Believe it or not, I am about to open a third booth!! This one is at 309 Fifth Ave. in downtown Attalla, AL– they refer to this block as Antique Alley- lots of antique shops!! The owners are renovating the building now to open “Uptown Antiques, LLC sometime in April. Sister # 4 lives there and asked if I would be interested in sharing a booth and of course, my answer was Yes, Yes, Yes!!! This is gonna be fun, sista!!!
I have been busy getting things ready for “Uptown Antiques and also rushing to replace the furniture that sold in my front booth at Old Bank Antiques. I was giddy when the owner called me and said that one customer had bought 5 pieces of furniture (all Annie Sloan Chalk Paint)!!! That almost wiped out my booth. They didn’t take it with them, so I have another week to finish some things up.
Here is one of the fun(ny) projects I’ve been working on
See the old mannequin with the towel on his head?
I have two of these –one is at my Old Bank booth
and this guy has resided on Junk Mountain - in the garage for over a year now
He was there for me every time I threw in the towel ( Ha! I couldn’t help myself!)
I decided it was time to dress him up and take him out
I put my hoard of cream fabric and burlap to work and made a
The strip of webbing is just a little fashion statement
I had to make it large to get it over his broad, manly shoulders
I cinched it with ribbon and curtain ring clips to show off his chiseled waist
I wanted to leave his original underwear on
and decided to let the old fabric peek out
Sewing without a pattern was challenging but lots of fun
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It was only after he was dressed and ready for his photo shoot that…
I realized I had created Mini G-Man…
My very own G-Mannequin!
What WAS I thinking???
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