Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Finally...the completed dress form

Some of you may remember that I was given this full sized tailor's dress form at Christmas from a friend, Gerri-anne. I finished the bodice almost immediately but have been futzing around with the rest.

I had declared this week, FINISH THINGS LEFT UNDONE WEEK, and this was at the top of my list. I still have not decided how to trim the hem but for now I am calling it done.

It is constructed entirely of tissue paper, ribbons, assorted flowers and bling and ribbons that I already had in my stash. The only purchase I made to construct this was a pack of the purple tissue paper I found at the dollar store. There is no stitching involved...just double sided tape and glue dots.

Moving on to my next Finish Things Left Undone project so watch this spot and many thanks for looking.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Pennsylvania Bag Company

I have not made a paper bag mini album in eons. But this bag from Pennsylvania Bag Company inspired me to try once again. I made this mini for Jadee of the little girls at the beach this summer. And the handle just wraps around perfectly to serve as a closure. I may put some tags into the bag opener; the possibilities are endless.

The cute beachy papers are by October Afternoon and are called Seaside...so pretty and fun. And I also used some of My Mind's Eye's tags and chipboard pieces.

Pam B and I stumbled on the bag company at CHA and wait until you see the oh too cute Halloween bags this company has...they will steal your heart.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Wool Felt Flowers

I bought some wool felt at a wonderful fabric store near my house about a month ago along with a tufting tool. The owner was gracious enough to walk me through the process of tufting one piece to another. I did the larger flower with the tufting tool (love the effect but need lots of practice obviously) and the smaller without. The cool thing about wool felt as opposed to what you buy at Mike's or Jo's is that to get great curves and texture you just add water, work it in and let it dry. The dimensions are fantabulous! I am thinking of putting a pin back on the larger one and putting it on a pretty cotton top I have.

Wool felt and tool from Rainbow's End in Dunedin, Florida.