Friday, July 3, 2009

Check it out here, then go over to Beverly's
@ how sweet the sound

and see all the other wonderful pinks for today.

Here is my first little pink.
It is a crocheted book mark my Mom made.
She makes these and doilies for my store here.

And speaking of doilies,
here is one she did.

This may not seem very special because
a lot of people make doilies.

But, if you consider this tea set is less than 2" tall,
and that this doily is only about 2 1/2" around, that makes it special.

And what makes it even more special,
is that i said how cute it would be to have
tiny little doilies to go with several of the tiny little tea pots
I have at the store,
and the next day when i came she had some done!

They are just so tiny, and sweet,
and she made them to match the tea pots i have.

That was my sweet pink story,
now for my funny pink story.


I have a friend here in town,
and we have been friends since Junior High.

The other day i was at her garage sale,
and she gave me a small bag of doll clothes
to give to my granddaughters.

When i got home i went through the bag
and found a couple of cute things.

The fabric looked somewhat familiar.
Upon closer examination,
I discovered i had actually made them!

You know, you can recognize your own work?
Mine work was never as nice my friends.
(When it came to sewing, she did it perfectly!!)

So somehow, I had either made her girls some doll clothes,
or given her some of my daughters when she was done with them.
But, there they were.
When i told my friend we both agreed how weird that was.

Moral to that story?
I have no clue, just thought it was fun,
and a good thing to share on Pink Saturday.

Have wonderful Pink Day,
and let some yellow sun shine in your day too.

Barbara Jean


Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Happy Pink 4th of July Barbara Jean! The little pink crocheted book mark is adorable! Her doilies are lovely!

Great story re: doll clothes! How nice they made it full cycle! Your Granddaughter should be thrilled!

Wishing you and your loved one a very happy and safe 4th of July.


ClassyChassy said...

Cute write-up, Barb! And cute clothing, too! Your moms work is beautiful - love the bookmark - and the tiny doily that matches the tea set - adorable!

Princess Of Pink said...

Those doilies will always be special to you because your mom made them :)
They are very pretty and the bookmark too.

Have a great 4th of July.

Hugs from Marian

Riet said...

Happy pink Saturday. The little crocheted doilies are adorable. Have a nice 4th of July

Lara said...

a wonderful pink story!

Regina said...

That's a pretty bookmark. Nice pink post. Happy weekend.

Allidink said...

Aw what sweet doilies from your mom :) And what a funny story! Cute clothes you made!

All the best,

Elena said...

I've enjoyed reading your post. Happy Pink Saturday!

Have a great pink week.

ciao for now,
Elena :)

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Barbara Jean.

Your mother's work is so pretty. And, how fun to discover some of your very own creations coming back to you.

Carrie said...

The tiny pink doily is so pretty. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy 4th of July!

Mary said...

Hi Barb!
Great post! Thanks for sharing.
Doll clothes and tiny tea set are so sweet! Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Independence Day!
Best, Mary :)
P.S. My banner is by

fairiemoon said...

I made some doll clothes for my niece when she was into American Girl dolls many years ago. I kind of thought that when my daughter got into American Girl we would get the hand-me-downs, but not so...I don't think my sister wanted to let go of them. LOL! What fun to find your own work like a treasure in the bag!

Happy Fourth of July and Pink Saturday rolled into one!
Erin :)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

How sweet. I love doiles and that little tea set is adorable. I wish I knew how to make doiles.
Have a happy 4th.

graciegirl said...

Hello Barbara Jean
Love the tiny tea set.Have a fun filled July 4th

The Artful Paper Doll said...

Hi Barbara Jean

Thank you for sharing your sweet pink stories. I think the doily IS special as are the miniature tea set and doll clothes. :)

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy 4th! .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

Claudia said...

Love the doilies - your Mother does such lovely work! Your story made me laugh - maybe "What goes round comes round?" "What you send out comes back to you?" - Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Pink Saturday!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Barbara Jean, how cute those handmade things are! And I love your little doll clothes. I think they are lovely. And it must have been difficult to make those t-tiny crocheted pieces. WOW!

Happy Pink Saturday Fourth!


Sheila :-)

Lisa said...

Super cute! Love your stories!! And Your Pinks!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy Independence Day!
Hugs, Lisa

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
Love your pinks; especially the Chintz! Happy Pink 4th of July!


Deanna said...

Well both stories were great! I do not know anyone who makes doilies so it was great for me to see them. The bookmark is very pretty.

The Circle of Clothing comes to mind on the Funny!

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

Susie Jefferson said...

Life is just full of coincidences - spooky, huh. Love that chintz tea set, how pretty and how wonderful your mother was there to create the perfect doily for it.

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy Independence Day (early on Sunday morning in the UK)!

debbie said...

I loved this post so very much. Your mother makes just the very sweetest doilies and bookmarks.
I loved the story about the doll looks to me like you can hold your own in the sewing department.
I am having my 100th post give-away and would love for you to enter if you have not.
Angel hugs

My Little Raggedy Blessings said...

Your mom does very nice work Barb. That bookmark is so cute and love the tiny doilies how sweet of her :)

The story of the doll cloths made me smile I needed that today :)Have a good day sweetie .


Anonymous said...

Well, those doilies and bookmark are special because you Mom made them :-) I like the bookmark. maybe I'll try my hand on it one of these days :-)

Happy Pink Weekend!

Mary said...

The doiles are lovely. I did get a kick out of the story about the doll clothes. I hope you have a great day.

Leann said...

I loved both of your stories. Your Mum's handiwork is wonderful and yours looks pretty impressive to me too.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Nancy said...

Hi Barbara Jean, Hope you had a fun festive 4th! I love all the pinks! The doll clothes are so precious! I remember my Mom use to make my doll outfits to match mine. I hadn't thought about that in a long time. It makes me smile to remember that! nancy