Tuesday, January 19, 2016

SAY YES TO THE DRESS!

I am up way too early today - guess that's what happens when you are outside in the cold and wind before anyone else in town is even out of bed - although there was one lone soul in a white truck who waved as he drove by on his way to where, I wonder?  The diner for early morning coffee?  No, doesn't open until 7:00 - so maybe he was one of the road crews that keep our streets and highways clear - they are out every morning very early.

Anyway, it's too early to start painting, and for sure I can't make a bunch of commotion - Chip will be up in a flash making a bunch of noise if I do that - so, instead - I head up to my sanctuary upstairs.

Its a little cool up here this morning - I turn the heat down a bit overnight - but an extra sweater does the trick - and coffee doesn't hurt either.

I have my ever constant companions waiting on my desk - Baby Face, Cathy and Susie...


So the day is starting off on a good note!

We didn't make it to the General store yesterday to do any "picking", we decided to pick up a few groceries, and I had to get paint so we did our errands and came home!

I did however make three dresses for cards, which turned out very well.  The small one on the right-hand side is for a birthday card for my Aunt Margaret - who will be turning 98 on Feb 5th.



Why a card with a dress on it?  Well for starters her favourite colours are purple and violet, so that explains the colour of the dress.  Further - she has been a seamstress, floral designer and doll collector all her life.  She is a crafter, artisan and creator of many beautiful things, and I know she will love the hand-made dress and card...  I am playing with a few sentiments for inside the card at the moment - haven't got it yet - but it will come.

I have to make a bunch of these dresses for my thank you cards that I include with each shipped order I get for my knitted and crocheted doll sweaters and hats, and I think I will make a few and try and sell them to card makers out there who might need a dress or two on their cards.

I actually created these type of dresses for a paper doll that I designed a few years back - she is sitting somewhere in a drawer up here.  She is a project that I really want to go back to - sometime soon.  But in the meantime my dresses are going on cards, that have been received with delight anywhere they have landed.  Some folks have even framed the card and have it on their wall somewhere...

Better still - they are so fun to make - I can, and do, spend hours making the prettiest little dresses, that I could never ever hope to make any other way.  I am experimenting with hats, bags and shoes for cards as well... for the well dressed card, or course!

But for now, it is time to head downstairs, have some breakfast and get painting.  I can't wait to put some much needed colour on my sun room and living room walls.  

Talk to you very soon...

2 comments:

  1. Good morning, Dale! It's 8 am here. You were up early! I love the dolls on your desk, and your little dress cards are very pretty. Wow; 98 years old! Wowzers. That's a good birthday to celebrate.

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  2. Good morning, Dale! It's 8 am here. You were up early! I love the dolls on your desk, and your little dress cards are very pretty. Wow; 98 years old! Wowzers. That's a good birthday to celebrate.

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