Thursday, January 27, 2011

Handmade Pillowcase Dress for Madeline and Mardi....

Tonight Geoff, my eldest son came over for dinner with Madeline. This week I showed you the crochetted dolly I made for her. I asked for suggestions as to what her name should be. Thank you for helping me out with ideas. Marilyn suggested a cute name "Mardi" using the first 3 letters of Marc's name and the last 2 of mine.

Madeline was so impressed that I actually made little Mardi for her.....and she loved her name too. Thank you Marilyn!

I wanted to share some little additional features I gave her. I sewed little blue roses, one on each foot, and one on each shoulder to "hold" up her little blue outfit.


I sewed a little "Love" pendant above her little heart and tucked under one of the little blue roses.

I sewed a label on her little bum...just so Madeline would know the love I put into making it for her. She is 6 and had no problem reading it on her own... :o)



Last spring I made a pillowcase dress for Madeline. Unfortunately it took me until this week to come across it again and give it to her. I had reorganized my fabrics and my vintage pillowcases at that time and the little dress had been tucked away with them.
I ironed on a little purple dragonfly....

Then she tried it on and it fit nicely. She was already wearing a pink top and pink leotards so she left those on to model. She said she may use it as a little nightie in the summertime.

We had such a nice little visit tonight just the 3 of us. Madeline went home with the 2 handmade gifts from me and Geoff with the quilt I had finally finished for him and Kiley.
Isn't it a nice feeling to do something special for someone? Be it making something or just spending the time.... I hope you find some special time this coming weekend too.... Judi xoxo

7 comments:

Hazel said...

I love the doll you made it's so cute .I've been making those pillow case dresses for Africa girls I had the same idea as Madeline I thought they would make cute nighties or even PJ tops .

Patti said...

Oh how cute!! The doll is adorable and the dress is such a cute idea !!

Marilyn said...

How sweet! I am glad you like the name suggestion! Mardi is so cute and I know Madeline loves her. The dress is adorable. I think all your gift for your special people are more than special. They will cherish them all. Hope your day goes well. M

Theresa said...

Mardi is just adorable, the name is perfect! I can't believe every little detail that you added to make it so precious!

I also love the little dress! I hate it when I put something up and CAN'T find it! It is when I quit looking, that I find it:)

I know that Geoff and Kiley will enjoy that quilt and the love that went into making it!

Have a blessed day dear Judi! BIG HUGS

Libby said...

That is the cutest doll EVER!!! I love it! and what a cute grand-daughter too!!
I know that she will cherish these handmade items from her sweet Granmother!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

I love the little doll you made, it's totally precious!
And so is your little granddaughter as well!
Happy Weekend,
Cindy

Julie said...

Madeline and Geoff feel the love! You are such a wonderful Mom and Grandma!!! The pillowcase dress is adorable! Love all the little extras you did to the dolly. Her name is perfect!
God bless you, Judi!
xoxo- Julie