Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Crafty Day

Several weeks ago, I was invited over to Girly Muse's house for a little decoupage action. It was something I'd never done before and found it thoroughly enjoyable...therapeutic even.

In the meantime, BF Elaina and I have been on the hunt for mannequin heads - to serve several purposes, but mainly for displaying headbands. Last week, as I was in the checkout line at Savers, I came across two huge bins of these:

Fast forward to Saturday. Elaina wants to spend the day fabric shopping, crafting and sewing in preparation for an upcoming bazaar. She had this great idea to decoupage the mannequin heads. I was totally on board for that! I can't sew, but I can rip and paste!

Our first official stop was S.A. Harris in Brooklyn Park - a warehouse piled floor to ceiling with discount fabric. Quite overwhelming, but an overall good experience. Elaina found some great fabric for making purses and tutus.

Next we went to Savers to purchase more heads, then on to JoAnn Fabrics for everything else. By the time we finally got back to Elaina's house I couldn't wait to start decoupaging! Later, friends Katie, Keely and Debbie joined us and decoupaged heads as well - it was so much fun!

Our individual works of art....

Monroe...by Elaina

Juliette...by Me.

Roxy...by Keely. Pheobe...by Deb & Katie.

Here are some pictures of Elaina's enviable sewing room. Isn't it just the cutest crafty space ever!

Tutu also seen here.

Debbie = Crafter-Extraordinaire.

Minnesota readers: Items will be featured at the Oakwood Bazaar, November 6 & 7. Click here for more information. You won't want to miss it!


Girly Muse said...

Love those heads. So fun.

Oh, to have all that material so nicely displayed...it's dreamy. Love the room...and the people in it. :)

Anonymous said...

so cool!

Anonymous said...

for cool! what a great idea. i love how they turned out.