First posted on photobucket
No I didn't smock this, I found the picture on photobucket. I think it was made for a doll, but it is just so sweet. Since I have nothing to show for my time, I thought I would show someone else's time.
And you can't imagine the things that come up when you Google "smocking."
I found a smocked vest for a dog. I just couldn't show it though. My sensibilities wouldn't allow it. Everyone uses their talents differently.
You get lots of hits for smoking, as if Google thinks you can't spell.
Google also found this little number. My husband only WISHES smocking looked like this at our house!
If a project goes wrong, you can have desert! Years ago there used to be a book that came up on ebay frequently about smocking on cakes.
And if you really want to add a creative flair to your smocking, combine it with this little jewel. Just think of the color combinations you would come up with. If I hadn't graduated from high school in the mid 70's, I might not know what this was. But Google thought this was smocking too.
It does amaze me at some of the beautiful things that are out there, I am equally amazed at some of the "unfortunate" samples of the art as well. As I said earlier, everyone has a different take on what is beautiful to them.