Wednesday, April 28, 2010

A tired granny and doll clothes ~

A few images for you ~

 So what have I been up to?

Ripping apart a few watches....and poking a hole in my thumb with the
tiniest screwdriver ever! It is so hard to get the backs off watches!

I have a fascination with doll clothes...simple, little slips and dresses ~
I found a pattern the other day at hob lob
(Simplicity patterns are only .99 this week!)
It is a reprint of an old doll clothes pattern too!
Well, I was really interested in the little slip that was in the pattern.

I ended up using flour sack fabric...


So, I whipped one up!!
I had to soak it in instant coffee to give it a little character,
sprinkle a few crushed grounds over top...
and now I have this precious little thing ~
What am I going to do with it?
I don't have a clue,
but isn't it precious?

 ~ A few giveaways I found ~

Shelley of Sweet Pea Home is having a giveaway HERE!!

Andrea of Vintage Bella Studio is having a giveaway too, just click HERE!!!

And I'd love to introduce you to a new blogger!!!
Leanne of Provoking Beauty has just started her blog
and if you have time, it would be so wonderful if
you'd pop over to welcome her!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Hi dear Dawn,
So sweet is the little slip, and looks like it was played with for many,many years, it is lovely,and I`m sure it will become a wonderfull part of a future art piece from your creative mind,and hands, dearest friend.
Love and hugs, Dorthe

Jamie said...

So I just whipped one up! You are killin' me Girl!! It is precious. Hope you are having a wonderful week! Love, Jamie

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh gosh, I've done that Dawn, and was surprised I drew blood. Those watch backs are very difficult and it's probably why I have about 5 watches that aren't working at the moment! Love that little slip. I need to find some kind of doll pattern for some beautiful stuffed bunnies I have. The woman who made them did gorgeous little dresses, but they don't work with my house anymore. I need to figure out how to update their dresses. If I was any good any sewing, I'd take apart the existing dress and try it from that.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~ that is such a precious little slip ~ I haven't looked at patterns in forever but need to soon ~~

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Love love love the little slip! I need to hae a Hobby Lobby near me..oh wait! They're building one about a mile from me! Hope you have a beautiful and FUN day, Dawn!

sweetpea said...

thanks for the mention dawn. you are so sweet. your name will go into the hat for the second giveback as well.



madrekarin said...

Why, you're going to make them and hang them on cute hangers and put them in the shop! That is adorable! I need to go to the Hob Lob, I guess. :)

Barbara Jean said...

good morning Dawn.

Sweet little slip!

thanks for pics, and giveaways.

Have a blessed Wednesday.

Barbara Jean

Barbara Jean said...

PS what's hte number of the patern? I'd like to check it out.


Sandy said...

Preciousness personified - the little slip perfectly precious!

Barbara Jean said...

Oh silly me!!
The pattern number is right there in front of my nose. =O

see ya' later.


Anne Lorys said...

Oh, I just love tired granny, thank you! Heck, I can RELATE to tired granny, LOL!

Love ya bunches!

Leanne said...

Thanks for the shout-out, Dawn!

Also -- embroidering something on it? Or making it the frame for that cute little girl and her doll photo? The possibilities are endless!

Unknown said...

I see it in a shawdow box with a pair of those cute little baby shoes you have!

Gloria McAllister
Roanoke, VA said...

I love that little dress you made! I have a collection of the old bisque dolls and whenever I see a cute outfit for them I buy them.
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

That baby slip is darling! Thanks for the coffee how-to. Smile. Sally

Jamie said...

You know I adore vintage doll clothes. This is a great idea! I will have to look for some doll clothes patterns to use! Love the coffee stained fabric. Jamie V in MT

PS - I'm having a giveaway on my blog - kind of a surprise bundle of stuff!

Anonymous said...

Dawn, Granny does look just about done in! But that little girl looks like the happiest you can imagine!

I don't blame you one bit for buying that sweet pattern! You've made the little petticoat look precious, worn and loved much.


Linda K. said...

Aw Dawn, that little slip is so sweet! And now it looks vintage!
Love it.


Carolyn said...

i love the little slip!! it is sweet! i love dolls and doll clothes!

hugs, carolyn ~ cottage sunshine

nancarts said...

Hi Dawn, love the dolly slip and how you aged it! I don't have a hobby lobby to visit...darn! Just Michael's. The two pics are great.
Thanks for sharing.
Also for the give aways.

Smiles and Blessings,

Karen said...

How adorable! You always come up with the best ideas!!

Glamorous Girl Gone Goofy said...

The little slip is precious! Thank you for telling us about Leanne. I am headed over to see her now.


Southern Lady's Vintage said...

It is precious!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Precious little slip! First time here, oh my heavens, you are one talented lady! I am glad I stopped in, will be back.


Secondhandrose said...

Dawn, I am amazed at the difference some coffee made on the little slip. So darling.


Lori said...

Dawn, that little slip is THE sweetest thing...sometimes the simpler the better...i love how the coffee transformed it into an instant "antique"...

Lisa said...

Yes, Dawn, it's so very sweet! Like you said, why is it we love anything teeny tiny. Can't wait to see what you will do with it. Thanks for tell me about Shelley, oh I'm going right over. I'll have to go check out Andrea & Leann also. Lisa

Lena said...

Your little slip turned out so perfectly aged Dawn. I love it!

Lena said...

Oh, and I thank you very much for these wonderful old photographs. I especially like the one of the granny. It's a little rarer to see someone as old in these very old photos. I suppose because people didn't live as long in those days. I appreciate them, very much.



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