Friday, 1 October 2010

Dress Up - October

Welcome to Dress Up in October!
I know quite a few of you have been hanging out for the start of this month!! Autumn and her rich tones just seems to naturally inspire and make those ideas flow.


I found this lovely quote which sent me in the direction of pumpkins and all the possibilities!

I craved my pumpkin and glittered it, then added a touch of acrylic and beeswax

I've made big note to self, finish the cupboard!! how's yours coming along?? I said November right?!


I have also come to a decision this month and sadly that is not to continue hosting Dress Up next year. I've had an amazing year running this wonderful project, but owing to new commitments my time will be somewhat shorter. My files are brimming with bloggers who I rarely get to visit and I rather fancy myself as a bit of a lurker! I will of course continue to do my own work, take part in challenges, swaps and other bloggy business. As I don't hold any official Dress Up crown any one of you lovelies is more than welcome to run with this idea, feel free! Thank you again for all your enthusiasm and artistic spirit, you gals have really made this year for me. Mx


53 comments:

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Wow!!! It is so beautiful! I am late with my dresses - I need to make july, august, september and now october!

Incipient Wings said...

What a lovely dress! The quote is very inspirational and the glittered pumpkins are beautiful.
I want to thank you for hosting this, it has been so much fun!

Incipient Wings said...

And carved! I forgot to add carved!!! that is one of my favorite details about the dress!!!
have a great day!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Margaret,

I'm sorry to read that you will not be continuing this project into 2011, but this has been a fun year, a fun ride, and an enjoyable experience. Without this project, I would never have met you or your awesome art which encompasses far more than just this wonderful project. You have been the perfect hostess and an encouraging friend to all of us.

Your dress this month really speaks autumn with the lovely pumpkin and leaves. It appears to glow when it's displayed in the cabinet. Perhaps it's the beeswax.

I started decorating my cabinet this month and finally got the dowel in place, the one big obstacle I've met in the past.

artymess said...

Cool dress i am going to see if I can find some more ...love the quote too ...Lorna

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I am sad to see that it will be ending - even though I was a poor participant. I apologize for that. I really wish my real job wasn't a must! I have to thank you for sharing all your beautiful projects! I truly had so much fun doing 2 of the few dresses I made with my young granddaughters - they still have their projects hanging in their room! I think you gave them an experience with Grams that they will treasure in memories when they have their own kids.
I totally adore your October dress!
cheers, dana

Karen said...

Oh WOW Margaret, I bet this little beauty feels as lovely as it looks!

Awe, don't you worry about not carrying this on next year. You have made me (and lots of others) very happy doing something different my lovely.

I won't be able to show you my wardrobe as I am not doing one but am puting all mine on a canvas to hang in my sewing room. I Promise that I will show you in December.

HUGS XXX

*jean* said...

your dresses have all been beautiful but this one takes the cake in my book....the carving and the light behind it coming through...simply stunning...wish i had played along...

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is beyond gorgeous!!! And love your closet too...you are amazing!!!
XO

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Your dress is magical! What are we to do when this ends? I have enjoyed this so much.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Love the Autumnal feel of your dress, the pumpkin and quote are Fab!! Another Stunner!
Thank you so much for hosting Dress-up this year Margaret, It's been different and Fun!

Jan x

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

THis is just such a stunning project you have running here. I wish I would have known about it from the beginning...look at that collection you have,,,wonderful!!!

cve said...

It is fantastic! And words on it also!

romantic said...

Your dress this month so beautiful.

bad penny said...

Margaret your dress is divine & how you have displayed it too.

I never thought you'd carry on next year - but it's been great fun & thank you again. Dress not made yet must get to it !

La Dolce Vita said...

love this piece M, it is wonderful and a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, so good on you for knowing when to let go! congrats!

magsmcc said...

Oh please somebody pick up the mantle- that's an appropriate image, is it not?! I so love these Dress Ups, and would miss seeing such beauty.

Queen of Dreamsz said...

I've enjoyed following your dress up event this year. I had every intention of joining but so many projects got in the way.

Although I've promised myself to start some kind of dress up..maybe even as soon as November and just let it be an ongoing thing for me and anyone else that is interested.

I know that many will probably be inspired to host an official event. I think mine will be unofficial then I don't have to stress over it if life gets in the way.:0)

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie ♥

Jo said...

Such a beautiful dress - love all the textures. Truly autumnal.
x

Cynthia Eloise said...

such a creative little dress, the cut out areas were a great idea. i shall miss seeing all your little dress ups each month.

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Oh this is just beautiful!! I love the pumpkins and the lovely quote is perfect.

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Oh gosh I just read you won't be doing this next year. I had so much fun doing this even if I joined a little later. I had fun catching up and meeting all the other lovely dress makers. Thank you for sharing your beautiful dresses and for inspiring us to create.

Anna

Riki Schumacher said...

Hi Margaret, I hope someone picks this up. I love seeing the darling dresses each month! Take care, Riki

Lynette (NZ) said...

Every time I see a new dress posted by you I wish I had joined in....I have linked to you in my latest blog post to share this loveliness.

minnie_mac said...

Your October dress is stunning. I am so sorry that you will not be continuing in 2011, and hope that someone will continue this great project. I found it too late to join in and catch up, so had hoped to start in the new year.

Marilyn

Alisa said...

The carving idea is brilliant! But then, you always have brilliant ideas!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

How cute, I wish I had seen this earlier as I would have loved to become a part of it. Just lovely!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Carola Zajdman said...

