Hobbies, Crafts and Collectibles Show 302

Hobbies, Crafts and Collectibles Show 302


>>Duska:
This week on Hobbies, Crafts, and Collectibles, we will be talking to Stephanie Gruner who
has an eye for her hobby. She collects Mr. Potato Heads. Is she half-baked? I’ll let
you decide. Then we’ll be talking to Erin Blitz of Charleston.
She’s a fused glass artist. That’s all next on Hobbies, Crafts, and Collectibles.>>Duska:
Stephanie Gruner from Burlington, Illinois is joining us in the studio today with her
fun collection. I am really excited about this one. I played with Mr. Potato head as
a kid and when I found out that there was a collector who attended school here, I knew
we had to have her on the show. Stephanie, this is great. You have been collecting Mr.
Potato Head not very long.>>Stephanie:
No.>>Duska:
I mean you are a young woman. You are actually a grad student here at Eastern, and studying
speech communication.>>Stephanie:
Yes,>>Duska:
which is awesome. Why Mr. Potato Head then?>>Stephanie:
It actually started when I was 17 and my best friend Olivia she got me spider spud for my
birthday when I was 17 and she just got him for me because I loved Spider man. And from
there I just loved the spider man potato head. that she and my brother especially started
giving me more potato heads for like my birthdays, and Christmas, and then it just grew from
there.>>Duska:
I love this, see I didn’t even know they had themed Mr. Potato Heads, you know. I have
I think I had when I was in the you know, the early 70’s I had the Mr. and the Mrs.,
but that’s as far as I knew [laughs] they had went. But come on, Spidey Spud? Ok Which
is kinda fun, and I like as you are getting these out and were putting them you know on
display, it was fun to hear some of the names. I think that’s fun some of the have some pretty
“punny” names, don’t they.>>Stephanie:
Yeah.>>Duska:
So we have spidey spud, he was the first one, then the second one you got was this little
guy. Right?>>Stephanie:
hm ummm.>>Duska:
Ok now who gave you this one?>>Stephanie:
He name is. umm my brother for Halloween.>>Duska:
What’s his name?>>Stephanie:
Trick or Tater. [laughs]>>Duska:
Trick or Tater. And all of these have you know, just like the classic Mr. Potato Head,
you know you can remove the arms, the legs, Do they all come with interchangeable>>Stephanie:
Yes,>>Duska:
Parts,>>Stephanie:
most of them come with like they could probably change into a couple different identies if
they wanted to.>>Duska:
Do you ever mix and match?>>Stephanie:
Ummm>>Duska:
tell us the truth! [laughs]>>Stephanie
Well I like to have them, I put them on display in my room, and I usually choose whatever
identity I like best for each one, so like I think this one could turn into a couple
different like monsters, and Spidey Spud could become Peter Parker, but I put them in whatever
outfit I like best and>>Duska
I see.>>Stephanie:
That way I am mostly>>Duska:
You have quite the collection of these now. You started when you were 17? and so how many
have you acquired?>>Stephenie:
Umm I have about 37 that are like this these kinds of shapes, and then I have 5 other ones
that are like ornaments and or I have a big giant container that’s shaped like a Mr. Potato
Head and you can put alll of your extra pieces in so>>Duska:
Oh now that would be wild.>>Stephanie:
So all those together are I believe I have 42.>>Duska:
Ok, so you have ornaments too. So that’s fun>>Stephanie:
Um hmm>>Duska:
Do they actually have interchangeabel parts that>>Stephanie:
Noo, not the ornaments that I have, maybe they have other ones out there.>>Duska:
Gotcha. So tell us about some of these. I definitely know this is only just a fraction
of what you have, but I want to talk some of them. One of the ones that’s really cracking
me up is the Raiders of the Lost Ark. [laughs}>>Duska: Um this guy actually has a unique feature.>>Stephanie:
um hmm>>Duska:
He plays music. Right? So you can actually, here lets see if you can get a
[music plays] So you push down on his hat and it plays the
theme from the Raiders of the Lost Ark>>Stephanie:
Yes,>>Duska:
So, and I love that he has kind of a crooked smile too, very funny>>Stephanie:
[laughs] yeah, that’s like one of my favorite things about them, is that they have all these
details you know like he’s got the his idol, it a potato, [laughs} and like the spider man has a web shooting
out and I just think that’s one of the coolest parts about them, so and of course they are
names, which are all puns, like Idaho Jones and the Taters of the Lost Ark. [laughs}
>>Duska: that’s a great name. I love it. It is so cool. and you even have a Yoda. A Yoda Potato Head.
