When I started this blog I figured I would end up talking about Ye Olde Etsy Shoppe pretty often. As it turns out, I don’t like talking about it on here, as it feels like I’m pimping myself out. Like, ‘Hey, read my weird blog that’s about nothing in particular, and while you’re at it BUY STUFF FROM ME.’

Ahem. I don’t like that feeling, so I usually refrain. However, today is one of those Etsy shop days. I feel it imperative that y’all meet Maude.

When the shop was opened, the inventory was a mix of clothing and everything else, ie housewares, decor, tools, and the like. After some time had passed, I figured I would streamline the shop and only sell what was more successful. I always thought the clothing would sell better, but I was wrong. Which happens a lot, so I should have seen that one coming.

So. Out with the clothing, in with everything else! To help take better pictures of the clothes (and to hopefully get them out the door) I purchased Maude.

When I put her together, she was crooked.

Look at that. It’s like she got sloppy on gin before she arrived. So the Mr straightened her ass out for me. Then we dressed her up, only to discover she had big ole man shoulders. A tubing cutter was used to give her more flattering proportions.

In case you’re wondering, this is not an actual dress form, and she does have a bottom. She’s more than just boobs, ya know. It’s supposed to be used as decor, or to hang stuff off of. As I don’t plan on stocking more clothing in my store, (except military uniforms) it didn’t make sense for me to spend a lot of money on an actual dress form. Old Maude here was pretty cheap. I bought her from LTD Commodities.

Keep an eye out for Maude if you ever visit the Etsy shop! In the meantime, we’ll be hanging out together. We’re BFFs.