Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Dresses and cards.......

Two days of terrible, awful weather and then the last two days were gorgeous....I loved every second...The kids and I were outside a whole lot which wears them out so it is a good deal all around...By about eight, I herd them upstairs, put up the baby gate and I get to do a little creating...I really am all caught up on everything now...It is a great feeling.....Yesterday I caught up on the monthly dress up...



It is hosted by Margaret at http://aliceandcamilla.blogspot.com

The whole idea is to make one paper dress a month until you have a years worth of dresses...I was putting them in a little decorated cigar box/ wardrobe, but they are too cute to hide. I have them hanging on a ribbon clothesline in my sewing room...I was soooo behind....the last one I had done was in March..So here we go! Here is April....









I did it in greens and purples to represend Spring, grass and Lilacs which I love....Then came May.....











A suede bustier with a hoop skirt that holds a nesting bird...perfect for May..All the birds around here started gathering nesting stuff last month so it is the first thing I thought of...And last of all, June....









A wedding dress with lots of lace....

Here are all the dresses I have done so far:











You can see all the participants dresses by clicking on the blog button on the sidebar....

Yesterday I got the best envelope from The Netherlands....my friend Rianne send me these wonderful handmade cards to use in my swaps....We had a trade between us, and I told her I would love some of her creations...There actually is more! They are so bright and pretty that I hope I can stand to give them to other people...Arent they awesome?










Thank you so much Rianne, I love them, you are amazing!

28 comments:

PERMANENT POSIES said...

Those are the cutest little dresses I have ever seen. What a great idea! I also love Rianne's cards and I want to be her pen pal too. :)

PERMANENT POSIES said...

One more thing.....it was 99 degrees here today. I didn't want to even walk to my car much less play outdoors...haha. I am jealous.

Julie Harward said...

These are so so cute Melinda...you are really creative! Love the little cards too :D

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Very cute paper dress creations! And how neat that you are involved in so many swaps! (I dont know if I could keep up with them, but it would be fun to try).

It has been hot and humid here on the Georgia coast. Enjoy your beautiful weather :o)

Blessings & Aloha!
(oh! Can't remember if I am coming or going half the time! so...just in case I hadnt done so...Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment!)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love your latest dresses. They are adorable. Sadly, I didn't just make mine from paper, but I sure love what you did, especially the one with the bird's nest.

Margaret said...

So gorgeous Melinda!! I'm so glad you've caught up, I was missing you there! Super cool pic of your dresses together! My fav is the birds nest! Mx

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

The dresses are adorable and I love the idea of showing them on a clothes line! Sooo cute..

Trudy Callan said...

I love your dresses. They are so beautiful. It is so tempting for me to do this.I love dresses. I think it would be fun to do with my 9 year old daughter, Emily of Super Stitches, www.sewingsister.blogspot.com. She wants to be a fashion designer. It would be fun for her to design these little dresses. I'll have to tell her about it.

Trudy
www.artisticcreationswithtrudy.blogspot.com and
www.sewingwithtrudy.blogspot.com

Tamerie Shriver said...

I love your dresses! How cute! I, of course, would want to be able to wear them. And the cards from Rianne are just adorable. Perfect for your swaps!

Hugs,
Tamerie

Maria said...

All your dresses are really gorgeous Melinda. I would not have the patience to things like that.

Stempelientje said...

Hi Melinda,
The dresses you made are so cute!
But everything you make looks great!
The pretty quilt of Max you made has a place of honour in my sister in law's house.She had it framed and it s put above the urn of Max ashes.She loves it!!Thank you so much! (I finally managed to talk to her!)
Glad you received my cards okay and that you like them.More to follow and still picking my brains how to make tags exciting :)
Greetings from Holland!

Laurie said...

Those dresses are the cutest ever, what a neat idea! I don't know where everyone finds these groups, I've seen so many amazing crafts! The cards from Rianne are beautiful, I'd have a hard time parting with them myself!

Patty said...

Very cute dresses Melinda, Love those cards I can see where they'd be hard to part with.

PeggyR said...

Those turned out great! I love the way you have them displayed!

BEAR's Mom said...

Girl you are so talented :D
I love those dresses :D
~victoria~

Debby said...

I love all your pretty dresses, beautiful. How nice to get a package of cards in the mail.
debby

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Melinda the little dresses you are making are so pretty! They would be so much dun a litle girl to use with her paper doll, or as part of a greeting card.

The cards your received in your swap are so cute! I like the "bug" theme.

Pam said...

Love the dresses. You are right they are too cute to hide away in a box. Love them.

bad penny said...

How lovely that you have displayed your dresses. I peep in my little wardrobe from time to time - and show them to visiting friends.

joanne lendaro said...

I forgot about the dresses!! They are so sweet, and YES!! they must be out in the open so everyone can see and admire them!!

Great cards!!

Ruhammie said...

Those dresses are so cute!! I've done my gnome research and now will be experimenting with some creations!

Electra said...

Each of your dresses is so unique and the details in all of them are delightful! LOVE the colours in April's and the suede bustier! You are very creative!

purplepaint said...

Oh Melinda your dresses are fabulous!!! I thought you meant give your dresses away and I was thinking no way! I'm not giving mine away!!! LOL! :D Marva

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

What a lovely wardrobe of sweet dresses! I would keep them out in the open, too.

Annar said...

I absolutely LOVE your dresses! This is gorgeous

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

So many lovely dresses all in a row Melinda! Love them all ... the bird nest dress really speaks to me

Hope you are enjoying your summer
oxo

Guriana said...

sweet,sweet...my favourite is the birds nest!!:))

Gini said...

Melinda, all your dresses are amazingly creative and beautiful, they look so wonderful all together so glad you you are displaying them!
Gini
xx