18 January 2011

coffee filter ruffles and a giveaway

 i love to use things for a different purpose
 than that of which they were intended for.

so why can't 100 coffee filters
and 8 hot glue sticks

 be layered and turned into
a beautiful, if i do say so myself,
skirt for this lady??

 i recently found this mannequin at a thrift store.
i covered here with book paper but thought she still
needed something else.

so the hot glue gun got plugged in, and now she's wearing
a beautiful ruffled skirt which are all the rage these days, no?

 i would love to keep her around, but i really have no place for her.
i mean really, she can not live on the coffee table in my living room.

 though i do like the statement that she makes.
i also quite like her in my front window.

 but my neighbors would surely think i have gone off my rocker if
i had a mannequin in my front window.

and if i had the coffee shop of my dreams
i would for sure have her in the window of the coffee shop.

because i think dressed in her coffee filter skirt,
she would look right at home in a coffee shop window.

 but i do not.
so i will sell her in my Burlap JunKtion booth
and hope that she goes to a good home.

i would like to give her a name before i send her off,
and this is where YOU come in!

 i will tempt you with this lovely necklace.
that's right, it can be yours.

all you have to do is tell me, in the comments,
what name you think would be good for her.

 if you add yourself as a follower {and tell me if you do}
then i will add your name to the drawing twice.

contest ends saturday, jan. 22, 2011 at midnight (cst)

i will post the winners name on sunday.
{please make sure that when i hit reply that i am able to send you an email.
if i can not get a hold of you i will have to chose another winner}.

i will chose the name for her that i like best.

all comments will then go into a hat, and i will draw a winner.

good luck!
contest is also open to you overseas girls!  comment away!

comments are a now closed,  and the winner is:
please contact me with your address

thanks to all of you for playing along, i chose JAVA JUDY as her name!
and she looks amazing in my booth...photos coming soon!

i'm linking up over at Faded Charm for white wednesday.  hello to everyone
that came from there!


Sweet Magnolias Farm said...

I love the use of the coffee filters as a skirt ..Great idea !!!


tales from an oc cottage said...

Aren't you a clever thing! LOVE IT!

m ^..^

Tete said...

Love those coffee filters! Your home in lovely! HWW

Polly said...

I love what you did with it! I have been toying with this same concept on a mannequin I've had for a while, but just haven't gotten around to it. Thanks for the inspiration!!

How about Charlotte?


cityfarmer said...

I love love love her ...
"Java Judy"

... how much$$$

email me with details

Donna said...

Your mannequin is amazing! I love anything involving vintage book pages, and the coffee filer skirt is genius! She looks like a "Stella" to me:)

junquegypsy said...

I think she is darling. She looks like a CoCo to me with her ruffle skirt. Just found your blog - love it. I'm a new follower.

A Cottage Muse said...

She is stunning! She would be the perfect hostess for a coffee house, great idea!

Because she is so beautiful, and taking a hint from your blog I say "Bella"!

So happy I stopped by...I'll be keeping my fingers crossed!

A Cottage Muse said...

....and I am a new follower!

Ellie B said...

Too cute! I think she looks like a FiFi and would fit in so well in a french patisserie! And I love the photo from outside looking in! Beautiful!

Marci said...

Love the coffee filter idea! Awhile back, I saw a blg post on making paper flowers out of coffee filters.

That necklace is going to make some lucky follower quite happy!

How about Isabella?

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I'd say she definitely belongs in the window of some wonderful little boutique or shop. Tres chic and you are so clever with the filters. Filters are wonderful little things, so many uses! If she goes in your booth someone will surely snap up her. Lottie is her name and I am a new follower. HWW

Anne Marie... said...

Hi Kathi! Did you ever see that dress I made for the May 2010 event? It was all decked out with coffee filters!!! It was one of the most fun projects I have ever worked on......and yours look great!

9405018--Pat said...

Love it great idea! How about Sammantha.....have great weekend and stay warm...Pat H

Frizzy and Bird said...

Good morning. I'm always so impressed with your beautiful ideas and creativity. Never in a million years would I have thought to do that! I wish I could just borrow your brain for a day so I could redo my house.

I'm not a new follower as I've been reading you since last March. That said, I think Roxi or Roxanne is a great name for her. It says she has attitude and class while not caring what others think. Nichole

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