The Power of Pink

I have pink on my mind!
Could be because it’s a grey and rainy autumn day here in Vancouver, BC.

While I do love all colours, pink has always been what I’m drawn to, as it makes me feel instantly happy. Here’s some fun facts about my favorite colour.

Pink is flattering on most skin tones.

Many prisons in the US have cells painted with a bubble gum pink called baker –Miller to calm aggressive inmates.

Pink was originally yellow. Pink referred to a process rather than a colour. It meant the binding of an organic colourant, usually from berries, to an inorganic powder- usually chalk, alum, or baked ground eggshells- to make it into a useable pigment.

Until the end of the 18th century, pinks were green, brown, or pink, but the most poplar pinks were yellow.

In the 18th century, Limoges, the French china company, came out with a new glaze colour in a dusty rose and called it Pompadour Pink in honour of Madame Pompadour, mistress of Louis XV. She was one of the first female arbiters of taste and one of their best customers. (in winter she had the gardens of Versailles planted with porcelain flowers)
Besides influencing the kings’s running of the country, she influenced the look of it’s interiours, and from then on pink was pink.

Before World war 11, pink was for boys because it was considered to be red’s baby brother and more masculine that light blue. Light blue was the girlie hue because it was daintier, prettier, and associated with innocence and purity.

Cherry blossoms only have a pink color when they bloom in the springtime

Most flamingo species are pink in color due to pink pigments in their diet

Have a pinkalicous day!
Hugs and kisses,


Little Dresses for Africa

Here’s a rack of dresses I made for the charity Little Dresses for Africa. I used donated new pillowcases which I dip dyed and smocked, as well as new and vintage fabrics that I had. I like how they turned out, as they are bright, colourful, and fun! They passed the style test, as my little three year old fashionista, Veronica wanted them all! I hope they make the girls who will get them very happy. I’ll post updates on the journey they take as events happen. In the mean time, you can always easily help by donating fabric or pillowcases, and I’ll make more dresses out of them for the charity!
Click here for the Little Dresses for Africa website