all dressed up for valentine’s day

That little Nichol. She’s been a busy girl! She asked if I would make her some feathers and of course I obliged. I knew what she was going to do with them. I just had no idea how FABULOUS it would be!!!

Okay, wait…I’m talkin’ about Nichol, right? Of course, it would be fabulous!

Check it out….this is what Nichol has to say….

I have had this wire dressform for years and I’ve used it in my home decorating “as is”. An idea came to me as I was perusing Pinterest and saw a dressform altered and decorated with old vintage book paper…. I thought how awesome it would be to create something of my own using my dressform. All I needed was the perfect die cut shape. Feathers immediately came to mind. We’re seeing them everywhere in the industry from pre-made embellishments to stamps and wood veneer shapes.

I asked Kerri if she would make me a feather die cut and she not only made one, but FOUR incredible, wonderful feathers to work with! I die cut them from several sheets of 12×12 patterned paper to give me an assortment and variety of patterns to work with and got to work creating a skirt of feathers for my dressform.

It was important to me that I be able to remove the decorations after the holiday is over without harming the dressform so I came up with the following idea for constructing the skirt. I used a piece of ribbon and glued feathers to the ribbon fairly close together using liquid glue. I applied a line of glue to the feathers and added another layer of feathers and repeated until I had a skirt to fit my dressform (see photo below).


I die cut several florals, a merchandise tag, heart banners and a heart to complete my dressform. I used dimensional embellishments from my stash to “dress up” the design. I love the way the variety of dimensional and textural flowers add visual interest to the completed project.

 [ Shapes | Feathers / Design Team Picks (dimensional flower) / XOXO (heart, “Feb 14”) / A Very Retro Christmas (tag) / Heart Banner freebie/ Flower 30 Petals (Silhouette #2 Class Extras)

j’adore mon petit miss nichol.

2017-10-18T16:33:38+00:00February 5th, 2013|nichol magouirk, projects|5 Comments


  1. StephG. February 5, 2013 at 8:53 am

    Wow. Nichol’s project is jaw-dropping gorgeous. Love the feather shapes, Kerri.

  2. Tammy February 5, 2013 at 10:17 am

    Very very gorgeous and very time consuming. I love it. So pretty and so real looking too. U go GF. TFS

  3. Dolly February 5, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    So pretty! No surprise it’s Nichol’s usual over the top gorgeous!

  4. Karen Varney February 5, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    All I can say is…..WOW!!!!!

  5. cindy February 5, 2013 at 9:05 pm

    Oh my……….I’m speechless! Where DOES Nichol come up with such clever ideas? Seriously!! Love the Valentine projects. TFS.

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