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I have been creating since I was a little girl. I am happy to say that having my own website has opened up a whole new world for me. Trying new mediums is a joy and sometimes a real eye opener. I sell what I create on etsy and my website, someplaceinthyme. If you have questions,please email me at cpeterson72@q.com. I welcome new blog friends and am honored if you find my little piece of heaven interesting enough to follow.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HOW COULD I HAVE FORGOTTEN??

When our daughter was in kindergarten, I learned to smock. I loved it and thought smocked dresses were so cute. This was the first sundress I ever smocked.

What I learned on this dress was how to smock borders and create tiny flowers.

This is a close up, not perfect, but I was on my way. Our daughter is now in her early thirties and I have to tell you, she looked so sweet in this dress!!

My second attempt was another sundress, only this one has little mice across the front. I remember we used to get so many compliments on this dress when we were out.

The mice even have little whiskers. As I look back, I have to ask myself, "how did I ever do this?"

Moving on to something a little harder, I tried my hand at sheep......so cute, oh why do they grow up so fast?! :)

I can remember making this, but I can't remember HOW.

It doesn't look that hard does it? Little sheep with tiny yellow flowers....


Every little girl loves butterflies, so here they are.

This pattern was loved by all and I don't think it was hard to do.

Kirstin's Easter dress and my first attempt at sleeves.

This so cute pattern begins with an egg and progresses until you have a sweet chick!!! Now tell me, how cute is this??!!

This was the last dress I ever smocked. It was Kirstin's Christmas dress. She used to wear red or green under the dress and it was adorable on her. This dress has a Santa and his reindeer.

The top and the bottom border are little green Christmas trees. I kept these dresses all this time thinking that I would pass them on to my grand daughters. As faith would have it, Kirstin has twin boys!!!!!
Luckily for me, our son and daughter in law have two girls, so, I cleaned the dresses and ironed them, and passed them on to two very lucky little ladies.....
Now, if only I could remember how and what I did back then, I would love to create more.

15 comments:

Rebecca said...

GASP! Amazing! I never learned to do this but I'm trying! Beautiful my talented friend. Beautful!

xoRebecca

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

How adorable!... my favorite is Santa and the little reindeer... too cute!... xoxo Julie Marie

Lisa T. said...

How wonderful that you kept them...so pretty...

Smiles,
Lisa

Cabin and Cottage said...

What beautiful works of art these are! Your daughter is so lucky you kept these. The time goes by so fast. I used to do handwork in another life too! Ha! Thanks for coming by! Jacqueline

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Wow, you're really talented!!!

I love smocking, I'm lusting after some smocked curtains right now. :-)

Hugs,
Anne

Wickedly Divine Creations said...

They are SO beautiful. I'd love to learn smoking myself. My little girl would love them :)

Shelia said...

Oh, this is so pretty! You are talented. How wonderful that you kept them.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marydon said...

Char ~ What awesome treasures of such a beautiful talent. I hope the girls will enjoy the story & beauty of these darling dresses.

Mother used to do smocking for we children. I so love it.

TY for resurrecting my memories ...

Have a lovely Christmas week ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

Debbi said...

I think you ought to start doing some NEW creations with the smocking Char! That is just gorgeous!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Those little dresses are just adorable!!!
Blessings~~ Daphne

Anonymous said...

WOW, CHAR!!!THESE LITTLE SMOCKED DRESSES ARE BEAUTIFUL...THIS IS SOMETHING I HAD ALWAYS WANTED TO LEARN TO DO....I HAVE FOUR GRAND-DAUGHTERS AND ONE GREAT...BUT I NEVER LEARNED THE ART OF DOING THE SMOCKING...I REALLY NEEDED A "HANDS-ON" PERSON TO HELP ME,I GUESS....
YOU ARE SO TALENTED, IT PROBABLY CAME EASILY TO YOU!!! NOW MY GIRLS ARE ALL GROWNY AND EVEN THE "GREAT" IS FOUR YEARS OLD.....SIGH!
THANKS FOR SHARING THE SWEET PHOTOS
I AM GLAD YOU COULD PASS THE DRESSES
DOWN TO YOUR GRANDGIRLS!!
HAVE A HAPPY WEEKEND...HUGS, FRANCY

Annesphamily said...

What a great talent! I think smocking is so lovely but I have zero talent in sewing! Thanks for sharing. Anne

A Rose Without A Thorn said...

Oh my goodness Char, I am seriously impressed. What a talent to have, I think my very favourite is the little dress with the sheep. Beautiful, I know how much you must treasure these reminders. How fast they grow up, Jonathan will be 31 in February, I cannot believe it still, blessings, Maureen....

Ineke van den Akker said...

Fantastic. In Holland our PRINCESSES have them.

NicNacManiac said...

You know...when I was a little girl, my mom used to do a lot of smocking...it was just amazing....I should have kept those dresses and the ones that she made for my daughter when she was just a wee one!! Beautiful!!
Enjoy your New Year xOxO