Fluffy Fancies

If I didn’t procrastinate so much then I’m sure these Fluffy Fancies would have been complete & ready for their ¬†‘photo shoot’….. or maybe I shouldn’t admit to this? ūüėģ

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Seeing I won’t be¬†taking part in¬†Pink Saturday for a couple of weeks I’ve decided to show you what I’ve been working on anyway….. My Fluffy Fancy Pin Cushions

My collection of old & worn silverware includes these liqueur/sherry stem goblets which have been painted & given some gold antiquing.

I’ve added a big handful of craft stuffing contained within a covering of crushed panne velvet, to form a round ball for the a pin cushion. The cushion & beaded fringing are fixed firmly onto the goblets¬†…. but the lace & feathery embellishments are only pinned into place at the moment. The look may change slightly when I eventually finalise these trims.

So far the above design is my favourite,¬†but¬†I have more designs on the go – these¬†will all be available for sale as soon as they’re finished.

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… And now for our weekly challenge – here is a delightful participant I’d like to introduce you to –

Anna from Frosted Petunias

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants‚Äô blogs and see how Pink everyone‚Äôs Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

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Interviewed & Featured

It’s always exciting when you’ve been featured on another blog. It’s only happened a couple of times for me. This time I’ve been interviewed¬†for The Handmade Show ¬†blog. Their aim is to interview & feature each participant of the show so every few weeks or so there’s a new interview…………Do pop over and have a read.

And don’t forget The Handmade Show¬† is on this coming Saturday – March 20th, 11 am – 3.30pm. Hope to see you there.

Mystery Solved!

This delightful hand painted china dish is small in size but big on beauty and elegance. Just the perfect thing to Welcome you to Pink Saturday!

There’s always a little story behind my collectables &¬†this gorgeous dish, which measures 12cm x12cm (or 4 3/4″), is no exception. It was given to me by the mother & grandmother of two boys being homeschooled in our circle of homeschoolers. Grandmother Kitty handpainted it as a thank you gift …..

…. During the primary years of homeschooling many of the children were into reading lots of mystery stories. They loved mysteries & were absorbed by the stories – so much so, that they would spend their meeting times together forming mystery clubs & trying to solve mysteries. However, mysteries were few & far between, so I¬†came¬†up whith an idea to start one for them, without them knowing who was behind it all.

Ten children began receiving letters from a Mystery Bear who would give them clues to who he might be. He would write to them about his adventures; he would send puzzles for them to solve, crosswords with hidden clues & even newsletters filled with more clues & activities.  Mystery Bear encouraged the children to write to him with their jokes, riddles, poems,  and thoughts on who they suspected was the Mystery Bear. 

This mystery kept the children active for a number of months until it was decided that he would reveal himself at an undisclosed time….. that time came on an Easter Sunday. Mystery Bear arrived with a basket full of chocolate eggs, ¬†at a gathering where all the children & their families were present. There were squeals of delight from the children who had no clue that their Mystery Bear would arrive on an Easter Sunday.

They eventually discovered it was Me inside that bear costume & were very, very surprised¬†– I was just about the only person they didn’t suspect.

It was so much fun for everyone involved … including me – I loved every moment of it & I know the children had an amazing time with the mystery.

And so, this¬†beautiful little china dish was created with love¬†as a Thank You for me – isn’t it gorgeous!

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… And now for our weekly challenge – here is a delightful participant I’d like to introduce you to –

Joyce  from Light and Voices

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants‚Äô blogs and see how Pink everyone‚Äôs Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

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At My House …

Today is our Labour Day public holiday …. and I’m ‘Home Alone’. I don’t mind though. My son has gone out with his girlfriend; Mum is working; and I’m enjoying the quiet …..

….¬†alas, I’ve typed too soon¬†– I had to pause to run around the house¬†to close the windows & doors while the rain falls heavily around. I’m back & it feels rather cosy in here¬†and I think it’s almost time for coffee & something ‘nice’ to go with it.

After that I’ll try & get into some painting practice – something I haven’t done in a very long time. It’s a long story but won’t go into it today. My studio is a room behind the garage but I’ve already brought in a basket of painting tools so I can sit in¬†the family room, in a nice¬†spot,¬†overlooking the back yard …¬†with the¬†rain storming down¬†… and hopefully be inspired to get started.

This is just so typical of Melbourne weather – as I finish typing this post, the rain stops & the sun comes out …. well, it’s going to be an interesting afternoon.

Would you like to take part in this fun meme? Pop over to Buttons By Lou Lou and join in.

Have a great day!

From The Archives …

Welcome to Pink Saturday!

It’s exciting to get back into Pink Saturday. For those of you who pop in frequently, you will notice¬†I have a¬†New Look blog. This coincides nicely with my 200th blog post…. So stay tuned for a celebration to mark these two events!

While doing my ‘on again – off again’ clean up around the garage & work area I organised a small collection of teapots. Some will need to be recreated & some are more of the ‘collecting’ type. I don’t have any newer recreations to show you so I¬†fossicked¬†through my photo archives to find one old teapot which was¬†given a makeover a few year back.

Of course this can’t be used as a teapot but it can be used as a decorative piece. The teapot is¬†more pink in colour than is showing up in the photo. In the above photo it’s sitting elegantly on a recreated tray.

Old teapots make¬†charming vessels for¬†beautiful blooms …. preferably the real kind though – don’t know what I was thinking when I took this photo,¬†lol.

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… And now for our weekly challenge –¬†here is a delightful participant I’d like to introduce you to –

Diana from Sissie’s Shabby Cottage

There are many wonderful entries for Pink Saturday which is hosted by Beverly at How Sweet The Sound. Take time to visit other participants‚Äô blogs and see how Pink everyone‚Äôs Saturdays can be – you won’t be disappointed.

Happy Pink Saturday Everyone!

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PS: I would love your thoughts on my New Blog design – so if you have some feedback for me I loved to read it –¬†Here .

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