Friday, March 5, 2010

Crocheted Dress

I have had this little doll dress as long as I can remember.
My mother made it.... I dressed dolls up in it.... I'm guessing the 60's but could've been in the 50's now that I'm writing this.
My sister claimed it after me.... but I retrieved it from a box at her house last year.
Michael's has frames and shadowboxes on sale right now....
so today I placed this little jewel in one!
Well, for now I'll stick with the 60's.... makes me feel younger that way! I stitched one of my mother's crochet needles in there, too!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love that little dress - what a sentimental keepsake! I can't believe your sister would give it up so easily even if it was yours all along. We need to learn to make those! VB

La Dolce Vita said...

darling little dress!! and love the crochet hook!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Oh that is precious!!!

Jeanie said...

What a fabulous idea! It looks perfect in that shadow box!

Katsui Jewelry said...

That is really special in the shadowbox. I love the crochet hook and the label makes it such a piece of history. I think I had some of those, too!

This does date me...

Suz

P.S. Thanks so much for stopping by my new blog. I really felt honored!

Anna said...

great presentations.... I followed your 39 or 36 squares link!! WOW that's a cool blog.. who started it? fun fun fun.. are you making one like it ?

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

really precious and great use of a coupon!!! PLUS, you've preserved it for posterity now = LOve that!

your mom is surely smiling down on you!

what color is it exactly ... both look lovely!

I had a time trying to get a photo of my altered teaspoon ... made me crazy! Natural light is the best, but I'm not finding it like in spring and summer ... won't be long now!
oxo

Crafty Gal Linda said...

This is SWEET! I have embroidered napkins and placemats that my grandmother made for me 25 years ago that I keep saying I'm going to frame. You have inspired me to stop procrastinating and frame them.

Debbie said...

I love this dress! I remember it from when we'd go to Granny's in the summers. I'd put it on old Barbies, even though it was a little big. I want that shadow box one day!

bad penny said...

this makes a wonderful display in the shadow box.

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

I just love the little dress and how you show cased it in the shadow box. It's adorable!

Irma :)

natalea said...

that is the sweetest thing ever Linda! how lucky you are to have it!
hope you're having a good weekend!
xo natalea

LittleRed said...

I would never have thought of displaying one in a shadow box.....what a fabulous idea:) I have an old doll from my gramma that has a crocheted dress very much like that, but blue......makes me wonder where it is now....What a nice little piece of history for you to keep.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I love what you did with the sweet dress! I saw those frames on sale too and tried to imagine what I would put in one ~ what you did is perfect! Blessings!

bellaboo said...

That is a lovely way to display such a beautiful momento.
Thankyou for dropping by and leaving a lovely comment.

Bellaboo :o)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

oh isn't that just darling!!! i love that you keep it in a shadow box with a crochet hook.....
that is a treasure!!!
my mother used to make me slippers, and ones for my dolls, doll clothes galore and hats and barbie crochet purses....

ahh, the memories..maybe that's why crochet means so much to me...it's tied in with the memories....

have a great night and thanks for coming by!

margaret said...

I love how you've displayed your dress, what a wonderful keepsake that now gets to be seen and admired. Love it!