The history of the girls. Or how making a dumb mistake can turn out ok if you have the right person around to fix it.

The history of the girls. Or how making a dumb mistake can turn out ok if you have the right person around to fix it.

So, true confession.  When I ordered these lovely cardboard ladies in the early spring, I thought they would be like paper dolls we could make crazy hair for and then use as mannequins.  Well, that would have been true if I had a little spatial intelligence and could measure properly.  What we ended up with?  3 super short and super skinny mannequin children.  When we tried a top on them, it looked like a dress.  Their arms were so spindly that a normal sleeve looked ridiculously voluminous.  And, of course they cost a fortune, so I couldn’t just dump them.  When I explained the dilemma to Nancy, my super creative artistic employee, she saw immediate possibilities.  So, the girls were saved.  And the windows were saved.  And the world was saved.  (If only the world could be saved by a cute store window.)  The girls ended up being a really fun part of the year, thanks to Nancy!

The girls made their debut in early spring, bedecked and bedazzled in jewelry and handbags.  Their lovely hair and apparel was created by Nancy.  That girl is SO talented.

Next, we slapped some message tees and reversible skirts on them.

And again.  After this, we retired them for awhile.  Nobody likes to see the same girls all the time.

In early fall, they got some new hair and we put our 4 way ponchos on them.

And then, sweaters and handbags.  See what I mean about the arms?