Thursday, December 27, 2012
Anyway, I am wishing all of you many blessings for the coming year!
A big Thank You to all of you who have stopped by to comment and follow my blog. You are all very much appreciated! :) On a side note, "Dimple Face" my youngest child, Ian is in one of the pics, lol. Next year I hope to improve upon what I learned(the hard way) about decorating with Deco-Mesh.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Been trying to get ready for tomorrow's Flea/Farmer's market. it's just not working out. First and formeost, sigh........ my tables are gone. Poof, gone, just like that. That is huge for me, without tables, how do you merchandise your booth? More importantly, my friend (Former Owner of antique store) is moving, so this weekend, she is having a moving sale. This is like a antique, vintage, shabby chic DREAM! She is selling all of her inventory and I am going to be there to help. Somethings are just more important.
I will keep you updated on my progress, and have some pictures that I will post ASAP. Take care all of you and Happy wrapping/shopping!
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Since then, I was waiting to see if she would contiue to buy and sell antiques in some capacity. Sadly, she is not. So, now I am (nervously) going to venture out on my own, Like a baby bird leaving the nest..... I actually loaded up our truck with 90% of my inventory and drove over to a local anitque shop and gave it all away. Crazy, I know! I thought maybe I should give this up too.
I miss buying and selling and upcycling so much, that at last I have decided to give it a go, again....
This is something I thoroughly enjoy, and when I am not creating something, it feels like there is a big gaping hole in my life. It's strange I know, my other half thinks I'm crazy, lol. He doesn't get any of this. That's ok, he doesn't have to.......
Making this choice to build up a business on my own have given me much trepidation, but excitement and happiness too.Been making my business plan, have some great ideas for my company name/logo. I will be asking all of you for input on this to help me decide. Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Have deconstructed some formal gowns as well, mostly for costumes though. Really love to explore and see where my imagination will take me.
This was 2 years ago, and haven't really stopped creating since.........
Monday, February 6, 2012
Made "Violet" by covering "Cupcake" with a few layers of plastic wrap to protect her from being damaged. Next I layered craft paper dipped in wall paper paste and proceeded to cover "Cupcake" . This layer was left to dry for approx. 24 hours. Then I continued to add 3 more layers, letting them dry in between. After this was dry , I cut down the back and very carefully took her off the form underneath. This took some patience on my part since I didn't want to damage either form.
Cut a piece of wood to fit just inside the bottom of the form, used a plumbing floor flange and pipe from hardware store that was screwed in the wood , then screwed the form onto the wood and added a tiki torch stand to create base.
Next covered the back seam with more craft paper and wall paper paste, then decoupaged old sheet music and graphics, mostly from "The Graphics Fairy" added a wooden finial to top and she was done. "Violet" is very strong and her base can unscrew if needed , she was such a fun project, found the idea by using "Google" to get ideas. Wish I knew exactly what sites they were, but can't remember-sorry. Hope this inspires you to create something wonderful. :)http://thepolkadotcloset.blogspot.com/2012/02/dress-form-linky-party-starts-now-and.html