My little Italian grandmother used to have beautiful bed dolls, and she would make all of the outfits for them. The dolls had long, flowing satin gowns that draped over the pillows, loaded with lace and trim. I just loved them! Their dresses would cover half of her bed. Do you remember those dolls? They had real hair, and she would remake their tattered bodies when they fell apart, and give them an elegant new dress complete with necklaces and earrings, and lovely hats too. She was so talented and crafty, she really enjoyed sewing. She was very small lady only 4'11" but very feisty and full of fun...she lived to be 102 years old! Bless her heart, she lived in her own little house until she was 99. What a wonderful character she was!
Yesterday, I decided to give my own baby doll a makeover! My mom gave me this doll some years ago, and I have used her as a model for my baby quilts. I made this dress out of one of my favorite fabrics-Isabella (Laura Ashley) and a petite apron with a big bow tie and pink crochet lace. I'm very sure that when she awakens....she will love it too! (smile) It was a fun day~I have missed the excitement and satisfaction of creating something beautiful. Happy Monday!!