Friday, February 09, 2007

Treasures, Part 3

Treasures from the Closet, Part 3

This little white dress was smocked in 1996 using the Ashley/Corey pattern by ABC Kids. I don't know if you can see it in the photo, but I added little glass beads to the row with the bullion roses. The bonnet pattern came from English Smocking by Children's Corner, one of my favorite instruction books for basic smocking. I bought this book from a thrift store and have found it to be a great reference book.

My doll baby, Ellen, was 6 months old when this picture was taken in 1996.

I'm still in the planning stages of the dress I want to smock for Emily for Easter this year. More on that to come....



  1. Really very cute and adorable dresses! Greetings from Estonia, Mari.

  2. That is one of my fave books to refer to...
    Love the dress and bonnet! Never enough smocking, I always say!