Monday, April 12, 2010

Measure Up

You never know when you might stumble upon the next great find so I always carry a small tape measure in my purse... just in case. Especially when you have a small house everything fits like a puzzle. So when I came across these figural tape measures in County Living magazine I was in love.


                                               They started out as novelty items in the late 1800s.

Most are only a few inches high.

Picure from Worth Point

Wouldn't this dress form be a great gift for someone who sews?

 
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And don't forget about the dog lover.
 
Have you ever seen anything so cute? It would be so fun to have one of these little guys next time I find another piece to my puzzle.
 
First two picture from thimblesociety

11 comments:

  1. Those are adorable. Where can you buy them?

    ~janet

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  2. Love those! I carry my trusty old sewing tape in my purse for measuring. My hubby rolls his eyes at it, but do you know how many times it has come in handy? Even for him! I will have to be on the lookout for one of these now.

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  3. Adorable!
    Thank you for your kind words, love to visit and look at your great ideas too!
    I'm planning a sort of tutorial site.

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  4. Janet,
    If you google figural tape measure you can find lots of different options out there. Good luck!

    all kinks of everything,
    a tutorial site sounds perfect, you have so many wonderful ideas to share!

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  5. I saw these too, they are so sweet! Been keeping an eye out, but no luck yet.
    *hugs*deb

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  6. So adorable! I would love to own one.

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  7. I love these little beauties! I did find a cutie at Pier 1 recently and snatched it up, but it's not nearly as adorable as these!

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  8. Those are cute!!! I never knew...how fun!

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  9. Oh my, I love the dog one! So adorable!

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