Monday, April 26, 2010

Some Monday Moments

Had a good weekend, the weather Saturday was lovely and I did some thrifting before doing some work outside.

What possessed me to purchase this? It is probably the tackiest thing I have ever spent money on and fortunately it wasn't very much.
I do like kitsch and whimsy, but this velvet rug/runner is beyond the pale - maybe I can "gift" it to someone LOL

A cute little summer bag.

Fabulous sheared beaver mantle from the 1800s

Last week the Baroness Bijoutery did a blog post on proms
and while I was searching through some of my old pic files for my senior year prom I came across these pics of a fabulous 1945 three-piece, pinstriped, doublebreasted suit that I found several years ago at Salvation Army for an insanely cheap price. The label in the jacket states that this was for "Mr. Everett", the style is "prom" and the date is 1945.

I still have the suit and wonder who Mr. Everett was. Did he just return from the war? Did he wear this to a prom? Or maybe it was for a wedding? I hope whomever he was, he had a great time wearing this!

On the subject of proms....My senior year prom. I went with my bf of several years (later became my hubby, whoohooo). Now, talk about sickenly the time, I thought this was just a fabulous idea (I was young). I made my dress which was pink dotted swiss, empire waist, puffed sleeves and I also made a little matching drawstring purse.

For over-the-top sugariness, I added curled white and pink ribbons to my hair and false nails to give my fingers some glamour. Paul doesn't look overly impressed....

Back to this weekend. Yesterday was gloomy and I worked on my ADO Spring Challenge piece. She is a little faerie and yesterday I tried a new method (for me) in making the wings. I had never used fantasy film before, and am not sure that I like it. I think I just have to get used to working with it. These are the wings (below) that are almost done - I want to add some squiggly fronds to the top part of them at the base.

I also started repainting her face as I was not happy with the eyes. Have a bunch of errands to run today, but hope to get back to her later on. The month is almost over (yikes, where did it go?) and she has to be completed by then.

Hope everyone has an amazing Monday!


Debby said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. Great prom pic..the wing is gorgoeus..

Tristan Robin said...

what fun pics! love that striped suit! I had one similar in the '60's when Bonnie and CLyde styles were all the rage. But I don't recall my waist being quite that cinched onthe jacket.

You and your date/husband are so cute!

You don't know if you like the wings????? They're gorgeous!!!

Dianie said...

Oh What fun! You found some very cool stuff!
I Like your pink prom dress. I am amazed that you could sew your own dress?
The wings are beautiful :) I bought a DVD on how to make those very cool wings. I'm a little skeered.
You have inspired me to give it a try. I don't make very many fairies, but They would look cool on a Bat. lol...
I'm glad you had a great weekend.
Wishing you a great week!


Catherine said...

You are so adorable Sue! I love the wings too! I have yet to try the fantasy film looks like fun!
You are so talented :) Have a great week!!

yoborobo said...

I think you look adorable. :) And that suit is awesome. I wish my waist was that small! LOL!! xo Pam

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

OK, so I LOVE anything dogs..but this is a bit..weird...

Anonymous said...

Isn't it funny what we buy when we thrift around!

That suit is fabulous!!!!I love to have old vintage clothing and imagine what life lived in them...

You and your to be husband look so cute! That's just style I grew up with! The hair the dress...

That wing is gorgeous. I've never used fantasy film either..
But then my dolls don't tend to have wings.

Hope your Monday is going well Sue~

Tracy Nuskey Dodson said...

Hi Sue,
The prom pictures are fantastic! I love the pink dress and the curls.
And I agree, the wings are amazing too.

julie said...

Love the prom photo, so sweet and you're both so the beaver mantle piece to...the rug, not so much.
And the wings look quite amazing!
How's the wrist?
hug, hug,
thanks for coming by...j

Pearl said...

Oh what a little cutie you were on prom night and your hubby too. I loved the empire waists and pink and all that's my color were talking about. I love your wings very cool looking. Can't wait to see your new work. Thanks for entering my giveaway I will have another one soon. Have a great week!

Flora said...

Sue what the heck are you talking about you two look so beautiful!!!
BTW I had a homemade pink dress too...;)And those wings are fantastic too!!!
Just came over to let you know that I did post a picture of "Chucky"!!!

Abi said...

Hey you looked so cute in that pink dress!!
I think the wings look great - I've always wanted to try out fantasy film..... can't wait to see your spring fairy... she is sure to be a treat.
How is your wrist these days? think I've spent too long on the pc this last couple of days, and my wrist aches a tad! oops!

Vicki/Jake said...

See, you were talented back then too! Love the dress and the nails (o:

The wings are awesome too. Can't wait to see the whole thing put together.

Ingrid Mida said...

It was so fun to see a photo of you in your prom dress! Do you still have it?

Sea Gypsy said...

Sounds like a great weekend. What a great pick of you and the Dh ready for prom. I was also wondering if you kept the dress?
I think the wings turned out beautiful! I love the colors!

Abi said...

Thank you for going to vote Sue! I appreciate it sooo much :O)

Lynn Stevens said...

That old suit is really something! And your sweet prom pictures oh my, he must have been impressed or he wouldnt have married you! You were even talented at such an early age!

I remember fantasy film so many years ago. We used to make flowers out of it, hows that for dating myself! Your wings look beautiful by the way!

Kerin said...

Wow! So much to take in!

First off, if you EVER want to de-beaverize let me know-- that mantle piece thingie is fabulous indeed!!!

Prom night pics-- so sweet!!! I'm even severely allergic to pink and think yer just adorable as can be!!! : ) My prom pic has me sporting a big ol' eye patch if you can believe that crazy luck.

Fantasy film-- have that sitting in my studio in the "Haven't Tried" section. Those wings are pretty happy though so thanks to you it's rapidly climbing up the list to be moved to "Use Me! Use Me!" section. Do you use that hardener stuff with it?

Anonymous said...

Going thrifting is so much fun!
The wings are looking really good too :)