Thursday, August 27, 2009

Vintage Baby Dress

The challenge on SCS today was to make a vintage card using ephemera. Would you consider 1944 Vintage????? My mother, who saves EVERYTHING, gave me the cards she and my father received when I was born. I had such a good time looking at them and reading the messages......from people who have been gone a long time. I cut out the cards, saving pieces I really liked, and thought I might use someday.....And I guess someday is here.

My grandmother, mother and I made a Christening dress when I was pregnant with my 1st child, my DS. Gramma did all the lace (11 yards of it!), Mom did the putting together (34 tiny tucks), and I did all the embroidery. A real work of love! My three wore it, and then my grands!! The lace is left over from this dress. (I guess I'm a saver too!) The dress on this card looks just like the one we made all those years ago. How cool is that!!! I hope you like the card and this story that certainly goes with it!!

Have a great day (I am.........that headache is finally gone!) Hugs.


  1. Oh wow!! Anne, this is just adorable hun!! Love the fun lacing and the softness!! :) HUGS

  2. oh wow! this is gorgeous! that lace is awesome and i love the dress. i can only imagine how beautiful the original was! great story too!


  3. How cool is your story and your beautiful vintage work of love! So beautiful, Anne!

  4. How sweet, both the story behind it and the card itself. That bunny is so cute!

  5. What a wonderful story and I'm sure the dress and the story about the dress that you made with your mom and granny will be part of the family legacy that keeps getting passed down!! Your card in honor of that wonderful story is fantastic! What a wonderful vintage scene with the cute bunny hanging along side the dress!! The lovely lace along the bottom is perfect!! I just love this!!

  6. What a wonderful card. I love the lace.


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