Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Pillowcase Dress Giveaway

Won't you join us for a garden tea party?

I love the pillowcase dresses my grandmother and I made for the girls so much, I made a third one to share with someone special: You! Sized to fit most girls between ages 2 and 6, all this dress needs is a monogram to make it complete. Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win, and leave separate comments if you follow this blog and/or have me listed on your blog roll. And if you can already picture the little girl who will wear this dress, leave me her monogram and your preference for pink or green thread. I will reveal the winner Friday. Then by next week, I hope you will be sharing a garden tea party with the special little girl in your life!



151 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh, I would love to have this for our newest grandbaby, Elle Elizabeth Maddox. She may not wear it for a year or so, but know that she would! You are also listed on my site as a delightful place to visit and I am also a faithful follower :)
Thank you, dear friend, for giving us this opportunity!

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Lisa Robertson said...

I would love to have that dress for Annie. She has never had one and I have always wanted her to have one. It would be so special for her because it was made by you.

Love,

Lisa

Anonymous said...

I love love love your blog....every morning the first thing I look at on my computer is your blog...I look forward to it. My littlest Juliana Elizabeth would look so cute in your beautiful pillowcase dress. If we win I will be sure to send you a picture of her wearing in.
Kelli

Felicia Eis said...

Oh gosh I would love to have this for Samantha!!! I have been wanting one for her birthday but am going to have to make my own since they cost so much else were :P

The monogram of course would be S and it would be in green!!

Gosh I am seeing her dancing around in it already!!!

Felicia Eis said...

I follow your blog!

Felicia Eis said...

I have your blog listed under blogs I read!

Katy said...

Our girl isn't fair of hair or face, she's got brown eyes, her skin is olive her hair is dark... she couldn't be more opposite in coloring than your sweet girls, although we think she'd be adorable in this dress made with love. Kali Marie would be delighted to win, her monogram is KLM and she adores the color green! You can see her on my blog here: http://katylarson.blogspot.com/2009/05/all-dressed-up-for-friday-at-ses.html

I have been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now, we check in to see whats up with you and your adorable family every single day!

We're hoping to get lucky! ~Katy & Kali

Christina said...

what a lovely fabric. The dresses you make are perfect. They are perfect to celebrate life and freedom in, as we do today in the Netherlands. I'm starting on a dress myself this week. It will be busy because school starts tomorrow.
And of course I'll be back tomorrow...after school.

gr. Christina

Southerner said...

I am a subscriber through blogger.

lauraslaughs said...

I read your blog daily, and enjoy it so much. I would love to have a dress for my daughter, ELH.

Laura

Love Being a Nonny said...

I love it and would love to win it for E.C.

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh, and I am a follower too!

Anonymous said...

I wish I could make a dress like this. I know "they" say it is easy, but not for us none sewing folks. I found your bog by looking on Robyn's blog. It is funny that you have a tea party theme b/c my girls and I have alrady planned a Mother's Day tea party for Saturday and the boys are the waiters, so this dress would be perfect for my youngest and she loves polka dots.(green would be the color for the thread) Her name is Izzy and her intials are EIC, so thanks for taking the time to give this away and to make an extra one. Have a wondeful Mother's Day and thanks again. In his love, Tina

melissa said...

Such a kind and generous give away! I would love this gorgeous dress for my god daughter (I am the mom of all boys!)
I started following you blog a while back - it is such a beautiful place to visit!

melissa

E and T said...

Hi Melissa

I have stumbled across your blog by clicking through the blogosphere and it certainly is full of loveliness. I have been looking at some of your past posts and your blog is inspiring and "beauty full".

Because of my children, I am now on a mission to learn to sew. I would love to put my heart and soul into making my children one of a kind outfits lovingly created by me.

It would be an honour to win one of your pillowcase dresses. My little girl, Savanna, who is 2.5, has a wardrobe full of pink, so we would love the pink thread and her monogram would be SLAE.

