Saturday, September 5, 2009


Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound. Thank you so much Beverly for hosting this fun event. If you go to visit her blog you can get a list of all the participants.

I found this cute antique wooden tool caddy in the barn (I told hubby that he didn't really need it LOL) and brought it up to the house, white washed it and it makes a perfect carrier for my ribbons and seam bindings. I have my sewing room and craft room in seperate rooms so I needed a storage source that had a handle to carry back and forth. This works out just perfect.

Look how pretty this collection of pink fabric's are that I picked up during the summer while on vacation. I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for yet. I'm trying to come up with something to use them all together. I just love the combination.

Thank you so much for stopping by. It was so nice to visit with you! Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day weekend! I will be back on Monday with a Blue Monday post.
Blessings to you! Shirl


Sue said...

Great repurposing of the tool caddy. And those fabrics you collected....ewww la la. Lots of possibilities for their eventual use. Pretty visual treats today at your blog!


♥Mimi♥ said...

Who needs to know what they are going to do with ribbons and fabric? Just looking at them give so much pleasure!

Tammy said...

Happy Pink Saturday!☼

rosechicfriends said...

I just LOVE that caddy..I actually found one in my room and may shabby it up and use it too!

Have a great weekend!!!
Happy PINK!

Elise said...

Hello, you have the most fabulously wonderful site here and I had to leave this comment for you ! Your posts are beautifully written, creative and original too, and you have interesting pictures.

It's all perfect !

Thank you for sharing your site and best wishes.... 'Happy September'....

Debbie @ said...

Good morning Shirl! What a great post. I have a barn, a hubby, and a tool caddy outside too....that I need to go get! How Keeeute! What a great post. Hope your day is a little cooler where you are...we seem to be burning up here in S. Calif. I so enjoy your posts and your blog!

Dawn said...

That caddy is a great idea or your ribbons. I think we have one or two of around here somehwere...

Love the assortment of fabrics. I'd be happy just leaving them all fanned out for display just like they are!

Atelier de Charo said...

Beautiful fabrics, sure you will make a great proyect with them. Happy Pink Saturday!!!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Shirl, Happy Pink Saturday!
I so loved this little box that you picked up, and the fabrics are just devine. All together they would make a lovely quilting project. What a beautiful combination of colors and patterns. THanks for sharing this fine day. Please stop by and say hi. I would love to have you visit. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Linda said...

What a clever idea for storing your ribbon,thank you. I have one of those. Will have to find it and put it to good use.

Have a Pinkalicious weekend.

Lisa said...

Oh Ribbons and trims and fabric! You found some of my favorites!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Hugs, Lisa

Julie said...

Love all your pink...I am having a-give-away to celebrate my 1 month Blogoversary.... so come on over and check it out... We will be picking a winner Late Monday night , and posting the results then...Have a wonderful Pink week and I hope to see you next week...

Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Shirl!!

A very clever idea changing that tool caddy into something 'useful'!! lol!! I love it!!

Your fabric pieces are so pretty. How about making a pillow for me!!

Happy PiNk Saturday!! :-)


KayEllen said...

Love your ribbons and the recycled
tool cart...

Happy PS!!!


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Shirl! I love the caddy you found in the barn! It looks wonderful whitewashed and with your ribbons in it :) Great job! I love the fabrics too, so beautiful!
Love ya,

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

What a cool little ribbon caddy and I lvoe the pink fabrics. Have a happy day.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

What a great idea for the tool caddy! Just great eye candy!


Riet said...

Those ribbons look so special in that tool caddy. A great ide. Happy pink Saturday

KatCollects said...

I love the crate used for a ribbon holder, great idea. And your fabric is beautiful, I love all the colors. I hope you are having a good weekend, Happy Pink Saturday.

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh I Love your ribbon caddy! It looks great the way you whitewashed it. Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla

Angela said...

Hey Shirl!

I love what you did to your husband's tool caddy! It looks great and I'm sure that you will use it way more than he ever did! lol Your fabrics would look great in a quilt don't you think!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Mary said...

That is a great use of the tool caddy! I think I'm going to be a copy cat! And the assortment of pink fabrics is you quilt? I can sure see them in a beautiful patchwork quilt! Looking forward to seeing what you do with them! Have a blessed week-end!


Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Happy PINK Saturday! Esther


Hi Shril,
Great idea with hubby's tool caddy..
I like your new banner :)
Happy weekend to you.
Deb :)

Beverly said...

Shirl, that caddy was meant for you. It works perfectly. I love ribbon. And, those fabrics are gorgeous. I can't wait to see what you make.

Happy Pink Saturday.

Claudia said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl! I love the way you have whitewashed the tool caddy and made it a ribbon and trim holder. It looks so pretty!

someplace in thyme said...

I too love the fabric combination and can't wait to see what you do with it. The idea for the ribbons was perfect, I love it, Happy Pink SAturday, Char

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl. Great way to store your ribbon. Love all the fabrics, thanks for sharing.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Shirl! what a great idea! I might go and get tool caddy one for myself! btw you got lovely ribbons in there! love them..

have a good week! take care

Jennifer said...

Mom, that tool caddy came out great.What a wonderful idea for ribbon and great to bring it down stairs if needed.Very handy even if ya wanted to put some glitter and scrap things to work on.I love the fabrics too.Hugs.Love ya,Jen

Connie said...

I plum forgot about that handy ribbon carrier; I'm going to show Jack right now so he can make me a couple of them. Darling, honey.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Shirl,
Love your pink post and the wood tote is perfect for your ribbons.
The fabrics are gorgeous and all together they look beautiful. I am sure with your talents you will find someway to use them in a gorgeous project.
Love it all.

You asked about the paint. I use Delta Ceramcoat in Black when painting furniture. It is the large size and is matt finish. Followed by 2 coats, an overnight cure time, distress and seal with 2 coats satin water based varnish.
If you need any help, let me know. Vickie emailed and asked too. Not all craft acrylics work, but black does so I perfer it over any other. Sand in one direction first too to give some tooth before painting.
Thanks for stopping by.
Blessings always,
Celestina Marie

Look in the Nook said...

Just now getting around to all the blogs to see the lovely Pink.
Great use of the caddy. And beautiful fabrics.
Don't forget to "Look in the Nook"

Connie from Big Bear Lake California said...

Shirl, That is so cute and perfect to hold your ribbong. Hugs, Connie

Leann said...

Hi Shirl

I'm still making my rounds from last week and tomorrow it'll be Satruday again!!

What a great ribbon caddy! I love it.

If you have the time, please stop by The Old Parsonage, I love company.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Shirl! Oh what a great idea to keep your ribbons in! And you can see the colors! I need to do something like that!

Thinking of you!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

Shirl, I love the rose plates you have, they are just to pretty and would look really nice hanging on my
Love the holly hobbie plate too. I have a collection of HH plates, they are green ones, I will try and take a picture and post them soon. Have a great night. a