Monday, September 9, 2013

Altered reality

This is the dress form I altered to decorate my bit of the table at A Needle Pulling Thread magazine's booth at the CreativFestival in Toronto this fall.
I used a papier mache dress form from Michaels, covered with paper from a cool paper bag I got when I bought a little gift from a boutique in Bracebridge ON this summer.
The dress form is standing on an really old wooden spool of silk thread and it is attached to an upside down little wooden box I found while thrifting at Value Village. The feet are miniature wooden spools wrapped in tiny Tilda fabric scraps.
The tiny sampler was stitched years ago from a kit. The decorations kind of took off from there. I was reasonably sure I had lost the plot when I made the tiny tomato pincushion, but really, making the polka dot glasses (they look a lot like my stitching glasses) was the final tiny detail.
The whole thing is about 41 cm tall.
Now, I am off to do some sewing on deadline. Such fun!
Have a great week, y'all!