Thank you for such a generous giveaway.

Elise

pink green & southern said...

I love this dress and your blog! I follow you through my reader and most definitely have you listed on my side bar!!! If I am lucky enough to win, my daughter's monogram is kKm and either color thread is great--whatever you think looks best!

Ashly said...

I have been reading you blog for a few months now & I must admit that it has become part of my day. My little one asks me daily "Momma what is lovely today on the computer"- meaning what are your girls doing or wearing. We would love for you to visit with us over @ our blog someday. Until then be blessed- you are in inspiration to me. Thanks for giving the glory to God each day!!!
In Him,
Ashly & Josey (JFH)

Tracy said...

Melissa, the pillowcase dresses are so pretty and girly.

If I win, I choose K mongram in pink thread (for my Kenzie). :)

Tracy said...

I follow your blog, too!

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness...I love the bows and print..so very sweet!!!

SGK

fingers crossed!
sandy toe

dougandcheryl said...

Oh! I would love this for my little Abigail. She would look darling in it. We love to go on tea parties and picnics. Just in case, her name is Abigail Anne and we would prefer pink thread.

dougandcheryl said...

I am a follower of your blog.

dougandcheryl said...

I have you on my blog roll list on my blog and love coming to your blog for inspiration and style!

Hailey said...

How cute! My Caroline would look adorable in it. Her name is Caroline Tyler Lafone. I would love pink thread. I'm so excited! I hope I win!

thelafones@gmail.com

Hailey said...

I am a blog follower.

thelafones@gmail.com

Hailey said...
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Hailey said...

You are also on my google reader blog roll.

thelafones@gmail.com

loriadkins said...

Melissa,
This is a GREAT idea. Knowing your family makes this very special. I don't get to spend much time with my grandmother and would love to be able to learn things like this from her. Thanks for taking the time and energy to write the blog. It's great to be able to keep up with your family through it. It brings tears to my eyes when I think of your kids looking back and thinking "I had the best mom, look at all the time and energy she put into making our childhood so special!"

Love you guys.

If I win, RJA will love it.

Grand Occasions said...

Hi Melissa,
I am a follower of your blog and have you listed on my blog roll. I just stopped back over this morning to see if you had published the instructions for making these adorable dress. My sister (Caroline's Auntie M)is visiting me this week and I was showing them to her in hopes that she would make one for my granddaughter, Miss Caroline Elizabeth (CEM). I have a whole collection of tea cups just waiting to be used for tea parties along with boas, hats and gloves! I'm also a wedding and event planner and offer children's tea parties as one of my services. I think tea parties are the perfect way to celebrate any special occasion and enjoyed many with Caroline's mother as well. There will definately be many tea parties in Miss Caroline's future and I would love for her to wear one of these adorable pillowcase dresses at her first one (monogramed in green please). Thank you for sharing so many wonderful, wholesome ideas for spending quality time with the special children in our lives.
Blessings,
Elizabeth

Carly Winborne said...

Count me in! You know I love these!! And just want to squeeze out the goodness of your little ones wearing them!

JLW would be the monogram, in green to match the ribbons.

PS: Would you consider selling them?

The Parker Family said...

I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog posts. Since I have two little boys, I would be sharing this precious dress with a sweet little girl we know and love.

The Parker Family said...

Your blog is on my blog roll:)

Kellie said...

So cute - Emma Claire would look adorable in one! Just in case.... she would like green thread and her initials are ECP!!!! She is 5 years old!

Kellie said...

I also am a follower and have you on my blog roll!!!!

Anonymous said...

I love looking at your blog everyday. You amaze me with all that you do and with 4 children. I am hosting a Mother's day tea party today for my little girl and her friends. I have special plans for the Mother's too. I would love for my little girl to have a dress like that. Beautiful! Green and EWM for monogram. suzyqweed@gmail.com

Tara said...

