Friday, February 27, 2009

Friends, fabric and the little bird girl ~

Look at this beautiful stack of fabrics that Marcie of The Rustic Victorian sent me.....they look so French to me ~ what an angel she is! She's become a little muse to me ~ I've just got to make something with these quick....lavender sachets? Thank you sweet friend, I promise I'll turn this fabric into something pretty!

I'm making a few more of these bird girl dresses for some sweet friends ~ I know, it's taking me way too long! I test the size first by printing the images onto regular paper ~ then I print them onto the fabric.

What is it about the fabric with beautiful images on it?? I just love they way they look on speckled muslin!

When I was outside today I noticed the peach tree in our yard has the sweetest pink buds on it. Our spring is soon approaching here in Georgia. I think that baby Clara will bring it with her, don't you? Emily is getting tired very easily and is about ready for this to happen. She's due March 20th....we are all so looking forward to meeting this precious little girl ~

A sweet image for you:

"I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn."


Wishing you a wonderful Friday sweet friends ~

xxoo, Dawn


marie said...

What a beautiful image and I love the Thoreau quote. Thank you for sharing those with us.

I will keep Emily & Clara in my prayers ~ it will be easy to remember them as I pray for my daughter-in-law Jacqi and her little Penelope. Her due date is March 28th. Jacqi has been having problems with her blood pressure and has been put on bed rest. That makes her first pregnancy all the more stressful. But we know God is in control.
What a joy it will be when these sweet babies arrive!

Dorthe said...

Dawn, I`m so looking forward seeing my little babydress, but you know:"do`nt stress" sweet, It will be a wonderfull spring surprice and it looks so beautifull.
Thanks for the wonderfull print, ill use it on an Easter-egg,and the Thoreau saying thankyou.
Wishing the parents to be, a peacefull time till Clara is here.

Love and hugs to you.
Dorthe said...

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Lori said...

what a nice gift...i know you will do something special with that fabric Dawn...your little dresses are so sweet:)

The Rustic Victorian said...

OH Mizz Dawn,,,
If I know you,,you will come up with something amazing to do with the fabric. The dresses are coming along nicely, you do inspire! Thank you for the print and quote. Blessings in your day my friend.

Sally L. Smith said...

The most gorgeous print! May I use it? You didn't mention that it was ok--and I love those little dresses. What great little ideas you have!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Dawn, there's nothing so dear as rustic fabrics like that! I know you are going to come up with a fabulous project with them!
Blessings, Diane

French Cupboard said...

Those fabrics are GORGEOUS! Love them!!! Now I've started out my Friday wishing for something I don't have :)

Hope you have a beautiful weekend! Blessings... Polly

Lee Weber said...

Hey Dawn, I just bought really great fabric like that at Walmart!! Who knew. Love the dresses. Clara will be so sweet in them. Can't you just picture it- hot summer day, a little muslin dress...

Heading your way at the end of April for a Southern Getaway with my BFF Tammy and some other friends- can't wait!!

Vee said...

Yes, Clara will bring spring with her! What a lovely thought.

Thank you for the tip about images on material...testing them on paper first. I should tell you about my experience with your "Dreaming" image someday. Ha! It's pretty funny now, but it certainly wasn't at the time.

kathy said...

DAWN -- love this sweet bird image - you are so kind -
Also said to a friend that I love and trust ya -- so sprayed the paper with glue - put the muslin on it and put it in my expensive - all in one printer - It printed like a dream - so wonderful - THAnk you THank you - was paying a premium for one little sheet ready made - Kathy - ga

The Painted Nest said...

Dawn, Isn't Marcie the BOMB!!!! I just love all the wonderful women I've met while traveling the blogway~~~So many sweet spirit's out there!!!!I can't wait to see the lovely you create with your new fabric!!!!Blessings Sweet Friend, Deborah***** P.S. I LOVE THE PIC. THANK-YOU~~~~BEAUTIFUL~~~YOUR LITTLE BIRD DRESSES ARE THE SWEETEST!!!!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Hello Sweet Dawn,

Ohhhhhh I so agree printing on my white or ivory "everyday" cottons are soooooo beautiful!!! Every time I do some I send you a big thank you for "perfecting" the method :) The fabric I've been using is the homespun cottons that were used for working clothes here.

Take care sweetie,
Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Shopgirl said...

Time does fly, soon you will be our little Grandmother. A new life, what a wonderful blessing.
Your heart will burst with love, of course it already is, but when you hold her, that first momment is remarkable. So Dear Dawn, I will be thinking of you and your family as you take this wonderful adventure.
And I love that fabric! Is it wool or cotton? Your Mary

Sandy said...

Oh, the dresses are going to be just darling! The fabric is fantastic too. I am sure you will put it to good use. Tell sweet Emily to hang in there, I know that last stretch is so hard and tiring. Blessings on mother and baby!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Love that fabric, so great! I love the little dress have the best ideas.
xo Lidy

The Willow Rose said...

You amaze talented, i love the fabric. I know the dresses will turn out beautiful. Blessings Regina

A bird in the hand said...

Dawn.... that fabric is making MY heart go pitter-patter...a mile a minute!



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