Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy holidays to all


I hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Random rambles

We have gone to winter hours much earlier than anticipated, I must admit. After a few weeks of virtually no customers from Tuesday through Thursday, we will now be open only Fridays through Mondays until March. At least that's what we're thinking at the moment. Since this whole venture is a Grand Experiment, things could change.

Anyway, since now I only work 2 days a week and Rob works the other 2 days, that leaves me with TIME! Time to knock a few things off my giant to-do list. Today I managed to do one thing. (I made a cushion cover for a darling dog bed that Rob made.) Now only 412 projects to go! I spent the rest of my day reading design blogs. I already follow dozens and have now found dozens more. And many interesting store sites, including this one: http://www.corsetlacedmannequins.co.uk/

If you love mannequins as much as I do, check out this site immediately. I want them all. Every one.



For instance, the Union Jack and wasp-waisted beauties above can be ordered on the site. OMG.




 
Luckily, these two vintage numbers above have sold, or I'd be sorely tempted to sell a kidney to finance one. I've looked and looked for vintage mannequins for a few years now, and so far I've not found any I could afford. And  yes, I've seen tutorials on making cool decoupaged mannequins out of duct tape and baling wire, but I'm just not certain they'd look like much if I tried that approach. For now, I'll have to make do with the new ones I have in the store.

But I still want one like this: