Tuesday, June 15

Vintage Baby Dresses and Pen & Ink Notepads...

Vintage baby dresses with new art illustrations...

Hello, Sweet Friends!
I hope your day has been sunny and sweet~

We have not had much sunshine... seem to be in a
soggy weather pattern... rain, drizzle, pour, drizzle!
Today we had sunshine and I took photos
of my latest vintage baby dresses~
Well, all except one...
One little pink treasure is a surprise!
I'll share more about that soon~



I ran a thin string from twig to twig...
With these mini clothespins I hung them for a photo!


Each little dress has gorgeous details...
Please click on any photo to enlarge~


All eight...
Waiting to be pressed one more time...


The first~
Sweet little Maggie Mouse...
You can hear her skittle through the forest
because her momma put a bell around her neck~
She loves to munch on wild strawberries!


Next...
With his tummy full of honey~
Little Jem bear needs a nap!

This sweet bear would wilt if
she saw the weeds in my garden!
Trudy Garden is best at planting
Johnny Jump-Ups!


This large gown has the most gorgeous detail work...
Momma wren is tending to her three wee babies.
They perch so cozy in the stitched details!


I think these four furry bunnies are all
trying to figure out how to get that huge piece of clover!


LOVE this one!
A baby bird...
Waiting for some company...
A brother?
A sister?
One of each?


This is my favorite~
Sweet little songbird with a strawberry blossom gift...
Chubby lil' field mouse with a berry to share!

These seven vintage dresses will be listed in my Etsy
shop in a little while... Each dress has 4-5 photographs
of the gorgeous stitching and extra illustrations
that are tucked here and there!
To see more of the details...
Please click here and zoom in... ETSY STORE


I was digging deep in our bedroom closet...
How do you lose a shoe?
Nothing chews on them...
Nothing plays dress up with them...
It's like the socks that the washer eats!
While dragging everything out of the closet...
I found a box filled with some of my notepads from 2001.


After putting a small collection of them aside for
Christmas gifts (ha! I'll have to find them in December!)
I decided to wrap a few with muslin and list them
in my Etsy shop to share with you!

Our teens are almost done with school for summer...
Test week.
Recital week.
Stress and crazy schedules mixing
for a wild, busy time!
I will probably be up through the night finishing
two watercolor deadlines... and a few special orders!
It's quiet..
It's calm...
It's the only time I'm not in the car~ delivering teens!

Smiles and best wishes...


21 comments:

Anna said...

amazing!!!
I just love them all!!!

Debbi said...

Ooh, Michelle! They are wonderful! Would you consider letting me know when they're ready for sale?! I would love to have one or two (depending on sizes) for my two baby granddaughters! Hopefully, two with birds . . . one is a small 5 month old, the other just turned 1 this week. Please, please, pretty please? :)Thank you so much!
~Debbi

sissie said...

Hi Michelle,
There is nothing prettier than vintage baby dresses and when you add your darling artwork, they are incredible!

Love them all, but the little birdie one stole my heart.

hugs
Sissie

Debbi said...

PS . . . That reminds me! I was waiting to hear from you to publish my blog! I forgot! I'll get it up as soon as I get back . . . oh no! The Post Office closes in 30 minutes! EEK!
~Debbi

Susan deGeneres said...

Your little dresses can't possibly get any cuter! The one with the strawberry mouse is my favorite too.

Judy said...

I am absolutely amazed at your work! I just ordered from your wonderful etsy shop. The little bear picture will be hagning in our precious grand daughter, Gracie, bedroom! God has truly blessed you!!!!
Many Blessings~Judy

Michelle May said...

Girlfriend you are totally amazing. I'm about to die over how cute those little bunnies are!
Such wonderful talent that brings many smiles.
Hugs to you!

La Doña Jenny said...

Michelle what beautiful work. You truely have been given a gift. I love them all.

Jenny

KatCollects said...

Oh my gosh, I adore the bunny one!
Hugs,
Kathy

Donna said...

Oh, I would have LOVED that little dress with the bunnies on it! WAH - someone beat me to it!!!

Sharon said...

Such precious sweet dresses. They are deserving of a Michelle Palmer creation on them. Absolutely delightful.

The Littlest Thistle said...

Aww, those dresses are absolutely gorgeous!

Dorthe said...

Dear Michelle,
oh how wonderfull ,all those little dresses on the string are.
They are all so very lovely, but the baby bird waiting for playmates-well thats so very sweet.

Hugs, Dorthe

Twiglet said...

Wonderful work Michelle - hope they fly off the shelves!!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I use to collect these sweet dresses. Don't know now what became of them. Perhaps I shall start again. So cute!
Brenda

Sweet William Primitives said...

Hello Michelle~love the picture of your darling dresses hanging on the clothes line! How is it possible to choose..I love them all! They are so incredibly sweet, and made even more so with your lovely art!

Jillayne said...

Michelle, your notepads are absolutely charming - and the baby dresses - you do such beautiful work!

Wish on a Whisker said...

Hi Michelle~ I really enjoyed looking at your sweet creations. The baby dresses with your drawings are lovely! Your favorite is also my favorite. Happy Weekend Wishes! ~Mandy

June said...

Ohhh michelle, i love coming here and absolutely love the things you do, so precious. Hope you have a lovely weekend my friend
hugs June xxx

acornmoon said...

What a beautiful sight, a washing line full of your baby dresses!

Bearly Sane said...

Michelle I love those dresses ... pity I was away when they came up for sale, I would have had that tiny one!
Next time!!!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane