Saturday, July 19, 2008

Itty Bitty Prom Dress Swap

It started with an invitation to the Prom...an itty bitty vintage prom...30 of us created our own little pages...about the size of a playing card...we made 30 copies to be turned into 30 itty bitty books. Mary Ann/Mariner at Heart will bind them and send each of the Prom Queens her own copy.
Early pictures posted by the players are amazing and creative and unique. I started with a simple idea that grew and grew, and then the quick, clever little page turned into a she-devil folder with four sides who took on a life of her own...at one time she took possession of the entire dining room table and we were forced to eat lunch at the bar. I did exactly what I said I would not attempt...30 little fabric dresses... 30 little fabric overskirts...30 corsages...I was even heading for the lace and tulle to make 30 little petticoats when I detected concern in Hubby's voice when he asked if I was still working on the same project. Just short of an intervention, I came to my senses, boxed up the pages and sent them off.
But it was soooo fun...for several days in the summer of 2008, I was like 9 or 10 again surrounded by a sea of paper dolls singing "White Sports Coat" and "You're Sixteen".

3 comments:

Scrappy Jessi said...

yours are gorgeous.
i can not wait to get this fabulous book.
oxoxo,
jessi

LisaLaughs said...

You've been a busy bee!! Your dresses are darling!!

I've nominated you for an award. Check out my blog to get the details!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Katrina said...

That's really great!! Nice designs for prom dresses...

Limping Deer and the Twins

Limping Deer and the Twins
They are still spotted at this time.

Show and Tell Sunday June 15

Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
Who knew that a 25 cent flea market find would unleash such a collecting frenzy? I never pay more than a dollar unless it's a really nice piece. They are great grouped with a single daisy in each.

These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
My sister found these for me at Bussy's Flea Market in San Antonio, Texas. I had seen pictures in her Fiesta reference book. Mexicana was also made by Homer Laughlin in the 30's. I had been looking for several years without ever finding even a single piece when she found the set...with a promise to hold it for us, she came running to find me and I bought the entire set...60+ pieces for $50.

Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
When my hubby found this hutch it was Pepto pink and I was not 100% sure about it. But with a new red back and fresh white paint and refurbished hardware, it became one of my favorite pieces.

Nancy made me save the vine

Nancy made me save the vine
The vine and flowers painted on the inside were in such bad shape that I was ready to remove it all. Nancy -My Crafty Little Page convinced me to keep it and after some touch-up work, I'm glad I listened to her. My husband restores vintage Cushman motorscooters and he tries to make everything "mint" condition again. The Shabby Chic movement came along just in time to keep me from making some terrible mistakes.