Friday, August 24, 2012

Mini dress forms dressed for the party!

After receiving and thoroughly studying my copy of Somerset Studio (Jul/Aug 2012) magazine I fell in love with the Ranger Challenge Liquid Pearls & Stickles little dress forms.  After mulling that over for about a month, I hunted up the two mini dress forms I had and started to work.  They are both papier mache, both about 8 inches tall.  Even taller once they were glued to the candlestick holders.  One was covered with Chinese paper and varnished so I had to cover it myself. 
Here they are!  I love them!
Here's the back of each one.
Here's the front of the one on the left.  I love the old watch necklace, multiple ribbons and the little flowers.
The back has a little bustle of pink lace. 
Here's a close up of the one on the right.  Again I used an old watch as a pendant.
Since the front of this form was rather plain, I decided to add flowers to the back of her costume.  I also had the two glass candlestick holders in the cupboard that were gathering dust and not much else.  Used them as pedestals for the forms.  What do you think??

6 comments:

CeCe said...

I think they are very sweet. I can just imagine how much fun you had creating these! Really like the watch necklace.

Lisa Farmer Designs said...

Too cute Judy. Are you going to make and sell them in your shop? Lisa

Born in the Year of the Dog said...

Absolutely beautiful.

Penny said...

I have an antique watch that belonged to my mother, and it is sitting in a drawer. What a wonderful way to display a watch. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Penny

Bohemian said...

Judy these are Lovely... will they be making their way to your Booth?

Dawn... The Bohemian

EllenaElizabeth said...

Lovely work there, I really like what you've done and as soon as I saw your header I knew it was a Karen Valentine design. I have one too. I am your latest follower.