Now what’s his name? Mashed’r Yoda
[laughs]>>Duska:
Mashed’r Yoda. I just want to be the person who names them, you know what I mean?>>Stephanie:
i know.>>Duska:
I just want to sit in a room somewhere and hey this would be a fun name, but he’s adorable,
He’s got his little light saber here. Very Nice. Now what do you know about, I mean Mr.
Potato Head has been around a long time,>>Stephanie:
um hmm>>Duska:
I mean I am old as the hills and I played with him when I was a kids but what year I
mean what era do you think?>>Stephanie:
I believe that they started out as like actual potatoes that little kids would put parts
in, and I think that was around the 50’s maybe,>>Duska:
So in the Fifties>>Stephanie:
I am not sure though,>>Duska
Some creator just came out with the parts and what they would go to mom’s fridge and
pull out a spud [laughs] and then that would be playtime. They would just make different
characters out of them. But somebody probably got wise along the>>Stephanie:
Yeah [laughs]>>Duska:
years, you know, there was a lack of potatoes in the pantry, and so now before the potato
was the actual face, it that what you are saying?>>Stephanie:
Yeah,>>Duska:
and now it is.>>Stephanie:
It was actually because they are called Potato Heads, the potato was actually the head, and
underneath would be like a body separate,>>Duska:
Oh so they actually made a body that you would attach the head to>>Stephanie:
and now they have like the potato’s like the actual body, and then the piece go iit,>>Duska:
Go in to the potato, gotacha, which I love the shoes, I mean that is one of my favorite
parts. What’s your favorite part of Mr. Potato?>>Stephanie:
I don’t i mean I definitely the puns, but I like, talking about the actual pieces?>>Duska:
Yeah.>>Stephanie:
I can’t, I don’t know if I could even choose. I mean I think the eyes are really cute, like,
and they have a bunch of different eyes, like, em>>Duska:
Look at the monster guy.>>Stephanie:
Yeah, the monster guy has five eyes and some other girls have like eye lashes, [laughs]>>duska:
Right, right. Now is this a specific character? I don’t recognize.>>Stephanie:
Umm he is just like a monster and his name is is the Monster Mash.>>Duska:
Oh this is Monster Mash! Gotcha. and he probably has a lot of different spooky parts that you
can put on him, huh?>>Stephanie:
umhmm>>Duska:
Ok I can tell, just by looking at your collection, you are a sports fan.>>Stephanie:
Yeah [laughs}>>Duska:
Don’t hold this against Stephanie, but she’s a Green Bay Packer fan. Where did you get
this one at?>>Stephanie:
My boyfriend got it for me, because he is a huge Green Bay Packers fan, too., so>>Duska:
I see,>>Stephanie:
Yeah, so>>Duska:
It’s good that you know, with your boyfirend, that you could marriage your two interests,
there.>>Stephanie:
Yeah, [ laughs] yeah, and his name is Cheese Potato Head.>>Duska:
Of course it is!>>Erin:
Cheese head – potato head>>Duska: That just makes sense. I love that.
Now on the end I recognize that guy, just from the wings on his back, because my son
used to have a Buzz Lightyear. So I recognize Buzz lightyear for sure. But again, one of my favorites, just among
the ones you have displayed is this guy because I love Elvis. I mean what’s not to love about Elvis, right?>>Stephanie:
umhmmm>>Duska:
What’s his name?>>Stephanie:
Elvis Hot Potato Presley. [laughs]>>Duska:
Elvis Hot Potato Presley! [laughs] I love him. Now does he have different suits you
can put on him, or is he?>>Stephanie:
No, but they do make another Elvis that comes in like the black leather jacket,>>Duska:
Ohhhh>>Stephanie:
I don’t have him, though. So, he is one that I need [laughs]>>Duska:
Did you hear that? That is one that she needs. Put that on your Christmas list. You probably
on birthdays, Christmas, you have a built-in probably gift selection
people say hey I’ll just throw a potato head which could be good or bad,>>Stephanie:
Mostly good.>>Duska:
You are a college student, you probably live in an apartment?>>Stephanie:
a House,>>Duska:
a House, ok, how do you display your>>Stephanie:
ummm>>Duska:
forty something Mr. potato heads?>>Stephanie:
Well, I live with my sister and her boyfriend, so they make me keep them in my room.>>Duska:
Oh that would>>Stephanie:
out in the living room or anything, but, I have a big shelving unit, and um it’s black
and it’s got like a bunch of different shelves, and it’s kind of in the shape of a tower,
because it gets skinnier as you go up, so its called the tower of tater, and>>Duska:
[laughs] the tower of tater>>Stephanie:
