Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Excited About the Lady

The lady to whom I am referring is actually not a lady (or "waydee" as Charlie says)but my new dress form!

After many frustrating attempts at finding a dress form on craigslist, I discovered that it was less expensive to purchase a new one from a mannequin manufacturer. When the UPS man stopped at the house with a big box, my heart jumped for joy.

Several beautiful vintage outfits have been waiting in my armoire. It was great fun dressing up the lady tonight (she needs a name!-how about Gigi?) in preparation for my etsy sale. Alas, much ironing needs to be done and I am the worst when it comes to ironing. My husband is a perfectionist in this area and he agreed to help out. Big, big brownie points; I am sooo grateful for his willingness to help.

Fortunately, the above dress is a polyester darling from the 50s or 60s and required no ironing. I dressed it up with a pink velvet belt of my own as well as some of my favorite aqua pearls.

Tomorrow I hope to put a pink seersucker blazer up as well as a stunning evening dress from the, beaded, pristine.

Below is a picture of the wrapped copper mold I sold tonight. It is really cute, in the shape of baby blocks. The "wrapping" is a vintage curtain, pink tulle and a peony I made from recycled satin gowns (see tutorial).

It has been a crazy week. The transmission on the Odyssey went out and the repair is about $3,000. We prayed about it & decided that the wisest decision was to sell the Honda and pull cash out to purchase a different vehicle. E & I are so thankful for my dad's guidance and all the help my mom was today, ferrying me around and helping get the tomato plants in the garden.

With all the car chaos, I found myself fretting and stressing about money, frustrated that we have to dip into savings now when we were hoping to wait until next year. Then God gently reminded me that I was blessed to be able to purchase a car, that even 1 car is a luxury in most of the world. Then my husband drove up with T in the car from soccer and I realized how much worse it would be to have a cancer diagnosis or death of a loved one. It really is JUST a blown transmission. Thankful that my parents taught me how to manage money & live within my means.

Hebrews 13:5 "Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you'".


  1. I hope you keep Irene (my suggested name) clothed at all times.

  2. Irene is a great name-although #2 pick if I ever had a daughter...
    Charlie is always lifting up the waydee's skirt and saying "no legs!"