I’ve been very busy sewing, planning and preparing for Heirlooms Artisan Market for the past few weeks. I’ve put off hair cuts, house cleaning and human interaction to make this the best and biggest market I’ve ever done. It’s the last day before the market – the last day of spring – and I just found time to get a sorely needed hair cut and photograph my last spring dress.
I feel like I spent all winter working on custom items. Now that I’ve gotten through most of them, and I’ve finished the last sample of the winter season, I can finally start thinking and looking forward to spring.
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.