27 Oct 2013

Sewing Room

The October challenge over on the Arty Inklings blog this month was 3D with a sewing theme...you can pop over and have a look here well I had this mannequin sitting on my desk for ages and nowhere to live lol.. I had made it one day when just playing around with the die and some old book pages.

I painted a piece of grey board with mermaid and bora bora fresco paints and stamped with coffee archival ink. I cut some lacey borders from a Tim Holtz die strip and stuck around the edge after painting it with chocolate pudding.

I have a big bag of empty spools so took 4 and painted them brown and used them as feet for my little stand. I then took 3 more all different sizes and coloured those too using a mixture of mermaid and chocolate pudding. I wrapped assorted lace and ribbon around them. I painted a small metal tin with little black dress and french roast and filled it with ribbon and buttons..laid the scissors across and voila!!

My sis in the USA would love this but not sure it would survive the journey!!

Thanks for stopping by....


  1. Ooooh what a fab idea, love it

    Sam xxx

  2. Oh that's just gorgeous! Love the mannekin, but all the bits and bobs on her stand are just great.

  3. Wow, that is fabulous Lin. Love the colours. X

  4. Oh Lin. This is absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous colours. Love that touch of red on one of the spools. You must do a tutorial on how you made the mannequin. It's stunning.

  5. Really fabulous project, love the tiny scissors & buttons embellishments :-)

  6. Love this Lin! The colours are so pretty and that mannequin is brilliant! Love all the little details you included but I'd be very nervous about sending it across the pond!

    Lesley Xx

  7. Lin, that is so beautiful. The mannequin looks wonderful & I love the base with all its fab embellishments.


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