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!