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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

January 8, 2010

Pink Dress Garland

Hello everyone! Wooo what a week. I have been an organizing maniac...I will post pictures later...but I'm pretty proud of my (ok some) cupboards and pantry! And yes I did (need to) buy some containers to put things in, other wise how do you corral small things?
Well I had to do something fun in between throwing away 145 tupperware and rubbermaid lids that had no mates. Oh boo hoo. I buried them (in the trash) and said a few words (*****) on their behalf. I feel so much better now. I found things I hadn't seen since my my younger days....wedding gifts to be exact. But some of them had to go....after all why would you keep old towels from the 70's, a plastic clock, a pitcher with a crack in it....it just HAD TO GO!
I have always loved paper dolls, sewing doll clothes...and decided to make a little girly garland with the word love on it. I looked for a pattern on line but finally just free hand cut a dress pattern. Then I pulled out glue, paper punches, ribbon, lace, bows and letters and voila.
Now you could use prim colors, papers or fabric, or go shabby with more white and cream. But I loved this idea. I also thought about doing a little girl's name!

A closeup of the sweet little paper with dolly dresses on it.
This was thin batting, I added glue and then used rick rack on the front.
Thanks so much for the visit.
I'm playing along today with our sweet hostess Beverly....@ How Sweet the Sound.


Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

How sweet is this! I so wish my niece was having a little girl so I could make girly things for her . . .

Happy Pink Saturday!


Patricia said...

how sweet is the garland? i love it debbie!
congrats too on getting organized... it is so worth it.. maybe i should try it :)
many blessings patricia @ http://inmyfreetime.blogspot.com

Blondie's Journal said...

Good for you getting organized. This seems to be the month. And after I get all of my holiday decor down, maybe I will have time to clean out a cabinet or two! Ugh...;-)

Love your little garland. It is fun to play like that, isn't it? You have such a creative side, Debbie!

Hope you are warm where you are at. Seems everyone is having a bit of a cold snap...


Poppy Cottage said...

Sooo cute! Happy Pink Saturday!!

Light and Voices said...

Organizing in January is the best time to do it! Enjoyed your post.
Have a nice week-end.
Joyce M

onlymehere said...

Did you know you can turn in Tupperware and get replacements and money for them? I do it all the time.

PAT said...

Very cute!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

Beansieleigh said...

Very Sweet! Happy Pink Saturday! ~tina

Denise Marie said...

love it and I love that praise and worship song.

Susie Jefferson said...

This is a lovely idea - but I'm sidetracked by all those lids with no bottoms... what happened to them all? Why save the lids? (enquiring minds... who love to read a lot of mystery books...)

Happy Pink Saturday & Happy New Year!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Such a cute idea!
Thank you for stopping by my new blog to welcome me on my first Pink Saturday!

Jacalyn @ rmebathproducts.com said...

Love your garland!

Hugs and Happy Pink Saturday,\

Mary Bergfeld said...

What a great idea. I'm beginning to think that storage container tops are like sox. A pair goes in but only one comes out. It's a mystery for the ages :-). I love your post. Have a great Pink Saturday.

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Oh, Debbie ... my Michaela would LOVE these. Yet another great, girly idea.

And hooray for organizing!!!

Have a lovely weekend, my friend ...

Redneck Junkers said...

Ahhh parting is such sweet sorrow. I am always certain I can covert trash to something updated and useful ~hence~ the car does not fit into the garage anymore.
Sweet sweet sweet dress banner!
the Redneck Junkers

Cottage Rose said...

HI Debbie; It is amazing how we have lids and no bottom's to match... hmmm wonder where they all go,,, maybe with the lost sock we seem to loose in the dryer.... sorry got off track.... I really do love you dress banner,, it is so darling.. my favorite has to be the one with the Daisy's so sweet,, I love Daisy's... Happy Pink Weekend...


Grace said...

I am so loving this garland so precious...Happy Pink Saturday Grace

Kathy said...

What a darling pink paper doll garland! What girl doesn't love paper dolls?

Happy Pink Saturday...have a beautiful weekend...Kathy

Wolfe's den said...

That is the sweetest little banner!!!
Such a great idea!!!

BethieJ said...

This is the CUTEST! What a FUN idea!!! and YEAH for getting organized!! (I am working on that too! :) )
Happy Pink Saturday!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I'm a day late and a dollar short☺ Was able to leave some messages for Pink Saturday yesterday and finishing up today. Over the holidays I was MIA from PS and really missed it but knew that I wouldn't be able to visit many blogs. I'm back today and must say that it feels so good to visit familiar places - like coming home again.

Today you made my little, pinkie ♥ smile. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely blog. Hoping this next week is filled with sunshine and the laughter of friends and family☺

Deborah said...

Such a great idea Debbie. You are right. It would be really neat with a girl's name on it. I am organizing too wish you would come help me as I am sure you are doing a great job. Do you really own all those sheep and chickens in the posts below?? Happy Belated Pink Saturday.

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Debbie. This dress garland is adorable. Playing paper dolls was one of my favorite things to do.

Good for you on your organization achievements. It must feel great!

Bobbie Lynn said...

What an adorable garland. Thanks for the idea. That would make a wonderful baby shower banner.
Happy Sunday!

Unknown said...

Hi Debbie,

Oh, the garland is just darling! That's my kind of project. Thank you for the chuckles with this post today. *grin*

Sending you fairy magic and butterfly wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.HaPPy PiNk SaTuRdaY!.•*˙˙*•.

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie

Birgit said...

This is just darling! How clever and creative. Wouldn't that be cute in a baby's room with their name on it??

Good for you for getting all organized. That's next on my list after I finish our bedroom makeover. Closets are a dumping ground right now for all our bedrrom stuff. They are defintely needing organizing after that!
Have a great week Debbie.

Simple Home said...

The little dress garland turned out so cute and it's such an original idea, I've never seen one like it. You come up with the best crafts!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

What a great idea...I have been on an organizing frenzy too...Had a few hours to blog hop this afternoon and enjoyed yours so much....I have a $100.00 giveaway on my blog that ends tonight. Hope you will stop by.


Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
I just love your little girl dress garland! How precious...I thought you were going to say you used tupperware lids for the circle parts you put the letters on since you had just cleaned out your tupperware closet LOL!! I stumbled across your blog while looking for inspiration for a project I'm working on...

Short and Sweet said...

Debbie, I'm absolutely loving your dress garland and I would love to make one for my new granddaughter with her name on it. Please tell me if you only used scrapbook paper for the dresses or if you backed them with some sort of heavier card stock, etc. What are the dimensions of the dresses? You are an absolute genius for creating this garland and sharing it with blogland. Thanks so much,