Saturday, October 04, 2008

Dolly Dresses!


I was so happy to be asked to be part of another of Holly's extravaganzas...who wouldn't want to play with the cutest new LakeHouse Dry Goods fabric and have it be for charity?

The icing on the cake was the opportunity to make a girly little dress--which is not exactly something I get to do very often!

I kept things simple and got out my trusty gathering foot (if you don't have one, please consider getting one--they're pricey, but you'll want to gather everything in sight) and made a little apron. Rick rack and buttons finished it off.


I'm still waist-deep in fabrics and projects that need to be finished yesterday. Autumn may be showing itself, but it sure looks a lot like Spring up in the studio
There are posies...

rosebuds...

butterflies...

and sweet pink prints.



I thought it might be fun to have a little giveaway...remember the bluebird banner from awhile ago? Well, if anyone would like a complete kit to make one of their very own, just leave a comment and I'll pick someone on Wednesday!

48 Comments:

Blogger PamKittyMorning said...

Love your block. REALLY LOVE THAT NOSEGAY and all the rest. That butterfly is going to be wonderful. I can't get over how clever you are.
your friend,
Pam-Meow!

10:13 PM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Just found your blog and your work is just lovely. I would love a chance at winning the banner pattern. I'm sort of new to sewing and would love to give it a try. Thank you for the opportunity.
Alisa

10:39 PM  
Blogger Simply This and That said...

oooh Elizabeth, cute, cute, cute stuff! And of course I want you to pick me for the banner! It's adorable. ;o) ooxx`jodi

10:57 PM  
Blogger Sherri said...

Love your dolly dress...and everything else you're working on. It would be so, so fun to win the banner kit! Thanks!

10:58 PM  
Blogger Lisa Boyer said...

OOohhh...such pretty colors! That blue with the pink is just so pretty I can't stand it! Love the little rick-rack antennae, too.

12:13 AM  
Blogger Deb said...

Elizabeth, What gorgeous fabrics to be able to play with. That blue is quite inspiring

12:18 AM  
Blogger julia said...

Elizabeth, your DollDressBlock is ADORABLE! Just LOVE the ric rac & the gathered look...and you've convinced me to buy a gathering foot, soon {it is on my list but I always doubted if I'd use it often enough - well, that fear has vanished ;o)}.
Thanks for sharing the sneak peeks of your ongoing projects, they are plain eye candy.
Please count me in the draw for the cutest banner kit I've seen so far, I'd love to win ;o).
Greetings from over the pond,
Julia

2:18 AM  
Blogger ginger said...

I just found your blog through Holly's blog. I love the apron you made for the dress... it is really too darling!

The banner is really adorable too! Just what I need to brighten my quilting room!

4:31 AM  
Blogger Heidi Kaisand said...

Count me in! All of your ideas are so sweet.

4:56 AM  
Blogger Sherry said...

I just love your work. Your dolly dress (apron) is so sweet. Love those banners. Thanks for offering the giveaway.

6:01 AM  
Blogger Dandelion Quilts said...

Look at all that sweetness. I am surrounded by boy here at my house, so I know what you mean. What a nice giveaway. . .thanks.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Samantha said...

I love the dolly dress! It's fun to get to sew little dresses, isn't it. :-) I'd love to be entered for the banner kit. It is too cute and looks like a fun project.

6:49 AM  
Blogger Thimbleanna said...

Your little doll dress is adorable Elizabeth! And thanks for sharing a peek at some of the things you're working on -- can't wait to see the whole of them!

7:10 AM  
Blogger jen duncan said...

Oh my gosh. That's a whole lotta sweet springtime goodness going on in that studio of yours. Lucky girl you!

7:43 AM  
Blogger MichelleB said...

You doll dress is lovely! I love the other blocks, too. I'll have to look into a gathering foot, too.

8:06 AM  
Blogger mamabug said...

Your applique is to die for!! I'm very envious of your beautiful work. That butterfly........fabulous!! Thanks for the sneek peeks. We await the entire pictures. I would love a little banner in my sewing room. Thank you. Kathie k.bugbee@att.net

8:35 AM  
Blogger Mona said...

I would absolutely love a chance to win the banner! thank you. Mona

10:38 AM  
Anonymous Rebecca said...

Hi Elizabeth.... I would love if you would count me in for a kit. My name is Rebecca Todd and I am currently in San Francisco on holiday with my family. I was fortunate enough to be the person who long-armed your Sweetbrier Rose Quilt (in Ireland) for the first edition of the Irish Quilting Magazine. I'd love to meet you while I'm in town and maybe we could have a cuppa?

11:41 AM  
Blogger from little acorns said...

