We took down all the Christmas displays at VIMspirations yesterday and decided to "put our best foot forward" for the new year. This is the window display that I designed. Drop on by for a pair of shoes!
We are having a 50% off sale on women's jeans and pants at VIMspirations this week so I made this. I used a teeny tiny pair of jeans, a necktie for the bottom and the strap, a button down shirt for the lining, and finished it off with some buttons and a pin. Come on over and check it out - its for sale. Or buy a pair of jeans for $3.00 and make your own!
As artist-in-residence at VIMspirations thrift store in West Cape May
(which raises money for Volunteers in Medicine) I often do the store and
window displays. Today an animal outreach center opened up next door
to us, so I set up our store window in celebration of dogs and cats. I
had some paw print wrapping paper which I put down on the ledge, cut out
pictures of dogs and cats from magazines and put them in some of the
many photo frames that have been donated to us, found some books in our
collection to add, and also included samples of my dog collarettes with
copies of the article that I wrote for Bark magazine on how to make
them, available as a handout for interested customers. It was a good
day, and most of us in Cape May are very fortunate to still have our
homes, food, water and heat after the ravages of Hurricane Sandy, unlike so many many people just to the north of us. We
will help them, and continue helping them for a long time, in whatever
way that we can. Go to this link for information about evacuating with your pets.
These days, I am trying to make as many things as I can with my own hands. Here are some bookends that I made with some scrap wood, yellow paint and two cans of spinach from the dollar store. I like the way they turned out. I also like my new life in Cape May. I live in a real house, have a studio of my own, started a craft club, and have recently become the artist-in-residence at a local thrift store. We just survived Hurricane Sandy in good shape and are looking forward to walking on the beach again soon.