Sunday, May 06, 2007

How does your garden grow....

The shop update is complete. Yay!! I'm excited about the goodies I created and hope to add to my shop more consistently. With the gorgeous weather we've been having, I wanted to create something fun and carefree. After oogling the article by Connie Govea Stuart in Somerset Life magazing....see this post, I just had to try making some vintage style paper dresses. I enjoyed making these so much that I couldn't stop. They are machine stitched all around except the neck and hem are left open. In the article Connie actually put a card or other sentiment inside the dress and used it as an envelope. You could put just about anything or it could stand alone. I added vintage flowers and jewelry and of course pom pom fringe on the bottom! They are so springy and cheery they just make me smile when I see them all hanging there together:)I also have planting on my mind and came up with these adorable seed trays filled with vintage supplies. I did two with a purple (lilac) theme and one in blue (hydrangea). Love how these turned out. It was so fun to bring together all the vintage ribbon, flowers, fabrics and wallpaper I had in these palettes. The stickers say "From the Garden Of"...

I know it's way too early for canning, but I had a blast putting my strawberry inspired supplies into these adorable little canning jars. Things like ribbon, pom pom fringe, wallpaper and these fabulous fabric strawberry sticker embellishments from the new Martha line.


You can see all these goodies and more here!!!

32 comments:

Natasha Burns said...

Kari OH MY!!! I am lost for words, they are absolutely adorable!!!!! Stunning stunning stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!!! REALLY!!!

A bird in the hand said...

What a delicious sight! I was just going through my copy of Somerset Life and thinking of using that dress template and cutting up some of my pretty papers that I've been hoarding (why do I hoard my papers???!!!)

Your dresses are fantabulous!

*Heidi* said...

Cute dresses (and your kits, to!). What an inpiration!

Hagit said...

WOW! Those dresses are just too cute!

Lilli said...

These dresses are very very sweet. The pastel colours just fill my heart with Joy. I can well imagine how much you enjoyed making them :)

Felicia said...

Oh, your paper dresses are darlin'!

Bonnie said...

Wow Kari-the little dresses are so adorable and sweet!! I did something similar on a scrap page once-
http://busybeescrapbooking.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=5859&cat=500&page=1
Yours are stunning with all the pockets and birds and flowers-just lovely! Thanks for sharing!!
So inspirational!

Lori said...

Kari, I just love your little dresses. They are so very sweet!!

Stevie K said...

Oh my! The dresses are gorgeous!!! Love the pockets! tfs

Lori said...

The dress are beyond words. I live in the U.S.and am not familiar with the magazine wish i could see how to do those dress. I to feel that once I would start couldn't stop!

Lori said...

Oh my do I feel silly! Can tell it's Mpnday! Ididn't notice where you live at first cause those darn little dresses excited me!!! Where did you purchase the magazine? Email me through my blog PLEASE!!!!!!

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

These dresses are so sweet!! I could imagine a whole clothesline of them in my little one's room! Just beautiful!

Christi Snow said...

OMG! Kari!!! These little dresses are just too darn cute! Everything that you touch anymore is simply fantastic!!! I am overwhelmed daily by the lovely little vignettes on your blog. Thank you so much for sharing them!! smiles...

Dawn said...

As my mother-in-law always says:
CUTER than PUNCH!
:^)

karin (creativechaos) said...

Kari....My jaw just dropped when I saw those dresses pop up on my screen....Those are sooo adorable. Beyond adorable! LOVE them!.........can you tell I love them?

Donna said...

Double wowee!! Those dresses are FABULOUS! You already had me because I love stuff like that and then the pockets full of vintage millinery flowers......the perfect finishing touch. Ahhhh. Love the crates & jars of goodies too.

PresentPast Collection said...

Your little dresses are so adorable! And it sounds like you had lots of fun making them!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Those little dresses you made are adorable!! So pretty and sweet! The supplies look lovley, too! I so enjoy visiting both your flickr account and you lovely blog. I've added your blog to my "inspiring places to visit"- hope you don't mind!
Michelle

Erin Earls said...

How just darling is EVERY thing. The dress are too dang cute!

Miss*Laurence said...

How refreshing and inspiring! Is everything gone in your etsy now? There are only 2 dresses left!Excellent!!!

Monica said...

Wow!! The dresses are gorgeous!!

BonnieRose said...

Kari... those dresses are the most beautiful things... and omg.. love the seed pot idea for storing vintage things, they are perfect!

Vickie said...

The dresses are awesome. They have that be happy feel! I love the pom poms and the pocket. By the way, I'm having a small give, so I hope people will stop by and see if they might be interested. Once again, Kari, I just love what you do :D

Gypsy Purple said...

This looks beautiful and like a lot of fun!!!

Amanda said...

WOW! I just went to check out your offerings, and there is nothing left :(
That is so awesome, for lack of a better word. Sorry I missed out!

TAMI said...

beautiful. what a great day! TAMI

Anonymous said...

Kari these are over the top fun!!! Your name is in the hat...Jennifer

Caleen said...

I BOUGHT THE NEW MAGAZINE TOO.
WHAT INSPIRATION.. YOU ARE VERY
INSPIRED ALSO AND HAVE WONDERFUL
IDEAS. I am sorry I missed your
kit, I will need to keep checking
back... I am a new blogger and I
have a lot to learn but I wondered
if you could help me. How do I add
an exciting header to my blog? no
one seems to want to give me an answer. If you have time... THANK YOU. Keep on inspiring us... caleen

holly doodle designs said...

love love love the boxes. Your work is always so beautiful and inspiring.

Nerissa said...

I just got that magazine today. DROOL FEST :) Your dresses are gorgeous. You are really on a roll with your etsy store. Such beautiful items! I love your style :)
Nerissa

Bari J. handbags & accessories said...

Hi there. Just thought say I’m so glad that you had the courtesy to mention Connie Govea Stuart in reference to your dresses. She’s been doing them for years. Her work is always genius! Thank you for that! Not everybody finds a way to compliment the source.
Best regards,
Bari

Ele said...

Everything on your blog is wonderful. I declared oohs and aahs as I viewed it, especially the ADORABLE little dresses.
Ele