Friday, May 21, 2010

Pink Saturday

It is a busy time around our home right now. We have a family reunion, a high school graduation, and a homecoming in the next eight days. Yes, life is busy, but it's fun and exciting! My crafts and projects are patiently waiting for me to return to them. I decided to picture a few of my projects, some old, some new, some future.

My little Matryoshka doll makes me smile every time I catch a glimpse of her sitting among the throw pillows on my wicker love seat. I fashioned my own pattern and made her out of happy, smiley colors.



I needed a place to stash some spools of my HUGE thread collection, but didn't have anything I felt was suitable...meaning pink, so I used rose-printed wrapping paper and lined a clear cookie jar. Voila...



...and a peek on the inside...



My sewing basket is stuffed and just begging me to make something from the overflow. Ideas are floating around in my head and one day soon they will materialize.



The needlepoint work on top of my sewing basket, alone, should be inspiration enough to get me started crafting again. I was so happy when I found this little basket at a flea market. I have never seen a basket on legs like this one...and with roses on top? There was no way I could come home without it. It has been by my side for several years now, just like a good friend.



Please drop by Beverly's place for a list of all the Pink Saturday participants this week. Now I'm off to cook for that family reunion!

42 comments:

  1. Everything looks great, love peeking in the cookie jar at those fat free colors-enjoy!

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  2. Hi there new friend! ☺ I enjoyed looking at your pretties today! ♥

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  3. Ah, beautiful, beautiful! I love your matryoshka you made :) And the sewing box with pretty yarns peeking out. Lovely needlepoint on the box's top. Plus, what a cute idea for stashing your threads. HPS~

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  4. Ah, beautiful, beautiful! I love your matryoshka you made :) And the sewing box with pretty yarns peeking out. Lovely needlepoint on the box's top. Plus, what a cute idea for stashing your threads. HPS~

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  5. I love pink and sewing notions that are PINK!! Lovely!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  6. I love your wrapping paper project!! LOL!!
    Great idea for sewing thread spools!!

    And that is one precious sewing basket!! I love the fact that it stands on it's own and what beautiful embroidery on the lid!!

    HPS!!

    Debbie

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  7. Love the jar. What a great idea. Lovely pinks. Enjoy your family and the all the happenings.

    Happy Pink Saturday

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  8. Hi Sherry! I love your matryoshka doll! I saw a cute paper version of this doll made on a plastic popcorn container from hobby Lobby and it closed at the top like a gift bag last week on a blog!! Did u see that? I love all your crafts waiting patiently for you to return! Thanks for stopping by! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

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  9. Hi Sherry! Love all of your treasures! Your little doll is adorable. I collect the wooden ones! :)
    Love your storage for the extra spools of thread.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  10. what pretty pinks! Happy Pink Saturday <3

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  11. HELLO,
    THAT SWEET MATRYOSHKA OF YOURS SURE IS A CUTIE PIE, LOVE YOUR SEWING BASKET WITH ITS PRETTY ROSE NEEDLEPOINT, HAVE A GREAT PINK SATURDAY :)

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  12. So sweet pinks, love your basket!

    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs
    Charo

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  13. I don't have all those activities going on and yet I have so many projects left undone and so many floating around in my head. Where to begin? I think I'll blog instead. Happy days to you! :) Tammy

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  14. Your doll is cute and I love the needlepoint on your sewing basket.

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  15. Very nice! Can't wait to see what you do next! Enjoy all of your wonderful activities this week!

    Hugs,
    Jacalyn

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  16. Love all of your pretty pinks. That doll's face is so sweet! And I love peeking into things to find treasures like your spools. Pretty needlepoint, too!

    Happy Pink Saturday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  17. What a clever idea for your thread. Good job. Thanks for sharing and for stopping by my place.

    Ginger

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  18. Thats a perfect place for spools of thread and much healthier. The little doll is beautiful. Happy PS

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  19. Beautiful post! Happy Pink Saturday!

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  20. hi Sherry, HPS..Has it cooled off there it was so hot last weekend, it's cooler here, too.

    Love your needlework basket..I have one that my mom needlepointed for my grandma in te 60's..I need to post about it and USE it..

    happy day, stop by and say hi..
    Barb

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  21. It sounds like life is very busy for you, but in a perfect way, you just can't beat spending time with family. I love the spools and the cantainer they are in. What a great idea. All your pinks are so pretty this week, Happy Pink Saturday, Char

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  22. I LOVE your doll,,, she makes me smile too:))))

    Hugs,

    Neinah

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  23. Hi sweet Sherry,
    I so enjoyed your post today, it sounds as though you have your hands full....but I would love such events. I always look for ward to our reunions.
    Love that sweet way you did your spools of thread,and that is the sweetest little sewing basket. My old sewing box is finally falling apart and I need a new one, I just can't find one large enough that I really like,yours is just gorgeous with that beautiful needlepoint. Happy Pinks dear Sherry, have a lovely weekend.

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  24. Peeking in the cookie jar - what fun! A great storage idea.

    Thanks so much for visiting (sorry I'm a little late - it's 9.45pm here, and only just got home). Have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

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  25. I enjoyed all the things you shared today. That was a super idea putting paper on the jar for your thread. You are so clever.

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  26. Happy PiNk, Sherry...

    I love, love your doll..they are just so cute and the variation of fabrics is just endless. I really need to make some..they look kind like they'd be habit forming?? LOL

    I also love that sewing basket!!

    Geesh, you are one busy lady...I know you'll pull it all off without a hitch though. Can't wait to hear about all of it.

    Have a wonderful day and please come see me when you find a spare minute.

    Hugs,
    Stephanie ♥

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  27. Gorgeous idea! I like those thread colors looking so happy in your pretty jar!

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  28. Love your beautiful matryoshka doll! I'm going to have to make one of those, one of these days! Happy Pink Saturday, and have fun at the family reunion! ~tina

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  29. such beautiful pink everywhere! :) I love it all! have a great few weeks with all of the fun events!

    happy Pink Saturday!

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  30. hi sherry,

    your pinks are all so pretty!

    happy pink saturday

    xo
    elyse

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  31. I love your sewing basket! How cute that it has little legs like that.

    I hope that even though your week is busy that you enjoy it and have fun!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  32. Hello Al, I am your neighbor Ga. What loads of pinkness you have there. I could not help looking at your roses too... wow!

    Hope you have a super safe weekend.

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  33. Really nice things!! I love the doll--wish you had shown the whole thing!

    http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com

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  34. Oh, Sherry, the needlepoint is to die for! I love it.

    Have a beautiful week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

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  35. oh my sweetness your pinks are dahling and i love the pretty rosey jar.
    hugs,
    olivia

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  36. hI! Everything looks great,lovely!

    Happy belated pink saturday!

    xoxo

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  37. Sherry, I'm from Alabama, too. Your pink photos are all lovely. I particularly like the spools. Happy Pink Saturday!

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  38. Oh, I love the sewing basket with the yarn peeking out! Thank you so much for visiting us on our first Pink Saturday post, we appreciated it! Have a great week! Twyla

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  39. What a good job making your own pattern she does look happy. Great idea on the cookie jar made it useful and pretty...I like roses to. Trish

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  40. oooooo i love your dolly!
    Big hugs, joey

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  41. Sherry,

    What awesome pinks. I love the needlepoint, it's gorgeous.

    I hope you are having a wonderful pink weekend and the sun in shining my friend. Enjoy every moment.

    xo Cathy

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I'm so happy you're leaving me a comment! ~ Sherry