Glitter Me Pink

I had such good intentions.  I purchased special German glass glitter, made a Bitty Lamb from French General linen, and set about to make a pink glittered lamb.

I think I’m better at appliqué.   Here’s how she’s supposed to look, powder puff white, sweet and innocent…

Bitty Lamb

Here she is in linen.  Still pretty cute and certainly innocent. There’s the bag of glass glitter…

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Now add the glue.  Glue + glitter = mess.  Bad, bad stuff!  Glue is sticking to my fingers, the lamb is sticking to my fingers and the glitter sticks to any darn thing it wants to.

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Had I thought this out I might have done something with those buttons before I started with the darn glitter. 

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Not my best work.  I’m in awe of those of you who can make glittered treasures.   For my little ornament,  here’s the story I’ll tell:  She’s a very old lamb, belonged to my grandmother (I know, those awful buttons), and over the years she’s lost a bit of glitter.  She’s worn, but still has a special place on our tree every year.  We’ll never give her up. 

  Priceless 

More decorations to come… 

Hugs,

Anne

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  • Bari Jo - I LOVE it – and some day your granddaughters will say just that when they hang her on their tree! (you need to make two, you know, so that each granddaughter will have the memory!) :O) Love your blog! Love the block of the month – can hardly wait til the 5th of each month… I'm a little sad that it is almost at the end of the BOM for the year – THANK YOU so much for the wonderful free patterns! BariReplyCancel

  • Ronda - I love your story I will have to remember that one! It is still adorable on your tree! cant wait till the 5th. I too am kind of said it is ending. Thank you so much for the pattern cant wait to show you my version in brown work with touches of pink! it is so cute if I do say so myself. I think I will hand quilt it and enter it in the fair this fall. I will let you know how it does. Thanks Anne Keep creating!ReplyCancel

  • Robin - I think the little lamb is charming.ReplyCancel

  • PatchworkPottery - Haha! Yes, not everything we make turns out! I think she will grow on you or at least leave sparkle on you! Hugs, LReplyCancel

  • Vicky - ROFLOL. My experiences with glitter were much like yours! Your lamb is adorable, and your precious story makes it priceless!ReplyCancel

  • Miss Jean - She is still cute! Did you wear rubber gloves? Maybe the spray glue would have been better. Outside…..ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Oh, I think the 'story' is perfect and your little lamb is just adorable! Just another example of your charming creativity.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - funReplyCancel

  • Vicki - the little tail cracks me upReplyCancel

  • Sue M. - Story is charming and the lamb looks like a vintage Christmas ornament so you did a good job.ReplyCancel

  • Prim Rose Hill ©2008-2009 - She's adorable! And I'm glad you shared…it's nice to know I'm not the only one with more glue on me than what I'm working on! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Rae Ann - The little lamb is very charming! It is very difficult to work with glue and glitter and not get it everywhere, on everything.ReplyCancel

  • RobinG - Your lamb is darling! Even if very, very old (giggle)!. Necessity is the mother of invention, and you've come up with a great tale to tell! Thanks for sharing!
    RobinReplyCancel

  • a little bit biased - So cute – glitter and all! I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - Oh she is sweet, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • Anne D - I love the story. I have never attempted the whole glitter thing and now I think this is a good thing.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy - What a sweet, sweet story about Bitty Lamb. So glad you didn't get rid of her…she will have a good home on your tree!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - LOL Love it! Glitter ends up everywhere it is not supposed to be but never where it is. I do believe the stuff is evil, pretty, but evil.ReplyCancel

  • Anonymous - Absolutely precious. The story is fabulous….sounds like how my mind works. It really does look darling on the tree. I can't wait to see each ornament on your tree.
    Kristy in OhioReplyCancel

  • MahSistersQuiltTrunk - I love her!ReplyCancel

  • mimi'sdarlins - Hmmm….without your pointing out all the problems you had, I think I would have looked at your lamb and thought, 'oh, another gorgeous pink creation from Anne.' She's darling, with or without the cute little story :-)ReplyCancel

  • Mary - So, I'm really into glitter, thanks to Martha Stewart. Here's a couple thoughts on making it easier…you can brush your lamb (or whatever critter) with matte finish Mod Podge and working in sections, sprinkle glitter. When I need to get it done quick and dirty, I spray with Krylon adhesive spray and sprinkle liberally with glitter–this really works and gives a "light touch" to your glittered project. I know spray isn't environmentally friendly, but I go outside and use a large cardboard box to contain the mist.ReplyCancel

  • Jen in NY - I love it Anne! It's charming and sweet, and beautiful too! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Wyldhare - How adorable! This will undoubtedly be a cherished treasure for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • The Patchwork Apple- Jane..... Visit www.patchworkapple.com - Thats pretty funny! I love your story. Love it that you showed us, that we all can have a 'bit of trouble'. Merry Christmas. JaneReplyCancel

  • jaybird - it was worth a try.. sometimes you just have to go for it!!ReplyCancel

  • Cogdilldj@gmail.com - May I mention that maybe next time you might want to use a spray adhesive? It's a thought! Maybe a tad bit messy… but still messy all the same… cute!
    Thanks for sharing all the wonderful baskets… I haven't made any of them yet…. heavy sigh….. but I will!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy Suzanne - Hi Anne. I just found your blog from Jane at Wyldhare and am thrilled I did. I just love your blog and all your amazing creations!!! This lamb is so sweet. I want a tree full. Your work is beautiful. I also had so much fun looking at all of your Christmas decorations. Just beautiful. I'm so amazed at the creative talent in blogland and you're right up there at the top!ReplyCancel