Thursday, March 5, 2009

I think I'm in love!

Some time ago I wrote about my collection of dressform stamps. I don't sew anymore but I love the look and the lines of the dressmaker's mannequins. Maybe it's because I have always longed for a small waist.....or any waist for that matter!
I was tipped off by my friend (thanks Mimi) the other day, that Marshall's had a large assortment of wire dressforms in the store. I scooted right over and found many different forms of different sizes in black or shabby off-white. It was hard to make a choice but this is the girl who came home with me. Her name is Tilly, named for the dressmaker on the English series, The House of Elliot. I love the way her skirt is on the bias.
My plan is to embellish her a bit and display her in my craft room. I will take pictures when I've finished so you can see how she looks.
She's 22-inches tall and was priced right, don't you think?
Also on my doorstop this week arrived this new toy......I can't wait to try it out.

This week I had two basket gifts to put together for my boss. They will be used in silent auctions for local charities.


This arrangement included silk roses in a ceramic container, a decorated candle and the Dr.'s gift of a certificate redeemable for orthodontic treatment. I love these projects because they are different from the kind of crafting I usually do. After the arrangements are put together, they are wrapped in cellophane, tied with a bow and a tag is attached. I photographed these before they were wrapped up to be delivered.I love gerbera daisies. This arrangement included 1 dozen pale yellow gerberas bunched and tied with black and white polka dotted ribbon and Dr. Dahar's donation of a Sonicare electronic toothbrush. The box is fabric covered and is the same pale yellow with black swirls.
We are finally getting a break in the weather here in Pittsburgh. It has been one of the coldest winters I can remember in a long while but the temperature is supposed to climb to 60-degrees tomorrow and Saturday which will be a welcome change.
While we're on the subject of LOVE, I have to include a picture of Charlie that Jane kindly sent this week. Charlie's little class at daycare had a Valentine party and from the looks of this picture, I think he enjoyed it immensely! He looks so adorable in chocolate!

11 comments:

Bev said...

I love that dress form - it will definitely be a great decoration for your room. You always make cool boxes for the dentist - I just love the color combos! And that little Charlie is getting cuter each day.

I finally finished my book - Dear John, so if you haven't read it I can pass it along to you.

Thank you so much for getting everyone together for a lovely lunch. I wish we can make it a monthly affair. Unfortunately, or fortunately, you see the others more than I do. Thank you also for my bag of goodies! I am so excited and can't wait to dig in!

Now I'm off to post on my blog!

marie said...

Hi Joyce,
I love your dressform stamps ~ they're beautiful as decorations just as they are...and then there's all the beautiful things you make with them too! Like the pretty journal you made.
I love your Marshall's dress form and I can't wait to see Tilly all gussied up!

Charlie is SO CUTE! His hair is just beautiful!

SweetBellaBug said...

Just love the candle you made for the pink gift box - it's beautiful! And your dress form collection sure is growing! Love the new one you found at Marshall's!

xoxo,
~B

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Great deal on the lovely dress form! I love them too. Can't wait to see what you end up with after the embellishing.
Also, your gift baskets are to die for. All such PERFECT lovliness.
And then your little cupcake, eating his cupcake...so precious!!!

Chele said...

Love the dress form! I love that collection of stamps too!

Miss you!
chele

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Your dress form stamps are so cute! I know what you mean about a waist!!! Hee! Hee! Love the baskets you did for the auction! You are going to love your Scor Pal! Your dress form from Macy's looks neat! Can't wait to see what you do with it! Charlie is one cutie pie!!

LaurieStar said...

The items you did for the auction are beautiful! Wow - I would definitely bid on one! And I really like your dress form. What a great price!
Cutie Charlie. :)

mimi said...

I love love love your dressform!!! I am so glad that you got a chance to get one. I am always happy to help a friend spend her money (hehehe) The boxes turned out wonderful and what can I say about Charlie----beautiful!! I see he likes cupcakes just as much as his Grandma :)
xoxox
Mimi~

Karen Cheetham said...

Hi Joyce - Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Now I know why you like the "Sew Nice of You" card - you love dress forms as much as I do. I am very impressed with your collection. I am actually jealous of your collection! I love your blog and I will be back to enjoy all of the eye candy regularly!

Linda said...

oh I love those dressform stamps! they make a delightful display! and I can't wait to see what you do with dear Tilly! (and Charlie's eyes always make my heart stand still!)

fullofbliss said...

I adore the dress form stamps, and the dress form you found at Marshall's...great score! Can't wait to see it all gussied up!

Such pretty gift boxes too. Who wouldn't just love to receive such a beautiful package?

Nothing beats a sweetie eating a sweet! I tell you, he is just too adorable!

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