Friday, March 20, 2009

Love Fridays..... meet Frances

I've been searching high and low for a mannequin or dressmakers dummy for what seems like the longest time ever! I've tried freecycle, ebay, the oppy, secondhand shops.... all with no luck.

My mum arrived on my doorstep Wednesday night with a housewarming present - she was advertised in the local paper (a place where I would have never thought to look).
Mum suggested that I should christen her Frances, because that's her middle name... and now it's sort of stuck, so, may I introduce you to my new model - Frances.


The reason why she deserves to be my Love Friday post - well, now I don't have to model my own creations and try to take self-timed shots with the camera.

The home of Love Fridays....

30 comments:

Selina said...

very nice to meet you Frances!

Katie said...

pleased to meet you Francis!

Christie said...

oh i LOVE her!

i think i am going to get my grandmother's it is sitting in her shed!

katiecrackernuts said...

Don't you love it when a search ends so perfectly. I have been searching for the perfect wooden hatmaker's block. They're so expensive.

willywagtail said...

O lucky, lucky you. I'll bet your Mum got a huge kick out of finding Frances too. And that Apron is to die for. The colours are just perfect. Cherrie

PaisleyJade said...

What a great find! Looking foward to seeing more of Frances modelling your amazing creations!

Mee a Bee said...

I am so jealous, she's beautiful!

Cathy said...

She is just gorgeous. I am after one too - I search everywhere - if you hear of any others going...........

Kat said...

nice to meet you Frances. I named my mannequin Molly. I love her! She was my 21st present from my Pop and Carolyn

running thread said...

I am so so jealous! I have been looking everywhere for one of these dummies (sorry Frances, no offence!)
She's perfect and what a wonderful gift.
I'm going right now to check the ads in my local paper.

bubbachenille said...

I need to get myself a kiddy one of those..and it (she) kinda looks like a Frances !!

chunkychooky (Cath) said...

yay mum!! Aren't they great? always nice when the universe provides too...

Diana Meade said...

You and Frances are lucky to have each other, and already she is wearing the very best apron. Welcome Frances.

Michelle said...

love her to bits....
i want one....
does she have a sister...
have looked but never found on either....gorgous...

Sophie Appleby said...

Oh me, Oh my! I LOVE it! I like everyone else it seems have been on the search for a mannequin for years. I've never quite found the perfect one. Frances is just beautiful! You are very lucky indeed.
Sophie x

flossy-p said...

OH! Frances is beeeautiful! She deserves much love indeed!

Hoppo Bumpo said...

Lucky duck - Frances is wonderful. She looks like the strong, silent type!

handmaiden said...

lucky you and what a thoughtful mum...I am sure we will see alot of Frances

Mistea said...

The beautiful Francis modelling a gorgeous apron - I can see why you love her. Lucky you.

Swirlyarts said...

Well hello there Frances. Looking mighty fine in that apron!

.girl ferment. said...

oh she is lovely
maybe you should make her a plush head...
happy weekend

Melanie said...

that is a very cool present indeed. Good on ya mum

Sophie Appleby said...

Ps. There is a little award waiting for you over at my blog :)
xx

Cass said...

Great score Cam. A friend of mine had one that I said no to and of course now I want one

Karin said...

Just perfect. I love her. :-)

Louise said...

She's gorgeous!!

Elizabeth said...

hello frances!

you are lovely!

FruteJuce said...

I saw a fantastic tutorial on how to make your own 'frances'. Think I will post it on my blog as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bs-3afxpKPE&feature=related I think this is really creative.

Corrie said...

woohoo you've got one! I love not having to be in the photo!!!!

Molly said...

Frances You look fabulous in your new frock. :)
I want a dress form too. I've been serching high and low as well.