Archive for July, 2011

DIY Dress Form on a *tight* Budget! Booyah!!

I have to say, this is one of the most informative and useful do-it-yourself blog posts I have ever come across online. No lie!!

Once you click on the following link, you will learn how to make this dress form for approximately $35 or less:

DIY Dress Form

Follow this link: and learn how to DIY!!

I totally need a dress form, not because I sew or make clothing, but for my vintage shop! I have aprons, coverall aprons, and dresses that I’ve posted in my shop that could have way better photos with a better chance of selling if they were displayed on a dress form rather than just a hanger or laid out on a table. But dress forms… they’re so expensive! And with my kind of budget, they’re not only expensive, they’re outrageous!

I found this tutorial on Etsy’s Upcyclers Team’s website and definitely wanted to share it with as many fellow artists or vintage entrepreneurs as I could.  I bookmarked the above blog post on my desktop. I will totally be using it and the links in it to make a dress form in the near future.

Oh, and by the way, if you haven’t checked out Etsy’s Upcyclers Team (of which I just so happen to be a member), then you need to subscribe to their website:, go like their Facebook Page, and follow them on Twitter!!






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Motivation, Why Hast Thou Forsaken Me??

Why have I been having so much trouble recently doing all the things that need doing?

I’ve always been an overachiever. It’s in my blood. That’s just what I do. At any given point during my adult life I’ve always been working on several different projects and goals under several different deadlines, but recently… I’ve just seemed to stare at my computer screen and idly leaf through webpages looking at all the things other people have been doing instead.

I have things that need to be posted in my vintage shop online. I have things that I need to finish working on for my art shop and I have things that I need to start working on too. I have wedding favors to make. I have an entire apartment to pack for next month’s move. etc etc etc sigh…

All my body and mind wants to do right now is take naps. All the time. Oh, and write a blog complaining about it.


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The Awesome Train Just Keeps on Rollin’!

I should have written up this little blog post back at the beginning of June when it actually happened… So, here I am again trying to play catch-up with my website. It never ends.

So our stop-motion animated short film “Frowning” was entered in and accepted into the ASIFA Atlanta’s 9th Annual Roll Yer Own independent animation screening! While we may not have won, we totally got a lot of promotion and attention from the independent animation kind of crowd here in the ATL and got to enjoy some VERY awesome locally brewed coffee and cappuccinos.

For those of you who don’t know (like me, who had no clue what it was until I found out Frowning had been accepted), ASIFA is the Association Internationale du Film d’Animation. Here in the U.S. there’s the ASIFA-Atlanta, the ASIFA-Hollywood, the ASIFA-East (New York and the East Coast), the ASIFA-Colorado, and many many more.

I can’t remember exactly how many short films were accepted into the screening, but we watched approximately an hour and a half of animated shorts by filmmakers and artists from all around the Atlanta area (While drinking some of the best coffee I’ve ever had in my life! Seriously, they even had traditional macchiatos there, none of that Starbucks junk…).

So who wants to know what the most recent screening is that Frowning got accepted into? Just found out today– Dragon*Con!!! Are we totally, completely awesome or what?

I don’t really have any other info about being accepted to Dragon*Con other than it’s sometime this coming September, and last year was my first year there, basking in all the geeky fanboy and fangirl total AWESOMENESS.

I’ll keep everyone updated as soon as I find out more. YAY!

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