Saturday, April 4, 2009

Pink Saturday!

Pink Saturday was started by Beverly. Anyone can join in ... It's simple. Let Beverly know that you are participating and then when Saturday comes, post something PINK!


Today, my Pink Saturday offering is my basket of pink wool tulips on a penny rug of pink circles.

Yes, that is real grass in there.

Every year, I grow grass in containers. I then decorate the containers in different ways. As Easter comes closer, I will be showing even more ways that I decorate grass containers.


My daughters have always teased me about this yearly grass growing project. Every year, I get, "oh sheesh, there goes mom, growing grass again." They really do think it's silly. But I like it and I betcha when they get to be my age, they will be doing it too. And when/if they read this, I imagine Rach rolling her eyes and chuckling and then making some wisecrack comment and Jen grinning that dimpled grin of hers in a way that shows me that she thinks I'm silly, but is just too sweet to actually say it.


The wool tulips are new this year. I've always used "dirtied" up prim tulips in the containers, and I still will but I thought some fresh spring-like colors would look nice in this old vintage basket.
For anyone that would like to make these, just cut out the tulip shapes, sew two together around the edges, leaving the top open. Stuff a little fiberfill inside the tulip to plump them up a bit and then insert a wooden skewer down through the center of the tulip. Tie a strip of green wool around the skewer for the leaves and there ya go. The tulips look really nice gathered together in a bunch too. I like these so much, I'm going to make more.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Thanks to Lisa for the Pink Saturday connection and also for letting me know that I had commenting disabled! All fixed now, thank you Lisa!

53 comments:

HiHo said...

I love the small stiching on the edges of the tulips, homespun and sweet.
happy pink, Heidi

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well, Cathy I am honored! I'm so glad you're doing pink saturday because I found your blog! Your work is amazing and as soon as I get my Paper Cowgirl stuff paid for I'm going shopping! Those pansies are fabulous. Very cute blog! Have a wonderful day. Nancy

caren said...

Such cute tulips! What a great idea to grown grass in containers. Thanks for the tip. Happy Pink Saturday!

Betty Jo said...

How beautiful your tulips are. What a wonderful idea to use "real" grass. Your blog is wonderful! Welcome to Pink Saturday. ♥

Michelle said...

The felt hearts are wonderful and I love the penny rug...so cute!

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Adorable and clever, real grass, I love it!!! They're adorable!
Happy Pink Saturday!
♥ Teresa

Melly said...

What a fantastic idea and it looks so pretty, the tulips are just lovely.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Melly:)

Jennifer said...

Happy Pink Saturday! I love those flowers. They are so cute! I would love to make things like that!

Have a Great Day!
Jennifer

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your beautiful tulips.
Happy Pink Saturday,
Karen

Mimi said...

So happy you joined us because your blog is loaded with wonderful sights...gotta come back later to really take a peek around! Happy Pink Saturday!

Dru said...

Welcome Cath - your tulips are very cute and I love the penny rug underneath - very springy. Happy Pink Saturday

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

your work is charming - I'm loving it!

and I have never thought about growing grass, but I'm gonna grab a handful of seeds TODAY and start!


HaPpY PiNk SaTuRdAy!

peppermint said...

Love the tulips and the grass idea! I love all things blooming and growing this time of year! Happy Pink Saturday!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

The tulips are adorable. I love them.
Thank you for coming by my blog earlier. Happy Pink Saturday to you

Sonia

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Cathy,
What a great idea for Easter! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your Pink Saturday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Elizabeth said...

I love this idea, and the new tulips are very pretty!

Deanna said...

Hi Cathy,
hmm...wool tulips. I'll have to check into that. I like the grass you grow. Sounds like fun in trying to grow it!

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

Smilingsal said...

They almost look real. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday. Check out my book giveaways!

Come for Blue Monday.

Lisa said...

Ah Shucks! I get a mention in your First Pink Saturday Post! Love the flowers and the grass is cool! Happy Pink Saturday!

Hugs! Lisa

RobinfromCA said...

I love that you grow the real grass - and I think you're right - your girls will remember this with fondness and have their own children grown real grass at Easter too!

Happy Pink Saturday!
Robin@Miscellaneous Thoughts

Sares said...

Sounds like you're very crafty, you can never have too many flowers around, even if you have to make them yourself! Have a Happy Weekend!

sarascreations said...

i love the fact that you have real grass in there. The tulips are wonderful. Thanks for the comments on my blog

Christine said...

What a good idea to grow grass for your arrangements. Your wool tulips are lovely!!!



Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Loretta said...

Your tulips are beautiful! I love the grass growing idea; how do you do it? Happy pink day!

Tolentreasures said...

Love the tulips! and the grass! and the penny rug!

Cathy

Teacup Mosaics said...

