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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Tuesday HEART Tale

If I asked you mom's favorite color, I would hear you all shout loud and proud 
R E D!!!  
That would be correct!!
If I had 87 prizes I'd give you all one!!
Red makes mom happy.
February is Heart month in honor of Women's Heart Health

On Saturday February 4th it was 
This day promotes heart health for women.
 Red is also one of the colors for mom's favorite University
N. C. State!! Each year there is a competition held at the NC State 
Design School.  The students design a dress for the Heart Health Event.
After the dresses are designed each student makes the dress out of
some type of paper.  The completed dresses are on display at Crabtree Valley Mall.
The pictures below are a good example of how very pretty they are but
in person it is amazing.  Some of the dresses have folded paper similar to Origami 
Almost all of the pieces of paper start out in the shape of 

Mom used to make most of my human sis's clothes when sis was a wee girl...BUT mom did not design them she had to use patterns.  Needless to say Mom was amazed at each and every design and hope each young lady will one day be creating beautiful clothes OUT OF FABRIC.
We hope you enjoyed these photos and as always

HUGS and.................



  1. that are wonderful creations... and I hope so much that we will see them on the runway at fashion week once...specially the one designed by Lindsey... it totally rocks!

  2. My grandmother sewed most of my clothes for me in elementary school ... she used patterns too. We'd get one pattern and 4 different fabrics ... and VOILA! Those dresses are AMAZING. I just realized I read your post about the Coffee Morning and didn't comment ... RATS! We enjoyed learning more about you and your Mom, Madi. I had no idea you're almost 15! For some reason, I thought you were much younger. I'm like your Mom in that I like to put myself into Bear's head ... as you can probably tell by the conversations we have on our blog :)

  3. Red is a brilliant colour. When you paint they tell you if you want your painting to pop to just put a touch of red in it.
    Love all the dress designs!
    Elliot and Cricket x

  4. They are pretty! I like the second one especially and wouldn't mind wearing the fabric version of that!
    I like red myself or pink. Probably because I have to wear a dark blue uniform to work every day.

    Mara from Norway

  5. Wonderful....such talent to not only design on paper but to make up the dress, I am in awe!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. WOW! What talent the ladies have who did the dress designs with PAPER! I hope it doesn't RAIN on them (tee hee).

    Love, Angel Sammy

  7. Those were amazing dresses. Our mom can't sew at all, but she dreams that in another life, she could have been a costume designer and maker. Like for Ren Faires, that sort of thing.

  8. Madi, I am all about being for Go Red for Women! I have a little red dress enamel pin from Go Red for Women that is on my bag/purse. I also have a cardiac stent which is why I support Go Red for Women. A HUGE thank you to your Mom for giving some blog time to heart health! Love the pictures of the dresses! I think you would look very elegant in the last dress, Madi!

  9. Those are some mighty fine dresses. Red is such a pretty color. You all have a great day.

  10. WOW! Love the red dresses. So cool and creative.

  11. sending kisses right back to you both. I love all these dresses, they are so creative, I would have given the blue ribbon to the one that got it and the one with the red ribbon is blue ribbon to. I love both those striped ones. you have reminded me that it is about time for our library to have the fashion show like this. will see when it is.

  12. Great PSA, Madi and Mom. We think we like the first dress the best!!!

    Woos - Lightning and Misty

  13. That's right baby! Wear red
    Lily & Edward

  14. Such a cool contest! My mother and older sister used to sew our clothes, and I learned to use patterns too, but haven't done any of that in a long, long while. Our sewing machine gets used to make cat pads from old towels or sheets, for the bottom of beddys, napping spots, and cat tents. I know how to knit too, but only flat, square things...hehehe!

  15. Wow, what pretty dresses! Paper, huh? What will peeps come up with next?

  16. Even if we DID wear Dresses... we don't think we would want to wear any of these TODAY since it is POURING RAIN...outside... BUTT we know how your mom has MAD LOVE fur RED so we are sure that THESE are right up her alley.

  17. That is a nice bunch of cool red dresses pretty Madi!

  18. An impawtent message! Mom says too many women do not realize heart disease is the #1 killer! Dad's brother's wife (just turned 76 the week prior) died yesterday afternoon. She layed down on the bed to read and died. She must have had some sign something wasn't right and wasn't alert to it.

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  19. stars girl, the gowns are FABulous, and I daresay even we could wear a gown made of paper...and red would look beyond stunning with our furs !! congrats to all the winners; they all get first place from us ! ♥♥♥

  20. Those dresses are so creative! I love the one with the 3rd place ribbon.

  21. Amazing dresses, but OBVIOUSLY made for YOUNG girls....bwahaahaa!

  22. What creative dresses! We like red, too!

  23. Wow! What creativeness! Those dresses are purrfect!

  24. Hey Madi!
    Wow, I agree with your Mom that red is a super color! My collar is red right now. Gee, those are some seriously fashionable paper dresses. Wonder why they didn't model them on paper dolls. BWAR HAR HAR ahem.
    Grr and Woof,

  25. Very cool, I bet it was harder to make those than if they used fabric.

  26. What a cool contest and display. Reminds us of a Project Runway "unconventional materials" competition.

  27. Madi we think you wuld look very chic in any of those dresses!! What a wonderful way to bring attention to Women's Heart month!!!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  28. Those are super amazing dresses!!!

    your guy Raz


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