Friday, February 12, 2010

Oh Girlies! It's Pink Saturday!!!! And, I'm A Cath Kidston Wanna Be!

 Hi Dear Girlies!

I hope you've been having a glorious week, and that you're warm and cozy.  I can't imagine being without power when it's soooo cold, and I've heard some folks still are.  Brrrr.

It rained a TOTAL Pacific Northwest rain today.....pouring.......and the raindrops were each the size of a golf ball.  Ok, that's only a SLIGHT exaggeration.  It was horrible.  Puddles everywhere.

Could it be on a "stay home and be cozy day"??  Oh was a "have to stop six places" kind of day.  Great.

I looked like a drowned rat by the time I got home.


Ok, that's enough whining, don'tcha think?    :-)

 A while back I told you about the black tapestry chair in my sewing room and the effort to decorate around it.......Well, I just couldn't.  YUK.....So, I've decided to slipcover the chair so I can have a cheery and bright room.  YIPPEEE!

I ADORE Cath Kidston.  She has wonderful things and awesome fabrics.

However, I am on a budget and can't spend forty nine gazillion dollars on fabric and then add sixty four hundred thousand dollars more for I'm a girl on a mission.


So, I guess we'll call the new room Cath Kidston-ISH...   :-)

  I dug through my fabric stash and found LOTS of fabrics that will have the Cath sort of look.......and I've been to a couple of thrift stores too.....NATURALLY!

Don't they look happy?

 Nope, not a Cath Kidston bowl, but it sure looks like it doesn't it?  1.99 at the thrift was the little spotted (The Brits call polka dots spots, so I'm just getting in the mood)  I was so excited to have found it.

  The green storage box is from Joann's....I need LOTS of storage. 

I'm also re-working some baskets.  I'm anxious to show you those too.  I've been collecting them for a couple of months now.  That's a whole other story....I'll try to keep the chatter on the minimal side............Ok.........that was a fib.  I HAVE to talk a's in my nature.    :-)

Look at this old rick rack.........isn't it divine?  Eight cents?  Isn't that hilarious?

I have some that is marked 13 cents too.

I think the old stuff is so much better than the new stuff.

Gotta love vintage.

So, I'm pretty well stocked up on supplies for all of my sewing.

And, I did finish the slipcover for my desk chair.

I'll be showing that to you really soon.

It was a trial, but I prevailed.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend Sweet Chickies!

Huggies and Lovies,


Lots more delicious pinks at

Thanks again Beverly for hosting!

Miss Beverly's just had her gall bladder removed. 


Please send her get well wishes!



  1. Oh how I love visiting you, my sweet Spencer! You have all the materials necessary to keep you happy on this raining day!!!! I can't wait to see the results of your MISSION EFFORTS! I do love the light colors and it goes with your darling personality! Woman, you may not think so, but you are a writer. Your humor and sweet self come through so clearly. That is of utmost importance. THANKS FOR MAKING MY DAY! Bisous, Anita

  2. Spencer, I love the new old items you found, isn't thrifting fun and surprising how much neat, good stuff you can find. I love the colors of your fabric and bowls and boxes, they are so..pastel and makes me ready for Easter. Can't wait to see your chair project.

  3. I'm a Cath wannabe,too! Her style is my fav! That little thrift store bowl sure does look like one of hers! ♥

  4. Oh Yeah.....I Love Cath's designs but she is so hard to find in the states!!
    Beautiful fabric & "stuff"....
    Happy Valentine's Day!!

  5. Oh wow spencer your stack of fabric is to die for, i don't care whos line of fabric it is. Oh i don't envy you of making a slip cover, i have very little sewing skills.. YOur bowl is oooooooooooooo la la pretty.. I love thrift stores.. Have a great day. Sheila

  6. Good Morning Spence!
    Whew are you energetic or what! I love your fabric stash and it is just as pretty as Cathy's.
    I'm afraid it's not a stop at six places,(I love this) kinda day here. Can you believe it snowed in the "sunny, warm coastal south,!"
    I think your sewing notions are so pretty and the way you displayed them in the bowl, is too sweet.
    Can't wait to see your chair.


  7. Happy Vantines, Spencer! Your supplies are all so charming. I can't wait to see what you do...Christine

  8. Happy Pink Saturday. Long time no-visit, I know. I've had a major move to get through but things are settling down now. Lovely post!

    Jennifer (not the Google one!)

  9. You are the only person I know who could make the supplies look as pretty as the finished project! What crisp, beautiful colors and I love the dish! Can't wait to see more. Happy Pink Saturday and a sweet Valentine to you.

  10. Ooh Spencer, I just love the fabrics and I can't wait to see what you do with them. Why can't SOMEONE make fabics in the colors and prints reminiscent of CK and sell them here! I love old ric rac too, I found an entire bag of it at the thrift store for $2! Oh happy day:>) Hope you have a wonderful valentines day~!

  11. Oh me too me too! I ordered the new catalog but I've never gotten it! 2 things now sent from the UK I never got!!! Should check the neighbors box! hehe I love all your goodies! Makes me wish I had some! Enjoy!!
    Happy Valentine's Day!
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Hugs, Lisa

  12. Hi sweet Spencer, I love the fabric stash and am more than sure you will create something perfect with all the finds. I can't believe what you paid for the ric rack, what a steal!! And since I am a weaver, I am over the top excited to see the baskets. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentines Day to you, Char

  13. Spencer, I love this look and you have achieved it on a budget! Wonderful bowl and that rick rack! Love it!!!

  14. Beautiful fabrics... love the 'spotted' ones, wish I could sew! Have a great weekend, Spencer.

  15. I understand the Cath Kidston thing, sugar. It costs more for postage than the actual product sometimes!

  16. Spencer, I love your fabrics and that rick rack! So cute! And the bowlies!!! Perfect!

    Sending you big hugs for a Happy Pink Saturday and a Happy Valentine's Day! I was thinking about this, and I think I met you about a year ago this month! I'm so glad!!!