My youngest, Camille, would be adorable in your sweet dress. Her monogram is sMc and she would love green.

I was introduced to your blog by a friend a few months back and have been hooked every since. I grew up in Montgomery (my mom is still there) and still visit from time to time. I enjoy seeing all the places I grew up visiting in that area still being enjoyed by families today.

Thanks for sharing your blog and for sharing such a cute little dress!

LeeAnne said...

Hi Melissa! I don't know if you remember me ... we went to high school together in Morristown (my maiden name was Sneed back then). I'm not even sure how I stumbled across your blog -- maybe through a friend on Facebook? -- but I really enjoy seeing the beautiful things you create. Your blog inspires me to do those extra "little" things that make life meaningful.

Anyway, your pillowcase dress contest has been the thing to finally tempt me out of hiding and post a comment. :) I have a 4-year-old daughter named Maggie, and I love dressing her in traditional Southern styles. I have a blog if you'd like to see pictures or read more about our family, and (with your permission) I'd love to add you to my blog roll.

Thanks for writing your blog and sharing your wonderful creations! I really enjoy it!

Tara said...

P.S. I have you on my blog roll and seem to be linking to you in my blog quite often too.

Kristi said...

Can I get in on the action? :) Kate Reed would just be precious in this dress! :)

smcvicker said...

Love these dresses too and would love for my sweet Caroline to have one. I like the green thread. I am a follower of your blog although I don't have one myself. Sure do hope I win! My e-mail is s3mcv@yahoo.com.

Carly said...

I would love to give this dress to my daughter Mary Reese (MHR). I enjoy reading your bl2og and find much inspiration from it!

Heather M. in AL said...

I have been following you for a year or so now -- we have a mutual friend -- Teale Y. I have a sweet 5 year-old girl, Caroline, who would love to have "a soft dress that doesn't touch." Her initials are CAM. Thanks for inspiring so many women with your blog!

Leah said...
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Leah said...

Ofcourse you're on my blog list!! And I'm a faithful follower!

Leah said...

Holy Cow! I've been anxiously awaiting this post and thought I'd be one of the first to reply, but there are 43 before me! Please enter us! Her intials are MCH (or MHC monogrammed) Love, love, love this dress!!

Homeschool Dawn said...

Melissa, this is such a nice giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win such a beautiful prize.
I would prefer pink, and the monogram would be ACR.
Thank you.

Homeschool Dawn said...

I follow your blog.

Homeschool Dawn said...

I have you listed in my blogroll.

Elizabeth said...

Okay so I love your blog...I even bought a tea table so we can have a tea party like you had with your children with their favorite characters! My sweet little girl is Meri Ellis J*&%$ and we would adore a pillowcase dress! I sew but have not been able to master this pattern so I look forward to your version of it on Wednesday! Check my blog our for my newest dress I made...it is fun!
Elizabeth

Teale said...

How fun! Thanks for hosting this great giveaway! I would love this beautiful dress for my daughter, Harper. It will be perfect for next summer. I think I'd go with a simple "H" monogrammed in green. Crossing my fingers! You are so creative, I love visiting your site. :)

Teale said...

I'm a follower too. :)

Cindy said...

Hi Melissa,
I've been reading your blog for several months - I link to you from Leah's. The dress is beautiful & I'd love to see it on our Marley! One question - where do you get the energy for all you do? Amazing! Cindy (Leah's mom)

Shannon@Idylwild said...

My little Brenna has been begging for one of these! I would love to make one (and I will...someday!) but winning one would be nice too!

Suzanne said...

As a true Southern girl, I simply adore pillowcase dresses and love the ruffle you've added to your design. I know this precious dress would be lovely on my little Abby Elizabeth. Her monogram is AFE and I think it would be perfect in green. Thank you so much for your thoughtful giveaway! Blessings, Suzanne

Michelle said...

