What I’m Working On This Week: 02/12/13

I started working on my DIY chalkboard dress form last week – taking it apart, fixing it up and putting it back together in my size/ my sample size – and I picked up my chalkboard paint ($22.97 at Home Depot), brush, roller, paint tray, putty to fill the gaps/seams, putty knife and sanding sponge yesterday. All together, after tax, the whole project cost me $53.33, not too shabby considering a small printed shop sign is $40 before time or money spent on the design. I should have it puttied and ready for paint by the end of the week.


It is my exact double, and it kind of creeps me out.

I’ve already found one market I can take my new sign to next year! In the next few weeks, I intend to apply for a spot at the Heirlooms Artisan Market taking place in Welland, ON on June 21st. The market is held in the gardens and greenhouses of a local garden centre / flower shop. I’m looking forward to spending a day outdoors, in the sweet spring air, meeting new people and (hopefully) selling lots of pretty spring dresses and hair bows.

(Image from Heirlooms: Etsy Artisan Market Blog)

(Image from Heirlooms: Etsy Artisan Market)

Since I will spend most of this week making and filling orders from the Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, I don’t expect to make much headway on new dresses, I’m still waiting for my bacon fabric to arrive anyway. I have picked out fabric for The Aurora Dress though! I’ll be using eco-friendly, 100% cotton in black, white and shades of nude. I also stumbled across this wonderful van Gogh / Doctor Who fabric late last week and have some exciting ideas taking shape.

teal swirls landscape --blue boxes

(Image from Spoonflower)