For our project this time, we made Paper Doll Dresses. We put a big pile of community goodies in the middle of the table, then created our own dresses on a base of cardstock. Thanks to Linda and Grace's Big Adventure to the Paper Doll exhibit in Edmonds - that was the inspirational starting point for our project. Thanks to Lyneen for providing links and ideas on her blog, and to Linda for bringing a template. And to Everyone for bringing goodies, smiles,great food and their zest for life. Lunch Ladies Rock!
Kris added a paper doily apron to her dress with the flower collar - so sweet! If this doesn't make you think spring, nothing will!
Miki's nearly-finished dress is gorgeous in muted shades of brown and blue. She wins the Best Use of a Bird Image honor of the day. (Yes, I just made that up!) But, if I were a paper doll, this is definitely one dress I'd want to have!
Linda's gingham dress is so cute - look at those teeny buttons and lace trim! And, such a cute pleated text collar. She started the clothes-pin trend, also. Can't you just imagine this adorable spring frock hanging on the clothesline, gently flapping in the breeze?
The back of Grace's dress is just as beautiful as the front! Such a lovely way to use music sheets, and look at that lovely pleated hem! This would have any doll humming a happy tune!
The back of Grace's dress - yes, the back! Isn't it pretty? Her doll will be coming and going in style!
My nearly-finished dress, which has since been revised by the addition of a gorgeous birdcage image given to me by Lyneen. Thank you, Lyneen! The beautiful flower print is from a dinner napkin Miki threw into our community mix. Thanks, Miki!
And here is Lyneen's knock-your-socks-off creation. She made her own French-style pattern and embellished with machine-gathered crepe paper, lace, tissue paper, and Dresden trim. Isn't that bodice the cutest thing ever?
Thank you, Ladies, for once again making the day fun and memorable!