My Sadness has tiny little feet. She falls over easily.
100¥ shop time!
I bought cork coasters, a set of adhesive felt squares and (not shown) a wooden dowel.
I then glued two coasters together and drilled a hole slightly narrower than the wooden dowel. You could easily cut a hole with an X-acto razor. The reason I made it slightly narrower is that cork compresses and crumbles a little bit.
Then, after cutting the dowel, I glued it firmly into the hole.
A few layers of acrylic paint later, I tested it and then adhered a felt bottom to it.
The pole slides up under her sweater, giving her a tripod of stability.
Her toes are up in this picture but that’s easily adjusted.
I could have added a strap under her sweater to more firmly tether her to the base but I haven’t needed it. There was a small earthquake this morning and she was fine.
Concerned, but stable.
I’ve also realized that her shoulder are too sloped to give her a tote bag but I will eventually turn her “Long Term Memory Retrieval” book into something more existentialist and display it on her stand.
I did the same thing with three cork coasters AND a wooden 100¥ coaster. Of course with wood you need to drill a hole the same diameter as your dowel.
I painted the wooden stand and drilled a hole into the dowel. This allowed me to make a “belly chain” for my bellydancer. The scale of the chain is a little thick but it’s what I had on-hand. It has a necklace closure so I can open the chain as needed.
The cork coaster got a ribbon and snap tether…and some dodgy 100¥ ribbon for decoration.
Not bad, three stands for about 400-500¥ total…with leftovers for more.