Handmade pt.5

Ever heard of a feed sack? Once upon a time, when times were rough, someone thought it would be a good idea to sell livestock feed in colorful cotton bags. That way, when the feed was eaten, the farmer's wives could make pretty things with the sack. Reduce, reuse, recycle, right?

I am the very fortunate recipient of some of my Grandmother's mother's feed sacks. My mom found some left in my Grandmother's house when she died, and having no use for them herself, passed them on to me, her eternally creative daughter!!

I love this pink print; it's a white plaid with navy blue Scottie dogs. When I made it for Ava, she said, "Mommy! It's goor-gush!" (gorgeous) Such a big word for such a tiny voice! And such a darling one-of-a-kind dress for my precious, one-of-a-kind daughter!

Oh, and the flower on her dress and in her hair is one of the hairflowers I've been making with tutorials on You Tube!  Fun, and way cheaper than buying them online.

3 readers took time to leave a thought:

4 Little Men and Girly Twins July 14, 2009 at 12:45 AM  

that is so cute! Much cuter than I thought it would be. :)


Kate July 15, 2009 at 8:41 AM  

You never cease to amaze me! :) Ava looked simply adorable in it the other night.

Naomi August 4, 2009 at 10:50 PM  

i agree w/ brittany!
now i actually know what a feed-sack dress looks like! {laugh}

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