“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Saturday, August 22, 2009

It's cold. It's raining. Visions of Christmas dance in my head! It's Pink Saturday!

It was cold and raining outside all day today. The weather was so bad that I'd keep watch out my window and whenever it let up a bit, I'd rush the dogs outside to do a little wee and then get them right back into the house. I think the weather today made me think of fall and with fall comes the holidays. With the holidays comes crafts and making gifts and decorations. So today, you are going to see memories of Christmas' past!
The wreath above was inspired by a photo I saw in a magazine ages ago and clipped out, shoving it into the drawer where all of my inspirations sit until they either die and go away or the come to life when I have the time to devote to creation. Everything you see on the wreath was collected after the holidays and tucked away until the following year when I felt like crafting for Christmas. I just love getting things at huge discounts and those decorations were marked down to the max.

This little gem is one of my 50 cent yard sale goodies that I spray painted and then added some silk roses, painting over them, too. I sold this on eBay a couple of years ago but have since made a couple for my home that are in my windows at Christmas, Valentine's Day and Easter. Pink goes with everything, yes, it does!

Lastly, are two little outfits I made for my grand-daughter's doll. Now, she doesn't have these yet because there is more layette that needs to be made. This little doll and oodles of clothes are going to be her gift from her Mimi this year. The little doll is only 5" long. Just a teeny, tiny, cutie patootie. A lot like Rachel Elizabeth!
Well, there you have my PINK SATURDAY offering this week. Not quite what I had originally planned but the weather gave me the warm fuzzies all cuddled up in the house and my thoughts drifted to sparkling trees, glistening snow and warm cookies with cocoa! Be sure to travel over to Beverly's place to get the blog addys of all the creative and wonderful women who participate each week in this pinkest of events!

PS: Last week Beverly asked about why so many participants didn't get comments. I hate to be a party-pooper but one beef I have that is sending me to the boiling point is taking my time to type in code and then have a screen pop up telling me that my comment is going to need approval. Please, do one or the other. Taking my time to enter code only to find out that you need to look at it too is REDUNDANT.


Linda said...

That wreath is so very pretty, Mimi and the doll and her clothes are simply precious! She will love them! Happy Pink Saturday,

Elena said...

The wreath is so soft & pretty. You created it beautifully.
Recreating things is fun and inspiring to see what other creative people come up with.
Your pink post is all gorgeous..... yay for pink!

Have a great pink week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

susan said...

Beautiful wreath! I hope your granddauaghter doesn't read your blog--wouldn't want to spoil Christmas--we won't tell :)

Lee Laurie said...

I love the wreath and electric candles. I have some of those in storage. I will be digging them out soon and spraying them pink! Thanks!

Dru said...

Beautiful pink treasured creations Mimi! Love that tiny little sweet doll and so will your granddaughter - what a lovely and thoughtful gift. Happy Pink Saturday!

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Love your very elegant wreath!

~ Gabriela ~

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Oohh, Mimi, love the wreath! Gorgeous! The doll outfits are sweet too. Happy Pink Saturday!


Bobbi Jo said...

Happy Pink Saturday Mimi! My mind has been thinking Christmas too. I just love the wreath it make my heart flutter. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

She'sSewPretty said...

Poor Mimi. You've had more than your share of rain this summer. We haven't had any but the weather man said, maybe tomorrow. So send some my way and have a great pink weekend!

CC said...

Hi Mimi..
First, your pinks are just gorgeous. The wreath is to die for..and the baby doll..*sighs, I wish she was mine.
And second,I think I've set my blog to the way you are driven to distraction. I will go check that now,and if it is I will change it, cause like you..it is frustrating and time consuming.
Happy Pinks..have a great day..

Regina said...

Lovely as always!
Happy Pink Saturday and
enjoy the weekend.


Shirl said...

