Think Pink Monday: Gail from Purple Hues and Me

If you’ve been following me for awhile you know that pink is my favourite colour… so I’ve invited some bloggy friends over to do some pink guest posts. Let’s just call them the Pink Ladies.

“Pink is the word… is the  word… that you heard.
It’s got groove… it’s got meaning.”

This week’s Pink Lady is Gail from Purple Hues and Me.


It’s such an honor to be asked to be part of the Pink Ladies Think Pink Monday!  I’ve been following Tuula since I actually started blogging.  I loved how she created beauty out of old thrifted items.  Once she mentioned that she had never seen pink burlap and lived about two hours from a craft store.  I felt so sad that I had to send her some pink burlap.  I love pink, too.  It compliments purple and believe it or not I have pink in my décor.  It’s in my patterned rugs and upholstered chairs and pillows and I actually bought pink suede fabric to recover the chairs in my dinette area.  I even purchased pink chalk paint to use as an accent for some tables I’m doing.  But I think finishing those are not exciting enough for me to post about for this.

I wanted to make something fun and whimsical.  You know I love making owls, as seen herehere, and here. And I’ve had on my mind to make an owl using feathers.   So why not use pink feathers.   How cute would that be?  It was so easy.  I keep empty plastic bottles in my stash.  You never know when and what you can make with them.  Using empty salad dressing bottles,


 I cut off the tops, and replaced the opening with v shaped cardboard.
I lightly painted everything pink since the plastic was so shiny.
And then added tacky glue to attach the feathers.
I cut four stem wire strips for each foot and wrapped wire around to hold in place and then painted them pink also.
I got so carried away with applying the feathers and eyes that I forgot to take pictures.  You can see how I actually added the eyes in the above links.
My hands were a mess from the glue and feathers.  But I’m loving these cuties!


Whoo! Whoo!



Pink is the word . . .





is the word . . . that you heard!


What’s the word, Birds?
What a HOOT!!!
Thank you so much, Tuula for inviting me to guest blog!



I absolutely love your owls Gail. They’re so fun and fabulous! If I hadn’t seen it for myself I never would have guessed that you started with salad dressing bottles. What a great reuse of something that would normally end up in the recycle bin. Thank you so much Gail for such a wonderful pink project, and for joining the Pink Ladies.


If you don’t already know Gail you should pop over to Purple Hues and Me and say hi. She’s one of the most creative crafters I know, and she’s very sweet. I was very touched when she sent me the pink burlap, some of which I still have. It will definitely be making an appearance in a future Think Pink post.

Next week I have another fabulous Pink Lady popping over for a visit.

Have a wonderful day and until next time… Think Pink!



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  1. Gail's attention to detail makes all her crafts extraordinary, and these are certainly no exception! The owls are unique and adorable.

  2. OMG those owls are unbelievable! What a creative mind you have Gail! I wouldn't believe that you used salad dressing bottles either! Good job.

  3. Too cute…and so creative! Love the idea of using the salad dressing bottles as a base. I'll have to visit Gail…:)

  4. These are absolutely adorable. I'm loving anything owls right now. How can you beat a pink owl??


  5. I love Gail! We've been blogging friends forever and she is awesome! Those owls are adorable and I really love a great craft project that starts with recycling! Genius!

  6. Gail is absolutely talented in taking trash and making treasures! These owls are too cute! Love them!
    I've been following Gail for quite awhile – I recommend everyone pop over to visit. 🙂

  7. Who-who-who is the best crafter? Why, Gail! Every time I think you have created the ultimate project, you top it. Love the pink-feathered owls. They appear to be flirty, sassy girls. Just like the Pink Ladies! Tuula, great choice for the series.