Saturday, March 14, 2009

My First Pink Saturday!



Oooo... I am so excited to be participating in my First (!) Pink Saturday. I'm still fairly new to blogging and just stumbled upon this weekly feature about a month ago. If you are unfamiliar with Pink Saturday, check out the button to the right and Beverly of How Sweet the Sound will fill in all the details. I can't be certain, but I think all that pink inspired me to rescue and revive this cast-off treasure into a fancy, french-ish pinkeep - which is also my first pinkeep.

Originally a brunette with a ponytail, she transformed into Marie Antoinette after a couple of hours on my worktable. I only intended to sew the pinkeep to fill-in her vase area with stuffing and fabric and ruffles.





Well, you know how it is... That saucy, sweet expression complete with fan! She just had to have a wig... and not just any wig, but one with flowers and birds and a wee blue streak. What is it about Marie that inspired her wig makers then and continues to inspired us today to spend way too much time on such whimsey? And, oh yes, this is a wig and removable. I just couldn't bring myself to glue anything.
She apparently had a hard life before I rescued her - poor dear - she is a bit fragile. I did apply some Hard As Nails adhesive to the inside of the vase to strenghten the old repairs done by her former owner. She does have all her parts, though, which the real Marie ultimately did not. She's not perfect, but that seems appropriate for this Marie (as does the Hard As Nails).


Thanks for visiting!






43 comments:

Riet said...

That is really lovely. WElcome and happy pink Saturday

MyThoughtsMyVoice said...

Look at her! Isn't she just a beauty to behold? Love how she's posed. She looks so flirty :-)

Happy Pink Saturday!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

How creative. Happy Pink Saturday!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday! Cute and creative! Have a wonderful day.

Blessings,
Sandi

critter crafts said...

How cute. Happy Fist Pink Saturday, it's my first Pink Saturday too.

Amy said...

She is adorable.. great job!

g said...

Wowie zowie, isn't she cute??? Have a great pink Saturday!

The White Bench said...

Happy First Pink Saturday to you too, I appreciated your comment very much! Thank you!
Your creation is soooo cute!
Monica.

Beverly said...

Welcome to your first Pink Saturday, Karen.

She is just beautiful. The original Marie would be flattered.

Mimi said...

One day of the week I get to truly indulge my ♥ for pink and today, you sure have made me happy! Thanks so much!

Michelle said...

Flirty little thing, isn't she..LOL.

Have a great Pink Saturday!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

"which the real Marie did not"

heh heh - love it

also love what you've done with that bit of china!

hApPy PiNk SaTuRdAy!

America Alcala said...

Such a cutie! :)

Elizabeth said...

Welcome to PS! I love this Marie pinkeep. I've been clicking around and I love your creativity.

Llyn M said...

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Happy 1st Pink Saturday!
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Claudia said...

Wonderful! So pretty - you are very talented. Happy Pink Saturday!

TRES BELLE said...

She is adoreable!! I can't believe that she is wearing a real wig!!! Happy Pink Saturday and welcome to the group!!

Kris

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Happy Pink First Saturday. I totally understand the concept of totally busy and getting nothing accomplished. :)

Shirley said...

she's quite beautiful and what a stylish hairdo!

Jennifer said...

I love her she is too cute! Happy First Pink Saturday! I am new to blogging too! I have loved all the people I have met, and Pink Saturday is so much fun!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jennifer

Susan said...

cute! Happy Pink Saturday ~ Susan

Light and Voices said...

Welcome to PINK SATURDAY! Marie is so cute and I might add she looks a bit flirty. Have a nice week-end.
Joyce

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Sooo cute! Welcome to Pink Saturday!

Hugs :)

Irma

peppermint said...

She's adorable! Very crafty, have a great Pink Saturday!

Mermaids of the Lake said...

She is perfectly adorable. I love her hair! Happy First Pink Saturday.

Deanna said...

Hi Karen and welcome to Pink Saturday!

I love your Marie Antoinette and I'm glad that she was salvagable (is that even a word? LOL!). I'm glad that her head was intact!

She definately is a sweetie.

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

kari and kijsa said...

So fun!! A very happy Pink Saturday to you!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Chatelaine said...

She is just the sweetest. Nice job!

Happy Pink Saturday.

Susie Jefferson said...

Happy First PINK Saturday, and welcome (it's my 3rd, and I'm enjoying it immensely). And welcome to Marie Antionette too (and her wig - it's a separate entity after all, and definitely has A Presence, LOL).

I am wildly impressed with your sculpting, and absolutely tickled PINK that you've decided to follow my blog - thank you so much.

Happy Happy Pink Day

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Karen, I love this little sweetie! You always inspire me. Happy first pink Saturday too. What an uplifting thing to participate in.
Tammy

gabrieladelworth.com said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

Lovely Marie!


~ Gabriela ~

Sarah said...

I do love her!!!! She is sooo much fun!!!! Sarah

Stephanie said...

How cool!! What a great re-make!!

Vintage Soul said...

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Love what you did with Marie ...

Elyse said...

that is so cute, cool and fun. love it!

Spanish Princess said...

Happy "first"! Your doll is really adorable. Her expression really makes her stand out! Thanks for visiting my first "Pink Saturday post." Happy Pink Saturday!

Christine said...

I love your little Marie. She is beautiful. Your projects are very inspiring. I am just dabbling in altered art and want to do a little more with it.

Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Blessing,
Christine

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

ahhhhh lil' marie! so petite and super cute!

someplace in thyme said...

great posts for a first, welcome to the group. Happy Pink Saturday, sorry it's late, but working this week from the top down, almost there, Char

Frippery said...

I love her. Too sweet. Especially the "hairscape". Pam

Skeleton In My Closet said...

Karen, this is really darling! You really make an art of recycling; )

Seriously, I like the way your mind works.

Josie

Cottage Contessa said...

I'm late in visiting, sorry! Cool pink post though!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.