This week our cards are headed off to 4 year old Isabella, who has been diagnosed with cancer. Sweet Isabella, will be undergoing a weekly treatment for 2 years. This is not what a 4 year old should be doing!
This week there is a party scheduled for Bella and all the young girls in town. Only problem, there's just no dazzle, bling, eye candy. The Teapotters have been assigned with the task to bring on the bling!
Well, being a girl myself, I remember the wonderful dresses my Mom and Grandmother would make for me. I have this one photo of me at about the same age of Bella, I'm wearing this beautiful pink dress that has a wonderful crinoline beneath the skirt, and I'm just beaming. So..., I decided to bring a party dress for Miss Isabella, aka Princess Bella! Handmade and sewn with the love that my Mom and Grandmother put into each outfit! Princess Bella is going to be the belle of the ball. And of course we all know that Bella is the word for Beautiful in Italian! Now every girl needs a little frou frou to go along with her party dress, so I made the pretty pink ruffle scarf that's with the card, for Isabella. She can play like she's a big girl. Maybe I'll give it a spritz of Chanel No. 5, to really give her that big girl feeling.
My card for Jessica (her Mom) will follow tomorrow when I can get a photo, I just finished it this evening.
To make this dress, I copied the pattern and enlarged it to 125%. The lace was the perfect size for this dress, as is the narrow gros grain ribbon.
Though there isn't much bling on this card or dress, Princess Bella will be beaming, and that's plenty of bling!
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Mon, Oct 14, 2013 @ 9:27 PM
Your card is absolutely gorgeous and I love the scarf you have made too. Your story was beautiful Jennifer, I felt like I could actually see the photo of you in your little party dress. Thanks for the link, how heartbreaking. Your beautiful card is sure to bring lots of happy smiles.
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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 12:48 AM
What a wonderful bit of sharing Jennifer! LOVE the dress you made, especially with the pretty lace! Your stitching is wonderful too! I don't know that I ever had a dress with crinoline...but being a girly girl...I know I would have a big smile too!
Your scarf is gorgeous!!! So glad you included it in the photo!!!
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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 6:37 AM
Jennifer, I am so touched to see the incredible details of your heart-felt work! How completely lovely to craft such a dress for this lil Tea Pot Princess! Loved your stories, and smiled to think of the dresses my mom made for her three lil girls too. Love-love-love your embroidery, purely divine. And your scarf will be such a blessing! She will feel like a Princess wearing it! Thank you for sharing your talent, skills and heart. You are the best! (((hugs)))
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"The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a sun scorched land and strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden." Isaiah 58:11
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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 @ 10:37 AM
What a beautiful lil dress. LOVe the wiastband ribbon and your pretty bg paper...just perfect for a lil princesses room..I can just imagine it in a beautiful castle bedroom....perfect for our little sweety....TFS..:0)
------------------------------ We as people are raindrops of colorful ink , falling down Crisp and Clear, each a different shade more vibrant then the last, but once we realize at the bottom of an endless abyss we all fall into the same inkpot forming one color, only then can we come together as one My son.