umm and I have like the shelves organized according to like different categories, like
there’s one shelf of all like holiday themed potato heads, there’s one with like epic movie
characters like spidy spud, and idaho jones, umm I have like the sports ones together,
so>>Duska:
Awesome, now, when your friends come over, do you let them pick them up, do you let them>>Stephanie:
Yeah, they can>>Duska:
play with them, or?>>Stephanie:
Yeah they can pick them up, but they probably wouldn’t want to play with them, usually they
just make fun of me and my collection, so>>Duska:
[laughs} yeah These all have fun names, have they come up with>>Stephanie:
Yes,>>Duska:
a fun name for you? The potato head collector?>>Stephanie:
Well, my friend Olivia, she also went to DIsney World and in Disney World they have kinda
of like build a bear where you can build you own potato head, so she built this potato
head, and she made it into me, like me into a potato head.>>Duska:
Umhmmm>>Stephanie:
So it’s Po-tephanie the movie tater employee, because Olivia and I used to work at a movie
theatre together.>>Duska:
Oh my goodness.>>Stephanie:
So it is me working at a movie theatre>>Duska:
Say that name again!>>Stephanie:
Po-tephanie the Movie tater [laughs]>>Duska:
I love he! Got her little popcorn here. That’s so cool that ou can…! THere are some unique
potato heads out there. People can build their own, and customize them. You got your little
mouse shaped pretzel here, too. [laughs} Very cool. Now probably, my favorite name,
is this gal right here. [laughs] What is her name?>>Stephanie:
Spud-della DeVIlle. She is cruella deville.>>Duska:
Yes! Spud-della Deville. Love her.>>Stephanie:
Yeah, I also built that one when I was in Disney World.>>Duska:
Ok, so you can actually, from their different films.>>Stephanie:
Yeah,>>Duska:
You can actually, Oh very cool, I love her. Very Nice, Very cool, so is there one out
there that you’ve seen, that you’re like ok that is one that I have to have!>>Stephanie:
Yes, some of them come in sets, and there’s a set with the four members of KISS, and it
just cracks me up>>Duska:
Oh my goodness!>>Stephanie:
and I really want that one.>>Duska:
That is cool!>>Stephanie:
Yeah, but I have a whole list of ones that I would like to get like the characters from
Wizard of Oz, there a SpongeBob Squarepants one, and I there’s just so many so,>>Duska:
Yeah. [laughs] Very fun! Well I can imagaine you don’t foresee this stopping for a while.
You’ve got a list that you are going to make. You are going to have to expand your tater
tower. [laughs] For Sure! Well, thank you so much Stephanie, for bringing
in your collection, I really appreciate it. And I’ll look forward to being updated later
on some of the one you acquire for sure!.>>Stephanie:
Um hmm>>Duska:
Thank you very much!>>Stephanie:
Thank you!>>Duska:
Joining me in the studio today is Erin Blitz of Charleston. Erin, thank you so much for
coming.>>Erin:
Oh you are welcome. It is my pleasure.>>Duska:
Well, as you can see, Erin is a beautiful artist. She has the unique talent to fuse
glass into amazing creations. And I am just so thrilled that you trusted us with all this
breakable lovliness right here. But, what a beautiful art. What got you into fusing
glass?>>Erin:
Oh, well, it is a bit of a story. I actually have my masters degree in ceramics, here from
Eastern Illinois University,>>Duska:
Oh>>Erin:
And I when I finished, I worked in very large heavy pieces, and I needed back surgery. [laughs]>>Duska:
Oh my!>>Erin:
So I took a few years in working in lighter weight materials … felting, batik, and then
I had my kiln, my brand new kiln in the basement, that I’d hardly used, and I started thinking,
what am I going to do? You know the big bags of clay are really heavy,>>Duska:
Sure,>>Erin:
And i started melting bottles just for fun, oh look what will happen if I stick this in
the kiln, and then after a while, I started breaking up bottles, and trying to make some
things and then did a little more research and learned a little more about glass, and
the problems you have if you just taking random bottles and putting them together, because
the glass doesn’t necessarily work well together, they break.>>Duska:
Oh ok, because probably because of different melting points?>>Erin:
well, it’s coefficient of expansion. So,>>Duska:
Oh I see.,>>Erin:
So yeah, there either contractor, or expanded at different rates,>>Duska:
True,>>Erin:
Yeah, so I found out “wow you know, they make glass for people like me that I can order
in sheet form,>>Duska:
Nice!>>Erin:
and then start making things, and so basically I am self taught. I did a lot of research,
books, internet, and talking to other people, and that’s how I got started. and so,>>Duska:
That’s fascinating. You probably draw a lot from your ceramic background,>>Erin:
Yes, there are some similarities>>Duska:
Ok,>>Erin:
Really, and I am still using my ceramic kiln for my glass work , I’ve not gotten my glass
kiln yet.>>Duska:
Ohh so there are special kilns that people can actually>>Erin:
There are, and I think part of the fused glass medium has become much more popular because
of the types of kilns, and when I bought my kiln, about 10 to 12 years ago, I went and
spent the extra money to get the electronic thermostat, which I’d not use before, but
I thought Hey, this is a new toy I should get the best.>>Duska:
umhmm>>Erin:
Well, if I didn’t have that electronic thermostat, I wouldn’t be able to hold the temperatures
that you need for glass firing.>>Duska:
I See.>>Erin:
And so I just got lucky and was able to do that and now there are lots of kilns out there
with the electronic thermostats, a>>Duska:
So what kind, what is an average temperature you’d have to have your kiln at to get the
effects you are getting?>>Erin:
Yeah, well I fuse at about 1500 degrees.>>Duska:
Ouch! [laughs] Have you ever gotten burned?>>Erin:
No, I do cut myself a lot though.>>Duska:
Gotcha because the piece is pretty much, it’s cooled probably>>Erin:
Yes,>>Duska:
By the time you>>Erin:
I don’t really do any manipulating in the kiln, and I have gloves, and safety equipment,
so I have been lucky so far.>>Duska:
Yeah, so with any hobby, safety is so important, Isn’t it? Well, let’s talk about some of your work,
Because it is just beautiful. Now I know this one just came out of the kiln today, and this
is stunning. And you say this is a pretty good example of your basic technique for ?>>Erin:
Yes,>>Duska:
Fusing glass?>>Erin:
Yes, it started out with sheets of glass. This is a blue, circle that i cut into a circle,>>Duska:
Ok,>>Erin:
On the sheets of glass,>>Duska:
Ok here is an example, yeah>>Erin:
you know, something like this, except much larger, obviously [laughs]>>Duska:
sure>>Erin:
And so I started with a blue circle,>>Duska:
Look at that.>>Erin:
I cut a clear circle to put in the center. I like to have a couple layers on the bottom
of a big bowl this size, to keep the, have the right weight>>Duska:
ok>>Erin:
and then I cut out different triangular shapes out of both the cobalt, and then this irredescent
lime green and stacked them on top of each other very carefully. and fired them in the
kiln to 1500 degrees. And>>Duska:
Now when you say>>Erin:
And it melts them and its flat at that point.>>Duska:
ok>>Erin:
It’s flat at that point.>>Duska
Because I was going to say, how do they stay on top of each other?>>Erin;
Right>>Duska:
with that curved shape?>>Erin:
No well it’s also called fusing, and it’s also kiln formed glass.>>Duska:
Oh>>Erin:
And the forming part happens in the next firing, where you fire it only to about 1250 degrees,>>Duska:
So you are maintaining the design,>>Erin:
And you are doing it over a mold.>>Duska:
but you change the shape,>>Erin:
Yes,>>Duska:
Oh beautiful>>Erin:
Yes, so it requires at least two firings to do something like that.>>Duska:
So that looks anything but basic, but the technique you are saying is basic. and I was
just telling her before hand, how do you get thing so precise, but she is just like no
just look close, it’s not terrible precise, but is a beautiful inprecision. It has this
unique soft edge to it, and rounded quality that is just lovely. Now these three pieces
I’ll hold up. Talk about the stacking technique that happens.>>Erin:
Yeah well these are piece that I cut strips of glass, about 3/8 inch thick>>Duska:
ok>>Erin:
and then stack them side by side,>>Duska:
Oh so>>Erin:
and so that what all this side pieces are and then this is in alternating between a
well, its a streaky glass. Well, here’s the front of the streaky glass.>>Duska:
So would the original sheet had come like that>>Erin:
Yes, it would look like this and then>>Duska:
OK>>Erin:
and I alternated it with a another streaky that was a white, or an off-white.>>Duska:
I see so you cut it>>Erin:
right>>Duska:
into the design, and then again this is probably>>Erin:
Well, actually I build it with bricks and some high temperature fiber paper, to keep
it from touching the bricks, because if it did, it would stick.>>Duska:
It would stick, sure>>Erin:
Yes, and so I built that rectangular shape with the circles I have a stainless steel
circle,>>Duska:
hmmmmmm>>Erin:
