Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Southern Roots “Wednesday Wee Ones”

I’m proud of my Southern roots and have fond memories of growing up in the beautiful state of Arkansas.

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I was surprised to find this souvenir plate of Arkansas at the thrift store here in Florida.

AND I’m still sewing…surprise surprise! heeehee!

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Now I have a whole line of Southern belles.

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Red heart My Arkansas gals Red heart

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It’s been wonderful to be featured for some of my sweet dollies and animals. I appreciate my blog buddies that have chosen to give me this honor. It really makes me feel special AND makes me want to keep sewing!

I was featured HERE on Stephanie’s blog, The Enchanting Rose. And HERE for Make it Monday and HERE for Tweak it Tuesday. Thanks so much, each and every one of you!

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I was trying to get a good photo of the plate staging and decorating! And I laughed when I saw this photo. Good thing we all wear bloomers around here! hahaha!

I’m joining Katherine’s Favorite Things HERE

And All things Bright and Beautiful HERE!

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I know it’s a busy and fun week but don’t forget!

Take time to PLAY!

47 comments:

Laurie M said...

ha ha, thats funny, yes its a good thing they wear bloomers, they are adorable!!!!

ann said...

The southern bells are just so adorable. My family reunion is over now, so perhaps I get the sewing machine out and make a doll or two. I can see how obsessive you can get making them.

Trace4J said...

Sweet Friend I just love your Southern Bells.
Just as wonderful as you.
Woolie Wednesday Love


www.grannytracescrapsandsquares.com

Primitive Stars said...

LOL!!!! Funny, the dolls are so cute, Francine.

Debby Ray said...

Oh my goodness, Diane...these precious little southern belles are SO adorable! Is there no end to your imagination?? The plate was also a great find and looks perfect with those sweet little ladies! Have a blessed 4th!!

Diane said...

Like the plate-- I have several state plates hanging on my front porch. Very cute dollies!! They look so summery.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Your dolls are adorable and of course I LOVE the ARKANSAS plate, cause you know...that's my HOME! WHOO HOO!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

Your dolls are so cute - did they stay out and party too much last night? LOL. xo

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Your little dolls are so cute! Have a Happy 4th!!!

Vee said...

Gosh! You are getting so good making those dolls! How they have that much personality with only a pair of eyes is amazing...must be the hair!

Sam I Am...... said...

I didn't know you were from Arkansas! Where abouts? I think you're the second one this week and now I can't remember who else it was. LOL!
Your plate is gorgeous. I've got some "state plates" as I was going to make a wall grouping but I have never seen one so pretty before.
I just got through reading "A Southern Belle Primer" which was fun and educational and had lots of pictures of "belles".
Your little one on the bottom shelf evidently was tired and needed a nap! LOL!

deb @ frugal little bungalow said...

Here in PA, while we wait for our OWN tomatoes, the first real tomato to hit the stores and taste like a tomato is ARKANSAS TOMATOES. Just got my first two yesterday. Beyond excited.
Now you need to make a gardening doll holding a tomato! :) :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sis, your Southern Belles are so cute! I'm glad to be a Southern gal also. Hugs!!!

Linda

Red Rose Alley said...

The Arkansas plate was made for you, Diane. I didn't know that's where you were from. I thought you were a Florida native. The Southern belles you made look darling on your shelf. They really do compliment one another. I love all of them.

Happy Fourth of July, Diane.

love,
~Sheri

Blackberry Lane said...

That last photo and your words made me giggle! Your Southern Belles are beautiful; I especially love the purple lady's hair!

TexWisGirl said...

too cute!

cucki said...

aww i love these sweet gals so much..
so cuteeeeeeeeeeee x

cynthia lee designs said...

Looks like one little dolly's started her 4th of July celebration a little early!! Just kidding!
Your dolls and other creations that you are making sure are cute and adorable. Isn't it so much fun to create these special handmade pieces!
hugs,
Cindy

Sally Crowe said...

Aww, Diane, I LOVE your little dolls. How sweet and clever. I'm not surprised at all how you've been featured!

xoxo

Sally Crowe said...