I love your blog! Your creativity is so inspirational!! My beautiful daughter, Samantha Rose, would love a pillowcase dress for the summer. Thanks for considering us :) Michelle

Dawn O. said...

I LOVE your blog! I wish that I had a fraction of your creativity! My daughter and I have tea parties all the time, well not so much now that she has started kindergarten and her older brothers have baseball on the weekends, but still. What a wonderfull dress to have to mark a special occassion! My daughters name is Mackenzie and if it were to become her dress she would want a green monogram! Thank you for the possability! Dawn O.

"Blossom" said...

My grandaughter would just jump for joy in this littel pillowcase dress with the "K" monogram and green ribbon. We are planning a grandmother and daughter and grandaughter tea party in late June. My grandaughter is 4 years old and she is an all girly girl.
So sweet and loves dresses and loves to play tea. Thank you for entering us.
Blossom

Graham Shenanigans said...

Melissa, just like some of the others, I checked in this morning to see if the tutorial was posted....I am a faithful follower.

"Blossom" said...

oops, forgot the whole monogram is "KRS"; just in case we win.
touchbyablossom@msn.com

The Khans said...

Such a cute dress. Would love to have it. Of course I don't have a girl yet, but maybe next year or I do have a niece I could give it to. I actually found your blog through a friend. I love seeing all your birthday ideas and food items. Very creative. One day I hope to be like that.

Graham Shenanigans said...

Oh yeah, I would love to win this for my little God-child Chloe....Chloe Jayden Lepine and I would like the green thread (if I were to be so lucky to win). Thanks again for all of your inspriation.

Leigh

Robyn said...

This is adorable Melissa! Both of my nieces would look adorable in this dress, but Avery already has a couple, so I think it's time to get Anna Kate started! Her last name starts with a W and her little red-headed self would look adorable in green stitching. You're so fun!

Robyn said...

Oh, and of course you're on my blog list . . . love it!

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
I love your blog and read it daily. This dress is so sweet, and I would love the chance to win it for my daughter, Maggie. Maggie is a child with special needs, and she doesn't get the opportunity to wear that many dresses. This dress would look so cute on her. If I was to win, the monogram would be an "M" in pink.

Thank you so much.
Michelle

Sarah said...

This dress would be so sweet for my little AKD to grow into! Pink thread!
sdyjak(at)gmail(dot)com

Jessica said...

Oh!! I would absolutely LOVE to win this dress for my daughter!! If I was to win, the monogram would be a "C" and in green. Thank you so much, and I love your blog, I subscribed via Google Reader a couple months ago.

kykathy said...

My great-niece is a very special 2 yr old and would look adorable in this dress! Her name is Jacqueline Clare Wagar, and pink thread! I would love the opportunity to give this lovely creation to my niece for her daughter,born after her mom's battle with cancer. Thanks for the give-away!
Kathy
kykathy@aol.com

TheThorntons said...

I love your blog and read it daily! Your shared ideas and thoughts are very inspiring. I do have you on my blog roll. I have a beautiful niece that would look just lovely in this beautiful dress. If we don't win, I would love to hear how you made it! Her monogram letters would be HRK, and I like the green myself :-). Your girly blog is a nice touch to my all boy house. Thank you!

Jan's Blog said...

Oh Melissa, aren't giveaways fun. Mine is up this Thursday. And yes I would SO love to win this darlig dress for my great niece Darien, who is 3 years 2 months old. Darien is a spitfire little personality, but the one thing that softens her is that she loves to wear a pretty dress. She becomes another person. She wears them to our little tea parties, and she even flirts a little with strangers...that's how we know she is feeling beautiful when she has a dress on. Darien's initials are DCC ~ for Darien Caitlinn Cline. I do follow this blog every single day, as we discussed in our recent correspondence, and I guess I'm not on your blog roll because I'm not sure what that is. Simplicity is key in my life right now, but if you will tell me how, I will blog roll. Darien's favorite color is pink. Oh dear, was I supposed to leave individual comments...I'm sorry. Please accept as is, and since I would love to win for my Darien, Please advise if I need to start over.
Blessings to you and yours!!! Jan

