Surprise, surprise! The dresses are done!!!

I didn’t want to wait until tomorrow to let you know I had finished the girl’s dresses. You can see them by clicking on the pictures at the right side bar or you can click on these links…

~ Noel’s dress ~

~ Ten Ping’s dress ~

Have a wonderful Sunday!

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Cuteness Alert!!! Ten Ping and Noel look adorable!

If you need a fun start to your Saturday morning, you’ve come to the right place. Where else can you go and get a smile put on your face just by looking at doll dresses? Why, I Dream of Jeanne Marie’s…of course! Good news! My camera is working again. I took the battery out and then put it in again and viola…it worked! I captured the color of the dresses a little better with it instead of my phone.

Talk about using every spare scrap of this fat quarter; I managed to get 2 pairs of pantalettes made for my girls and only had to skimp a little bit on the waist area of Noel’s. I used a piece of stretch lace and made a sort of yoke for hers. It’s a bit higher than normal in the waist, but I didn’t want to trim it off and fray my fabric any lower than it already was. It doesn’t show anyway. Ten Ping’s worked out perfectly with the scrap I had for hers.

If you click on any picture it will enlarge.

The dresses now have a flower added with a few pearls sewn on and some leaves behind the flower. The belt goes around to the back and ties in a bow. It is stitched on so it won’t get lost.

Marilyn mentioned I should put something beside the dolls to remind everyone of just how small they are… I forgot, but will try to remember the next time I show pictures of them. Noel, is a Boneka/Effner doll and is 10″ tall; about like Patsy Tonner. Ten Ping, by Ruby Red Galleria, is a tiny little thing, standing only 8″ tall.

I only have a handful of scraps left and somehow, someway… I’m determined to make a hair bow for each girl. We’ll see if I can pull it off.

I love it when something this simple becomes a new favorite of mine…

That’s it for this Saturday… We are supposed to have lots of rain, but I hope the sun is shining where you are!

See you on Monday,
Blessings, Jeanne

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Noel and Ten Ping in their sweet pink dresses…

I got ready to take my pictures of the girls in their dresses, and my camera wouldn’t work…either it wasn’t on the charger right and not charged up or the battery has conked out again… It might be time for a new camera… this is getting old. So I had to use my phone for these pictures. These dresses are kind of turning out like my last dress for Rebecca; the turquoise one. I couldn’t seem to capture the color of the beautiful fabric. The same is happening again. This is the daintiest, sweetest fabric you can imagine and it just sort of looks so so in my pictures.

I’m not finished yet, but I’ve made some progress since yesterday. I turned on a light for these pictures too, and even though the color is still washed out they do look better than yesterday’s pictures. Ten Ping wanted to wear her original wig with this dress, so I let her. I still have a few things left to do, but I think they are looking pretty cute on the girls… do you?

How about a little fashion show?

Well, this was a short post, but I hope it was sweet enough to hold you all day long! :o)

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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I played in the dirt today….

If you were expecting to see my girls with their skirts attached to the bodices, I’m sorry to tell you, it didn’t happen. I woke up early to help my hubby plant some boxwood bushes at our church. It’s hard work digging 6 holes and planting and mulching, but they sure looked nice! I don’t know why I didn’t take a picture of our work… maybe another time…Mission #1 accomplished!

As soon as I helped my hubby get his tools cleaned off, I headed to my mom’s house to help her with some paperwork…major paperwork. I took all the papers out of her files and all the other papers laying around and laid them in stacks on her bed.

Then I sorted through them and threw out all the old statements that weren’t needed any longer. We made new files and put them all away! Mission #2 accomplished…

When I got home about 6:00, my hubby asked me if I could help him plant 4 new tomato plants. (He had taken a nap… no fair!) He also had bought some flowers for my big pots! (What a guy!) He has slowly been working on getting a corner of what we call our “courtyard,” ready for a “small” garden. (the courtyard is actually just the remains of an old in-ground pool that was filled in with dirt and grass planted. Sometimes we call it our cement pond!) My hubby LOVES fresh tomatoes and he just couldn’t make it through a summer without some to eat. We used quite a few bags of good rich Miracle Gro stuff to make the young plants take off. They are now planted, mulched and a net has been put around them to keep the birds from picking the blooms off the plants. Finally Mission #3 accomplished!

You’ll have to be happy with my outdoor pictures today, because it’s all I have! Our yard needs to be mowed again, so overlook the bits of shagginess here and there.

Here are the tomato plants in our new “little” garden…

I have 2 of these super heavy terra cotta pots that my flowers are planted in…

The Clematis is climbing up the trellis my hubby built a few years ago.

Back by my hubby’s shed we have a huge Sum and Substance hosta, some ferns and a mulberry tree that my hubby trims back every year and I think surely he’s trimmed it too much and it won’t grow back, but it does. By the end of summer it will be round and bushy and as tall as the roof!

The Redbud tree that we’ve had in the backyard, got a huge crack in it and we had to cut it down a few weeks ago. We planted 2 Tulip Poplar trees on either side of where the tree trunk was. You can see one of the young trees here.

…and here is one last shot just taken across the back yard. Our grass is lush and green right now and very pretty… :o)

I don’t know how my hubby keeps going… he’ll probably pay for all he did today, tomorrow!! It’s 11:10 and I’ve got a bed with my name on it!

I was going to take a picture of my hands when we got done with our planting, but they were too gross! Did anyone else get to play in the dirt today?

See you tomorrow,
Blessings, Jeanne

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