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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Just one dress form will make me very happy

Seriously, what's with this wanting a dress form? Its driving me crazy. Not like I have a space for it, but I have been spending too much time looking at photos of dress forms, especially vintage, wire and altered ones.

They captivate me, the photos at least. I don't know if I will still be as captivated once it's in my house. More likely, knowing me, I will feel as if its watching me (especially those fabric/full form ones), then I'd end up freakin' out and feeling spooked. Hahaha!

However, i think this one is perfect! Click the link and you'll know why. Perfection, isn't it? But yeah, No, I'll not be getting it anytime soon. What would I do with it? And there will soon be some elevator construction work going on outside our door, the amount of dust (which will taint my dress form) will be unbearable, the noise will kill me, yeah, long story, I'll blog about it once they started and I can actually have some photos taken of the mess. LOL. *sigh* a girl can certainly dream. . . (of the dress form, not of the dust). :D

One layout... another friend :)

big time

This is Louisa May. We used to have playdates for the girls (just so we could sit there all day, chit-chatting and giggling). We also used to have breakfast together after sending our girls to their respective schools. They are now in San Diego.. so far away from me. So far away from our playdates and breakfast meets and I'm missing them. Big Time.

The layout is simple - because we are simple. (the photo seems crooked? sorry...!!) I can tell her what is on my mind, without her over-analyzing things over and over again! That's the best part! *grins* Miss you Lou..!! *hugs*

close up 1

Teal Frame Wallpaper overlay, on Scenic Route background paper. Pink Wings overlay with some equally pink rhinestones.

close up 2

Added a little flourish from Mini Vintage antique white rub onsMetallic Silver Ink on kraft Little Circles paper. Those lacey looking ruffles peeking from underneath the cardstock, urmm.. is a strip of die-cut ribbon (i suppose? I don't know, really). I bought some from the shop that sells pretty things associated with weddings, near my parents'. I seldom go there, because everytime I go, I would definitely be buying things I don't need. But seeing that one of my sister is getting married next year (it's never too early to start shopping), I might have to *read - must* plan a visit soon, you know, I have obligations as THE big sister, to help with the organizing and decorating. *cough*cough*cough* LOL.

What else is happening? Ah! 4 weeks off school for the girls. 4 weeks of craziness in the house. LOL. Send me some good luck vibes, will you? *grins* We're goin' cycling soon. . .I guess I'll see you soon with my sore bum and aching legs.

45 comments :

KimmyS said...

Yah, thanks for making me want one of those now as well...*sigh*
They ARE pretty though.

That layout is ACE, girl. I totally dig that design, espesh that lace ribbon and the pink butterfly.

xoxo

Christine said...

Oh, that's so sad that she's not close anymore, sounds like you had a beautiful friendship.

Ingrid Fasquelle said...

aww, Sasha, your layout is pure cuteness (once again) ! It makes me want to scrap some pics i have from my dear Grandma, i absolutely have to scrap them that way ! So simple, so clean, and so beautiful ! Thanks soo much for inspiration ! ;)

Ingrid

Lucy Edson said...

I'm crazy about dress forms, too - I have a collection of little ones and stamps - need one of those vintage ones!!

You are simply the queen of clean and simple!! Love it, Sasha! It's hard to have friends so far away. :)

Maryangella said...

It's sad to be so far from such a great friend but the great thing is that you are still friends. Now that layout... it is so beautiful, I love the simplicity and beauty of it. Goodluck with the cycling, I cringe every time I hear the girls say "Mommy, Daddy lets go riding" because my behind is the one that suffers the most :) Have a wonderful weekend.

hennahana said...

Wonderful layout as ever :)
Whereabouts is the shop that you got the ribbon from? I've got family in Singapore so end up there pretty much every summer.
xxxx Hana

Coochies & All said...

SHEERS!! Yes!! - thank you so much for clearing that up for me. And this layout is beautifully elegant sasha - love it!! :)
Have an enjoyable 4 weeks yah? For me - I have 2 boys so just help me say a prayer, won't you? :))
elaine t

Carla said...

Sorry you're missing your friend. My inlaws live there and its a beautiful place. We were there last year.
Love the LO...the colors, trim, butterfly...fabulous!!!
That dress form is gorgeous. I've seen smaller versions in the stores. Wanted to get one but don't have anywhere to put it.

jeremyk123 said...

love it!

deana said...

That dress form is so pretty! I have a dress form in my craft room, but it's basically just for decor. I mean, God forbid I use my sewing machine for something other than paper projects! :-) I say get it... & be happy!

♥ the LO... especially the butterfly.... :-)

Enjoy your cycling! :-)

eMeLiNe Seet said...

lurve dress forms too !! it's a good thing i live in small spaces =)

punkysue said...

hahaha thank you! those teachers are worth making videos for anyway! but you know what would be better?? a beautifully made card =) *hint hint*

Nat said...

ohh that dress form is pretty cool! And your layout is amazing yet again - love your work!!!

scrap-myself-silly said...

