Sunday, October 25, 2015

On an Autumn Afternoon

A Sunday afternoon project.
I gathered up some autumn colors. . .

Sunday project. When all else fails, be creative.
So, here goes.... what will I do with these items?
I am thinking something vintage.
Here are the pieces:  A sparkly india-style kurdi tunic.
A cut velvet scarf. A velvet textured skirt.  A bunch of fringe and beads.

And, a search for inspiration.

Here we go. . .

The first cut.

Making the sleeves 
Bodice and cummerbund are complete

Cutting the skirt

Attaching the skirt

The Dress

Adding detailing at the neckline

Cutting out some extra embellishments

Ok. So let's see how it turned out.
Front view 

Front detailing 

Back view 

Back detailing 
See this dress and more at my studio
and at our local Mermaid's Markets.

And, ending with my favorite "Downton" quote:

Monday, October 12, 2015

Mermaids... in the Fall

Betcha didn't know that Mermaids 
Thrive in the Autumn months? 


October brings the return of the Mermaids 
to their outdoor venue. 
This Saturday the 17th  you will find us 
at the Shrimp Plaza in the center of town. 
From Noon to 3. 

See you There!


Mermaid Treasures to be Found! 
"Look at this trove - Treasures untold
How many wonders can one cavern (or, Shrimp Park) hold?
I've got gadgets and gizmo's of plenty
I've got whozits and whatzits galore.
You want thingamabobs? . . .I got twenty!"