Monday, May 30, 2011

Little Violets and Sweet Baby Dresses

Hello my dear friends,

it has been such a busy weekend for me again. Yard work, decluttering (yes, I am still at it) and treasure hunting were only a few of my tasks I had given myself over the week and ... I did get time to create, which was great.

I crochet more of my little violets and tea stained them again.

Little glass beads made the center of these pretty flowers.

Now they were complete wee flowers ~ what to do with them?

And after looking through my craft room I found what I was looking for ...
baby dresses !!
I had bought this set last year or maybe even longer ago. It is a vintage christening dress with a matching coat. These pieces are beautiful as they are but a little something was missing ~ tags!!

This is such a lovely dress with all the details.

And this is one of the tags I made for it.
The quote says:

"Wonder of wonders,
so soft, sweet and small".

I think that the tag complements the dress with the delicate colored violets.

And this is the other part of the set - the little coat.

This tags quote says:

"Babies are such a sweet beginning".

These would look so pretty as a wall decoration in a baby room.

Like with my other little baby dresses, I made the hangers myself and embellished them with ribbons that drape softly down but don't cover anything too much so you don't miss any detail on the dress or coat.

I have more violets left over after this creation and also a few new ideas of what to do with them but I am already thinking of which others flowers I could make too. We will just have to wait and see!

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. It just looks perfect! My neighbor's daughter is having a little girl around Christmastime and I am going to have to find a sweet little dress to embellish because this would make the ideal gift for the occasion! The little crochet violets are the perfect touch...
    Tina xo

  2. Your hand crocheted violets are just beautiful and yes the bead really brings them to life. Your tags are precious as are the vintage dress and coat. Wonderful week to you...

  3. Your little violets are adorable. I love the way you have used them on the tags for the sweet little dress and coat.

  4. Karen, just stopping by to say hello! Love the polar bear photos, all your crocheted flowers, etc. What a week! I feel remiss in visiting my friends online.
    Thinking of you...
    With hugs....

  5. Your violets so sweet.
    And the baby dress: wonderful already, but so cute how you added to it.

    barbara jean