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Tuesday, May 3, 2011

For Mother

I've working on some designs recently that would be perfect for Mother's Day gifts..................................

This is 'Colleen', she's a bonnie little lass, part of my Angelic Inspirations. Colleen is 70ish, but looks great for her age. After a little nip and tuck of her origianl dress, I added the pinafore overlay of a 1950's irish linen and lace hankie.
I love the satin rose and Mother script. The color matched to original blue gingham and satin skirt.

I then gave her a new 'do' and added the hairband....1960's blue gingham with coordinating rickrack. I was soooo happy the color lot matched the 40's. I added a little butterfly applique for whimsy


Her 'wings' are a 1940's hand-tatted doily gathered by more 60's rickrack.

Now 'Rose' is a bit olser that 'Colleen'

 She is from the 1930's. She is a composite doll not plastic...to find out more about composite or composition dolls go HERE......she was a model back then paired with a boy on an advertising stand. She is all original.
Her hand-crocheted dress is original and only needed a little refit. She holds a garland created by using 1940's hand-tatted trim with new ribbon roses.


Her under skirt is a 1950-60 linen rose motif linen hankie...with it's original sticker.

'Wings' are a 1940-50 hand-tatted doily in a glorious red that matched the dress. Her 'hairpeice' coordinates with the garland she holds.


Both of these Angelic Inspirations are ooak and would be a perfect Mother's Day rememberance gift.

Mom's always need to carry a lot of stuff. Be it her craft project of the moment, books, shopping items, or the myriad of doodads she has to carry for the family while out..I have a great idea......................................
A roomy canvas tote with reinforced leather bottom and handles. I embellished with vintage quilt inspired fabric with coordinating butterfly. This can even carry cans of veggies!!

Does your Mom love roses? I have created a very 'rosy' gift set just for her..........................................

This is a 1940's rose tablecloth in perfect condition.
 I then found a 1940's apron that I redid and added pocket appliques created of matching roses taken from another vintage tablecloth and vintage rickrack.

To complete the set I located 4 1940's glasses in the rose motif.

Wouldn't this make a great tablesetting for Mom as a surprise?
I have other creations at, Brown Gingham Creations that would great gifts for any ocassion.
If you're interested in any creations listed in this post please contact me at

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11 comments:

Cathy K said...

You are so clever! I love little Colleen.... and I really love the embroidery on the hankie in the previous post. Such creative ideas! Hugs, Cathy

~~Carol~~ said...

I love how both of those dollies have been updated a little bit, but still retain their true vintage look! And that tablecloth and apron are so beautiful that any Mother would love to receive them!
Happy REDnesday,
Carol

SueLovesCherries said...

Hello, dearie! I love your creative mind! I rarely have original ideas, just do what others do! Your dolls are so pretty, as is the bag - that will last a longtime! That roses set is so summery - I hope it sells quickly for you. Have a great week!

Ann said...

Rose is my favorite, love her sweet delicate face. Your red bag is really cute too. Everything is so cherie.
Ann

ThreeOldKeys said...

You always have such creative ideas and projects ... I bet your mind and your fingers are never idle.

Happy Rednesday!

Diann said...

Wonderful reds. I love the vintage tablecloth and apron!

Daniella said...

You are amazing! THose dolls look better than new! All of those items would make any mother happy!!
xxDaniella

Lola said...

Lovely post - and thanks for stopping by at my place!

XOXO Lola)

Rebecca said...

Love the pretty aprons, but I adore these little dolls. I've been looking for one with pink hair for forever!

LV said...

You are so talented. These little ladies are precious all dressed up in red. A very nice post.

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

How cute! I love how you updated your first doll with the hankie for a dress. So adorable! And what a lovely crocheted dress - and what great family memories you've blessed me with. I made a red crocheted dress like that for the doll of one of my kids many, many, MANY years ago. How sweet :) Thanks for a lovely visit.