Thursday, November 7, 2013

Two Posts in Seven Days - A Miracle

Well hello there.  Yes, its me -- don't fall off your chair.  Its cold here (38 degrees) and the last hour of business for my little boutique is quiet, so I thought I'd share a few new photos.  I had a dress giveaway on Nov. 1st and the winner has already been in to claim her prize.  Actually, I think she came directly from school on Friday and here is the dress she chose.

Actually, now that I've uploaded the photo, I realize that it doesn't do this gown justice.  Its absolutely stunning in person and one of my personal favorites.  Congratulations Halley!

The white plastic, hanging manni is so plain-jane, but here is a table top version that I transformed with some antique wall paper scraps, some crepe paper that I ruffled up and some packing paper that I saved - okay hoarded from a dress shipment .  The ruffling took forever, but I think the result is worth it.  (These mannequins can be found at Barr Display and are very affordable.)  I first saw them at The Polka Dot Closet. Thanks Carol!

I hope to eventually get to the two hanging manni's, but they always have a dress on them so I'm not sure when I'll be able to get them done.  This project was really fun, and I told my dear husband that if the dress shop doesn't workout, I may try for a second (third? okay fourth) career altering them.

Now, last but not least is a project that I've been wanting to try.  I'm sure you recognize these burnt posies.  They've been around for a while, but I only recently had a chance to try my hand at making them.  I made this one for a special customer using the fabric we cut off her dress when we hemmed it.  It was really fun and I'll definitely be making more. 

Well, that's all for today from the little boutique around the corner.
I've enjoyed our visit and hope that you did too.

Fingers crossed, I'll see you soon.



  1. OMG! I love it!!! I understand the crepe paper, but how did you do the rest, did you paint on the lace? It is just fabulous! Thank you for the shout out! If you ever got into the table top dress form altering business I wanted you to know that since Barr uses Fed ex, the shipping pretty much stays the same if you order many or one as it goes by box size. l have had so much fun altering them, but this blows all mine away! great job!


    1. Thanks Carol!
      No. I didn't paint the lace. Its actually Victorian era wallpaper that I decoupaged on with Modpodge. It took a little time to lay the pieces on so that the "draping" looked right on the three dimensional form. But its basically cut & paste, and some real luck finding the paper at an estate sale.