Guess who's come to live at our house:
I've been thinking for a while about constructing a DIY dressmaker's dummy, but never got around to it. But at our last garage sale of the morning yesterday, at the house of a fellow Montessori mom, there these babies were!
I leapt out of the car, dragging Willow along with me and leaving Matt to get Syd, ran across the road, and put my hands on both dummies to claim them. The lady said that she had bought them off of ebay to use for photographing clothes that she, herself, wanted to sell on ebay, but that (familiar story) she'd never gotten around to it and now she was moving.
We paid $35 for the two of these (after a little haggling) and I am pleased as punch. The lady mannequin will take a few hours of work to get padded to my correct size, and the child's mannequin is still quite a bit big even for Willow, but for now I can use the both of them as displays in my craft fair booth.
In between craft fairs, I can't rule out the possibility that I will dress them up in strange outfits and pose them in my windows. Only natural, right?