Monday, November 12, 2012

Simplicity Swine Goes To The Ball

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The Cattle Baron's Ball is an event held across the country to raise money for The American Cancer Society.
The Ball held in my county auctions off Piggy Banks to raise money. Local artists are asked to decorate the pigs and I have been fortunate enough participate over the last few years.
In the past, I have created a Santa Pig, a Princes Pig, plus some I can't even remember.
This year, I had a complete artistic block!
My pig changed 4 times before I came up with this...
I covered her, yes it's a girl, with a vintage Simplicity pattern. Hence the name, Simplicity Swine.
Even the dots for her eyes and nose are part of the pattern.
I made her a hat out of a vintage brooch, a button, a small spool of thread, and a rope rosette...
 The spool is a tiny one I bought at the craft store and I wrapped it with a little thread.


I'll probably never know how much she sold for, but I'm happy to have conributed something to this important cause.
I'm sure Simplicity found a nice home!
 
   

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22 comments:

  1. That is some pig...and a darling one for sure!

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  2. That is the most adorable pig! I love her blingy "hat." I may make one of these for my daughter for Christmas! She's a Fashion Major, and would love it!

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  3. Oh my, that is such a cute pig! I love it :) Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs,
    Stephanie

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  4. Co clever! I have a friend that LOVES pigs and she would love this!

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  5. what an adorable little pig....
    and such a worthwhile cause! Good for you for helping out!

    hugs x
    Crystelle

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  6. Cutest little swine that I ever did see. Looks like your creative juices got flowing for you! What a great cause. Thanks for sharing your creation with Share Your Cup.
    Hugs,
    Jann

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  7. That is too cool! What a great idea and for a good cause. Thank you for sharing at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  8. giggle, cute! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

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  9. so cute! love it! I want a pig to decorate too ;)

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  10. Love the idea of covering is with the vintage pattern!! Super cute! Visiting from the Under the Table and Dreaming link party! Please come visit and link up at http://indesignerjeans.blogspot.com/2012/11/stop-look-link-party-week-11-features.html <3

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  11. How clever and cute this is--I love this piggy bank!

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  12. This is adorable! I'd love for you to share this at my link party going on right now:

    http://sewingbarefoot.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-weekly-creative-9-and-giveaway.html

    Have a great week!
    Shannon @ Sewing Barefoot

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  13. So cute! I might pull out some old patterns and start covering things ;-)

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  14. very cute! I collect banks, so I think this is an awesome idea for a charity event! Very creative too.

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  15. You are AWESOME!!!! that is all there is to it!!! Sending hugs and thanks!!! : ) Junkin Joe LOVES your creations : )

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  16. Simplicity turned out to be a lovely pig ^^) Definitely pinning this post. Thanks for sharing, girl! xo

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  17. This is so fun! I love that you used an old PATTERN! I never would have thought of that. It's so great!

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