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.
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.
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.