Thank you to everyone who entered the Apron Giveaway! Sorry that it took me so long to post, I know, I was suppose to draw a winner on Sunday but life is crazy. Okay, weak excuse but the truth! Onto the details, the random number generator I used popped up with #20, Becky.
What a delightful blog she has! You really must pop over for a visit, trust me, you'll stay for a spell and browse..
I'll be getting her new apron out to her lickity split! :) Now... how did I create the display stand/half mannequin? That is a funny story.
I have mentioned in the past that I started selling at local craft fairs. Well, it's really hard to sell an apron that no one can see. So, after fussing and contemplating getting a mannequin from EBay (my husband's idea) I knew that it needed a stand. This lamp base was dug out of the basement.
Alright now what?
Well, I had some leftover cushion foam (rectangular in shape, approx 5 feet long and 10" wide) I folded/ rolled it into an oval and used a jean skirt from my closet to hold it closed.
<--- here is the foam all 'buttoned up'. Next, I shoved (that is a technical term) the lamp assembly up into the center of the foam (from underneath the skirt) so that the skirt hung down over the lamp post. the green foam top looked less than appetizing so I used some cotton fabric and tucked it neatly between the skirt and foam, shaping as I went.
You can see the lamp housing peeking out from the foam here. ----->
<--- Here is the finished stand, white cotton in place with the skirt bottom scrunched (another technical term) up with a ribbon.
I just tie my apron of choice around and it's ready to go. The only draw back is that the base is solid brass which makes it a twee bit heavy. I don't have to worry about it tipping over though. You might not do craft fairs, but it works great for photographing aprons or belts even. I could stuff the skirt to fill it out more (aaahhemmm.. give her a toosh) but for my use it's fine the way it is.
Who knew a lamp base and some foam could be so darn useful and it was free! (and you can't beat that with a wet noodle!)
(You can click on the above images to see them larger)