Tuesday, March 30, 2010

A Fun Project!!!




As soon as I saw the Maya Road dressform chipboard book, I knew I had to make something fun with it. I've finished three pages, both sides, and I thought I'd show you how it's coming along. I covered each with paper, mostly scraps, sanded the edges and inked with Vintage Photo Distress Inks. I used lots of Tim Holtz products, various sewing related stamps, old buttons, mini chipboard pieces, K&CO butterfly, my own pearl swirls (see former post), and an old watch face we found among my MIL's things. I'm very happy so far with how they are coming out. There are 3 more inside pages and the front and back cover (that's 10 more sides to do!!Yikes!) but I am taking my time and trying to make them really special. I have loved sewing all my life and have made clothing, quilts, dolls, curtains etc over the years. It's still my first love. Enjoy!

8 comments:

Diane said...

Very cool Mary....can't decide which one I like best!! Crafty Secrets has a neat vintage sewing stamp set and Cosmo Cricket has a neat line of vintage sewing paper and add ons...haven't seen this chipboard...neat!!!

Clare D. said...

Mary, Thanks for leaving the QVC coupon question on my blog! It led me to your blog, which is marvelous! And I am dress form obsessed. So, I love this post. To get the coupon, google QVC coupons. You should be able to find a new customer coupon, and some for existing customers, if you spend $75.00 or more.

Whimcees said...

Wow! What a great project! Everything about it is perfection!

Wishing you a Happy Easter!

Barbara Diane

Diane said...

I love these!! I just bought the chipboard book in the bra shape. I'm still contemplating how to frou-frou it up a LOT! ;-)

Diane

ClassyChassy said...

Those are adorable - nice work!

Ruth said...

Hello Mary.... Just discovered your blog and you create such beautiful work! Really!

Thanks for sharing all the great links links to tutorials and supplies.

Happy Crafting ;) Ruth

marie said...

I read about these on Diane Knott's blog and she was right!! They are just wonderful!

Mitzi Curi said...

What a great project! I'd love to give that a try.....I'm enjoying your blog, just having a look around. Thanks for entering my giveaway, I'm glad Dawn mentioned it. She is the sweetest person ever!!!

Mitzi