Pink Saturday

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Today is Pink Saturday, and Bev from How Sweet The Sound has lots of Pink Posts to read.

doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideI heard an inspiring story while living in Canada. One of the most famous coat designers there at the time, Linda Lundstrom designed beautiful pastel coats with pastel faux fur trim. Her designs always made the cold winters in Ontario lovely and warm.



doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideWhen you wore one of these coats in the bitter Canadian winters, you looked like a million bucks and everyone recognized the designs. I loved that she designed for full figure women as well as the size 2's.

My creation

The inspiration for these coats came to her in a dream. She dreamt of a little girl sitting against the Northern Lights, wearing a pink parka with a pink fur trim. When she awoke she went in search of a manufacturer who could provide pastel faux fur trim. The rest is history.

doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideToday her colors have changed from her sweet pastels, but this season's collection is just as dreamy as I remember when I lived in Toronto.



doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideWhen Spoonflower asked for submissions to design a doll panel, I knew just what to design. Here is the little girl doll I call Northern Light Dreams. This little doll is how I imagine the little girl in Linda's dream. It brings back lovely memories of winter nights in Ontario and lovely pink LaParkas with pink fur trim.

Dream Doll

doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideYou can go HERE and see all the fabulous doll panel designs and vote for your favorite.

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doll-panel-for-spoonflower-1575-wideHappy Pink Satuday, and pay attention to your dreams, you just never know what might happen. Speaking of dreams, there is a dreamy blog you might want to visit called Rose Chintz Cottage Inspirations.

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What could be dreamier than a pink parka against a white winter's snow. The song for this post is The Snowman's Music Box.
The Quintessential Magpie said...

Karen, that doll is just sooooooo cute! I went over and clicked on your picture, and I'm not sure if that's how you vote or not... but I tried to vote for you.

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jacaranda Artesanias said...

A very nice pink post!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Karen,
Amy has her wings tonight. My heart is so heavy. Thank you for everything. You left such an impact in her life, and I so enjoyed looking at her pillowcases and quilt each day that I was there. It brightened her days. She loved them. I will post more when I know something. I am so alone out here, and I so wanted to be there. I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Love, Sherry

caren said...

She is adorable and looks so cuddly! I would love a pink coat. I voted for you!!!!!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

That doll is adorable! I would love to have one of those coats!

Happy PS!

LiLi M. said...

Happy pink Saturday to you Karen! I love that sweet little girl in her pink parka, yes she must have been the inspiration for that coat!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Karen, that is divine. I am going to follow the link you provided. Here in Minnesota, I have seen these coats floating around like ghostly mists during our blizzards....the pink color caught my eye and the soft texture! Thank you for giving us another original and elegant segway into our weekend!!! Bisous, Anita

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


I should get myself one of those...



~ Gabriela ~

Beverly said...

Karen, she is adorable. Having one of those coats would make someone feel beautiful.

Thank you for introducing everyone to Sandi. Happy Pink Saturday.

Terry said...

How cute that doll is and the coat is one I would love to own.

Betzie said...

What a CUTE little doll in her pink parka! Love her...will go vote now. HPS!!! I want one of those coats...wwwaaahhhhh...LOL

Catharina Maria said...

Great pink post !
Love from the Netherlands RINI

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Karen,your pink doll is sooooo cute.And love the coat in any color.
Very nice blog dear, and thank you for stopping by.XXOO Marie Antionette

Mary said...

What a lovely post. The doll is a winner as far as I'm concerned. You have my vote. I hope you are having a wonderful weekend and a great Pink Saturday.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

It is so cute! I could use a big furry pink coat like hers. It would keep me warm in these ND winters!

Rhonda Roo said...

Karen I can always count on your for a bit of Pink Magic! Or, glitter magic...or fabric magic...or painting magic...or story magic...
Anyhoo, I love the sweet Northern Lights doll, she is lovely!
I love dreams that equal inspiration...

Regina said...

Happy Pink Saturday Karen. Such a lovely post!

sherri@lavenderfields said...

Pretty pink Parka! Beautiful coats at the fashion show too. Have a great weekend and happy Pink Saturday : )

She'sSewPretty said...

That doll is adorable Karen! I already voted for you! I am loving that Spoonflower site. Have a wonderful pink weekend! I blogged about you today!

Meg said...

Oh how wonderful to dream of pink fur and since in VT we have winters almost as bad as Canada the pink fur would be luscious against all the white snow. Loved your post. Blessings Meg

Couture de Papier said...

ooo so pretty..I want her outfit!
Happy Pink Saturday

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dearest Karen,
How lovely of you to come to my recipe blog and what fun to share the love of Audrey Hepburn! I have seen that magnificent book with the letters....she died the same year and at the same age of my mom; both of cancer. I wept when she passed away. She was such an angel, like my momma. OH! I GOT THE CARD TODAY and both my husband and I were so blessed and amazed at the beauty and kindness of its artist. I will cherish it and display it in my white curio cabinet!!! Oh you must try that recipe. Adjust it to your taste. Anita

Claudia said...

Love the story about the designer and the coat inspiration. The doll is so cute! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Karen; Happy Pink Saturday;;;;

Love the Pink coat she made I would love to have one.... and love your cute Pink girl,, I enjoyed reading your post... have a great weekend.

Hugs;
Alaura

LADY JANE'S EMPORIUM said...

Ok...I need one of those coats...getting cold here in the Midwest already! Happy Pink Saturday!

SmilingSally said...

I'd vote for that. I'm going as soon as I finish this post.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

Happy PiNk to you!

I love this story of how this lady realized her *dream*...literally! The collection is beautiful and yes...anyone would look like a million dollars!

I can always work out details in my dreams...I think about all of the steps I've taken so far thus setting the stage for the dream.

I once dreamed of how to sew and turn a hat lining..which was twisting my brain inside out while reading the instructions...I awoke and knew how to do it step by step...I ran to the studio and did it right away. :0)

I wonder how many can manifest their dreams this way? I bet more than we think.

Anyway....I love hearing about stuff like this. :0)

Hugs,
Stephanie

someplace in thyme said...

Your doll is adorable, I love her coat too, Happy Pink Saturday to you and hope you are having a great week, Char

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