    Sheila :-)

  17. I love ALL that fabric...the colors are gorgeous..can't wait to see!!! Have a wonderful Valentines Day!!

  18. I love Cath too! I sometimes find bargains on ebay for the fabric... but I think you've done a great job of finding cath-like fabrics! Can't wait to see the slipcovered chair!

    happy ps... Dixie

  19. Happy Pink Saturday, Spencer! Those fabrics are gorgeous! I adore that storage box; love the green polka dot! Happy Valentine's Day to you too.


  20. Your fabric is TDF! Ahhhhhh! Gotta love Cath Kidston!! Happy Pink Saturday.

    Back Porch Blessings,

  21. All the colors are perfect together. You have a great eye. Can't wait to see what you do with all that inspiration.

  22. Spencer,
    Your blog is darling! I love me some KC too! In fact 2 years ago my sister went to Europe & I sent $$ with her & a list of all the KC stores in England, Germany & France! I told her not to come back w/o fabric & wallpaper. I love it so. I heard there is a store in LA, is that true? Anyway, your stash looks great. Lisa

  23. Happy Pink Valentin's Saturday, Spencer! Your fabrics are beautiful! Great finds you have there too! The bowl is so charming! I agree with you about old treasures are better than the newer ones! The quality is so much better! I've no doubt the old treasures will hold up better than the new.

    Have a lovely Valentine's weekend! Stay warm!


  24. Well, it may not be Cath Kidston but it sure is just as pretty!!! I love collecting fabrics too, but if I were to buy really expensive fabrics then I would never use them so what's the point....
    Love your blog, found you through Castles and Cottages!!

  25. Thanks for your visit. I especially love the rick rack! In fact, I have a bag of it somewhere and need to find it! Stan

  26. I too adore Cath Kidston - and can't afford her. And I LIVE here! I can't even afford her when she has a sale - but oh, how I love her stuff. And your stash is perfect! If you don't tell, I won't..

    Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Valentine's Day for tomorrow.

  27. Hi Spencer, I just love all your fabric choices and the adornments. Your bowl is just gorgeous, and I can't wait to see the chair. I know it will be absolutely darling! Have a wonderful Valentine weekend!

  28. Spencer it's so Cath Kidston that I would have sworn the it all was from Cath's. This is gonna be gooood!

  29. Whoaa what??? NO peeky at the chair! You are leaving us hanging. LOVE all your thrifty goodies...I would have no idea they were not cath stuff....perfect spots! spots are so endearing! cherry

  30. You've got some beautiful fabrics and trims there! I can't wait to see your chair! Happy Pink Sat.


  31. wow spencer you did get some beautiful fabric there I love the dotted one it is just the cats meow lol.....can't to see what you do with those pretty prints....come for a visit, phyllis

  32. The colors in these fabrics are so cheery and pretty! I think you definitely have the makings of a great start. Yes, the weather around here has been yucky! I want the sunshine back. Have a great weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!

  33. I just found your blog and am I ever happy! I live in the Pacific Northwest too. I also named my cottage years ago, although I have just started a blog. Your stash of fabrics is just charming. I can't wait to see what you do with it. Put the kettle on, I'll be back and come visit me too.

    Susan and Bentley

  34. Happy Valentine's Day Spencer sweetie...
    I so love to come here and listen to your music and see what you have to share. It is always such a joy. Thank you for sharing. I love you fabrics and can't wait to see the chair you made a throw for. How exciting.

    8 cents. I can't even imagine. Look at the labels and the color, still so pretty and fresh looking. I love it.

    Have a beautiful Valentine's Day sweetie. Please know that you are so loved and so appreciated. I love to come and visit. You always great me with a smile and a Happy Heart and for that I am so blessed.

    Country hugs sweetie and so much love...Sherry

  35. Hello Ms. Spencer,

    I LOVE the fabrics. I think many of them will make a perfect choice for your chair slipcover. I am partial to the florals of course. Your photos and presentation are lovely today, so cheerful. Thanks for the smiles

    Sending sparkly pink fairy magic to you and your creative muse for a happy Valentine's Day and a belated .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

    Cheers! =D
    ~Kitty Kellie

  36. So sorry that I missed you yesterday. It seemed like the day just ran away from me! But, with this being ♥Valentine's Day♥ what better time for me to stop by to see your Pink Saturday goodies.

    It's been a long and dark winter up here near Canada so filling myself up with pink is my way on the weekend of chasing away the blues - not that blue isn't a nice color, too☺

    I ♥ coming here. All the pink and all the girlie stuff just floods my brain and makes me want to do a happy dance right where I sit!

    Thanks so much for sharing. After all, isn't sharing one of life's greatest pleasures?

    ♫Happy Valentine's Day♫

  37. Oh, what fun I'm gonna have just browsing through your back posts. I just found you and I know we are kindred spirits. I absolutely love the fabric you put together. Sometimes shopping in our own stash is the most fruitful of all.
    And thanks for stopping by my blog.

    Blessings and Happy Sewing, Patty

  38. I'm a fan of Cath Kidston, too...I have two beautiful Cath Kidston throw pillows on our bed....

    Beautiful blog....Betty @ Country Charm


Sweet and dear little Chickies....thank you so much for your comments. I read each and every one. I always try to make a return visit........sometimes I fail miserably... but you're alllll soooo special to me!

Many, many hugs!