I also wanted to say that Arkansas was one state we didn't live in during Dad's Navy career. But, I have two friends who live there and one of these days I'm going to visit them. :)

Susie said...

Your dolls are so cute. I think you will never grow old , because you still have fun playing. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Thammie TheDollMaker said...

Your dolls are really adorable. Congratulations on being featured in these nice blogs. You deserve it. BRAVO!

Margaret said...

I just love your southern belles! You are such a creative lady bringing all your friends to life. Happy 4th! Maggie

Deborah Montgomery said...

Diane, thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. I realized I don't have you on my blog list, so I've put you there so I can keep up with you and your delightful dolls! My grandmother had her whole kitchen walls covered in plates from every state in the country, and some territories. Over 50 plates! I loved them as a child. Your Arkansas plate is beautiful. And yes, thank goodness for bloomers!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Diane, oh this is too cute. Thank goodness for bloomers. Congrats on your features. Your dolls are just darling and you should certainly keep sewing.
Love your Arkansas plate.
Happy 4th of July!!

Debby said...

Your dolls are so so cute.

Doreen@househoneys said...

Me thinketh you might have a new career in your future Diane!

Art and Sand said...

Love your southern belles and congrats on your features.

Happy 4th!

Danice said...

The dolls are adorable Diane. The bloomers, lol. 'Did not know that you were born in Arkansas. I also found a state plate for my home state (Alabama) at a thrift store. what are the odds?

Cranberry Morning said...

Those are SO cute, Diane! You're ambitious, working with all those little arms and legs and tiny clothes! You deserve the feature! Have a wonderful Fourth. You'll have to light a sparkler in between bouts of sewing. :-)

Musings from Kim K. said...

You really are quite the seamstress. Aren't your gals the sweetest. I promise to feature your sweet kitties when I'm back from my working vacation. Happy 4th!!!

Barb said...

Hi Diane,
It was great to catch up on your doings. Love your Mosaic Monday post and LOVE your southern belles!
Hope you can stay cool!
Enjoy your 4th of July!
Barb

Musings, Tea, and Me said...

Hi Diane, I just love your southern belles! Keep sewing...and sharing. You are inspiring me to get back to my sewing room...I'm spending way too much time blogging. But it does qualify for having fun! Vickie

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You are so talented! Love your sweet little southern belles! How do you find time to do all you do? Happy 4th to you!

BECKY said...

Diane, you are SO, SEW talented! :)
I really love those southern belles! Have a wonderful 4th of July weekend!

Lynn said...

Your Southern Belles are so cute!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

Oh goodness. So glad that girl is covered up. Congrats on all of the features, sweet friend. xo Laura

Poppy said...

Your southern belles are charming, bloomers and all! And, your Arkansas plate is very pretty. How lovely to spend the day doing what you love and be recognized for it? Kudos on your 'kraftiness'!

Happy 4th!

Hugs,
Poppy

Montanagirl said...

SUCH adorable dollies! I love their little dresses.

Donna said...

Happy 4th to you, sweetie! Thank you for the birthday wishes this week for me and Jim. Everyone's comments have really raised our spirits.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your family of dolls! Happy 4th!

Linda H said...

Your little Arkansas gals are just adorable!!!! Sew sew cute!!!

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

you've been busy!

Laurie Ritchey said...

That Ark plate was just waiting around in Florida to you to show up and claim it. Your little Arkansas gals are so cute. laurie

Sarah Coller said...

Oh sweet! I just saw your comment about your Arkansas dolls so I had to come and check them out! They're so adorable! The two dark-haired ones remind me of my two closest friends here...and, of course, the blonde one is me! Looks like I need to find a red-haired friend! Hope you're having a happy Saturday!

Blessings,
Sarah (from Bella Vista)

Creations By Cindy said...

Love your Southern Belles. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Gail Griner Golden at Gail-Friends said...

Greetings - visiting today from Kathy's All Things blog party. I just love those Southern Belles. I am one myself.

I enjoyed visiting your lovely blog today, and invite you to come by Gail-Friends and sit a spell.

Shalom, Y'all,
GiGi