Sweet sweet layout ... miss LM too :) Think of her everytime I pass by her place on the way to PP.
Hugs to the gals and best of luck holding on to your sanity hehehhe...

lovies.

Razna Creation said...

Salam ziarahh

kagum betul everytime singgah blog you..

Sharmaine Kruijver said...

Stunning page!
Hugs and hope the 4 weeks are fun :)

Leslie Ashe said...

I MISS YOU I MISS YOU..now gimme your cheek and I'll kiss you! (LOL!)

Hi Sasha!!!!!!!! Gorgeous layout. GA-OR-GEOUS. Thanks for that inspiration!
You're so sweet to stop by my blog and leave me that note! LOVE YOU!

jazsutra said...

gorgeous piece of layout sasha!so clean and classy and yet so much to see ;).thanks for always coming by my blog.-jaz

laura vegas said...

i'm intriqued by the dress forms .. yet, they wouldn't look right in my house. lol! but wouldn't it be fun to make a fluffy skirt for it out of ribbons!

love the layout. i love your clean, simple, linear style!

Ayesha said...

oooh that dress form is lush honestly and what do you mean where like somewhere anywhere but if i can get that i think i will do!!! Thanks for the postie im feeling better just trying to get my health sorted the two little ones are wearing me out!!!the joys of mother hood lol and to top it off i have no laptop so im using my brother in laws computer whenever i can which is soooooooo vintage lol im loving that layput im so all for anything with butterflys lately xxx

coravre said...

beautiful, I know it's not an original comment but I love your LO.
xoxo

vtpuggirl said...

You always make such beautiful layouts, this is just amazing! So classy.

Mélanie Blackburn said...

Gorgeous lo Sasha! You know when you post a new lo I get all excited. LOL!!! Just love to see your work, you are truly inspiring.

Karmele said...

Sasha cute layout! Friendship is one of the best inspirations!!
xoxo

ania said...

Don't have mucht o say but <3 :)

rev said...

what a cute & beautiful & stunning layout girl!sorry you have to miss them that much, but the layout rocks, as ever!!

hippy_chick said...

Who make's that smaller circled pp?? & congrate's for being in july's scrapbook trend's!!!!!

Sarah

roree said...

Gorgeous layout, Sasha! Love the pop of pink. Your blog header is just the cutest too! Hugs!

AbbieTorroll said...

aww as I was clicking on the dress form I was trying to imagine what was so special about it and then.... wow!! totally in love here!! i hope you get it!! ;) ooo so pretty!!!

love your new layout chica!! Sorry you don't live so close to her anymore;( but your page is so pretty and special!!

have a great week girlie!!

dannigirl said...

that is so funny that you mention the dress form. i went antiquing a couple of weeks ago and was looking for one. no luck. they were way over priced.good luck with your search.
~danni

Staci said...

Sigh. Your layouts are always full of such gorgeous details. I love how you placed the butterfly in the center of the photos, just fab! And, ugh, I know how much it sucks when good friends are far away :-( LOVE that dress form. So thanks, now you've got me wanting to shell out several hundred bucks for one, heheha!

Peggy said...

Your LO is beautiful, it looks elegant and just simply pretty.
xxx Peggy

Danielle said...

gorgeous as ever!! i have some friends like that who i miss too..
hugs,
danielle

sharon Ong said...

Lovely layout! And lovely to see you at the store that day - hugs.

Louisa May said...

Hey dear ! Sorry i just saw this !!! What a privilege and now you are making me all teary !! I want I want I want that LO !!! Do exact copy (if that's possible, or better still, another) and send to me !!! heheh ! Will be back before u know it and we can make up for lost time and get drunk on kopi !! Stay sane this month ya. If it gets too much, get hubby to babysit and you fly up here and stay with me !!

Aihara Ramintessah Sanchez said...

HUn so stunning page!!Love the simple and sleek look yet its full of impact.You are such inspirational.And gee,you really know how to make me drool with that link on the dress form..so excited for you to have that one! Loving it too!

Blue Banana said...

Your layouts are always ALWAYS so beautiful.

Thank you so much for taking time to visit my blog. ;)

Breanne Crawford said...

love that layout! and that dress form! i had been wanting one and was lucky enough that my mom found one for me at a garage sale last year!

Christiane said...

it's so much fun to come to your blog!! love it here and your work, girl!! :))

Birgit said...

Ohh, I can totally understand...now I want one too! :)
Gorgeous LO!!

Brenda Hurd said...

i'm sending you good luck vibes! I need them to so send some back - i'm dying already and we've only been out 5 days - sad i know. LOVE your blog header!

Meredith Treloar said...

Love how you have use the Hambly oval frame with the graph paper behind it ... might have to try that!! I buy Hambly transparencies but need to make myself cut them up and use them ... they are so yummy!!

The Inque Spot said...

You are not the only one obsessing over dress forms and hat forms. Everything you touch you rock. Love it.

ibh said...

Salam...kagum dengan hasil kraf...

Rosewood said...

I know how you feel but I figured life is too short so I just bought one. I was a cheapy but I don't care I will manage itsomehow. I hope all you gals get the forms you want.