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I have a Certified Artist/Teacher degree with the National Society of Decorative Painters. Taught decorative painting, color theory, calligraphy and other art related classes for 12 years. I enjoy using my artistic talents, especially to update furniture and repurpose found items. I am married to the world's most wonderful husband. We celebrated our 48th anniversary this year (2016). We have raised six children, three boys, three girls. Have 10 grandchildren. Through the NSDP I have paintings in the White House, Blaire House and Smithsonian Institute. I was given the honor of being the Chair of the Pacific NW, "Breeze and Brush" Decorative Painting Convention. What fun we had! I like keeping healthy and enjoy life. I love humor and people. God has been good to me!

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Ruffled dresses and purses for Pullips

This is a little 'Ruffled Dress' I sewed for my granddaughters Pullip dolls. They are made from inch and a half ribbon and the colors and patterns are endless when you consider how many different ones are on the market. They are so much fun to sew and each dress is 3 inches from the top of the bodice to the hem. Soooooo cute!!

There is a very talented young lady who posts videos of how to sew these wonderful dresses, and many other items as well, including the purses you will see at the end of this post. If you would like to view them they are on YouTube, here is a link:

Play the video, at the end she tells you how to make the purses. To the right of the video there is a list of other videos you view. To watch the video on how to make the ruffled dresses, click on it.

Pretty plaid ruffled dresses, burgundy and green and orange and green

A pretty print of Chartreuse, pink and turquoise on brown and Turquoise satin

Tie-dyed satin ruffle dresses, perfect for a summer outing

Classic red plaid dresses

Purses!! Now these are just soooo much fun to make and I was able to make one in fifteen minutes. Many more will be made from different materials in the future. And the best part, no sewing. They are made from a square of material and double back tape. The decorations you can add to dress the up are endless. The chain, rings, charms and jewelry findings I used for the clasp (on the blue purses) can be purchased at Michael's Craft store or any other craft store. Here's where your creativity comes in. Try it! If you want to make bigger purses for larger dolls, all you have to do is enlarge the beginning square piece of material and cut a longer chain. They are meant to be accessories and are not usable purses. This video can be found on the YouTube site also.


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