Friday, May 29, 2009

Product of the Day

Todays product comes from my "Secret Garden" category. I hope you love it as much as I do.

I love pillowcases and have at least 6 on my bed all the time.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Pink Friday Shopping

Join us at for Pink Friday -- Secret Gardens

Discover a secret garden, a sacred place that refreshes your senses and feeds your soul. Whether purposefully planted - like grapevines carefully twisted along a white painted arbor - or tended by nature's hand - a colorful explosion of wildflowers in a forgotten field - you'll recognize your own by the little flutter you feel inside. A place that inspires new dreams and renews forgotten strengths.

It could be bold… like a spring garden of bright red tulips, with a friendly plaque that says "Welcome friends." Or rows of dahlias in strawberry, sherbert, and lipstick pinks, lining a garden pathway. Perhaps it's delicate as dainty hearts bleeding from a hidden bush, or a single lily, whose petals are beginning to open in the sun. A perfectly pruned rosebush in a landscaped yard, or a topiary of French roses placed on the patio for everyone to enjoy. An untamed daisy bush that decided to spring up in a hidden corner, and catch your eye whenever you look out your kitchen window. A leafy hosta surrounded by blue forget-me-nots and ceramic mushrooms. Orderly pink and purple fuchsias trailing from painted pots, accompanied by a tea cup birdfeeder.

Or does your own secret garden flourish indoors? A garden embroidered along the edge of a vintage linen tablecloth, or decorating the notepaper and envelopes you keep on your writing table. Romantic peach rosebuds encircling a china plate. French ribbon roses, and hand-built ceramic roses added to dresser drawers and empty table tops. A floral pattern on a vintage handkerchief. Fleur-de-lis carved into a white display shelf. A vintage needlepoint of pink stargazer lilies surrounded by burgundy roses. A garden of photographs and memories, sprinkled with tiny flowers.

Secret gardens, wherever they may lie, fill our days with sacred places and secret sanctuaries.

Joyce Lucas,


Make Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Angel Heart Designs Photo Contribution 2: Carol's Rose Garden

Product of the Day

The product of the day from Beloved-Creations are Men's Personalized Handkerchiefs. These wonderful perm press hankies can be personalized with a name, initials, dates, or other personalization. I can match a thread color or just go for white. They would be perfect for Father's Day or to refresh your handkerchiefs. Each hanky comes with it's own box. You can find them on my site at

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Product of the Day

Today's product are these wonderful terry resort/beach chair covers. They would be perfect for you new summer look for your patio, porch, or pool area. They would also be perfect gifts for the newly married, new house, new pool, etc. Each of them can be personalized with a name or monogram. See item at

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Show and Tell Monday at Make Mine Pink

Join us on the forum at for Show and Tell Monday. My show and tell is a new set of pillowcases I am working on. There is a lot of satin stitches so it is taking me a while to do. When finished there will be a space for a hand embroidered monogram.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Product of the Day

My product of the day is also the "Cherished Memories" Pink Friday Product. One of my favorite memories of my children are the hand tracings they gave me. I have those hands in a box and can't throw them away. Here is another way to chrish those hands. You send me a tracing and I will hand embroider them.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Join us at for Pink Friday

Old photographs, yellowed with age. Dad's pocket watch, the hands of time still ticking. Maybe slower than before. A delicate needlepoint, not quite completed, wrapped in tissue and waiting to be rediscovered on
the bottom of a hope chest.

Pieces of the past, your most cherished memories, seeking a place in the present. The faces in the photo may have grown up or passed on. The fingers that wound the watch and pulled the needle now lie still. But these memories remain, and ask to live again.

Much loved tablecloths, used for special family occasions. Grandma's rhinestone brooch, tarnished with years, but twinkling with the possibility of renewed life. Scented letters bound with a faded ribbon, tucked away for a granddaughter to read of a great love.
Cherished memories that make your lips smile and your eyes shine. Maybe you'll set the table with your mother's cloth, and tell everyone about your favorite family Christmas when you were a child. You could brighten up the dulled brooch and pin it on your favorite church dress. Perhaps it's not the right time to share your letters with your granddaughter, but tonight could be a good night to tell her a story about when you were young.