Oh your creations are beautiful! Thanks for the instruct on the Tulips easier than they look.
I have always wanted to do the grass at easter time but I usually think of it about 3 days before. Thanks for sharing and Happy PS!

Amy said...

Lovely handiwork on the tulips. I love the real grass!

amy@maisonbelle

ohiofarmgirl said...

Think you for the tulip design...I might just try a few of these. They are adorable. Dianntha

LaVerne said...

Thanks for visiting Riverside Studios on PS. Your tulips are just darling and thanks for including the instructions!
I'll have to admit that I had trouble concentrating on the how-to because I was so amazed by the grass. I was just looking at plastic grass in our museum's gift shop this past week. Didn't buy any because it looked, well, PLASTIC...never would I have ever thought of growing it in containers for indoor uses...How very Martha Stewartish of you. Thanks for sharing the ideas. Have a Pink Week. LaVerne in Texas

Arleen ~ The Tea Room said...

What great tulips, and I love the penny rug! Thank you for visiting The Tea Room and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Arleen

Betty (picture circa 1954) said...

Rach and Jen, Your mom has a great idea with that green grass! I love it! And the tulips are adorable. Happy Pink Saturday!

Gossamer Creations said...

Your tulips are so pretty. I love the grass growing!
Happy Pink Saturday.
~Sue~

Spanish Princess said...

What a great idea! I love your tulips! Happy Pink Saturday!

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy Pink Saturday! Love the idea of growing grass. I will need to give it try.

Hugs :)

Irma

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

These are absolutely preciuos...lol..don't worry about the young'uns rolling their eyes...mine do the same thing. Their day will come. I love the pink and white penny rug.

Bellamere Cottage said...

CATHY!!!!! You are a girl after my own heart! I LOVE wool applique. I haven't been at it for ten years, but LOVE it. Your tulips are darling. So are your pincushions. Believe me...I WILL be back. Wool is my very favorite thing to work with. Isn't it yummy? I just bought a white wool blanket......I see more projects in my future.

Thanks so much for coming and your sweet comment.


Blessings!
Spencer

Jenny S said...

So very cool!! I am off ot check out more of your blog! Thank you for the sweet comments! Happy pink...Sunday!! hehehe!

Hélène Glehen said...

Lovely handmade tulips ! Thank you for stopping by my blog; Happy Pink Saturday.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

They are so pretty...and you are so talented:)
Have a great Sunday!
Rondell

Sit-N-Chat said...

I am a first time visitor and I love your work. I love to do hand work but have been slowed down by arthritis.
I've worked a little with felt on a Christmas stocking but I have never seen so much like yours. I would love to know how you do it... Is it all be hand or do you do any stitching with machine? I will look at the site you mentioned and see what I can learn there. Thanks for visiting my site and have a great Sunday.

PS Does Pennies in the title refer to the small size of work? That may be a dumb question...

Jennifer

Sit-N-Chat said...

I am a first time visitor and I love your work. I love to do hand work but have been slowed down by arthritis.
I've worked a little with felt on a Christmas stocking but I have never seen so much like yours. I would love to know how you do it... Is it all be hand or do you do any stitching with machine? I will look at the site you mentioned and see what I can learn there. Thanks for visiting my site and have a great Sunday.

Jennifer

KBeau said...

Love your basket. I have always said that I'm going to grow some real grass for Easter, but I never remember in time. How far ahead do you have to plant it?

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

I absolutely love your work! Found lots of vintage felt last year. Will have to see what I can come up with for that, too. Great inspiration! Happy Pink Saturday!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

you are so creative! growing your own grass.. and make it into pretty display! wow! awesome! happy PS & have a good day!

The White Bench said...

Beautiful!Love the idea!
Thanks for visiting and for your comment.
Have a great day,
Monica.

Light and Voices said...

You are a talented crafty person. Love tulips!
Joyce

Creative Vignettes said...

That is so cute. I need to make Easter baskets, thanks for the wonderful idea!
~Abby

Linda said...

I love the tulips and I think your grass growing hobby is just the neatest idea!!! Happy Pink Day!

Linda

Claudia said...

The tulips are really darling - what a great idea! Happy Pink Saturday!

someplace in thyme said...

Your wool tulips are so pretty and the pinks are a gorgeous color too, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

Sheri said...

Hi Cathy!

Oh my! I am sooo glad you are participating in Pink Saturday & I found your blog! Your work is amazing and I have always wanted to learn about making the penny rugs. You have awesome sewing skills!

Hope your weekend was fabulous! Have a great week!

Hugs!
Sheri~~Prim Rose Hill Studio

Es said...

Thanks for sharing!

Happy (belated) Pink Saturday...on Tuesday! X Es X

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Cathy.

I love your tulips, and I love even more the fresh grass in the basket. Perfect!