and started pulling out piles of fabric…The project is pretty easy since her instructions are excellent!  I started making them Friday night while watching the Celtics game and here they are so far…

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I’ll be using velvet leaves and fluffing the loops up a bit, but they are turning out pretty good so far…and since this is such a special Saturday, I’ll be making an extra one for a Blog Birthday Giveaway. Leave a comment and I’ll announce the winner when we meet again next Pink Saturday. I’ll make sure to pick a good one with lots and lots of pink!!

I’ll be super busy this week…it’s time to get out in the garden to harvest Bluebonnet seeds. They are dry and starting to pop all over the yard. They actually “Pop”. You can hear them and if you’re near enough, they’ll hit your legs! I’ll be sending packets to those who entered that giveaway back in  April. If you missed that post, leave me a comment requesting those seeds and I’ll share some with you too. Mother Nature has been so very kind with spring showers at just the right times so we have lots of seeds to share. And now, be sure to visit Beverly on this happy day…you know she was featured in Artful Blogging this month! Have a Pink week all week, every day from sunup to sundown…Happy Trails…Happy  Pink Trails until we meet again.

23 comments:

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Those florals are absolutely adorable!! Thanks so much for offering such a sweet pink giveaway! Please Please enter me!

I'm also having a giveaway that ends tomorrow night, so hop over to my blog to enter!!

Happy PINK SATURDAY!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, I love the fabric scrap flowers! Happy Pink Saturday! Twyla

Marydon Ford said...

Now those are the prettiest florals ever!

Please accept my entry in your giveaway.

I, too, would love to request some of your seeds, please ... if you would.

Thank you for your consideration.

May your Memorial weekend & celebrations be safe & enjoyable, filled merriment ... as you solemnly remember those that have passed before us & our military that protect(ed)s our freedoms. LET FREEDOM RING!!

TTFN ~ Marydon

Elizabeth said...

I'd love to win one of those fabric scrap flowers! It would look so cute on a straw hat.

she dreams big! said...

Visiting all of Beverley's Pink Saturdays this morning and so glad to have found you anad your too cute blog! Someday, when I get some pink, I'd like to play too! Love your scrap flowers! Gotta check out that pattern! And if you want to get rid of your extras, I'd love to have some seeds.

I'll be back to visit again!

Simple Southern Happiness said...

What a Birthday celebration we are having with Beverly. So far the parties have been so much fun and full of cake! Hope you are having fun too.

Happy Pink Saturday and Memorial Day.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Hi Laverne...How cute are those flowers from fabric. I definately am in for the Flower Pickin' and the BlueBonnet Seeds. Weren't they absolutely stunning this year. I've put together a Texas WildFlower Show on my PhotoBlog you might enjoy seeing...here's the link...
http://collectintexgalphotos.blogspot.com/2010/05/texas-wildflower-show.html
...or you can get there from CollectInTexas Gal...hope to see ya there for my PS B-day Post....Sue

Dolly said...

Ouuuu I love the pansy pins too!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugz, Dolly

come visit

Dolly said...

P.S. I would love to receive some flower seeds if you have any extras!

Thanks bunches,
Dolly

Pat said...

Very pretty fabric samples. I like what you did with them too!

Naturegirl said...

Charming fabric roses!Nappy Pink S.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Count me in on your giveaway...those are darling, LaVerne. So you have to make at least 17!!! Better get busy. xoxo Nancy

Linda said...

oh my goodness, those are so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!
Linda

A Write Life said...

Lovely flowers. Hope you are having a great Pink Saturday!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What lovely flowers!! Please enter me in this delightful giveaway!!

HPS!!

Debbie

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happpy PS! what a lovely post! thanks for sharing. have a good weekend!
xo
fitty

Esther said...

Happy Pink Saturday!! Love your pics! Hope to see you at my blog sometime! XX

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

Hi Laverne,

What a cute bunch of flowers. You've been a busy gal! Happy Pink Saturday.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Judy

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, LaVerne. We've been pinking together for over a year now. Thank you for everything you do to make Pink Saturday special.

Girl, I am in love with your flowers. They are beautiful, I always love Waverly patterns. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

And, thank you for the birthday wishes.

Donna said...

Everyone is so much talent...I'm so jealous, of course, if I win, I could just say I made it....heeheehee! I won't, of course and beside, everyone that knows me will know that I didn't.

Donna
dwarrington1@gmail.com

mendytexas said...

WOW! Your blossoms are fabulous!! How exciting!

Deanna said...

Hi dear...we just got home from eating out and the restaurant we were at had a blackout and the wind was blowing so hard that no one could open the door to get out. We finished our dinner in the dark. The lightning and thunder were frightning and when we got home our beautiful umbrella from out patio set had broken off and was in the middle of the backyard. Wah wah...hubby said he would buy me another one.

Did you get the storm out in NB too?

xoxo
Deanna :D

joey said...

these are really beautiful !
Thank you for sharing.I'm in because I would love to win such a pretty flower.
hugs, joey

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.

Mexicana

Mexicana
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.