Old French perfume bottles lining a bedroom shelf. Antique silver spoons with intricate designs, soon to be polished and repurposed into delicate silver jewelry. Cozy quilts stitched from well-loved clothing.Your most cherished memories, much too precious to remain hidden. You feel a little flutter as each is carefully uncovered and made new. Everyone will wonder what great secret lies behind your sudden sparkle, but the feeling is too powerful for words.

Joyce Lucas, FounderMake Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Rose Blossom Cottage Photo Contribution 2: Rose Petals and Blooms

Thursday's Product of the Day

Today' product of the day is a set of hand embroidered His and Hers Pillowcases. This set is perfect for new home owners, bride and groom, shower gifts, anniversary gifts, or anytime gifts.
You can find this item on my website at

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Wednesday's Product of the Day

I love handkerchiefs. So today's product is personalized handkerchiefs. These hankies can be machine embroidered with names, dates, poems, or monograms. They are perfect has wedding gifts to the mother or mother-in-law, grandmother, or bridal party. They are also perfect for birthdays, Mother's Day, Easter, new mommy, or Christmas gifts. I can match bridal party or theme or use the color of your choice. Just let me know how you want your hankie and I will do my best to capture that. So if you want 1 or 100 you can purchase them here.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Blog Give Away

If you sign up to follow my blog (see very top of blog) you will be entered to win this Farm House Tote.
I will draw an entry Sunday night.

If you leave a comment you will also be entered too.

Product of the day

I gave you a sneak peak last night so here is the real deal. Today's product is a very sweet vintage apron. The apron has lots of roses and trimmed in pink too. It has a few little repairs but that just adds to it's charm. The apron would be a perfect gift for someone who collects vintage aprons or collects the type of fabric it is made from.
You can find this apron on my website at

Monday, May 18, 2009

Product of the Day

Two of my product lines are the Pink Ribbon for breast cancer and Women's Red Dress for Heart Disease items. Five percent of the proceeds go to the fight against breast cancer and to the heart association.

So even though this post is called product of the day, I am listing 2 products -- 1 from each category.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Monday's Show and Tell at Make Mine Pink

Today I went through my website and marked down many items in the Sachets, Yo-Yo's, Bowlies category

and the Lady's Handkerchiefs, Bridal, Gloves category

I have started posting a product of the day on my blog and Facebook, so I hope you will check back each day for new items and specials.

Today I also posted the Product of the Day of my Avon Store and hope will take a look at the products on that website.

Product of the Day

Not many people realize that along with my embroidery, I also sell Avon Products. So today's products are from my Avon Store at

One of the products I like best is the Anew line of skin care. So no matter where you live you can logon to my Avon website and order products.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Product of the Day

Today's Product is one of thes beautiful hand embroidered pillowcases. You can find it here -

I love to embroder and these pillowcases are such fun. They also have so many uses veyound the bed too.
  • Make pillowcases dresses

  • Give 1 each to two different children

  • Use as chair back covers

  • Take apart and use the embroidery on other projects

  • Use a pillow form and fold over the design for a different pillow look

  • Use as curtains

  • Put pajamas in them for under the regular pillow

  • Use them when packing suitcases for shoes or other items

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sale Sale Sale

I am having a 10% off sale on my website in this category Romantic Roses

Please hop on over to see what I have. Then hop around to my pink sisters at

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday May 15, 2009 as we present "Romantic Roses"

We're in love with roses. From the gentle scent of the first spring rose to the hand painted roses on repurposed furniture, we surround ourselves with the beautiful flower and its romance everywhere we can. In a bedroom, fabric pillows and slipcovers covered in romantic red roses and buds. On a sofa in the living room, needlepoint pillows rich in history and memories, with the most intricate rose designs. On a dresser or hallway table, a pink porcelain rose tucked into the corner of a vanity tray, reminiscent of a dresser tray that held my mother's prized perfume bottles.

Perhaps our love of roses springs from the memories they awaken. A broken china charm painted with a blushing rose evokes an image of the hand painted rose china my grandmother carefully brought out whenever I came for tea. Silk roses placed in a hand painted tea pot remind me of the fragrance of fresh cut roses from my mother's rose garden. Ribbons of hearts and roses across a folding fan recollect a fan she might have held on a hot Sunday morning in church.

Or perhaps it's the myriad of messages a rose can express without saying a word. A rose wreath on an embossed card adds the words "I care about you" to everything you write. A welcome wreath of pink and purple roses hung by the front door announces "Welcome!" to all who enter. Vintage postcards adorned with roses by some of our favorite rose artists from the 1800s, framed and displayed proudly in our homes, inspire our imaginations with possibilities that could have been penned.

