Friday, October 31, 2008


You know how you have always wanted something, but really have no idea what you'd really do with it or why you must have it. You just want to have it.

I have always wanted a dress form. My husband did locate one a few years back, but it was musty and ugly gray. Then I discovered blogs and others had the same desire for a dress form. Heather's dress form at Past and Present Collection really sparked my desire for one these ladies again. And the true inspiration was from Cath at Just something I Made, she's a real artist.

So this how the story goes. We decided to try our hand a craft show and sell some jewerly. What better way to display some jewerly, but on a dress form. I got really lucky and stumbled across this super estate sale. There she was in the guest house waiting for a new home. I waited for the second day, which was half off day. I scooped Beatrice right on up for $12.50. She was a bit musty, so I frebreezed her and let her sit on my porch for a week or to air out.

I used an old dictionary and started to modge podge the pages to her. It took alot of glue, but she came together in about two nap times (about 4 hrs). Beatrice didn't have a stand, so I just followed what Cath did and used a old lamp base which we had laying around. Beatrice worked out great for the show and now I have my dress form.
The Junk Mammas

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The 1st show

For the past 3 weeks we have been desperately trying to get ready for our first art/craft fair. Instead of finishing our planned items, we decided to torture our selves with new ones each days- the projects seemed never ending!!

Then we had our share of mishaps, ordering jewelry parts in the wrong size, running out of supplies without being able to find things that match and we had aprons made (which turned out awesome!! Thanks Merry!!)but were a couple sizes too big.

But, we knew the show must go on and our booth turned out pretty darn good- for a couple of rookies.) It was definitely a learning experience, with lots of Diet Pepsi drank, burns with the glue gun, and new found love of creating great things.

Check out our Esty's store!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Chalk boards and stuff

We love chalk boards, and could hang them in any room in our houses. Found a french provincial wood cutout the other day and decided it would be a fantastic shape for a chalk board. Fancy gold frames go great with chalkboards inside too!

Here are some of our chalk boards and other misc. projects we have been hard at work on for the fall art/craft fair. Some of these items will also be available on Etsy the end of the month.

Junk Mammas

Monday, October 6, 2008

Halloween Party-better late than never

Country Home

A sign Jenny's husband (Andy) made us a few years back.

I am feeling a bit witchy these days. I am sure my family and friends would agree. Now we need to get to work on the kids costumes.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

A different kinda six pack

In our hay-day we used to celebrate birthdays with a six pack of beer and a headache the next day. Now we like to celebrate with a 6 pack of cupcakes and a belly ache.

Happy Birthday Jenny!