One of my first grade classmates would march in the Mummers Parade with his father. I don't remember his name, but I remember his Halloween costume. It was over the top and clearly from one of the fancy brigades since it was covered in rhinestones and feathers. Our teacher made it clear that he couldn't win the costume contest since it was clearly "cheating," but my six year old logic didn't see how my Casper the Friendly Ghost costume bought at the local Woolworth's was any
This years winter solstice is particularly special. Not only do we have a full moon (called the Cold Moon, or the Long Nights Moon, or the Moon before Yule) there's also the Ursid meteor shower visible in the night sky! So don't forget to look up at the sky once the sun sets on this shortest day of the year.
I don't have much time to write this week's blog post since I have several deadlines.
Here are some photos of works in progress and some yummy faux fur that I'm workin
The lovely Melissa wearing my Russian Princess Coat in an iridescent rich brown velvet. vel·vet /ˈvelvət/ noun: velvet 1) a closely woven fabric of silk, cotton, or nylon, that has a thick short pile on one side. 2) soft downy skin that covers a deer's antler while it is growing. Once the fabric of Kings, is there anything more luxurious or yummier than velvet? If there is, I've never experienced it. My love affair with velvet started when I was 3 or 4 years old, I was the fl
Since, in a former life, I worked as a visual display person where I had my fill of Christmas decorations, I'm not much for decorating my house too traditionally for the Holidays.
But every year, I add as many faerie lights as I possibly can to my interior and I get my jollies out by turning my sturdiest mannequin into my Solstice Angel.
I took a few videos and photos of the process. I did remember to wear gloves, but my hands are a little raw from building the skirt.