Thursday, July 8, 2010

~A Sunflower-y Friday & Fun GIVEAWAYS too!~

Good morning my crafty friends...
some of you have asked about my sunflowers, the ones
we planted in the beginning of spring.

They have finally began to blossom and they are
so beautiful! The boys are tickled PINK!
They Oooo and Ahhh all the time.
We are growing them not only to cover the chicken
coop a bit but also sunflower seeds are very
good for chickens, so we will be feeding them

to the chickens after they are finished.
I cannot think of a better way to recycle and re-use!
I will also be drying some of the seeds for my sunflower
patch next year.Anyways I just wanted to share a couple of
pictures of the sunflowers at sunset.
It was 105 yesterday and we had horrible thunder storms
in the afternoon so I had to wait until sunset
to snap shots.
And what do I come across while snapping pictures?
Why our neighbor "Little Bear" who came to visit the
chickens apparently LOL
They were none to happy to see him!
But I had fun snapping pictures anyway!

I did NO crafting yesterday, just sewing,
sewing, and more sewing.
Even a special Fiskateer color top! hehehe
How could I resist this fun orange polka dot fabric??!
Ok I know in your head you are saying...
Pinky shut up and get to the GIVEAWAY!
Right?? LOL I know you are!
ok ok...
Remember I told you about the Birthday Bash
goodies I would be getting??
They came in the mail!!!!!!!
I was so tickled to get an amazing box.
Not only my Imaginisce goodies but also my August Kit for
Scrapbooking From The Inside Out
AND a special treat...
A new Cricut cartridge!!!

*Here are the GIVEAWAYS*
SFTIO is partnered with Lily Bee and they are giving
away the July Kit of COURAGE! Hecks ya baby!
HERE

The other GIVEAWAY is right here.
Thanks to Imaginisce.
Just leave a comment and I will randomly choose a
winner on SUNDAY!
I would love to have you as a follower, however
since Imaginisce was kind enough to send this my way
It's a FREEBIE! :)

It's awesome when a company is generous enough to give
away prizes and goodies and I am blessed enough to be
able to share in the love of crafting! *YEA*
Have a beautiful weekend!

~Thank you for popping by~
~Pinky~

68 comments:

Manhattan Mandie said...

Love those amazing sunflower photos! They are beautiful! I'm also drooling on that polka-dot top... it's calling me :)

Divinity said...

wow!!! this was looking looking in my past -- ur dog is just like the one we had. :)

i absolutely LOVE the dress and the top! they are gorgeous!!! u have some amazing skills there girl!!! :)

have a blessed day! *hugs

Helen said...

Those sunflowers are amazing! Is there anything you can't do?! LOL!

Nicole Laird said...

Actually, I was enjoying reading about the sunflowers. It was a good story! I never knew sunflower seeds were good for chickens...and the more I hear about them, the more I want some! lol
Love ya chicky!

Dawn-Marie said...

I love your sunflowers! The dress and the top are both gorgeous as well! You are one talented chickie! :)

Shawna said...

Sunflowers are my favorite. Gorgeous photos. Enjoy your happy mail.

Noel said...

Love the sunflowers! They are amazing, I wish my yard got enough sun so I could plant some. Hope you have a great day!

Connie said...

Loved the sunflower pic's!!! Signed upas a follower yesterday!! Thanks Pinky!

Angie said...

Love the sunflowers, we grew them one time and the kids really loved them, they got so big! Thanks for the chance to win :-)

Christy said...

beautiful sunflowers! thanks for the great giveaways!

Kelly Massman said...

Those sunflower pics are fantastic!!! I've been a follower for a while! Thanks for a chance to win some goodies!! :-)

Saren said...

Thanks for sharing! Love the pics and great sewing!

Kelly Sas said...

Aren't sunflowers just amazing?!? LOVE the top you sewed up. You sure are blessed to have so much amazing talent!

Scrapthat said...

Beautiful pics!!
I wanna ROCK! LOL
Love what can be done with it!
Happy Friday!

Terena said...

I am a follower!!! Love the sewing you are doing also!

A Sarasota said...

