1.15.2008

Lucky Day!



I won a drawing! Check out the lovely dolls on Beata's fabulous blog. Aren't they sweet? It is amazing to me to think of the ways that we women connect with each other through this gentle blog world. Beata is starting an etsy shop soon, so you too can own one of her lovely creations!

My little jumping bean is wearing a twirly skirt I made from a bit of purple taffeta found in a throw-away pile in my parent's basement. Look familiar, Katie? A leftover bit from my sister's prom dress, c. 1983. Whenever my daughter puts this skirt on all I can think of is Depeche Mode and Katie's hot OMD concert t-shirt, which I thought was SO COOL (even though I was solidly in a Tiffany "I Think We're Alone Now" phase). Her prom date must have found her very beguiling in her purple taffeta dress because he is now my brother-in-law.

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Congrats on the winning draw!!! I love the twirly skirt on your little one. She is so fun!!!

Joslyn said...

ok, i HAVE to know more about your backgrounds...do you hang fabric? stretch in on canvas? wallpaper? do tell...the photos are amazing!

April said...

K, I am so jealous that you won! But I'm kind of glad because I never would have found your cute blog. I was drawn to your blog name - the neighborhood I live in is called SugarHouse!

Beata said...

I love the skirt and the photos - I think it's so much more special when you make something new out of something old which has sentimental value! Thanks for the sweet mention -
"This gentle blog world"....I like that!

lynne said...

Hi Joslyn, you are so nice to comment on the background. I took this picture in our bedroom, where we have hung a big 7' x 8' rectangle of wallpaper, and framed it with molding. It only took us a couple of hours one Saturday. It's a cheap headboard, all things considered!

Carissa said...

Lynne,

Congratulations on your win, those dolls are adorable. Have you ever checked out www.prizey.blogspot.com? They have lists and links to lots of giveaways.

melissa said...

The story of the fabric is so hilarious! What a good use of an old, worn dress. L. looks adorable in her twirly skirt! Nice work. And I love the photos!

Bethany Hissong said...

That is so funny... the Depeche Mode and OMD reference!!! (We still listen to Depeche Mode!). The skirt is fabulous...my purple-loving daughter would agree! And I just saw that you did win one of those awesome dolls...that's what led me back to your blog today!! (you're everywhere, you know! ;)

Lauren said...

I remember sneaking downstairs as a kid and looking at all Katie's dresses. Weren't the sleeves puffy too? Glad you are keeping it alive!

Kathryn said...

Hey, I made that dress for Katie!