Thursday, February 9, 2012

For the Dress Form Ball

My dress form is small, and is really just to hold jewelry, but I love it just the same.  It is perfect for my studio. Bought at a yard sale for $1.00.  I just finished decorating it, after I decoupaged it earlier, with vintage crochet lace and rhinestones.   It is just right for displaying one of my favorite costume jewelry pendants.  The Polka Dot Closet's fun Dress form ball is going on now.  I knew I had to get in on it.

I added rhinestones to the base.
I love the detail of these two laces.

And then I just had to add this little dress form that I made last summer for a dear friend after she had been in a terrible car accident.  She needed some cheering up so I made this. .
I printed some vintage French Fashion advertisements to put in the card holders.  My friend Tracy was very badly injured, and still in a hospital bed 5 weeks later, she loved this little gift and I was amazed at the good spirit she radiated in spite of all that she had been through!
Someday I hope to have a full size dress form particularly a vintage one.  But until then I will enjoy my little ones.  

24 comments:

Wendy said...

Your dress forms are so lovely. They each shine in a very different way! How nice of you to make one for your friend. I am sure it brings her much joy when she looks at it.

kristiB said...

I love this, you did a great job! Stopped by from The Dress Form Ball :)

Cécile said...

Bonjour,
j'aime beaucoup votre blog et vos créations en scrapbooking
bonne journée

BEAR's Mom said...

i adore dress forms
large and small
sadly, i've yet to find one
yours is adorable
and the one you made
to cheer your friend
is gorgeous...
happy weekend :D
~victoria~

Sandy said...

Sweetness! Such lovely little dress forms. Hope you'll stop over and visit and follow me and HEDY...we're at the Dress form ball.
Have a fantastic weekend.
xoso
Sandy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Your dress forms are sooo cute! We love them all big and small!! My best to Tracy, bless her heart! Thank you soooo much for attending the Dress Form Ball!

Carol

Dragonfly Treasure said...

She is fab! Love the necklace and the with the trim so low on her hips I can imagine her sashaying around !

So sweet of you to make a smaller pick me up form for your friend. So thoughtful of you.

Love them both ♥♥
*hugs*deb

JoAnne said...

Love them Michele! My forms attended also. Stop by and see them as well as my new post showing off your beautiful valentines.

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful dress forms Michele, love the added lace and rhinestones and the black dress one is just gorgeous. I can see why your friend loved it so much.
Enjoy the weekend.
hugs {brenda} xox

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I do think the "little" ones are so cute. Very sweet of you to make one for your friend.
Isn't this the greatest ball!
Deb

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is stunning. I adore dressforms.
Wishes
Lynne

EllenaElizabeth said...

What cute little dressmaker's dummies....I love them both. Thanks for posting.

Rona Gregory said...

Love your petite Girls!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love your dress forms! I have been so inspired by this party that i am itching to get my hands on more dress forms!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love your dress form...love the decoupaged sheet music! Thanks so much for stopping by and for your nice comment about mine, too...I am a new follower!

Celestina Marie said...

Just gorgeous. I love the dress form you created. So pretty with the embellishments and your pendant. Your touches and details made it perfect. What a talent. The form you created for your friend is beautiful too and I am sure gave her some cheer to receive. Love the note holder at the top.
Thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by and your kind comment. Your blog is lovely and once again I so enjoyed my visit.
See you again soon I hope and till then have a special Valentine's Day and blessings always.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I love your dress form...so pretty! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I appreciate it! I'm now following you! ~Stacy~ (*_*)

debi huntsman said...

Your dressform is beautiful! I love the combination of sheet music and crocheted lace. Yummy!

I also love the sweet dressform you made for your friend...what a wonderful, and I'm sure, much treasured gift.

Betsy said...

She is a real beauty and I love the way you dressed her up for the ball. The dress form with the sweet cards is adorable. What a thoughtful way to cheer your friend up.

Cindy F. Adkins said...

They're both beautiful! Such a deal for $1.00! I'm going to look for one this spring at the garage/yard sales! I hope your friend is much better. Happy Valentine's Day!
Hugs, Cindy

sissie said...

I love your small dress forms...they are really big on style! It was so sweet of you to make one for your friend and I'm sure it brought her lots of joy.

Thanks for following my blog and for leaving such a nice comment.
I'm following you now so we can get to know each other better.

hugs
Sissie

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

You just keep looking and someday, serendipitously, you will find that fabulous vintage dress form. Love what your made for your friend and sure hope she is doing okay.

SavannahGranny said...

Your grandaughter Evelyn is lovely. I wished for a granddaughter. Instead I the world's greatest grandsons, five of them.
Love your jewelry dress form. I especially love the crochet lace that your added at the base and the brooches. I came over from Carol's party.
The gift for your friend is adorable. I hope she is doing much better. My son was in a terrible auto accident just this month.
I am now following. Please come by and maybe follow me as well.

marie said...

I love your dress form...it's the perfect size too! That's about the size I need for my craft room.
You decorated your dress form beautifully and oh my goodness...what a bargain!

I love the one you made for your friend too.

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