Sunday, February 7, 2010

Summer Garden Dress...

Well I finally finished my first Dress for Margaret's Dress ups 2010...




Its all summery and light to cheer up all you frostbitten and snowbound bloggers ;)))

Thanks to Lin Lin for the painted napkin, love its translucency when it was applied to the gessoed card and her fused flowers from a Tracy Bautista workshop.

Now I'm looking at it all, its a combination of 4 different countries which i think is pretty special :) Jan in the Uk sent me the gorgeous beads which i use all the time. Greens not my color so i would never have bought them in a million years.
I love it when people send you things that you wouldn't normally buy yourself.

Tina[US] sent me the cigar box loaded with lots of fantastic goodies! i thought the smell would never go but it just suddenly vanished, I'm slowly revamping it ....
You can check more details on my FlikR if you are interested....

Now i will try and get Feb's dress done and not be late! I have enjoyed going around the different blogs and checking out all the different dresses too...

We rang our girl last night for her Birthday. It feels strange not having her here for that and it was so lovely to hear her voice even though she is sick at the moment. Hard to believe that when she gets back she will be 18. At least i will be able to work on her quilt at my leisure ;)

There are lots of little things that remind me every day of her being away, only 3 plates to dish up, only two piles of folded washing , oh and a bonus, a clean bathroom bench, lol.

OWOH GIVEAWAY....

I cant believe the response to my owoh and i will be making another needle case , not sure what colors yet ! I am trying to get around to all the comments and visit blogs, some i would love to check out more thoroughly and i will as i get time later. I'm trying to work out how to make that post 'sticky' at the top of the page too. For the moment i have added a link to my post on the side bar.

oh and go check out my workmates Jens blog [3 jens at work now, gets a bit confusing over the pa sometimes!] for her owoh. We have quick show and tells at work but it would be fun to get together and slap some paint around!


25 comments:

jenny said...

Wow Jen, your dress is gorgeous!! Love the painted napkin too. Hope Charlie is feeling well soon and hope those hankies make their way to Denmark pretty quick smart...lol. Thanks for mentioning my giveaway - wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for you so thank you. And yes would LOVE to slap some paint around with you :)

cra3y said...

very nice dress! so fresh!!!

kiwicarole said...

I love your wee dress! Especially the colours! Am looking forward to your next one :)

Miek said...

WOOOOOOOOW its gorgeous !
the colours are so delicate.VERY nice .

Debby said...

Oh my gosh, your dress is totally awesome, how beautiful.
debby

cve said...

your dress is beautiful!

charlz@denmark said...

good job mum :) feeling better now!! :D still sick tho. oh and i bet lucy is loving the extra plate/clothes she doesnt have to dry or hang out :P
love you mum!!!
xxxxxx

Kath K said...

Love the dress .. so springy looking.. (as it snows and blows more here again!!)
hard when they go so far away hey? so many little things..
xoxo

JaNs ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

LOVE your dress Jen! Soooo summery, just what I need too see cos it's a freezing damp and dark day here in the UK LOL!!Glad the beads came in handy ;) (aww and thanx for the mention!)I still adore the marie card that you made for me with the green beads! :)
I was hoping to join in the dress challenge, just need to find a box to hang them in!!
Oh, it's hard when they go away, Even though she's a mature young lady, they are still your babies!!thinking of ya!!
Jan x

Lesley said...

Oh Jen, your dress is very lovely. I will be posting mine tomorrow, so watch out lady. He he
I know you really miss Charlie but she will return a young woman, eager to be home to her Mum.
I love green, nothing wrong with green beads, LOL, I would chose them over any colour.
Keep creating girlie.
Lovely Les

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh dear Jen your dress is fabulous, gorgeous colors, every detail is so sweet!!!
Margaret has started a lot of fun for us all, hasn't she!
Hugs from very snowy and soon to be snowier Virginia :)
oxo

Diane said...

Oh Jen, this is truly amazing! I love everything about it! Hugs, Diane

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is adorable. I really love it. I'm in the process of making mine, and yours is very inspirational.

Chris said...

Wow Jen your dress is so beautiful!! All summery with fabulous delicate colours... ooh makes me think of springtime :D
hugs
Chris xx

Melinda Cornish said...

it is beautiful and I love how you used pieces from different people and places...I knew you would make something fabulous! aloha! melinda

martha brown said...

This dress is wonderful! I'm all about dresses right now -- I'm doing a 100 dresses project this year -- I'm moving very slowly on it though!

Leslie said...

Simply beautiful dress Jen...love it...have not been by in so long. Loving the give away you had too...wow so many takers.
Blessings,
Leslie

Margaret said...

Oh Jen your dress is gorgeous!! such a wonderful burst of Spring for us snowbods, I can't wait for our change of season. Margaret has

Diora said...

amazing dress!! :)

Fabric Art said...

Jenxo thanks for your sweet comment, wow your summer dress is so sweet that I quite longed for summer, in Denmark it's winter and snow.

Oxana said...

Very beautiful dress!!!

vintage wil said...

Your dres is so beautiful!!!

Sherry said...

Love your pretty dress - it has a lovely springtime feel to it.

Gini said...

Oh now this is the perfect Garden Party Dress!
I adore it in all its summery fabulousness.
Gini
xx

Halle said...

What a lovely dress! The flower garden along the hem is very sweet.