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Friday, February 10, 2012

An early Valentine

My parents surprised me with an early Valentine gift......................................
when we walked at the antique mall. It's a vintage brown gingham apron that someone cross-stitched a few roses at the hem and on the pocket with an accented of pink rickrack.


They knew since Brown Gingham Creations began I have always wanted to make an apron as kind of a signature thing for when I do shows, but the few times I found a vintage brown gingham apron and embellished it, a customer would want to purchase it...sigh....so, since this is a gift they know it's a keeper.
While we were there I saw 2 things I haven't seen before...well, let me say that again I've seen em before, but not in this color............................................................
A perfectly pink plastic rolling pin and 

this adorable child's pink plastic sewing machine. If they had been red I might not have been so able to just take pics.

I also created a couple of new Angelic Inspirations.......................................................
This is our 'Best Friend' She sits atop a lacy pillow that creates her petticoats. They are accented by pink rosettes. Her skirt is a 1950's hankie with a 1940's doily. Her wings are a Battenburg lace heart. I hand-applied her curly locks and gave her a hairpiece of  more rossettes. She holds a tiny dried flower bouquet and a charm that reads, Best Friends.

And this little Miss is so pretty in pink and bright too, she's a nightlight. Her dress, hat, and parasol are 1960's spun plastic/The skirts, collar, parasol trim, and hat accent were made from a 1940's hand-crocheted doily and hanky I hand-embroidered. Her wings were created from another vintage crocheted doily. Both of these vintage inspired ladies are available for $49.99

I have a gift for you....................................




.... last minute Valentine cards to 'Save Image As', print, and use! Oh and here's


the next Dessert Calender dates.



18 comments:

Lorraine said...

How cute that they found a vintage brown gingham apron for you! Lovely dolls! Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine Pink Saturday!! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

Lynn said...

What a perfect gift for you for Valentine's Day! And now you can't sell it! I love that pink sewing machine too - super cute. Have a wonderful weekend.
Lynn at Cottage and Creek

Mollye said...

Happy Valentine's Day. I also collect and make dolls so I expecially loved seeing yours. The brown gingham brings back happy childhood memories!

Marti McClure said...

What a lovely apron made even sweeter as a gift from your parents! Happy Valentines Day and Happy Pink Saturday. ~Marti

Anita said...

Oh I love the apron! What a wonderful gift!! I really want to make some cute ones but I just have not found time:-(

1CardCreator said...

So very sweet, love your creations! So glad I saw you at Beverly's Pink Saturday. ~Diane (I am #16)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Melody Sweetie...
What a gorgeous blog home you have here. I have so enjoyed my visit. How sweet is the title Brown Gingham Creations, and your apron, your Valentine gift from your folks, is just perfect. I can't wait to see your photo in it as well. So cute sweetie.

Thank you so much for the Valentine. I love it.

Love that pink sewing machine. I too love red, but I am afraid I would have snagged it and painted it red, just for the occasion.

I am your newest follower, and can't wait to see what you share next. Have a glorious weekend and Happy Valentine's Day to you as well. Country hugs, Sherry

Magnolia Tea said...

Hi Melody! I really love the brown gingham apron! Oh yeah, that was a really good a gift from your parents.
That pink sewing machine is adorable!
Hope you're stayin' warm, we have an arctic blast pounding the house here in the South tonight.
Have a great weekend!

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Daniella said...

Hi Melody!
Such a perfect and fitting gift for you! How thoughtful! I LOVE it!!
Your other pink finds rock, and that doll is amazing!
HPS!!
xxDaniella

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Melody,
How adorable--and special surprise!!! Happy Valentine's Day!!! Thank you SO much for linking up to the party!!!
XO
Cindy

Linens and Laurel said...

I missed you on PS, but glad I caught this on the ECS post. Just love the brown gingham with pink.

Linda M. said...

Hi Melody, Very cute gifts! Thanks for your Valentine share. Have a super week. Joyous Wishes, Linda

Dragonfly Treasure said...

That apron was made for YOU!! Perfect gift indeed!!! Happy Valentines Day! xoxox
*hugs*deb

Theresa said...
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Theresa said...

loving all the vintage goodness & such a cute apron! hope you have a Happy Valentines day! xo
I am visiting from a blog hop & hope you can drop by sometime.
theresa via http://www.dearcreatives.com/

hippie_mom said...

I love that apron really makes me wish I could sew ;) New follower

Marilou of Lulus Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Valentines Day Melody, thanks for hosting and always doing a great job for us. I finally have all the 4 blog parties on my sidebar and will try to be active once a week! Hugs Marilou