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
I have been reading your blog for several months now, although I don't have my own blog yet.
This dress would be perfect for my granddaughter Katie, she is turning two on the 14th of this month, I can picture her wearing this beautiful dress made with so much love. Thank You for this opportunity. Her monogram is KSM and we prefer green thread. I will send you pictures of Katie celebrating her birthday with the dress on.
God bless you and your beautiful family.
Mari
mariacleon@yahoo.com

Whitney said...

Thank you for thinking of others. The dresses you made the girls are lovely. I would love to win the dress you made for my Eden Elise. It's a precious dress! I can see her now, dancing around in it as we picnic at the park. I love the color pink as the thread preference by the way. Pink has always been my favorite color. I pretty sure Eden will grow to like pink as well.

Whitney said...

I follow this blog everyday. You are a very encouraging blogger.

Whitney said...

P.S. You are also on my blog roll listed under inspirational blogs.

Jennifer Driver said...

Oh my goodness 'sis ... Have you ever received so many comments? I think everyone wants a dress for their little girl! :) Your girls look beautiful in their dresses. I may have to use my Grandma connection to get one! :)

our family said...

The dresses are beautiful! I have a 4 year old, 2year old and another girl on the way. As for the monogram we may just have to go with L for our last name so they can all wear it.
RachelLenda(at)comcast(dot)net

our family said...

I follow your blog
RachelLenda(at)comcast(dot)net

our family said...

I have your blogged link on my blog.
RachelLenda(at)comcast(dot)net

Love Being a Nonny said...

Oh, I forgot to put the initials!!! ETC (T is last name).

Catherine said...

I'd love to win this for my 3 year old daughter. I like the green for thread, and her initials are HRG.

If I don't win, I hope you tell us how you made it, and do you do the monogramming on your machine or by hand? It would be great to get your thoughts on heirloom sewing too. My mom and aunts kept me in french handsewn dresses for years, but I don't know how to do it.

Catherine said...

I also follow your blog on my google reader. I found it via a link on Like Merchant Ships to your post about the dress you made your daughter. It made me cry and I forwarded it to my mom - she put in so many hours sewing me beautiful things, and your post made me realize how much love she put into it too. I have a just turned three year old daughter, a nearly two year old son, and a 4 and a half month old daughter, so I don't have a lot of time for sewing, but I'm trying to learn English smocking and would love to learn heirloom sewing too. Your blog is very inspirational!

Meredith@MerchantShips said...

Well of course I must enter for Elise!

I've followed you ever since I found your Do You Speak Casserole post and I've appreciated every glimpse of beauty since.

If my comment is drawn, I'll send you Elise's initials by email, okay?

Becky Welch said...

WOW!! How lovely! Laura Beth would look lovely in this!

Becky Welch said...

BTW - I follow you!

Darby said...

Too too cute! I've been wanting to try to make one.

MEM
Pink thread
(fingers crossed)

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

This is just wonderful!

You are on my blog roll

Donna @ Party Wishes said...

I also follow you!

mrsdarling61@hotmail.com said...

Melissa,

I love the pure beauty of your blog. My darling daughter would look lovely in the dress: mLt. What a blessing you are to us all.

Becky said...

Once again your talents are displayed. Those dresses are so cute. My daughter Hannah is a pink-lovin' girlie girl who would look great in that. I am looking forward to tomorrow's post to see how to make one for her. You are one of my favorites...your pictures really inspire me to snap more and make more collages. (and that one pic was so fun to play with one Photoshop and make black and white with a hint of color for the balloons). Hope you have fun with your giveaway! You are on my bloglist too! (Funny how many more comments you get when you offer a giveaway...what fun!)

