Friday, July 6, 2012

A Hot Pink Saturday

Hi blogerettes! The temps here have been in the upper 90's for the past few days, and today is supposed to reach 100 with humidity! The whole country is experiencing high temps, and some were without power for days, due to some bad storms. My heart goes out to them, and hope that power has been restored. All we can do is try to stay cool, so I have been hibernating inside.


This is the start of a doll blanket I am making for my vintage doll cradle that dear hubby bought me for Mother's Day. I know the basics of crocheting, but didn't know how to read a pattern or create one. Thanks to my girlfriends for getting me started in actually making something. I love the pretty sherbet colors of this yarn.


Another craft I made, that I had seen on someones blog. Just textured wallpaper glued onto a can, then decorate however you wish. I used a coffee can, some ribbon, and a vintage earring. I put a jar inside to hold the flowers. I just asked for a sample, and they gave me a big piece.


Here's the cute little cradle that I received for Mother's Day. Hubby and I went antiquing, and this is what I picked out. The vintage doll is a German compostion one from 1910. It was my dear mother-in-loves.


Love the wicker design, and the rolling wheels. thanks for coming by! Be sure to visit Beverly over at http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/07/a-patriotic-pink-saturday-july-7-2012.html

13 comments:

Susan said...

Oh what a gorgeous cradle! And looks like you're getting a great start to the crochet blanket.
Happy PS!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Debbie, your cradle is adorable and I love the dolly sucking her thumb! Thanks for your visit and Happy Pinks!

Blessings,
Sandi

LV said...

That is a very nice little cradle. I am sure will succeed in doing your crochet work just fine.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

I LOVE old doll cradles and carriages. I found myself buying them not really for me, but for my daughter! Wish I knew how to crochet, but I'm all thumbs when it comes to that sort of thing.

Robyn said...

cant wait to see the completed cradle blanket, love the color combination you chose. Hope you have a fun Pink Saturday!

Kim K. said...

How sweet that your husband picked out that cradle. I can't wait to see more of your crochet blanket. It's going to be darling. Stay cool. It reached 106 in West MI today. Crazy.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love that sweet cardle! I am staying in anything that has air conditioning these days...

Hugs,
Deb

jeanetteann said...

oh I so love the cradle. I collect dolls too. I also bought some vintage earings today to decorate some vases.Yours look great I think.
Stay cool. xx

pembrokeshire lass said...

Hi I hopped over from some one else's blog when I saw your photo. What fun you have. I've looked at a couple of your other blogs and decided to follow you. I too am trying to start crocheting things....I've seen so many that I would like to do. Greetings from Wales. Joan

Debbie said...

Love, love the cradle. The colors for your blanket are beautiful, it will be lovely. Wish I could crochet more than a basic stitch.... I can't make heads or tails of how to read a pattern.

Hugs,

Debbie

Debbie said...

Just noticed on your blog you are from central NJ, me too!

Whereabouts?

Debbie

sissie said...

I just love that pretty little doll bed and what a wonderful way to display all of your dolls and pretties.

hugs
Sissie

Leann said...

Oh how gorgeous is that doll cradle - love it! I would have wrestled you for it!

Thanks for your thoughts on dress shopping and yes I'd love to lose weight:)

Enjoy the rest of your week!
Leann