Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Amelia Gets A New Dress & Bonnet

Amelia is the first doll I ever made. I had to keep her for myself since she was the first. I will be adding some of my other dolls to my selling blog in the future. As the title of this post says she got a new dress & bonnet. I seen this great dress at a shop while the homestead owner & I went for a drive Tuesday. I could have made it myself but you know some times it is nice to just get it and use it right away. I had made this bonnet weeks ago and offered it in a post. It did not sale so I had it packed away in a picnic basket. I knew it would look great with this new dress so out it came and now Amelia is all dressed for fall. I also got this beautiful coverlet that is behind Amelia. It is another Family Heirloom Weavers throw. It is a bit littler than the last one I got. I could not pass this up. I was given a 20% discount on it. That made it all the better. I hope to collect other pieces to put with the two I have now & use them to redo my bedroom.

Amelia was wearing this little white baby dress & bonnet I coffee stained. The dress & bonnet was worn by my daughter Laken for her first baby photo. For many years it hung in the closet. Laken has already graduated from high school a few years ago. Oh how they grow up so fast.

For now Lakens baby dress & bonnet have went into the wood chest. I plan to hang it from a peg board in the bed room. I would love to start the bedroom soon. I am waiting for the homestead owner to purchase some boards to frame the window. I have so many ideas for this room. Got to have one of those blanket cranes in there to. In time one thing at a time I always say.

Thank you all for your helpful comments on my Home Canning Question Post! You are all great!

Blessings Til Next Time!


  1. Amelia looks wonderful in her new dress! The ideas for your bedroom sound great :0)

  2. Hi Lara - thanks so much for stopping by for a visit! I'm enjoying myself reading here and seeing all your lovely primitive decor! I just love it - and Amelia looks great! I'm looking forward to visiting again and keeping up with your "prim" homestead!

  3. Just tried writing a comment and it disapeared!
    Amelia looks wonderful. :-) Can't wait to see your bedroom do over.
    Thank you for the encouraging comment you left on my post. I always enjoy hearing from you.

  4. It is darling! I love the ticking. Laken's dress and bonnet will look good on a twig hanger on your peg board. I love old baby clothes---the older, the better.

  5. you did a fantastic job on your doll..she looks so cute..i can't wait to see your new bedroom.;) have a great day.;)

  6. The dolls are so beautiful!!! I love how you dressed them...wonderful. My mother LOVES dolls and she'd really enjoy these, too!!! Oh, I want to do so many things to my home...but you are right, it's one step at a time :) :) Have a great rest of the week...Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)