While searching through my favorite thrift store for vintage embroidered pieces, I found a very old little girls dress. It was only 3 dollars, made out of dotted swiss, with petite lace trim and I just had to have it! I brought it home and put it with my fabric scraps, thinking I would re-purpose it somehow.
Then while browsing Pinterest, I saw a little girls dress displayed in a book paper covered frame! It was so darling, so I hopped over to the originating blog to get a closer look. The piece was done by Karen Bailey of Todolwen.blogspot.com. You will have to stop by and check out her blog, it is so beautiful, and filled with luscious eye candy! http://todolwen.blogspot.com/search/label/baby%20dress
Basically, the "frame" is an 11x14 artist canvas, turned backwards! Ingenious!
Karen papered hers with old sheet music, and old book pages, but I did mine in My Minds Eye papers, the outer "frame" is done in paper that looks like book print, the inner section is done with paper to mimic old wallpaper.
I only had gloss medium, and glossy just didn't go with the look I had in mind, so I put a light coat of whitewash over the piece.
I fashioned a hanger for the dress out of an old wire coat hanger, and decorated it with a sweet jeweled piece from Michael's Recollections brand.
I really had fun making this piece! And best of all, the little dress can now be displayed and enjoyed!
I am thinking, I might dig through my boys baby clothes and see if I have a boy outfit to place in a frame like this! I think the two together would be cute in my craft room wall!!
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