Friday, June 4, 2010

Pretty in Pink flowers ready for leaves!

Last week I posted my plans to make 17 scrap fabric roses using a pattern and instructions I picked up from Rebecca Sowers’s Etsy shop. Well, they’re finished…well, I still have to sew the leaves on, but check them our so far…

2010 paper cowgirl fabric flowers 006

I sewed the strips and glued them in the circular pattern during the Indy 500…we had three favorites…Dario, Heilo, and Tony K. and were so excited to watch Dario take the checkered flag!

I piled these half-finished posies in a tea tray and had them smile for a group picture before they are wrapped and readied for exchanging at Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat.

I have picked one with lots of pink…

2010 paper cowgirl fabric flowers 009

And as soon as I stitch those leaves on and add the backing, it will be ready to send out. This one will go to Stephanie another Texas girl who stopped in during the Pink Saturday Second Birthday Party.  I had never visited her blog before, but she has a lovely bridal theme going this June. You should check it out and tell her I said “Hi”…then don’t forget our Hostess with the Mostest, Beverly at How Sweet the Sound .

When I catch my breath, I’ll start sending out Bluebonnet seeds…I’ll print out some planting instructions even though I don’t have much luck when I try to tell wildflowers where to grow and bloom. The best plants with the most blooms just seem to re-seed themselves where they want to grow…

Well, I’m off to Wimberley Trade Day…We’ll have iced tea and the ceiling fan will stir the breeze…the day is supposed to be HOT so think of me while you are Pink Saturday post-hopping in your cool surroundings. Or better yet, stop by Booth 375 to say “Hello”. Sit a spell, have some sweet tea, and enjoy the shade.


Anonymous said...

You LUCKY DUCK..getting to go to Wimberley Trade Day. Is it as large as Canton....or as frequent?

Your fabric roses are darling...and certain to be a hit a Paper Cowgirls! If you have any Bluebonnet seeds left..I'd love to have some!!

Hope you have a wonderful Pink Sat...L, Dana

fiberdoodles said...

Lovely pinks! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Theresa said...

Really adorable! Happy Pink Saturday :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


~ Gabriela ~

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

The fabric roses turned out so pretty, and they look good enough to be served on the tidbit tray. Love Wimberly...have fun!

Maggie said...

That's a really cool bow!

Happy PS!

Do These shoes match this purse?

Anonymous said...

Happy belated Pink Saturday (I'm sorry, didn't have time enough to visit everybody in one day!)

Have a nice week ! Love Es XX

mendytexas said...

I love your blossoms!! They're fantastic! Can't wait to see you in a few weeks...:)mendy

Pat said...

I'm still working my way through PS posts. I'm glad I found yours. It is terrific!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Awww, thanks for the sweet mention about my WEDDING BLOG PARTY ~ I hope you'll be able to join us on the 25th!

I just went to your profile page to send you my mailing info and didn't find an email address, so you can email me at

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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.