I was, as usual, too late to sign up for the "Show Me Your Dress Form" party hosted by Tiffany, from Shabby Scraps, but I decided to share mine anyway... Unlike other people, I have never named my dress forms!! I am open to suggestions, though....
I love putting romantic, flowy dresses on my three mannequins, and then play with accessorizing. I bought this gorgeous pink dress and vintage bag from Diane (Molly Mo's) and just love it!! It sits in my bedroom.
This dress form was found at a garage sale, and also resides in my bedroom. I looooove the embroidered apron, and the button necklace was actually made by my youngest daughter, Rita. I think it is adorable!
The wicker dress form is one of my favorites!! It was given to me by a good friend, Jeanne, when she moved and didn't have the room for it... She found it at a garage sale for $5.00!! I still remember when she found it... We were on our way to Seattle to attend a quilt show and do a shop hop there and back, but no more than 5 minutes away from her house we saw a sign saying "garage sale", and I swear the car just took off in that direction! Once we put the mannequin in the car, we looked at each other and thought "do we really want to take her with us all the way to Seattle?" So we went back to her house to drop her off, and I still chuckle when I remember Jeanne's husband's face when I carried her in... He could only utter the words "Please tell me that's yours...!!!" They just don't get us!!!
Finally I wanted to share with you THE most delicious recipe!! Natalie Anderson, from Sparrow, was the winner of the Barn House Bake Off with these scrumptuous Coconut Lime Bars!! She was so sweet to send me the recipe, and I wasted no time making them, so here it goes! Thank you so much, Natalie!
Coconut Lime Sour Bars
2 C flour
4 T sugar
1/8 tsp salt
1 stick plus 2 1/2 T butter
Mash together (dry, but holds together). Pour into 13x9 baking dish. Press into pan as evenly as possible. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.
1 C chopped almonds
3 C coconut flakes
1 1/2 C brown sugar
Mix and spread over hot baked crust. Bake 30 more minutes.
4 T lime juice (2 limes)
1 1/2 C powder sugar
2 tsp lime zest
Glaze while HOT. Work quickly.I usually add a little bit more lime juice to thin the glaze a bit.
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