Anonymous said...

My sweet baby is Lucy Catherine Smith. She's a precious Christmas baby and would probably fit into this dress in the next few months (for the next few years)!

I love your blog.

Mommy2Twins said...

Oh Melissa, how cute is this idea. Of course I would love to win. You know if I did, Taylor could come over in her dress and have tea with the girls. Anyways our favorite color is pink, so either a T or her initials THE.
Thanks and good luck on the drawing.

Amanda said...

Love Pillowcase dresses soo much! Charlotte Rose loves a Tea Party and this would be perfect!!! Thanks for the generous offer.

Amanda said...

Oh, and I follow your blog too for another chance to win I hope.

Sarah96 said...

What a darling little dress. My 4yo Kyleigh would love the dress and adores tea parties and everything girly! I've been enjoying your blog for a few weeks now after Katy Larson mentioned it on her blog. Your children are just darling and I love reading all your posts.

Sarah

JOYfilled Family said...

Absolutely PRECIOUS!

Lena

Mrs. Dunbar said...

What a lovely giveaway. Tea parties and dresses are so girlie...

Kara said...

I would love to win this. My daughter's initials are R.A.V. Thanks for the opportunity to win such an adorable dress!

Kara said...

And I follow your blog...

Kara said...

And you're on my short blogroll!

e.bane said...

Just precious. I would have to pick my older daughter (ERB) in pink. But, then I would have to find or make one for her sister too!

Rebecca said...

Hey Melissa, I don't think Brooks and Reese would approve if I tried to put them in this, but I would love to win it for Monica's little girl, Her initials are MRK. What a generous thing to give away and the girls look precious in their dresses.

Mrs. G said...

What a great give away. Count me in. My grandaughter that is 6 would love this precious dress. Her first name initial is R, middle E, Last W. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

Mrs. G said...

I Follow and have you listed in my blogroll.
Thanks again,
Sue

Mrs. G said...

Oh, I think the green would be a pretty color for the monogram.

Kristi Bost said...

Melissa, Thank you so much for all that you do to brighten my day. I truly can't wait to read your blog each and every day. It is such a treat for me. I am a christian stay at home mom of 4 also. I love crafts, and I credit you for your many ideas that you have given me. I have a 7 year old daughter named Katie. I also have twin 2 1/2 year old girls named Kristin and Karigan. I have seen these beautiful dresses at craft fairs, and after figuring the price for 3, I hesitantly walk away. Since then, I have wanted for a long time to make one of these beautiful dresses. If I won this one, I could use it as a pattern to make all of my girls one. Thank you for your blog, and I especially love the scripture that you attach to your wonderful good deeds that you do for others. You inspire and enrich my life every day. Thanks, Kristi Bost

Deborah said...

Oh my sweet little Jo Jo would be adorable in your precious dress. Like my sister Katy above I love following your blog. Sooo much inspiration and such a beautiful family. Come visit me at http://underthecajunsun@blogspot.com

I thing green thread would be adorable and Jo Jo's monogram would be J M M. I hope she wins.

Love Jo Jo and Debbie

Anonymous said...

Melissa,
I look forward to your blog everyday; it exemplifies everything lovely! I love the way you dress your girls so beautifully! I had never heard of a pillowcase dress until just recently. They are so precious, esp. with a monogram. I have a granddaughter who would really look adorable in it; however, she would need a little time to grow into it! But that's okay b/c it will certainly be worth the wait! Thank you, also, for the sweet spirit that shines through in every post. (Juliet's initials would be JGA; G is last name initial)
How generous your offer!!
Deana
rdbrannan73 at comcast dot net

Laura said...

I would love to have this dress for my little granddaughter, Annabelle Lee McCann. She will have to grow just a litte bit, but grow she will!
This is the prettiest pillowcase dress I have seen. You are so talented.

Katy said...