So beautiful !!! love these dresses !!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is wonderful Margaret! I am behind, again....I need to catch up because I promised Olivia that she can hang the complete set on her bedroom wall and she asks me when they will be done! It has been a great challenge, I will be sad to see it end though I have the same time issues!

Electra said...

I think this is the most beautiful dress yet, Margaret. I love all the techniques you've used! I can surely understand you wanting to pass Dress-Up onto someone else, it must have taken SO much time. Hopefully someone can take it on, but if not, it's been spectacular!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your dress is absolutely fabulous. I'm so excited to have completed my very first dress. I only wish there wasn't just November and Decemeber left in the challenge!
Angela

Chris said...

Oh woweeeeee this is soooo beautiful. I am so bad at not having kept up with my dresses... am going to have to rectify that this month.
hugs
Chris xx

Jeanne said...

Margaret, these little dresses are adorable!
xo
jeanne

Guriana said...

wow Margaret!!...what a idea!!the dress is absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm totally in love!!
I want to thank you for this project to us:))
xox

Halle said...

Another winner of a dress!! Love the elements you combined for this one. I've finally gotten it together enough to make an October dress myself... Yikes!

sjmcdowell said...

Margaret,

I just found your blog tonight and love the dresses that you have made. It reminds me of playing with paper dolls when I was young...I actualy secretly would still love to play with them!!!

Is there a basic dress pattern all of you use and is it available somewhere?? I think I would like to make one..or probably more!

I am going to become a follower of yours and look forward to your future posts!

Hugs and Smiles,

Susan

Isabel Lindström said...

ahhh I love yr blog! It's so coool!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Very clever dress. I am amazed yu can fit them all into your "closet"- wasn't that a concern in the beginning? You really should submit your trouseau to Somerset. It's a stunning collection!

Sherry said...

Margaret, another truly amazing and inspiration dress! Fabulous in all respects.

Thank you so much for this challenge, I came to it a little late, but have thoroughly enjoyed making the dresses and seeing all the others. I'm sorry you won't be continuing it, but fully understand your reasons.

We still have another two months to go - yay!!

(I've just added my October dress)

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

another lovely you've added to your wardrobe Margaret
that quote is splendid too!

my dress is still in my head ... somewhere!

thank you so much for all of the inspiration, time and energy you've shared with us by doing your Dress Up Project ... I know it is no small feat!

oxo

Von said...

What a lovely project you set yourself :)
Von

Jenxo said...

oh i love your dress and it does look a carving. i bet it looks even better in real life with beeswax texture.
I can understand your decision to not carry on next year. im sure we will all find something to keep us amused! it was great idea and i know i will look back fondly at the dresses, they are little bit of history from this year.

Sandy Ang said...

Your wardrobe looks wonderful ! Wish I found your blog sooner and played along. Thanks for the inspiration.

Sandy said...

Why do I always find the most amazing things when it is months later? I love this dressup thing--can't wait to try one myself here in late October 2010. But as you said, how else will the pumpkin turn into a coach? (which I LOVE, because I played the role of the Fairy Godmother in our Little Theatre's production of Cinderella, so thank you, LOVE that quote!!!)

~*~Patty S said...

Better late than never ... I am finally playing along ... I'd better start thinking about November! :)
oxo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Exquisite!
This is such a magical dress - maybe Cinderella even wore it!
Margaret your art is so inspiring to everyone.
I shall miss seeing your amazing dress creations each month, but I know whatever direction you take you will be stimulating my creative juices!

Like SJ McDowell who commented here I would be grateful to know if there's a basic pattern you all used as I would like to create a collection for my granddaughters to play with.
Any guidelines would be helpful, also re the hangers and where cigar boxes can be purchased!
Thank you for sharing
Shane

Sandy Ang said...

Linked up my George Barbier inspired dress as #16. Now hopping along to see all the other dresses posted.

Holly said...

Your October dress is so beautiful, Margaret! Thank you so much for hosting this wonderful link up this year. I didn't get started with it until August and I plan to continue doing my monthly dresses in 2011 (at least until I get back around to August).

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

wow! all the dresses are lovely and thanks for being the best host. Changing of the season fall a beautiful time of the year.

Christen said...

Oh what a lovely dress, just as stunning as all of the rest! Happy Haunting... Christen

Charlene Stemen said...

Your dress is absolutely beautiful! I am already thinking of using some sort of pumpkins and turkey's for my November dress! Better late than ever, I finished my October dress.

I want to thank you for doingthis project this year. I have drawn so much inspiration for everyone who has participated and I have had a real treat viewing month after month all of the loviness. I too am sad that you will not be hosting this next year-another one of my groups had seen my dresses, went to your website and one of the ladies has decided to host something along these same lines for next year-yipee!

Again, thank you for all the "artsy" inspiration throughout this year!

Annar said...

Your dress is fantastic!

Gini said...

This is so beautifully photographed Maragret as to make it nearly my favourite of yours but not quite :-)
Love the little light shining through it aaah so pretty!
It's a fabulous take on Halloween, very lovely indeed.
I have posted both October's and Nov's Dresses together.
I never thought or expected you to be running the challenge again next year.
It has been such fun to join in with and you have made the most marvellous job of running it with all your wonderful creations, Mr linky and all your thoughtful supportive comments you have made on everyone's dresses. You are a STAR Margaret!!
Gini
xx