Ever since I entered Blogland, I have (like so many of you) wanted a vintage dress form. I searched and searched until I realized I would never own one of the truly beautiful vintage forms because, well... they were just too expensive. I had no luck finding one that even came close to something I could afford. As I hopped down the list of beautiful studios for the Where Bloggers Create party, I saw many lovely mannequins and once again my desire to find (or make) one was renewed. I've been searching Craig's List for the past week hoping that I would find something that I could modify with decoupage etc. When I saw the listing for this one last night... I immediately sent an email crossing my fingers that I was the first. I heard from the owner this morning and drove an hour out to Litchfield Park where my girl was waiting for me! No, she isn't very old, but she has a fabric cover and a nice base and she was only $50.00! I am a happy camper!!! I'm already running ideas over in my head for what I want to do to her. I think the neck needs a finial, and nice coat of white paint as well as the base. Now, do I try to make a wire skirt or do I look for a fluffy vintage petticoat to cover her naked lower half?? Maybe I just leave her as-is!! All I know is... I love Craig's List!!
BTW... In case any of you were wondering... I had some technical issues yesterday. My blog wouldn't load properly. It took FOREVER to finally load! I didn't notice it until after I did the post, so I tried removing the post to see if it was the culprit. It was not. :( I then tried removing some of the lists of party attendees. (They can all be found on the Where Bloggers Create blog)
Finally I dumped my whole template and started all over. That helped me discover the problem.
There was something that had corrupted my Feedjit and on-line user counter. So, if any of you are experiencing the same problems... remove those first and see what happens. :)