Forgot to mention that I follow your blog in my bloglines list. Faithfully checking in daily. God Bless you and your adorable family! ~Katy

Kimberly said...

I love the little dress, and it would be beautiful for my Alexandra Rose Tucker...I click on you from My Romantic Home...She has you listed.

Anonymous said...

i read your blog often and when I do I wonder in amazement....how does that woman do it all and how does she do it so perfectly? Your children are adorable.

If I were lucky enough to win the dress I would give it to my granddaughter, Ella. She will be five on June 11. I would choose the green thread. Ella's initials are EAO.

Thanks for sharing you talents with us with this giveaway and with your blog. Debbi

faustx2@yahoo.com

Carol said...

I love these dresses! One would be beautiful on my oldest grandaughter, Claire Elizabeth Mathis!
Carol

Anonymous said...

I love your blog. My wife loves to read the posts to me. They are fantastic! I would love to win the dress. I have a daughter, Emma, who has a dress like that one but I am sure she could use an extra. My wife made that dress. You remind me very much of her. I feel so blessed and I am sure your husband does as well.

Your Cheerleader,
"Daniel"

The Hamilton's said...

I don't think my first comment went through. I am a mother of two girls and your blog is inspiring. It makes me miss the South. I love it.

Amy said...

I love this dress and have seen my nieces wear similart styles!! My mom introduced me to your blog and I am HOOKED!! I am definietly a follower and I like to think I'm a Southern Girl at HEART! I would love this sweet little dress for my darling little 2 year old - it would add to her cuteness, promise! You seem like such a sweet, loving talented mommy and I love your ideas and creativity! If I am lucky enough to receive this gift, I'd love green stitching and the momogram of "K" or "KRE" for my sweet Kenzie Ray! Thanks!!

MaryCatherine said...

Oh! My Isabella NEEDS this dress :)

MaryCatherine said...

I follow :)

odomfamilyfun said...

As always,love your posts! This dress is so sweet & would be darling on our sweet Caroline (in green thread to match her eyes!).
What a fun give away!

odomfamilyfun said...

I have had a link to your blog for almost a year---love it!

odomfamilyfun said...

I am a follower of your fun blog, too!

Elizabeth Johnston said...

I would love for my little girl to have one of these dresses. They are beautiful! Her name is Mary Elizabeth Johnston. I love following your blog! I think you are the perfect, christian wife/mommy.

LeeAnne said...

It was great to hear from you yesterday! :) I have just added you to my blog roll; I also plan to do a full post encouraging my friends to come and read your beautiful blog. Oh, and if we win, Maggie's initials are MAV - Margaret Anne, with V being the initial of our last name. Thanks!!

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

I love these dresses. Your girls are so beautiful! I would love for Morgan to have a pillowcase dress for next year!
Michelle

The Adventures of Baby Bond said...

Oops, I forgot to leave Morgan's monogram MBA, Morgan Ann Bond, pink thread! Thanks, Michelle

Ashley Rives said...

Okay Melissa- You have outdone yourself, and that is a hard act to follow. This dress is so beautiful! Who wouldn't want it for their princess? My Emma (3) would absolutely love this because it would "twirl". That is a much desireable attribute of any dress. My Princess Emma greets many with a curtsey and, "Your majesty..." to which one must respond in kind with a curtsey and, "Your Highness...". It is beautiful monogrammed in green. Princess Emmas initials are EER (Emmalyn Elisabeth Rives). She is a girl after your own heart and mine. She is already in love the custom of taking tea. She owns her own china tea set and we have our tea parties. She wishes to have one everyday, which is not always a possibility. I have found that taking tea with Emma does not always necessitate the handmade little cut out tea sandwiches and such. In fact, she is just as happy with strawberries and cheese and little peanut butter sandwiches. But it is the delight of taking tea that she enjoys. Thank you for your generous offer. Whatever little girl recieves this dress will be a princess. What a blessing this will be to someone. Please keep the beautiful pictures, recipes and writings coming. It is like getting a Tea Time or Veranda magazine everyday. This is my daily breather where I indulge in my own cup of Oolong Orange Blossum tea from Gracie's. I purchased a 4 pound bag as she was closing shop. I miss Gracie's!

