Dress Up – August

playing with paints led me to my dress this month … Mr Magpie described it as diaphanous … as much as paper and paint can be … I keep having 3D ideas for my dresses but decided to keep it flat this month …

with  lots of layers of paint and gesso … a little rubber stamping and some painted lace trim with waxed linen for a sash …

another month of fabulous creativity over at Margaret’s Alice and Camilla Dress Up … so much imagination and talent there …

Mindy’s suitcase is filling fast as the months whiz by

“Then followed that beautiful season… Summer….
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light …..”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

WordPress Sidebar Update:  Yippee … Like magic all of the links reappeared on my sidebar this morning … earlier this week things went a bit wonky for me … now all I have to do is sort out the duplicate bits … I really was lost without all of my links!

I have been pretty happy with WP for the most part … they would be close to perfect if they offered the cool updated blog link feature that other blog providers have 😉

Note: my book giveaway ends Sunday … pop on by if you are interested

45 responses to “Dress Up – August

  1. So glad you are back in ‘business’…blogwise. Look forward to each month’s creations. I cut back all my lavender since the Post said it was time and maybe there will be a repeat bloom in September.

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  2. Patty: I adore your August dress! It’s gorgeous! Your touches are just perfect – wow! xxoo

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  3. Oh wow what a darling new dress.
    This is delightful. Loev it.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear friend.

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  4. how insanely cute are those dresses?! you create the sweetest things patty.

    and the sidebar, that happened on its own? woohoo… they must’ve been up all night transferring people’s sidebar info on wp 😉 hehe

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  5. every dress is more beautiful than the last!
    I’m happy to hear your WP issues were resolved =)

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  6. When I first saw the wardrobe back in January, I thought you were hanging these beauties. Now I see you are packing them away in an incredible steamer trunk. This one is really lovely, and looks so wonderful lined up with all the others. I like the stamping treatment that add that extra embellishment, too.

    BTW, blogger was playing with me today, just like WP did with you yesterday. I now have the missing photo problem corrected in today’s post.

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  7. Of all the swaps you do, this one looks like one of the most fun! Love your new designer gown!

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  8. You and your dresses!!! Just when I think the last one is the show-stopper then comes the next month and you have my eyes buldging out:) You know how I am all into dresses lately…..This is gorgeous!

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  9. Love the August dress! Gosh…. do you think TPTB are reading your blog? You probably single handedly fixed all wordpress blogger problems! Thank goodness….I bet they had lots of complaints.

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  10. Your dress is so sweet! How fun to see the little suitcase getting filled as well.

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  11. And you are showing the collection on Project Runway when? Hey, they are packed and ready for a trip to Designer Week in NYC. I’m impressed. Hugs,

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  12. I love your dress! Your photo of all your dresses was the one that really inspired me. I think they are all so pretty! So glad you got your blog problems sorted. I spent all last weekend dealing with that and it is stressful. Hope you have a wonderful creative weekend! Smiles, Nan

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  13. Oh, my gosh! I am so glad they are back!!! I was really feeling badly for you.

    Patty, I love that dress and I want you to enlarge it and make me a bigger one to wear to a wedding in Croatia. I am just beside myself trying to find something and they wear dresses to weddings! I long for the days of fewer pounds and skinnier arm tops! It is really adorable and looks like a wonderful piece of art.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Hugs,
    Suz

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  14. A gorgeous dress and it looks like you are ready to go away with your suitcase already being packed (LOL).

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  15. Another lovely little dress!

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  16. aww Patty this is just beautiful… the paint and stamping is so dreamy and yet strong..juts gorgeous. It reminds me of those embroidered hippy tops from the 70’s!lol

    glad everything is ok again….jenxo

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  17. Oh I love your dress!!! I have one done, but I was thinking it would be September, so that means I still have August to do. Big news on my blog!

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  18. At the end of the year you should hang these dresses on a tree to celebrate the season. These get better with each month! Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  19. Love the colors and that cute little birdie charm!! 🙂

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  20. Phew ! so glad your wordpress is now behaving, we don’t need this stress.

    LOVe your new dress – so girlie and pretty – real party girl dress!

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  21. Going to a park – wearing a dress like that – listening to Joni Mitchell and looking at the clouds…. oh my, thanks for the nice words on my blog and the inpiration you gave me by pouring those words right into my head… it’s going to be a creative weekend!

    Your dresses are so precious, this one really is beautiful and indeed “diaphanous” (had to look that word up but as soon as I found it, I understood what mr. magpie ment by saying this)
    Have a wonderful weekend Patty and remember to look at the clouds!

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  22. such cute dresses! quite a wardrobe you’re filling! and they are not totally 2-d since you added charms and the ribbon. brings out the girl in all of us 🙂

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  23. I am so in LOve with these dresses , Patty…….I’m inspired….

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  24. Patty
    your August dress is just GORGEOUS! I love all the wonderful details! Each time I see your dress creations I am so inspired! Just need to find time to join in! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

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  25. another great dress too. and a great suitcase for your collection!!! and i like the new blockface.

    have a great weekend!
    hughs
    katrin

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  26. Hi my dear Patty!
    GORGEOUS dress!!! I love it!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Hugs
    Oxana

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  27. Love the boxes to put your beautiful dresses in
    Love Dawn xx

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  28. Love the sash and the hem line! Your wardrobe box is adorable ~ how on earth did I miss the lavender dress? All of them are so delightful Patty!
    Hope your last few weeks of summer are blessed!
    ~ Katie

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  29. Wow, Patty, this dress is very beautiful. Ganz bezaubernd.
    Have a nice weekend

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  30. Patty – you have a way of giving purpose to the most decorative of arts 🙂

    I would think “what will I do with all these dresses if I dive into this new paper-art?” …. and here you have a wonderful clothesline and irresistable little clothes trunk !

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  31. Your dresses are fabulous! What fun.

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  32. Your dress is gorgeous! I love the effect of the paint and gesso and the lace and charms are the perfect finishing touches!

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  33. Ever so sweet!

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  34. Patty, bbbbbbbeautiful little dresses and your altered book pages below are just yummy!!!!! Love looking at the neat eye candy!
    Hugs,Patti

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  35. my blog comments have been hit & miss – not always able to leave a comment & not receiving all either – so I hope this ges through to say, ” Gorgeous dress “

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  36. That dress is so delightful Patty!! How fun that you have an entire collection 😉 The paint layers on this one are so delicate and detailed, great effect.
    xo
    Gaye

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  37. Yeah on the WordPress issues! But this little dress…oh…I love this series that you are doing. These are so charming and will look so incredibly awesome all displayed together one day. Always inspired when I visit, Patty!

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  38. What a beautiful dress this month Patty, and I love the idea of having them in the little suitcase, just perfect, a lovely collection 🙂

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  39. Wonderful suitcase full of sweet goodies!

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  40. These dresses are just GORGEOUS!

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  41. all the dresses together look so sweet and pretty! I really like that you vary the things you use to make them. Augusts is perfect for the month! it looks like all things summer….

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  43. Woowee another gorgeous dress (and the one you’ve just posted about for another challenge). They all look so beautiful together. They would look lovely pinned up on a pretend washing line, you could take a stylish photo of that couldn’t you, what with your fab photography skills?
    Love your rainy day garden photos and that wonderful doodled horse you made.
    I wish google reader could read wordpress properly (it won’t show the photos) as I can’t read your blog in google reader which I use all the time because it makes reading lots of different blogs easy peasy. Technology is great but…
    Mind the snakes!!
    Gini
    xx

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  44. this is beautiful!

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  45. Your dress is so beautiful !

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