Sunday, 19 December 2010

The cabinet and the dress.......

This is one of the little cabinets that my husband made for me, I wanted to make something special for his cousin Shawna... (if this is Shawna, stop and don't look!). Each year she makes a piece of stitching for me and I try to make something original and equally beautiful for her. It is so hard because her stitching is stunning and perfect. You can see it here if you don't believe me...perfect I tell you! Her hands are so talented and she is so precise and sort of, well you know....picky, but it is so worth it, her work is like a piece of art!!!
So this year, I had The Dutchman build me some cabinets from some old windows that I had stored in the basement, he made three.....this is the first one. I wasn't sure what to put in it, then I thought of making her a doll, but she has several that I have made, so I decided to make a dress..... here it is, what do you think?
I made a paper shoe tag, from this very talented and generous blogger...
Under the pleated skirt is a full slip of black polka dotted taffeta......I have little black fluffies all over my house....
The back of the cabinet is papered with sheet music and a small black and white picture, sorry I don't remember where from....
On the bottom I attached a piece of my French Bear ribbon, that Anna made for me.
I hope Shawna loves it, I am happy the way it turned out. This has been a rough week for me, my health is not the best and for some reason I really am all emotional, crying at the drop of a hat.....silly old French Bear. It's always tough at Christmas without my Mom and my Sister, but I am so grateful I have my family and you......thanks for being here!!!