Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A little artwork in the making ~

(I've given you this image before but I had a special request from Martha for these sweet birds!)

I had a few extra images printed on fabric from my art quilt last week. Of course I saved them and knew that I would use them for something. Well, it came to me on our way home from Babies-R-Us Tuesday afternoon!!
WOW, what a wonderland for expectant moms!! Emily had the most fun registering!

I collect precious old, thin and even stained little baby dresses, in mostly whites and creams. I've been wanting to turn a few into art pieces but hadn't really figured out how. I played around a little when I returned home by taking one of my sweet dresses that I dipped in coffee, wrung out and tossed in the dryer. I'm going to make the two images into nature pockets!!! Plus I still had an adorable egg charm that can hang from a sweet twig hanger that I'll make ~ Of course I'll have to have a few goodies in the pockets, right?

We'll see how this turns out...I can already see it in my mind and I LOVE it!!!

What a wonderful response to the post about blogging tips! Thank you all so much for sharing your insight with everyone. Pictures are a very, very important aspect in my blog. I love them as large as they can be and I also size them in my photo software so when they are clicked on they can be enlarged even more!

Awards and tags are a great way to get to know one another as well. I don't do well with them myself as I have SO many blogs that I love now that I just can't possibly narrow it down to only a few. And I never want to hurt someone's feelings but not choosing them either. But if you love them, by all means participate!

To have a friend, you must first be a friend....I think if you'll keep this in mind ~ blogging will be absolutely wonderful!!

Happy Wednesday dear friends ~

xxoo, Dawn


Joanne Kennedy said...

I just love your blog. I've spent the last hour going through some of your old posts.

Thanks for sharring so much and giving us all so many wonderful and beautiful ideas.


Nancy Hood said...

Can't wait to see the finished piece! You are so kind and I love the bird print. Thank you for your sweet words. I'm back up tonight due to the stuffiness and coughing :/ maybe the morn will bring relieft :)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Hi Dawn,
Love the little dress, don't you just love bringing new life to something that was treasured years ago. My favorite thing to do.
The post on blogging is wonderful and to encourage others to do the same, all I can say to the soon to be bloggers, it makes you feel like there is such a great world out there and the doors are open for so many adventures.
Blessings to you Dawn and I haven't wished you a Happy New Year,

tam said...

Hello Dawn! Oh I think you got something here! Your project looks so cute-great idea girl! Hey you know what the charms would also be wonderful zipper charms! Your work inspires me-I just keep seeing so many possibilities! I am thankful for our blogging friendship-speaking of friends-thank you! Your post are always such a pleasure to read! Terrific photos-Have a Happy Wednesday too! :D

Dorthe said...

Sweet Dawn, im back from fair visit, and a very happy hallo to my little family in copenhagen.
So its good seeing your blog again, thanks for all your good advises ,you are alwayes a giving dear blogger.

The little dress looks so sweet and darling spring-like, im sure it will end up wonderfull.

Thankyou for being my friend im full of thanksfullness for that Dawn.
Love from Dorthe

The Charm House said...

I love this little dress Dawn! So Cute... I am thinking about taking a step out and opening a small booth in our local antique mall, praying about it now. Pray for me!
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Dawn,
The dress is so sweet! I know the finish will be magical. I am looking for special light today,, something wonderous is happening,,we will talk sweetie!

Eileen said...

Your blog is beautiful and inspiring -I have quite a collection of old baby dresses as well, quietly lying in a box until I found an idea of what to do with them -thank you for providing me with that inspiration.....

Sheila Rumney said...

Dawn, your continued inpsirations and encouraging, thoughtful words are music to my hears and a treat to my eyes. Thank you so much for sharing yourself with us. Just love the beautiful dress! Can't wait to see if finished.

Anonymous said...

Dawn, The dress is so cute what a great idea! Still checking your blog daily I just love it! Vicki Page

vikki said...

how darling! the possibilities are endless!! soo lovely m'dear friend. will haveta try the images in the printer once... but me & technology doesn't always mix well. i have made a small twig hanger for one of the small dresses i have. that way they come out the right size. just took some fine wire & wrapped it & made the hook/hanger thing. that way it can be adjusted to different knobs or wherever you want to hang it. love the way you inspire sweetie. will be in touch soon. hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

Lee Weber said...

hey Dawn- I have some amazing dresses too. I have one in particular, not in such good shape, that I have set aside to alter. I hope to submit it at some point, but too many irons in the fire right now! hugs- Lee

Teri said...

Dawn, thank you so much for the sweet bird print. I've seen it on lots of your artwork, but couldn't find a copy of it. I've started a nature journal for the new year--because of yours--and can't wait to use it on one of the pages. For Christmas I asked for and received a Soldering Iron and a couple of books to learn how to make charms, jewelry, etc. I can't wait to begin. Thanks to you and several other inspirational bloggers, I intend to be more "crafty" myself this year!! Please keep the ideas coming. I love the little dress idea, can't wait to see the finished product!!

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I must have missed it when you posted about the bird image before...thanks for the repost! And thansk for the blogging tips. Like you, I'm not a big fan of the awards because I neevr want to hurt anyone's feelings. All the blogs I visit are special or I wouldn't be visiting them. ;o)

Deb said...

This little dress is absolutely darling! Is it the first in the "Clara Collection" :-) Your precious little grandbaby will be a huge inspiration in the years to come!

Phyllis said...

Hey Dawn,

What another great idea you've come up with! I've been saving every single nature-related image you've shared to do something special with. I've got a 2nd grandbaby on the way and if it turns out to be a girl, I just might have to make one of these little dresses too!

Happy Wednesday!!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I want one in my size!

Barbara Jean said...

Thank you for yet another wonderful item you are putting together.
I'll be so glad when my creative 'wings' open back up and I can soar again. Right now the death of my mother-in-law of 40 years has knocked me to the ground like a hurricane, hitting one of your sweet, small birds. Even the birth of our 5th grandchild is not helping much right now.
Prayers from all much appreciated.

Barbara Jean

kathy said...

Dawn , howprecious are these dresses , i have several and a long christening gown & o other things. one of my faves is a tin turn of the century baby rattle , that says " FOR A GOOD CHILD " - hub gifted me with it years ago it -and other little toys and books make me smile , i guess i am still a child at heart , hence country and chintz -- i love both silver and bling -and the simple vintage -- kathy - ga

Lori said...

that looks so sweet!!! what a great idea Dawn!!!

martha said...

My heart just skipped a beat when I saw you had re-posted the bird picture! I feel like a princess. You really are a high-service blogger. I'm your biggest fan forever. Many thanks, Martha

Bambi said...

Will Clara be getting one of these sweet little dresses?! It is just darling! You are such an inspiration.

My Vintage Studio said...

Hi Dawn. Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful photos and projects. Congrats on all of your published works! Happy New Year!
Cheers, Sharon

Anonymous said...

Oh Dawn, this looks like it will be so precious! Can't wait until you finish your sweet project!


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