This is a doll dress garland from a class at An Affair at Downtown just about 16 months ago, and I finally FINISHED it! The class was taught by one of my favorite fun artists Pamela Huntington. I probably would have finished it sooner if I'd decorated the dressed with the cute supplies that Pamela gave us, but I had to go my own way, which turned out to be the long way.
I added some ribbon trimmed tulle from an old wedding dress and lace scavenged from some torn runners and a few other bits and pieces.
I think my favorite part is the neckline of this dress. It's a picture of a baby framed in an old watch case.
Not only did I finish a project today, I went to one estate sale- just one, but it was good. I brought home a composite baby doll, an old advertising sign for laundry detergents, a metal candy box covered in roses and four roles of old wide silk ribbons.
LOVE the label on that ribbon. The funny metal and wood pieces below the ribbon are wooden handles from department stores. In the old days, before the paper or plastic bag, your purchases would be boxed up and tied with string. Then the string would slid through the metal hooks on one of these handles, making it easier to carry your packages.
Even with some scratches and imperfections, I love this candy box because it's so different- being heart shaped and metal; and the roses are so rich looking.
See you next time I finish something, or buy something blog worthy!