For whatever reason, one thing is sure. Romantic roses capture our hearts and fill our homes.

Joyce Lucas, FounderMake Mine Pink

Monday, May 11, 2009

Monday Show and Tell at Make Mine Pink

It is a new product that I am offering. What a wonderful way to give a gift.

This is a wonderful way to keep your child's hands forever. Just choose if you want it mounted in a natural wood embroidery hoop, or a quilt block; either white bleached muslin or natural muslin; and choose the thread color -- dark red, dark blue, or black. Custom orders are welcome.

Once you have made your purchase just trace the hand you want embroidered and mail to me at Beloved-Creations, 602 Lafayette Point Court, Clarksville, TN 37042. I will then embroidery the hand and send it back to you.

This would be a perfect gift --
new mother
wedding -- two hands
mother's day
father's day
and so many other gifts.

You can have the hands such as father and child overlap, or husband and wife overlap. There are just so many ways I can embroider these hands.

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Beautiful blues… the classic colors of sea and sky. Once a year, beautiful blues against crisp, clean whites adorned the blue and white issue of Victoria Magazine. Do you remember how you anticipated your copy? Blue is calming and serene. It's a coastal color, often used in bedrooms and rooms of relaxation. From delicate pastel to a deep, emboldened navy, adding blues to your d├ęcor can evoke a tranquil yet often vibrant mood.

In the bathroom, perhaps a white towel edged with beautiful blue forget-me-nots and pale blue trim. On the kitchen table, a teapot or tea cup with a blue floral pattern, or a shabby blue tea cozy that warms a pot with beautiful blue, waiting for a friend.

White pillows dressed with lavender blue roses or embroidered bluebirds on a white bedding set. On a bedside table, a white vintage doily with blue accents and edging, a grandmother's white hanky stitched with a dainty blue ribbon. A blue and white needlepoint cushion set carefully upon the bed - an elegant white lily surrounded by a blue fringe. On a white fleur-de-lis shelf, a Battenberg lace fan with vintage millinery flowers, in a color pronounced "bleu". A vintage robin's egg blue bottle stopped with white fabric flowers, tied with a pale blue bow. A white bowl hand painted with blue morning glories. Hanging on the wall, a French ribbon glitter plaque of white doves and blue roses. By the front door, a nautical tote bag that reminds you of the sea. In the craft room, oceans of blue and white fabric, or a sprinkle of blue flowers. Near the telephone, a handcrafted notebook, embellished with blue sky. In a jewel case, a single blue bead on a string or a classic blue cameo.

Stitched bluebirds, hydrangeas and bows. Tiny blue lights, sweet as cotton candy. Handmade bouquets of blue roses, or a single blue pansy. Beautiful blues surround us, and remind us we are home.

Photo Contribution 1: Noelle Garrett Designs Photo Contribution 2: C'est Chouette

Monday, May 04, 2009

Monday Show and Tell at Make Mine Pink

I love monograms I have them on everything, just about anyway, in my home. Here is an example of a set of tea napkins I recently embroidered for a customer. I iron each napkin to find the center for the monogram and embroider away. When finished, each napkin will get a final ironing so they are crisp white and ready for a tea, luncheon, or even in a gift basket.

Recently I read an article about a bride that had her wedding receiption napkins monogrammed and then of course would have them for years to come reminding them of that special day.

Please feel free to comment me, or email me at for a personalized set of your own.

Friday, May 01, 2009

Things that make me happy

Today the posted "What makes you happy." I had to think for a moment and the first thing that comes to my mind of course was my grandson. He was hit my a truck yesterday while on his skate board. He has a broke nose and lots of scrapes and bangs but is otherwise ok. So here is my list of 20 things that make me happy.

1. The saftey of my grandson
2. My family of course
3. Knowing my great-grandchild
4. A loving daughter
5. My Lord and Savior
6. My friends at Make Mine Pink
7. All my other on-line friends
8. My ability to read great novels
9. My ability to hand embroider
10. The love of pretty flowers
11. Gardening
12. Eating good food
13. Good Coffee
14. My Avon business
15. My on-line business Beloved-Creations
16. The smell of fresh flowers
17. The ability to make someone smile
18. The ability to help others in need
19. Laughter
20. More Laughter