Saturday, 1 May 2010

Dress Up - May

Welcome to Dress Up in May!

the sun is shining and the flowers are flowering, finally!!! I used a page from an old gardening dictionary as my background for this month.


I ripped up an old paper napkin and rearranged the flowers before gluing them down



I have some very old paper string which can be unravelled to make numerous things, from elaborate flowers and garlands to tiny leaves





Posted by PicasaIt's amazing to think that next month we will already be halfway through the Dress Up project, and what fabulousness we've created so far! I'm planning a little surprise for you in June to celebrate our creativity! Thank you once again for playing along.


35 comments:

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love your May dress. It is a very festive and fun use of those flowery napkins. I bought some similar paper string a few years ago, but mine doesn't have the sheen yours has. Very nice accent.

I sure miss you. Hope you are enjoying your blog break. It's a long time till the 20th, so hope you'll post as soon as you get back.

bad penny said...

Truly delightful - pretty & feminine. I love the flowers over the lettering and the string - is that like a raffia ?
Thanks for organising this Margaret even though you are on a break ! ( It's a kind of Magic )
Miss you too x

Karen said...

Wow! This is gorgeous!!! I love the flowers & what you have done with that string is inspirational X

cve said...

your dress so fresh and sweet! I like it very much!

La Dolce Vita said...

your may dress is so very festive and the old paper string is wonderful!!

ale said...

hola margaret!!! how beautifull they are!!una belleza!!!!!!besos enormes!!!

Linda said...

Love this dress! I would like to order it in a little larger size...don't need til July.

Jenxo said...

oh its beautiful Margaret, such a beatiful napking and the flower and leaves are just so pretty...jenxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

another gorgeous addition to your wardrobe M, it's bloomin beautiful!!!

don't know how you ever make up your mind what to wear with such a fab collection!!!
oxo

TONI said...

Love Love your dress... makes me wanna run out and by a flat of flowers to plant in my garden :)... here is my entry
http://toni-burks.blogspot.com/

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am loving this wonderful dress Margaret. It would be perfect to wear to an outdoor tea party with mary janes. Love your creations gal!! Blessings ~ k

Electra said...

Welcome back Margaret, you were missed! You're dress is so precious, I love how we all seem to have a style and yours is truly special. Delicate and ethereal.

Annar said...

Gorgeous !!!!
I love it !!!

Alisa said...

Clever with the napkin! And beautiful, as always!

Mollye said...

This is soo artsy and I adore it. I just posted my first dress and went for realism but will be a little over the top artsy on my next one. I'm off to view everyone elses closets now! XXMollye

libbyquilter said...

beautiful little dress~!~
love the flowers and your clever use of the string~!

:-)
libbyQ

imp_a said...

Wow! Beautiful dress!

mbabka said...

oh.... fantastic dress :)

Oxana said...

Love your dress! So beautiful!!!

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Another gorgeous creation!
I love the transparency of the flowers over the gardening dictionary paper.
Looking forward to seeing what your little surprise for us in June is? :)

Jan x

anna @ frosted petunias said...

Beautiful May dress! I'm joining late but will catch up. Thank you for the inspiration. Enjoy your break!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Not visited your blog before but I'm glad I did. Your May dress is superb. I love the template, is it one of your own creations. All your dresses look wonderful. Tracy Evans x

Gini said...

Oh wow Margaret, another totally gorgeous dress you've made!
It's so very delicate and pretty, perfect for May.
Thank you so much for doing the challenge and Mr Linky!
Hope you are having a wonderful break.
Gini
xx

Sandrine said...

Your May dress is very Beautiful!:-)

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

What lovely dress flowers are beautiful amazing work of art.

Zолушка said...

You, as always, did a very interesting dress)) Nice colors, looks very soft and spring-like!

Kamila said...

That's really gorgeuos! Love dresses! Being a child, I created a lot of paper dresses for my dolls! So I'll participate here with great pleasure!

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely dress !♥RINI♥

Chany said...

What a beauty, wonderful work, those dresses are a dream, I loved all your ideas, wonderful, congratulations, and it's good that the world is a village on the Internet, and one can say hello and see beautiful works that make my soul and the day, many blessings from Argentina Chany

http://lacasadechany.blogspot.com

Diora said...

очень красивое платье! понравилась также идея с салфеткой! :)

Sherry said...

Another beauty!

I've just added my link, bit late this month!

Off to look at some of the others now.

purplepaint said...

Oh Margaret your dress is just gorgeous! I need to get busy and do one for May, and catch up on February and March and now do one for June! :O :D Marva

Halle said...

Just posted my May dress. As soon as I get completely caught up, I'm going to go visit every single dress because I KNOW I've missed a bunch!

druga szesnaście said...

better late than never, right? ;)
I decided to go back to this project.
it's too inspiring to just let it go.

Incipient Wings said...

your May dress is gorgeous,the flowers ...the leaves!!!love it!my May dress is FINALLY finished