And then you put side by side pieces of glass, and you just sort of build it in there.>>Duska:
I see,>>Erin:
wedge them in nice and tight and fire it, then you need to fire it again afterwards
because, well, I do anyway because the edge are all very rough, and hard and it’s it doesn’t
have this wonderful shiny glassy surface actually, to do it really nice, you can fire it upside
down,>>Duska:
ahhh>>Erin:
and you get really sharp, if you’ll notice the back has a much sharper>>Duska:
it does, doesn’t it?>>Erin:
lines, and so sometimes I do it that way, sometimes I don’t, sort of depends on what
I am looking for. But then you don’t get the shiny surface, so you need to flip it again,
fire it without the ring or the bricks>>Duska
I see – i like how the design changes, too,>>Erin:
and that soften the edges>>Duska:
From front to back.>>Erin:
Yeah,>>Duska:
How pretty. And then this one is really fascinating too. It’s two colors, look at the design in
this. Do you usually sketch it on paper, what design you are wanting to do ahead of time,
or are you one of those artists that just sits down and makes it happen.>>Erin:
I do a little bit of both. [laughs]>>Duska:
Gotcha>>Erin:
That’s one of those things as accuarate as I could I draw it out when you are actually
cutting the glass, it would never fit, but well, you know I try>>Duska:
sure, sure>>Erin:
so you know you sort of start out with the drawing and some measurements, and then you
start building, building, and expanding on that, so,>>Duska:
Ok, and I don’t want to run out of time, I want to get to a couple of these, these are
fascinating techniques. What, well, first of all, this is kind of a newer technique
you’ve used on a couple of pieces.>>Erin:
Yes, this is>>Duska:
Back on our shelve, and then right here>>Erin:
umhmm>>Duska:
What is this technique?>>Erin:
This is a pot melt. This is before anything has been done with it. What I’ve done is over
the last few years, I’ve gotten lots of scraps, and I can take scraps and put them in a ceramic
pot, it can be something like a flower pot?>>Duska:
ok>>Erin:
you know, any kind of ceramic unglazed pot that has holes in the bottom, and you fill
it with glass pieces, and I weigh them so I know exactly how much, that’s two and a
half pounds of glass,>>Duska:
I see,>>Erin:
and then I fire it to 1700 degrees, and it drips out, it pours out of the bottom, and
makes these this swirly, design, and then you have that piece then that you can cut
up and use for other pieces. I do that, I make jewelry out of that, this piece, right
here>>Duska:
This piece is beautiful.>>Erin:
This piece up here is also>>Duska:
I am going to grab this one so I can get it for this camera to see, but look at the blue
and the greens in this one. It is just stunning. Love it. uhhh and then now a couple other
pieces you have, I know the particular piece over here, the green bowl we are going to
look at next it’s been to Texas and back.>>Erin:
It has it has. It was in a show down in Denton Texas>>Duska:
Oh this is lovely! Now what’s fascinating to me is I thought well, she probably used
a couple different kinds of glass here, and she’s molded them. No, it is much more complicated
that all that. All these, every little bubble here that you see, you’ve hand done, hand
made every>>Erin:
Well, I captured, I>>Duska:
You captured every one>>Erin:
Yes, I used small thin rods of glass, and stacked them in a grid,>>Duska:
ok>>Erin:
and then put a clear piece over it, and fired it, and you know, I was lucky enough to catch
the bubbles exactly where I needed them to be.>>Duska:
Oh this is so pretty.>>Erin:
So,>>Duska:
And again in the form, now some of your molds you use, you hand make>>Erin:
Right, well, that’s where my ceramic background really helps, because I can hand make many
of my molds out of clay. This is>>Duska:
out of clay, right?>>Erin:
This is one of the examples of my hand made mold>>Duska
Sure, so she has made this out of clay, which is fascinating, and you can buy some molds,
but I love that you’ve gone to the enth degree to make it very personal.>>Erin:
I prefer to do that when I get the time to do that.>>Duska:
when you can>>Erin:
Yes,>>Duska:
and then lastly I want to show this. This is another really interesting technique that
you were explaining to me before about the stencils. Now you have some frit, is that
right?>>Erin:
Yes, well, this is a larger frit, a chunkier frit,>>Duska:
I see!>>Erin:
it comes in different levels, and this is course, and I also have powdered versions,
and then this one particular case, I use an irridescent glass, so it come with the twinkle.
