Monday, April 23, 2007
more about the Paris Flea...
Here's another peek at the mess of stuff I've got ready to go to the Paris Flea Market.
I put together little tins of bits and bobs that I've been collecting. They were a lot of fun to put together and I hope they'll be well-received.
I also made penants for decorating the tent. You can see them here, stacked and ready to be hung.
I'm so excited that my friend Kim has been busy whipping up a dozen of her wonderful aprons for me to offer for sale at the Paris Flea Market. I decided to display one on my dressform. The apron you see here is the most recent of her designs. I had to have it when I saw that it was inspired by my sweet friend Deb.
I really love wearing an apron when I'm working, cooking, and cleaning. It just helps keep me on purpose. Also I love the way these pretty, ruffly aprons look over jeans. Her aprons wrap all the way around to meet in the back and tie with a luxuriously wide sash. Really oh so pretty!
When I put the apron on the dressform to see how it looked displayed this way, it seemed a little funny to have a topless dressform. I tore a few pages out of a dictionary and quickly fashioned a shirt for her.
It might rain a bit for our set up. I think I'll pack everything in my old suitcases and then use them as props for the displays.
I also need to put together a toolchest of crafting supplies and tools. If anyone wants to work on their crafting kit there, I want to have everything they could possibly need accessible.
My back is achy, my mind is racing, and my house is a complete disaster. But I do feel very proud of how much I've been able to accomplish. All the while, I've managed to not go too overboard moneywise, timewise, or stresswise. In fact, I'm fancing the idea of a little nap right about now.