Wow, great photos! And amazing sewing, wish I had 1/10 of your talent!
love and light
alecia

hestiashelper said...

I wanna be on the Imaginesce mailing list and get the goodies you do! (-:
I have 2 boys and hardly ever get 5 minutes of peace to work on projects! I can't imagine how you manage to do everything you do! There aren't enough hours in my day! (-:

chignon said...

I just love sunflowers, it fascinates me how their faces follow the sun! :o) I just love the polka dot top - will you be wearing it at CHA? :o)

Pinky said...

Oh no I am selling it....

Denise said...

Sunflowers are my favorite flowers :) Thanks for the chance to win some Imaginisce. Your sewing is awesome. I can barely sew on a button.

Dawn said...

Love the sunflowers ,isn't it amazing how a few seeds create that huge stalk? My kids were always in awe also.
I love the new tops for convention, definitely my style also.
I think you are very generous to sponsor all these great giveaways, I am always thrilled to be included in a chance.
Smiles my friend

Tona said...

Love the sunflower photos. I didn't plant any this year :(
*sigh*, to be able to sew half as well as you do.

Jocelyn said...

Love your sunflower photos.....they are awesome and one of my favorite flowers......I wish I could grown them...but have not had much luck!! Ok...I am going to snitch one of these photos and scrapbook it!!! :-)

Love that orange polka dot top.....it is super adorable!!!! LOVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wishing you a great weekend sweet friend!!

beulahmom said...

Great sunflowers! You are quite the seamstress too!! :o)

Stacy said...

I wish I could sew as well as you. Love what you made! Flowers are gorgeous too. I love how their heads just follow the sun. When I was in Italy there were fields and fields of them - it was so gorgeous. We had a lot of fun taking pictures of ourselves standing out in them.
Stacy H-W
www.scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

connie said...

Pinky LOVE the sunflowers! thanks for sharing pictures. I have been a follower of your blog since I have known you! Thanks for a chance to win!

Brittney said...

You're a machine with the sewing as of late!

Amy said...

Your sunflowers are gorgeous! I love all the tops you make too. Thanks for the chance to win some goodies.

Scrapycandy said...

Thank you Pinky and Imaginisce! And I do love Sunflowers...just wish we would get enough sun to have them (Seattle)!

stephanie said...

What amazing sunflowers. Love them. Love the new imaginisce papers too - thanks for the chance to win.

ShoppingTamii said...

what gorgeous flowers!

fivejensenboyz said...

Girl....I was just talking to Georgina about how naturally talented you are...and we have to actually WORK at it hahahahaha.....SUNFLOWERS are gorgeorus....and so are you! :)

beadz said...

What a fun giveaway! I love the sewing that you did - those tops are so cute!
hugs,
Gini

Gail said...

Love the sunflower pics!
Great blog, keep up the good work!
Great sewing!
Great everything!
Thanks for the chance!

Margie said...

I love the sunflower photos, and I wish you were giving away the polka dot top-you are my sewing superhero!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous!!
I have planted sunflowers many times, but they have never been this lush and beautiful!! Must be the chickens!

Lucy Chesna said...

I have you as a follower for awhile..I love your work and you are an amazing woman. I want that dress..lol

janet said...

now Im following you simply because i love pink color and sunflowers I like u girl hoho

Tiffany said...

I've always loved your hair Crystal! I live in a town of less than 300, not sure I could pull it off as well as you do. The sunflowers are gorgeous.

DeeAnn said...

Ooooh, I was hoping you share sunflower pics. :) I grew up in Kansas and I miss my sunflower fields and storms now that I live in the Mid-South. Thank you for sharing the pics. I adore sunflowers. I grow some every year too.

Little Bear is a doll. He's just kissy cute. :)

The dresses are gorgeous. You have mad sewing skills.

Amy said...

I ♥ your sunflower pics!! They are lovely!! I love the sewing you have done as well. I don't do much (except on my paper crafts) because I mess up way to much and I don't think I would wear what I made in public. ;)

karennarelle said...

i cant wait to plant our sunfloewr seed. i have a 9, 3 and 2 year old. I cant wait to see their faces when they see how big they grow!! thanks for the chance to win!

Vicki said...

