It seems impossible, but it's already Monday again which means our friend Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting Metamorphosis Monday again. I may have told you, after the guest bedroom makeover, I'm through "nesting" inside my house for a while. I can't look at another paint brush, curtain rod, or catalog for a while. It's been too wet here to do much "morphing" in my yard, so today I have a different kind of metamorphosis for you.
Two or three times a month I head to work for what my family jokingly calls "career day"! I work in the boutique section of a department store and one of my jobs is to dress the mannequins! This is a job right up my alley! I loved playing with Barbie as a child and this is the next best thing! I get to pick out clothes, shoes, and jewelery for the mannequins.
One of the things I learned when I first started doing this is not to necessarily dress "Bertha" ( My pet name for her) the way I personally would dress. Mannequins are supposed to be just a little over the top and my own personal style tends toward conservative and classic. Most people don't dress in four layers with three popped collars, but the goal is to show the customer what might be done and what is available. You'd be surprised how many men walk in and ask for everything on a mannequin in their wife or girlfriend's size---instant shopping! I really do enjoy this. It gives me a chance to dress dolls again and it's almost like spending someone else's money! I hope you enjoyed Bertha's makeover. Susan and a list of others have all kinds of things to share at http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/. Have a happy Metamorphosis Monday and a great week!