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.
Last week the BaronessBijoutery 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 sweet.....at 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!