Hello Mimi, Happy Pink Saturday, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. I love coming to your blog, I usually hit all your blogs before I find the one with Pink Saturday. LOL. At least I get to see Freyja & Scout so that made my day!
So sorry your getting rain and cold again, we've had rain on and off but it's been soooo hot, I won't complain because I really don't want to see winter come. Your pinks this week are just beautiful, I especially love the candles, so pretty and soft. Wreath and doll clothes are pretty too!
Have a great week,
Bless you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lisa said...

Your pinks are just great!!! I agree with you comment about the doing both thing. I also think it's easier for my computer to load if the word verify is embedded in the comment Sometimes I close after I comment and don't wait for it to load a word verify.
Hugs, Lisa

Suzie Button said...

Look at you, ready for Christmas decor already!! Your pink Christmas is so beautiful though! I love too the outfits for the baby dolls, a treasure for always! Happy Pink Saturday! Suzie

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hello Mimi,

You do have your fair share of nasty weather! To many gray days are not a good thing. I have had an exceptionally mild summer so far until last week and it's decided to heat up and act like SUMMER..LOL

Thanks so much for dropping by for a visit. I'm always happy to see your comments. :0)

I love the wreath you made and the clothing you are making for the tiny doll are just precious as is the doll herself. :0) What a luck
little girl that receives her.

Love & Light,

Marina Capano said...

Hello Mimi!!

what a cute pink post! Lovely doll!


Nerissa Alford said...

That wreath you made is just beautiful! I love having a pink Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks for coming by today. I hope you have a wonderful Pink Saturday.
Rain rain go away!

Claudia said...

I love the pretty doll clothes you made - you are so talented, Mimi! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Mimi; Happy Pink Saturday;

What a beautiful post, I just love your Pretty Pink Wreath,, and the tiny baby sweater outfits,, just so darn cute,,, I am not sure I could do something that small.. she will be so excited when she receives them.. thank you for stopping by..
Have a great day!


Ps; I agree with you about the codes....

Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday to you. I feel it is never too early to think about Christmas - your wreath is just beautiful. I hope you have a lovely rain free week.

Anonymous said...

Well, I live where in NEVER rains - and I bet I have more wrinkles than you, so look at the bright side - your skin is probably soft and pink! LOVE the little doll clothes you made! Too cute! Pink Hugs, Patti

Beansieleigh said...

Awww.. Now Mimi!.. I'm almost wishing that I was your granddaughter too! I would have loved a set like this, when I was a little girl!!.. ESPECIALLY if my grandma made it! What a lucky girl little Rachel is! Happy Pink Saturday! Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend! ~tina

Dawn said...

I love the wreath then I saw the cute little outfit! How adorable! Hope you weather starts to look up. Happy PS!

I'm Julia said...

How wonderful it must be to have someone make such adorable doll clothes for you. Lucky child!

And yes, you do sound like a broken record, but that's ok. We all do at one time or another, LOL!

Pleasant day!
Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

Cindy said...

Oh, you seem to have a short summer up there!I bet you really appreciate the nice days :). Those sweet baby outfits you made are adorable and I love the wreath and candle holder-thing. Such lovelies!

LV said...

I enjoyed all your pinks today, but the wreath was my favorite. Wish you could send me some of that rain. We have nothing but hot, dry days. It is depressing when the weather is gloomy so much. I trust you will soon have your life filled with lots of bright, sunny days. Hang in there.

Marsha said...

Happy PiNk SaTuRdAy! Hugs, Marsha

Vicki said...

Hi, Mimi,
Wish you could send some of that rain our way to hot central Texas. Your wreath is beautiful! You did a fantastic job, and it was a bargain to boot. Your grandaughter will love her little doll and sweet clothes. Thanks for stopping by Bunny Cottage. Vicki

stefanie said...

i love your pink christmas, but i am not ready, never am. hope you get better weather, thats depressing

Bunny said...

Oh Mimi sorry it is still raining. I just think those little outfits are amazing you made those i love them. You are very talented WOW. Love that wreath too so soft and rich looking. Hope your day was Pink

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

awe the wreat is so pretty and the little dolls are adorable.

