Saturday, April 18, 2009

It's Pink Saturday!

Beverly, over at How Sweet the Sound is the hostess for the weekly
Pink Saturday. Go visit her site for the list of pink participants and then go on a journey of PINK!
I really don't do a lot of pink but now that I'm attempting to do Pink Saturdays, I do notice a touch of pink here and there in my home.
This is a wool applique mat that I made several years ago. I love it so much I just can't sell it. It's been hanging in my dining room since it's creation.
The next pink thing that I noticed was in my kitchen. It's a vintage potholder that came from my mother-in-law. I don't know how old it is, but it's so cute that I never actually use it. It's always hanging off a magnetic hook on my fridge.
The potholder sheep gave me the recent design idea....

Oh, I wsh I had taken a better picture of this. I took the sheep from the potholder, tweaked it a bit and came up with this candle mat. I liked the little flower necklaces on them. This mat isn't finished yet, by the way. I need to put a few more finishing touches on it and attach the backing on it yet. Then it goes on Ebay.
There's a close up of the sheep. I get my ideas for designs from all sorts of things, whether it be the flowers growing outside, or a picture from someone's living room, or a flower on someone's dress . For the violet mat that I'm making now, the idea came from the flowers on my wallpaper border in my bedroom.
Other times, I have customers that make requests for certain things. Recently someone asked for a rose and someone else asked for geraniums and someone else has asked for watering cans and someone else wishes for roosters. I just need more time in the day to finish it all!

Happy Pink Saturday to everyone! Thank you for taking the time to visit.


Melly said...

I can understand why you can't sell your wool applique mat, it's beautiful and the potholder is adorable. The candle mat is sweet,you're so creative!
Happy Pink Saturday to you!

Tolentreasures said...

I love the sheep mat. You put so much detail in your mats. I love seeing what you have done! And your music....have you heard the commercial on TV that starts with this song? Pink Saturday? Hmmm, have to think about joining that!


Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I, too, love the first one and would have a hard time parting with it. Have a happy PS day!

Elizabeth said...

Your pinks are great, but my fav is that sheep candle mat! It is so much fun, and very original!

Mimi said...

What lovely pink-a-licious goodies this week. I could get lost in pink and never return☺ Beverly didn't know it but she made my day when she came up with this day to celebrate my favorite color!

Wishing you a Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful weekend full of sunshine and l♥ve!

Marina Capano said...

Hi! just beautiful!! Happy Pink Saturday!!!!!!!!!


Amy said...

Very pretty pinks!

Denise said...

You are sooo creative!!! Love your sheep project!! Your first picture is beautiful too, I can see why you can't part with it.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

fairiemoon said...

I love your work, especially the mat that you cannot sell.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Erin :)

Valerie said...

You are sooo talented. I don't know how you can sell any of your work except for the fact that you know you will always be creating a new treasure!

Thanks so much for dropping by and leaving your kind comments today! Happy Pink Saturday and blessings to you from Kansas,

Raggedy Girl said...

Thank you for the welcome to Pink Saturday. You are right that the little dish (Franciscan Desert Rose) is a perfect match. Your art work is amazing. I have never seen anything like it before.

Roberta Anne-The Raggedy Girl

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy Pink Saturday!

X Es X

Loretta said...

A lovely pink post, Cath! I really love your candle mats; what exactly are they? Why are they called candle mats? I have to spend more time in your day! Happy pinky day!

Smilingsal said...

How creative! Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Dawn said...

I'll be back! Happy PS!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh...that's so pretty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Lisa said...

I just love these! Hope to be up and running soon!
Hugs, Lisa

Say It With Roses said...

Love your work!!! The candle mat with the sheep is so sweet!

Have a wonderful PS!

Sares said...

Very sweet creations. I can see why you don't want to part with the one with the pink flowers, It's my favorite too! Happy Pink Saturday, and thanks for stopping by!

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Enjoyed your pink things and the candle mat is adorable. Happy Pink Saturday!

Jennifer said...

There are so many times I go to make something to sell or to give away and I fall in love with it. Then have to scramble to complete something else, because I couldn't part with it.
I love the Lambs!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Deanna said...

Hi Cath, just popping in before we leave for Austin!
Your work is incredible. I wouldn't be able to sell that rose applique mat either!

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(¸.·´ (¸.·´ Happy Pink Saturday
Deanna :D

Anonymous said...

Your are so talented! I looked around your blog a bit - and everything you make is so pretty. I love the tulips in the grass basket - it's a wonderful tradition! **Happy Pink Saturday**

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cathy.

I love your pinks today. Isn't it funny how we start finding pink in unexpected places?! ;-)

Jorgelina said...

What lovely pink.
Happy Pink Saturday

Cottage Rose said...

Happy Pink Saturday Cath; How sweet and pretty pink is the sheep candle mat. love it... You do amazing work.


KayEllen said...

Happy Pink Saturday.
Adorable projects:)

Have a wonderful weekend.


alicesg said...

Wow they are so beautiful. You are so creative and talented. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday.

Claudia said...

They are wonderful, but the sheep mat is my favorite! Happy Pink Saturday!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

The mats are to cute, I really like the tea cup one. Happy Pink Saturday.

Light and Voices said...

~Happy Pink Saturday~
You are a very talented lady.
Have a nice week-end.

someplace in thyme said...

I love all things made with love and someones hands, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

g said...

What a cute candlemat! I love those sheep, and the felt flowers. You're quite a good craftswoman.

I'm a little late for Pink Saturday, so instead I'll have to wish you a Happy Pink Weekend! Have a good one!

RobinfromCA said...

Oh, those sheep are so cute! Your work is so detailed and perfect. What a talent!

Happy Pink Saturday (a little late)!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Very pretty. Love the little sheep.
♥, Susan

Susie Jefferson said...

I love the mat and the candle mat - those sheep are so sweet and charming. Happy Pink Saturday!

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HiHo said...

your stiches are so even...happy late pink.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What a wonderful blog you have!

I sooo love the little sheep mat!! Adorable doesn't even begin to describe it!

Angelic Accents