Friday, February 5, 2010

Happy 'PINK" Saturday

Is it Saturday already? Wow this week flew by FAST!!
I am so busy planning and preparing for my Boy Scout Son's Eagle Ceremony, its sort of like planning a wedding in 6 weeks. You can either go fast and easy, or all out, Im going in between.  This week I did get some things pink done to list on Ebay.  First one is this sweet journal, fashioned after all the popular altered art items out there. But mine is all made of fabric, and embroidery, lace and buttons. A nice hard bound art journal is the base . I came up with this , when I noticed I was scribbling ideas or sketching thoughts on little pieces of paper, I knew that couldnt continue, I was loosing those ideas everytime I cleaned off my desk.  So, to remedy that problem, I started using one of the journals without the sweet covering. Its full of sketches, and thoughts, lists for material I need , etc. It fits perfect in my purse, so when Im out and about, I have it with me, so I can refer to it when Im stocking up on supplies, or maybe Ill come up with some other fun ideas and I have my book with me. No excuse anymore, that I forgot what I was thinking, or what I needed. It has really helped me. Except when I leave it on my craft table at home :)
Another item I made this week , is just like my Valentines Tussies, but this one is for easter, I even made it woven like a basket, but with fabric, had fun with my serger making the majority of this one. But like most of my week , I have been sewing my sons Boy Scout Memory Quilt. Its just a rag quilt, nothing fancy, easy to take care of . You know, boys cant have those fancy quilts and take care of them properly. Plus I had to do something different. When he was in cubscout, he was given a shadow box, with all the merit badges etc put in it. They do have the same thing for Boy Scouts. But you buy all new patches, they are not the originals because many of them are already on his sash or his uniform. It is a huge expense for something that will end up in a box, and never looked at again. So I decided to put all his patches from campouts , ranks etc, onto a rag quilt. I used fleece instead of flannel, and found some awesome fabric made just for Boy Scouts. THis is a picture of it before it was sewn together. Right now its in the dryer, for the rag process. Ill post a picture when its done. But I know my son will appreciate this more, and be able to enjoy his accomplishment more with this, and they are HIS patches, that were on his uniform at one time.
Well that was my week, Im so glad to be participating in Pink saturday, and thank you Beverly for having me.
I hope everyone has a safe weekend


The Quintessential Magpie said...

What wonderful things you've shared with us! Love your pinks for this week... the tussie mussies are adorable... and I absolutely adore that memory quilt with the Boy Scout badges. My husband is an Eagle Scout, and it is a fine accomplishment. I'm so impressed when I read about all the great people who were and are Eagles. Your son is to be highly congratulated for his hard work! I know you must be one proud mother!

Happy Pink Saturday...


Sheila :-)

Pom Pom said...

Congratulations to your son! What an accomplishment!

Vicki said...

That is such a sweet journal. It makes me smile just looking at it! The tussie mussies are as pretty as can be. Your son's quilt is very nice and what a good idea to put his patches and badges on it! Happy Pink Saturday to you and have a wonderful weekend! Vicki

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Pretty things!

Gracie Jewellery said...

Love your Pinks. Happy Pink Saturday. Please don't forget to visit me. It is your only chance to enter my giveaway.

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Cynthia! You've been busy. Such lovely pink creations! The tussie mussies are so pretty! The memory quilt is such a charming treasure!

My pink post is late today; that dang post scheduler! I'll get it right one day ha!

Hope you can still stop by for a vitit!

Have a lovely Pink weekend!

Patricia said...

How beautiful your handmade cones are !!!Happy Pink Saturday to you. I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week.

Nancy said...

Oh, I'm so glad I stopped by! What a great idea for the Boy Scout quilt. AND, your idea book is the best. I have the capability to do just small embroidery on my machine. Now I know what I can use it for!

Hope you are having a wonderful week.

Gail said...

I have to say
"I LOVE YOUR TUSSIES!!!" OMGosh they are pretty, that green and pink one just grabbed me, and then I got further down and saw the pink one, too. Sigh. Love what you have done with the quilt for your son, such a treasure for him, your a great mom. I quilt, too, so I truly appropriate what you have created.
Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

Gail said...

Ok, it is me again. I went over to your Ebay shop, yummmm. BUT...are you going to sell the pink and green one or can you make me one? Not that I need it....I WANT IT!

Gail - Decorating My Tin Shack

Cinnamonstitch said...

Thank you so much, all of them are listed on ebay. I think they all end this week sometime.
Hope you have a happy pink Sunday :)