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The Junior Dress Form

  This post may contain affiliate links. I wasn't looking for another dress form. I didn't NEED another dress form. But when I spotted her, I knew SHE  needed ME ! W elcome to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop.  We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY.  I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you.  Their links will be listed at the end of this post. It all started at a random yard sale that my husband and I came across one Saturday afternoon.  There were many relics that were discovered in an old barn - this dress form included.  What made her unique was the fact that she was found  under the floor - in the dirt.   She was dirty, torn, and eaten away by who knows what -  -mice?  -rats? And let's not forget the rust. Miraculously, part of her tag still was attached. It now lives on the inside. Let's face it.  Most would consider her a 'Lost Cause', but I love a challen

Spring Picket Fence...and a Bunny!

This post may contain affiliate links. We got a foot of snow the other day.... The snowbanks are impressive ... And Spring is only 4 days away! So, I guess we should get started on some Spring crafting! But, before we get into it, let me welcome you to the  Creative Craft Hop  hosted by Sara from  Birdz of a Feather .   If you just came from Donna @ Modern on Monticello ,   welcome to the Cottage!  At the bottom of this post I'll direct you to the next stop on this hop, but be sure to visit all of the other stops too for some amazing inspiration. They will all be listed.....o n to today's project: Here's what you'll need: * Paint sticks * Chipboard - or bunny wood cutouts * Felt *Burlap * Craft paint * Glue * Faux greenery * Pom Pom/ Pom Maker *Ribbon *Jute Twine * Hot glue gun Start by making your fence with 8 paint sticks and some glue .  I trimmed 2 of them as the cross pieces.  After the glue dries, paint the fence white with your craft paint. You used to be able t