Wednesday, January 14, 2009

swappy dresses

Saturday I was the "responsible adult" (you can
stop laughing now--you know who you are!)
while our eldest hosted a Redemption tournament.
It was the district tournament, but still not
huge, but the point is, I had 9 hours, a big
table, and plenty of counter space to spread
out and play. This resulted in some party
dresses for the aforementioned swap--scanned,
so the colors aren't quite deep enough, but
you'll get the idea.

little gold beads sewn on around the neckline,
bits of vintage doily, joss paper, gold emboss.


vintage purple bling and trim, plus glitter!
This one is more sparkly in person.


homemade collage paper, diamond buttons, ribbon


collage, stamped, iridescent stuff, gold trim.



ball gown! velvet ribbon trim, vintage button,
sheer fabric

13 comments:

Lola....L..O..L..A....lo--oh--luh! said...

GREAT! Now I'm really sad that I didn't join that swap!!

Ann said...

Oh. My. Word. These are too cute! I think the last one is my fave!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! ;)

If Mama Ain't Happy! said...

The last one is my fav too, but they're all adorable!!! Love your blog too btw! (and your music) ;)

jennalee said...

Wow, they are beautiful. Love them all, can't wait for the swap out.

tipper said...

Adorable-and so super neat! Could I just borrow your creative muse for a while-I'll give it back I promise :) Well probably not!

Rhonda Langley said...

Beautiful!!! I would really like to make some of these and make a garland out of them-put this on my list of things to do!!! I like the pink one with the shawl!

trisha too said...

Hey, that's what she's going to do with them--we mail her our dresses, and she's going to swap them out and hand them with tiny clothes pins on a ribbon to make a garland!

trisha too said...

hand them, hang them, whatever . . .
;)

Contessa Kris said...

Ohhh! They're all so gorgeous! I recognize that iridescent stuff! I'm in love with the shawl on the 2nd one. Just beautiful! I took mine on vacation but didn't get a chance to play.

Contessa Kris said...

Let's make extras, Trish and trade with Rhonda if she wants to make some. I'm game.

Melinda Cornish said...

I LOVE these! They are fun to make arent they? melinda

Laume said...

I've seen cute paper dresses before but these are particularly sweet!

Nellie's Needles said...

What FUN!