But I cut out stencils, and put them over the pieces, these are individually, each different
colored irridescent glasses, and then different designs, and then I can sprinkle the powder
over it, remove the stencil, and then fire it.>>Duska:
and then fire it. Look at that effect, it’s beautiful, and again, this was from a handmade
mold that you did, and just the shape of it.>>Erin: Got a nce little tag on the bottom,>>Duska:
this is just beautiful. umm Focal point. And I know that you do sell some of your art,
and some of it is available here on campus even at the WEIU at the Tarble Arts Center,
we have a great art center here on campus, and I am glad that they’ve been able to pick
up your work, but just you’ve given us, and I wish we had time to show everything from
the jewelry box to the clock, there’s a lot of different things you can do with it besides
even just the you know, the piece of art very usable art,>>Erin:
umhmm. and it’s all food safe, I don’t>>Duska:
Oh, good to know,>>Erin:
I don’t even purchase the glass that has lead in it, I’d have to keep it separately, so,>>Duska:
Now what a way to eat spaghetti, huh? [laughs] one of these bowls. Well, Erin, it is just
beautiful. Thank you so much again for trusting us and bringing all this in and I know it
wasn’t easy, and we really appreciate you sharing a new form of art. Some of our viewers
may be inspired to take that up themselves.>>Erin:
I hope so.>>Duska:
All right, well thanks Erin.>>Erin:
Oh, well you are welcome, very much!>>Duska:
Ever since I started hosting this show, I get asked a lot, So do you collect anything? Well, on today’s show and tell, I thought
I might just bring my own collection to you. This is actually a collection that started
several years ago. I found a cute little flower pin at a garage sale, and thought it would
make a cute addition to a project that I was doing, and I was just hooked. Now these floral pins and you might have remembered
maybe the door to door cosmetic salesman this is what I remember from my early childhood
in the seventies, that she always had perfumes, and makeup, but then she had jewelry, and
I can remember a lot of these flower power pins if you will from the 60’s and 70’s during
that time. And I think that is probably why I am attracted
to them, but I love color, and who doesn’t love flowers, so this is a great collection
if you are into those things. They are actually enameled metal, and what
basically that means, is that they are enameled paint, they kind of have a really cool, smooth
feel to them, and they are made of metal so they are very durable. But one of the problems with the pins, I noticed
is if I kept them in a drawer no matter how hard I tried, usually they would bump into
each other, and you don’t want to lose that enamel paint, so one great way I think to
collect jewelry, and to display it and enjoy it and not have it bumping around in a drawer
somewhere, is to take one of these old dress forms, now this ones’ a table top model. You know the old clothiers, the dressmakers,
they would actually have sometimes full length body forms, and you can see those today, but
I like the old ones. This is actually made out of a papier mache’
which was common and covered with this old brown fabric, so what I did, one of my favorite
colors is bluish green, I took an old sweater, and I basically covered it on the dress form.
And then I’ll show you my little secret, see I like
anything that you can do quickly and then you can re-do it because I get bored really
easily, but I just took a big hair clip and I pulled the arms back and I cinched up the
sweater so that it fit my dressform nicely. And the great thing about sweaters, is that
is has a nice thickness for these pins. and you know if you have brooches, or even hair
clips, or necklaces, these dress forms are a great way to display your jewelry. I did her up right, now you’ll often see me
running around town with a hat, and I am always pinning my enamel pins. I wear these, I mean, I wear them a lot. So I like that they are right there, I can
see them, I can enjoy them, but then they are really easy to get to. In fact, one of the cool things about this
situation is, I don’t have to open a drawer and thumb through it and look for it, I can
see it and you don’t even have to clasp them. You know with these pins, you can just set
them, top to bottom, and you can just pin them on and take them off whenever you want. So it actually makes a really neat display,
and like I said, for Holidays, I’ve got one for every holiday, and my husband recently
got me this one, so I would have a pointsettia for Christmas, I have a leaf for fall. You can really do it up all year long, and
you can change out your dress form. I could put a ugly christmas sweater on her
if I want to at Christmas time, but anything to just kind of see her over in the corner,
on top of the dresseer, and give me a smile when I get up in the morning, then I think
it’s awesome. So maybe you have a collection or a neat way
of displaying it. If you would like, I would love to hear from
you and share it with our audience. Hope you enjoyed it.

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