Biteofpunkinpie said...

I just found your blog after someone mentioning it on Merchant Ships in the comments. What a sweet and generous giveaway and I REALLY appreciate your tutorial. If I were to win, the little girl in question is 3 and her first name is an a, middle m, last b

Laura said...

Melissa, thanks so much for a chance to win! One of your creations would definitly be my Baby Girls' heirloom!

Laura said...

I am a follower and you are on my blog roll! Alise's monogram is ARH.

Judy said...

You know I want to win this for Taylor then she and her "other self" Mary Ashley can be twins!

Love ya,
Judy

Judy said...

I follow your blog and I have you on my blog roll.

If I win, I know Taylor will want the monogram in pink.

Judy

The Charmed Life Online said...

This is precious, thanks for having a giveaway! My little girl's monogram is aLt.

The Charmed Life Online said...

I have been a follower for a while as well.s

Anonymous said...

I would love this dress for my daughter Maggie Ann. You have so many neat ideas!
Laura78beth@yahoo.com
Her initials are MGA

Anonymous said...

I also read your blog every day.
Laura78beth@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Oh how pretty! Our little Brooke would look lovely in your beautiful creation!
Oh the tea parties....
Andrea
AndreaSWheeler@hotmail.com

nanaandpapa1 said...

I would love to win, but will make one for Abbi (sans monogram) if I don't. she is a 5 and her initials are AEH

Karin @ 6ByHisDesign said...

oh my stars - i haven't read the instructions yet, but i'll be making one {even if i don't win yours ;)}

so, so talented, dear friend. so, so talented [and apparently you come by it naturally :)]

pookie is a girlie girl - she'll wear this out, i can assure you!

{oh, and cuz I so KNOW i'll win (at comment #10293854712098570925, it'll be KEJ, Dear ;)}

Jamie said...

I would love to win that sweet dress!! I can see it now.. Mary Ashley, Emma, and Mollie having their own garden tea party:)

Sharon said...

You are amazing! how do you get shots that with that pefect of a setting?!!? My little bailey would love a soft breezy pillow case dress!! Especially since her mommy will never be able to sew!! haha

Grace at Home said...

Melissa,
I wasn't going to enter your drawing but at the last moment, I thought why not...someone will win! ;) The pillowcase dress is just precious! Thank you for the tutorial. I hope to improve my sewing skills in the coming months and this seems the perfect first project. I absolutely love your blog. It is, by far, the most inspirational one for me. You are just a lovely person and you provide such magic for your children. Inspiring!

Grace at Home said...

Oh and yes, I follow your blog and I have it listed under Lovely Places on my blog, www.GracealaMaison.blogspot.com. Thanks for all you do, Melissa!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous dresses!
angie56@bellsouth.net

Anonymous said...

Love the pillowcase dresses!!! Beautiful!! Would love to be entered in your drawing.

Lisa
dcobb77@yahoo.com

Catherine said...

Oh, I love pillowcase dresses! Your blog is an absolute delight to read.

Thanks,
Catherine in SC

cpullum said...

How pretty I love it!
Count my family in!
have a great weekend!
Carla
cpullum(at)yahoo(dot)com

Brandy said...

Sign me up please! Love that fabric! It is beautiful!

Candie Bowen said...

Just found your blog & Love it. My sweet little girls's initials are mBe!

Anonymous said...

my Emmy would look perfect in this! i have my fingers crossed! she's 18 months and dresses and boots are her style now!

CL said...

Your website is great. I fell in love with the pillowcase dresses while we wee stationed in Georgia. They remind me a carfree county days. Something that I truly miss living in SoCal.

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