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh MiMi!
I am so sorry it is still raining there. Can you bottle some up and send it to Phoenix? I am so sick of the heat. It was still 106 degrees today, and still 102 on the back porch this evening. Hot and muggy. We might get a few drops of rain, MIGHT! I'll believe that when I see it. I love the rain but I can't remember the last time I even smelled it. Love the pink candelabra, I am going to give me a pink coating too. That baby is just precious. Won't your little grand daughter love thos outfits with her doll baby? Thanks for sharing sweetie. Happy Pink Saturday. Please stop by and say hi. Country Hugs, Sherry

suesueb said...

Your wreath is so pretty and those doll clothes adorable and so special! What a lucky granddaughter!! Happy pink week!

pinkkandy said...

I to love all the baby stuff..your little granddaughter will love it...I need to get busy with gifts too!
God bless you this coming week....

Atelier de Charo said...

Very beautifully post. I love the wreath. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Barb said...

Hey girl,
That wreath is absolutely beautiful!!

Sorry to hear it is dreary there.
Hope you get a little sunshine for your heart this weekend.

Barbara Jean

MiniMadWoman said...

Mimi, your pink wreath is gorgeous! I'd love to have that hanging on my wall for Christmas! Love the candle holder with the roses . . . how sweet! I have one of those hiding somewhere . . . I should pull it out and fix it up! The doll clothes are so cute - someone is going to be very happy!

Thanks so much for sharing and I hope your weather brightens up soon!

Happy Pink Saturday!


Neabear said...


You can shove some of that rain over here to California. I can shove some of the sun over to you. LOL! I hear you on the codes. That is why I don't have that feature on mine. I am so glad you visited me today. Also our niece is due in September with a girl. The name she chose.....Rachel Elizabeth.


Bella said...

Hi Mimi,
Thanks so much for stopping by this week. I hope your weather improves soon. :) Your Pink Saturday pictures are too sweet. And your blog is adorable, too. :)

Anonymous said...

that is so pretty a pink christmas now there a thought

Shopgirl said...

You are so pretty in pink....I love the wreath, it is soft and lovely.
I don't live in California. But there are already so many animals being put down because people can hardly feed them much less pay medical bills that are getting higher all the time...tax :)
I live in Idaho and we pay tax for all food products. 6 cents on the dollar. It's not fun..
Hugs, Mary
I have a cat and two dogs.


dear Mimi...I agree the code thing drives me nuts! Sending you hugs and SUNSHINE this weekend! OMG the "dolly " clothes are ADORABLE!
Lucky little granbabe!

heatherbelle said...

I have often gone non-traditional and used pink and silver as the colours for Christmas.
I love the wreath..
Enjoy your weekend.

Liz said...

Thanks for sharing your pinks this week.
My Nana used to make me little knitted outfits for my Sindy/Barbie doll back in the 1970s. They were always the best outfits.

Sorry if the word verification and approval are annoying but I find it easier for me to keep track of who's left a comment and where so I can answer.

Have a fab pink week :)

Jennifer said...

Hi Mimi, I love your pale pink candles and that wreath is beauitful.Happy Pink sat and thank you for visiting my blog and for your sweet comments on my Cinderfella.Sending BIG Hugs and Pats to all your kitties and Freyja and Scout.Jennifer

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

OMG that wreath is beautiful! I've also gathered those candle things to paint pink, now that you've reminded me I should do that. Thanks for visiting my Shabby Cottage, Esther

Martha said...

You are incredibly talented, I love your doll clothes. Thank so much for sharing and for your visit. I wish we could trade some sunshine for some of your rain, sigh.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Rain, rain go away....
come again another day.

Happy Pink Saturday and here's wishing you a coming week full of sunshine. :)

My Crafty Little Page said...

Oodles of pretty pinks. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Nancy

Anonymous said...

Charmin pinkies, Mimi. Hope the weather will improve. Have a nice week and thanks a lot for your kind comments.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hello Mimi! Love that wreath!! And I have some pink candoliers, too!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ you are entered in my giveaway ~ good luck!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

meandering pearl said...

Sorry that the weathers not the best, your pinks are luminous though!!
kind thoughts