Elizabeth - I love your sneak peeks . . . & they way to put fabrics together. You're a master at it! I can' hardly wait to see them (all of them!) in a couple a weeks! (Hang in there!)
xo, Bren

12:24 PM  
Blogger madrekarin said...

I've not popped in for a while and wa saddened to hear about your Willard. What a sweet face he had. You could tell he was very loved.
Your dolly dress is adorable. The fabrics are just perfectly adorable.
Please add my name in for the banner giveaway. :) I would love to have it hanging in my window.

12:53 PM  
Blogger Cheryl said...

Loving all the doll dresses!! Oh what wonderful sneak peeks ---- so amazing!! and....please, please
pick me :-)!!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

who would not want that joyful blue bird banner!!!! Pick me pick me! All the colors and textures in this post are so striking and beautiful.

1:44 PM  
Anonymous Cindy said...

Love your new designs. I can't wait to see them in Houston. Looks like your booth is going to be lovely! Count me in for the drawing!!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Anita said...

All of it is so cute, please count me in!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!! Wow!! Tooooo cute for words!!!!!!!!!

I love my banner!!! Someone will be a lucky gal to win a pattern - fer sure!!

Becky

5:12 PM  
Blogger aztel2000 said...

I'm really loving the doll dresses and yours is adorable! I am rabid for all things "bluebird" and your banner is too cute--I'm keeping my fingers crossed. Karen in Breezy

5:49 PM  
Blogger Material Girl said...

Hi, Your banner is adorable and I would love to make one for my sewing room window. Please count me in for a chance at your giveaway. I too lost a dear pet friend recently. It certainly isn't easy so I hope you are at peace with it now. Thanks for the chance to win! Debbie

7:12 PM  
Anonymous Laura said...

Hi! I am new to quilting and new to blogs, but I love yours! I love the banner and would love a chance to win.Thanks! Laura Adams

7:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your dress block. The banner is too cute! I am so sorry about your doggie. Pets are like a member of the family.
Donna

8:36 PM  
Blogger Mary Anne Drury said...

GASP ! That dolly dress is DARLING (being the mom of 2 teenage rough and tumble boys, I also don't often get the chance to make girly stuff) .... AND, as always, all of the other snippets of quilts you gave us a peek at are CUTER THAN CUTE!
P.S. would LOVE to win the banner kit!

8:45 PM  
Blogger Jodi B. said...

OHHH!!! I love banners. This one is adorable. Thanks for the chance to win!

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Maria said...

So darling! Must. Clean. Sewing. Room.

9:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Elizabeth! I can't wait to see your new market patterns. I would love to win a banner kit. Thanks for all the great patterns. Terry

7:02 AM  
Blogger Quilt Monkey said...

Looks like you have more wonderful things on the way! I'm still working on Flight of Fancy. Very slowly. The banner is adorable -- count me in!

9:36 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

Love your website blog. Found you
through Barb @ Quilt Soup. Would
love to be in your drawing for the
banner. What a wonderful idea!!

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Marcia S said...

How delightfully sweet - I'd love a kit to make one. The fabric and the design are so cheery. Thanks.

4:40 PM  
Blogger Renee said...

gorgeous little dress. very sweet. i wouldn't mind being in your banner drawing. if you'd put my name in the hat i'd appreciate it. that's very kind of you. i'll be back. this is a great blog you have.

6:31 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

Darling doll dress. Hope to see you in Houston

8:35 PM  
Blogger Gracie said...

Love the dolly dresses and the rosebuds. Enjoy reading your blog.

5:44 AM  
Blogger eamylove said...

Oh, would I love to win!!! I'm enjoying your blog and really like the little butterfly block in this one!

6:25 AM  
Anonymous happy zombie said...

I love your dolly dress block, E! I love how here apron is 3D. All the peeks of your other projects have me drooling!

12:30 PM  
Blogger Donnie And Donita said...

Love your little dress block!

1:53 PM  
Blogger MaryLu said...

Cute, cute, cute!
Pick me, pick me!

3:23 PM  
Blogger trelly said...

I love the fabrics!!!! Specially posies and rosebuds...

12:39 AM  
Blogger Hannies Annies said...

I love the banner and I love your dress so darn cute! great!!

3:29 PM  
Blogger Patsy said...

I love the little doll dresses. It may inspire me to do some for my two granddaughters who are 6 and 7. The colors are just favorite for both. You should be proud of your work.

2:15 PM  
Blogger annemarie said...

Wow what wonderful work you do. Hope I am lucky.

4:40 AM  
Blogger Ginny Worden said...

What sweet colours, and work. Hope it's not to late to throw my name into the hat. Keeping my fingers crossed.

9:20 AM  

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