Monday, May 10, 2010

So much to do ...

and so little time! Funky Junk Sister Antique Flea Market is this weekend!!!
It seemed so far off and all of the sudden it's almost here!!!
Of course I've been busy making new things. Don't want to get in a rut - right?
I'm sure you are wondering what the heck these things are. Well, of course there is a story...
A few years ago, a bride left a hanger with a cardboard bodice shape on it in the dressing room where I work. I thought what a great way to hang a special garment! I waited several weeks to see if anyone would call to retrieve it. Never happened, so, if you know me very well you would know that I had the wheels turning from the moment I saw it!

The shape was made from lightweight cardboard and must have come from a dry cleaners.
I needed something to display a vintage prom dress and this worked perfectly!
Again, if you know me very well, I just couldn't leave it as I found it. I had to make it look special. I covered it with old newpaper to give it my look.
I displayed it at a show and it was a hot item of interest. Everyone wanted to buy it. I finally caved and let it go thinking that I could get another shape at any dry cleaners that cleaned special gowns. Well, I was so disappointed when I wasn't able to find replacements. That was the end of that. Move on and get over it.
I didn't get over it. Last week, I knew I would need something to display some vintage pieces I'm taking to Funky Junk Sisters and that silly, paper-covered, bodice-on-a-wire-hanger seemed like the perfect thing. I went to work and created a pattern working from my own mannequin. And voila! I love them. Even added some mother of pearl buttons as a fastener on the back.
I love it when an idea comes together. More new things soon!
Get ready for some stinkin' cute dog beds! M.






7 comments:

Florence said...

Those are so cool. See you at Funky Junk Sale. Hugs Florence

Kissed by an Angel said...

How brilliant!!! You clever thing!!
xxxx

Karen Cooper-Ray said...

Martha, those are fabulous! Can't wait to see the dog beds too. Good luck this week.

KCR

Shelly said...

Too cute! I hope you guys have a great show! I'll probably still be finishing things up for the Antique and Craft Faire here in Snohomish, although I know my sis-in-law will be there on Friday!

I hope the weather is great for BOTH shows and the Historic Home Tour here in Snohomish on Sunday!

I figure, the odds are in our favor after all the rain!

Have a great show!

Hugs,
Shell

Mollye said...

Ooooooh they're just too cute and could you maybe uhhhhhh just give us an idea of the size or maybe a litte pattern? I know! Get over it. teehee. Love them. XXMollye

Kathy said...

okay - THIS is really, REALLY GOOD!! What a great idea. Have you tried making one on a wooden hanger? I wonder how that would look. I truly adore this!! Great idea. - Kathy

A Write Life said...

Very cool! Can't wait to see the dog beds.