Friday, June 7, 2013

Friday Finds - Handmade Love

I’ve been on the look-out for an old dressmaker’s form, or some other structure, that I could dress up with scarves and jewelry to photograph.

Last weekend my mom and aunt were planning a trip to the flea market.  I asked my mom to keep an eye out for a form that might work for me. 

These two clever and talented women made one!  I cannot believe that they made this!

First they tea stained the fabric and created a pattern; they sewed and stuffed the body. And then they crafted a wooden base from a broom handle and scrap wood. 

Truly an amazing treasure!



  1. Wow! That's pretty clever! Everyone I've ever seen for sale in a vintage shop is pretty pricey, so this is a great idea!

  2. We had so much fun making it. So glad you like and can use.

  3. Lovely! I have a miniature form that I keep on my desk and I so adore it. Reminds me of my grandmother. :)

  4. What a nice surprise and i adore the tea staining!

  5. Nice idea, your mom and aunt did a great job !
    Have a wonderful weekend,