"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein

Sunday, March 22, 2009

a little dress

Anyone remember Karlapalooza? Well, I wanted to show you what I did with the other
doll dress that I bought while I was there. The first dress went into this shadowbox. As a
side note, I did change the angle of the pic on the dress in the shadowbox ... that was
really bothering me. Anyhoo, this dress was my favorite, not only because of the delicate
pink color but also because it looks like it was well used. I'm sure some little girl really
loved the dolly that was wearing this dress.

The "pocket" is a picture of my dear hubby when he was a boy. Isn't he a cutie? Oh, and
have I ever told you how very much I love craft paper photo corners? They really make
me happy for some reason.

I got the "tree branch as a hanger" idea from that clever girl Dawn. Luckily my hubby
just trimmed our flowering crab and never cleaned up his twigs. The flowers were from a
small cluster that I found while out shopping one day, I nearly passed out. Millinery is
hard to come by here, so that was a very lucky find indeed. The little girl on the tag is a
picture someone gave to me. The text is from one of my old crumbling books.

I am very happy with how this turned out. I really love a quick easy project.

Have a Happy Sunday!


the wild raspberry said...

it is absolutely darling!!!

Pieceful Bits said...

This is darling!!!! I also love those photo corners. I guess it's because they remind me of our old photo albums. My mom's albums always had the black photo corners.

vivian said...

oh lori, how sweet this is!
happy sunday!

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hi Lori
HOW BEAUTIFUL! I love it! How creative you are. My internet connection was down for 48 hours and now I am catching up with some blogging. Have looked forward to catching uo with yours.
Have a great weekend
Isabbelle x

Beth Leintz said...

Your little dress is so sweet- I love the branch hanger- and the craft paper corners- I've never used them.

I have a box of doll clothes in my closet-You've inspired me to try and use one in a project.

The French Bear said...

Lori, how sweet the little dress looks. I have always wondered what to do with my baby dress. I don't like the usual shadow box thing, but yours is interesting and very different, I love the flowers. What a good find! Very Nice.
Margaret B

LiLi M. said...

Oh Lori this has turned out so beautiful indeed! I love the photo of your hubby. Personal addings make this artwork even more special, don't you think? Enjoy your project and have a great Sunday

(btw of course I remember Karlapalooza, it is that my name isn't Karla up front, in the middle or in the behind, otherwise I would have caught a plane back then! I'm thinking of changing my name though, what about Karla K.? ;-))

Elyse said...

good morning!

that is really sweet and very cool all at once. the tree branch hanger is such a cool juxtaposition to the pale colors and delicate fabric.

i think your "mad at martha" post was one of the first i ever read at your blog. hooray for my faerie window!



Tiedupmemories said...

Awww...Lori it's just precious!I can only imagine the little sweet pea wearing that dress!

maryboys said...

"simple", soft, and oh, the kraft photo corners and the gorgeous millinery! oh my. i love your style:)

zoe said...

I love the idea of putting the pic on this little dress just like feeling so warmth putting your loves one picture on your favorite piece:)
Oh yeah! the huge egg creation with the bunny seem so adorable tooX*


Dolly said...

Lori that is adorable!

Hugz n Blessings,

P.S. I love the sweet lil bunny in the egg below!
You have such cute ideas!


Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Lori that is soooo precious!!! What a wonderful display and use of the dress. I love kraft photo corners too! Hugs!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Lori, I just love what you did with that adorable little dress! So beautiful and creative! You're inspiring me...

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lori. I'm in LOVE with this precious artwork!!!! I love the way you tied the ribbon on the twig too...I love pale, pale pink....beautiful. Have a wonderful Sunday, Lori (we are on baby watch :) xxoo, Dawn

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Its fun to see your Karlapalooza finds turning into something so lovely!

Diane said...

Lori, I love how that looks the whole concept is just darling. I bet it looks great hanging up in a room.
You are a very talented artist!
Hugs, Diane

TattingChic said...

What a darling little dress.

Nelly said...

This is just so sweet! I bought a couple of cute baby dresses with creating something like this, but haven't had the courage yet. Yours is quite inspiring.

Hens Teeth said...

This dress and concept is absolutely beautiful. So lovely!

kana said...


It is beautiful and such a creative way to re-use a much loved doll dress. I really like the old photos.

Kel said...

This is sooooo sweet.
Love it
well done

Mary Wadsworth said...

So delicate and sweet,I love it!


Stephenie said...

I just love your little dress. You did an amazing job.. I absolutely adore that little pocket. You are just so talented.

Fete et Fleur said...

This is the sweetest dress display I've ever seen!


...love Maegan said...

oh it's so cute!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Darling, as usual, Lori!

Love the photos.
Stay Cozy,

Andrea said...

I love how this turned out...the soft muted pink is beautiful!

Oh...and your right...you hubby is a cutie.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Adorable, Lori. As is the little bunny in the previous post.
My grandmother made tons of these types of dresses for our baby dolls--I'm not sure whatever became of them and sadly we only have a few of them left.

cheryl kuhn said...

how great to create a piece with a personal touch and yes your hubby was a cutie! Don't you just love those little old dresses!

Jeanneoli said...

This is so precious.

Alisa said...

So sweet!

Monica said...

Oh how cute is that!
Very creative :)

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh Lori it all looks so, so sweet. Such a cute little dress.

Sandy Michelle said...

I love that doll dress and the picture of your hubby -and branch- are the perfect touch!!!

Sandy xox

Helena said...

So pretty, and SO original!

Jennifer said...

So lovely Lori...Then again...what isn't that you create! XOXO

Heather said...

So very sweet. I love what you did. I have a small collection of old baby dresses and this might be fun to do :)

Secondhandrose said...

Really cute project! Where are you going to hang it? Maybe another month and this Ohio weather will clear enough for the flea market to begin. I can't wait.

Bellamere Cottage said...

Adorable! What a clever idea.


Studio At Crow Haven Farm said...

This is just absolutely adorable...I really love this! Great job.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Lori that is the sweetest thing ever! You always come up with such adorable ideas!!!! You should host a class!! The dress is so cute, I would have picked it up too :)

Love ya,

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

Something is totally up with my google reader... this post is just now showing up on it. lol

I LOVE what you did with that DRESS!!! It is SO adorable. the twig hanger is the perfect touch.

xo Heather

Lee W - The Way I See It said...

gorgeous! I have an old dress I've been meaning to get to....

Kathy said...

Lori, Your work is Darling....Isn't it wonderful to be able to create? Thank You so much for stopping by my blog...and sharing such sweet comments, Stop in anytime, xoxo Kathy, sweetup-northmornings.blogspot.com

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