Hi Gabi, just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying your site. I love the life in your work. I myself am in the US transplanted from the UK.
Excellent way to build a blog, I think you should know how to make a mannequin... you must Mark the spots on the pillow with a pencil on where your chest, waist and hips are. Then you gather some leftover material on the pillow to adjust the pillow to the size and shape of your body, and safety pin it tightly. This may be challenging to get through, but it takes patience. 23jj