Isn’t She Beautiful

Many of you asked to see my little sweetie in her mommy-made dress once I completed it, so here she is!


This dress is called Blithe. It is a high/low dress that I made using a vintage Sari purchased off of Ebay. The sari part of her dress used to be valences hanging in our bedroom. Since we bought new curtains I no longer had need of the others. Obviously, I could not throw them out so why not recycle? The blue cotton underskirt is simple but it pulls out the beautiful turquoise in the Sari pattern. I think I am going to save this for her 2nd birthday!

This second dress is called Nora. I wanted this pattern forever but it was a lot harder than I bargained for. I made a simplified version here. I am hoping to revisit this pattern again soon but I have so many others to try out first. 😉

I love having a little girl to sew for!

Creating The Junk Journal Layout

The base for this journal is a re-purposed Anthropology magazine. Sadly, none of the images are showing because magazine paper is a bear to work with.

So, I used patterned paper as a base layer over top the magazine page. I then layered some paper scraps before adding several layers of Fresco Finish paints.  I embossed in yellow with a Japanese wave stamp. PaperArtsy Infusions were then added before layering scraps of stamping and other bits to finish off the page. Everything on these pages was re-used from previous projects.

You can see my other Junk Journal layouts in this album by clicking on the links below:

The Ornamental Swan

You Are Special

Stars In my Eye

Through The Yellow Spectacles

Thanks for joining me!


Challenges Entered:

Simon Says Wednesday: Anything Goes

Simon Says Monday: Resist It (sprays over embossing)

Creative Artiste: #35 Anything Mixed Media