The sunflowers are gorgeous. Love the white and orange top.

Chrissy said...

I love the sewing you are doing- is there a tutorial that shows how to do the gathery-top part? I remember sun dresses like those when I was a kid- we lived in them in the summer!!

kellystar said...

your sunflowers are beautiful, and you have been "sew busy". I'm going to try sunflowers again next year...I tried a couple of years ago and I think squirrels ate my seeds, but I'm ready to try again. Thanks for the chance to win the cute goodies!

Creative Char said...

Following. :) Some gorgeous tops you've made. Thanks for a chance to win some Imaginisce.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Girl you are so talented! I LOVEEEE those tops!!!! I have been runnin and gunnin for that birthday kit...pick me pick me!!!!!!! Not since Mamarazzi have I wanted anything so bad.....lol.

Heather said...

The sunflowers are awesome! As is your sewing! I love the Birthday bash stuff! Thanks for the chance to win!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome flowers Pinky! We haven't had enough sun here for mine to even really start to get tall..so we may not get any this year...
Thank you for the chance to win!

ruth said...

How fun! You are super talented and I only wish I could get half as much accomplished. :)

shaina said...

you are so creative! i love those dresses that you make...i especially love the polka-dot one.

and thanks for doing a giveaway. my fingers are crossed. <3

Angie said...

Sunflowers make me HAPPY! Thanks for the chance to win!

PinkPug,INK. said...

That polka dot fabric is awesome! & Little Bear is so cute! :)

sandyh50 said...

Oh those sunflowers are gorgeous.And of course, so is your sewing! Thanks for keeping us up to date with all the giveaways!

PJ said...

Amazing sunflowers, they are beautiful and look so tall in the photos. Love Imagininisce great giveaway, oh and before I forget great tops and dresses that you are making, look so comfy

AScrappersDelight said...

Your sunflowers are GORGEOUS!

Thanks for the chance! (and I already follow you, I enjoy looking at your projects as well as all your clothing. YOU ARE AWESOME!)

Suzy said...

Beautiful sunflowers!! Thanks for the chance to win.

Nicole said...

Gorgeous sunflowers! And, I SO WISH I could sew well enough to make beautiful clothes like that!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

pictures2pages said...

Those sunflowers are awesome!!! Love this birthday line from Imaginesce.

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Pinky,

You are so amazingly talented! Your sunflowers look great! Your sewing projects are wonderful! It is always fun to hear what you have been up to. Thanks for the chance for the goodies!

Marianne

MoMo sprnany said...

OOOOO to win some adorable imaginese...I'm so excited...and a follower! Love those sundresses!! Your lo for the Dirty scraps challenge is amazing...I love how you always open up completely. Have a wonderful weekend!

laterg8r said...

love your sewing projects :D

i follow imaginisce and now i follow you too :D

judy said...

Those sunflowers pics are amazing!!!
I love the dresses too. I could never sew like that!!
I can't even sew a button on a shirt or pants!!!

Angie said...

I love those sunflowers, so pretty. and those dresses are awsome. do you sell them? hope your weekend was good.

Pinky said...

I do sell them all. I used to have an online store, now I just buy fabric and sell them straight to the customer custom fitting.
Usually on just post them on Facebook.

Deanna said...

Cristal, I've been LOOKing for some gorgeous sunflowers to shoot! So jealous you have them! Love the shirts too! And of course I'd love some of that Imaginesce goodness! ;)

PollyA said...

Love the new lines!
Your sewing is fabulous! I have always wanted to know how to smock but never took the time to learn....maybe someday!

celticmystyc said...

Good Morning Pinky! Your babydoll dresses are absolutely adorable. The zebra striped one caught my eye. I'm curious. My gf was just trying on simular dresses last weekend BUT being a woman of size the results were comical to say the least. Uniboob is one word that came up. And because she's pretty busty the elastic part barely covered her chest (imagine an elastic band squeezing the top portion of the girls..) How big can you make these dresses/tops and how much do you charge? I'd love to surprise her with something she'd LOVE and be able to wear. The zebra screams her name but..I don't think that one will fit. Love to hear from you. Be safe, be well, be awesome.