May 17th was Norway's National Day of Independence. I really did not know this but discovered it on Reader Wil's blog. It reminded me of this doll outfit I made a few years ago. I used to make International Doll clothes and sell them on EBay. The hardest part of making this outfit was the beaded plastron. It was a struggle to get the beads to stay tight enough to look nice and even. I really enjoyed making these outfits and have thought if I ever get my sewing room back in shape I may want to make a few more. I have a few dolls left over and will probably give those to our grand daughter. I am lucky in that she really seems to love dolls so far. I was hoping she would because I have quite a few and also those doll houses I have hung on to just in case she might like them.
I was a little surprised when I researched on the Internet about the Norway Independence Day and saw a picture of a lady wearing this outfit in a parade.
Here is another picture of the columbine flower I keep talking about. Ours are all white and that makes it really hard to get a good picture of. I put this one next to the black piano. This may the last one that will bloom. Now I will have to wait until next year. I hope to buy some more and plant them for next spring.
A few close up shots of our tulip tree flowers. These are last years photos. I have some better ones that I may put up later. My computer is running really slow and I need to get busy this morning.
We have columbines in bloom right now and peonies and flags and a few roses. The columbines are with us for such a brief time, as are the tulip tree tulips.....I just like to have pictures of them. Have a Happy Monday!