This pattern, S3618, is your basic tart-y looking pirate, red riding hood, French maid, etc getup with a circle skirt, lace up bodice, and puffy shirt. I made a red riding hood costume but did a few things differently than the pattern called for. I'm probably too old to be wearing such a thing... but anyway, It's the most complicated thing i've made, as a beginning sewer. I wore it out for Halloween. I know its a costume and not exactly clothing, but to me was more of a sewing project as i'm trying to learn the basics of garment construction, so thought i'd share it. Thanks for lookin!
Okay, the heart is made of polymer clay, stamped with Cherry Pie Art Stamps, and colored with pearl pigments. Bead attatched to heart, heart attatched to matching iridescent bow, and bam, very odd looking but pretty thing to wear on my lapel. What do yall think? I wish you could see the colors of the bow better...
Okay. My hubby, who is a budding photographer, works at the Domino Sugar refinery which is basically across the river from New Orleans. The tallest part of the refinery, which is well over 100 years old, is where he went to take these. I myself would have had a heart attack halfway up, and almost had one anyway when I saw where he went to get these photos. I just have to share these, he's a shy one.
In the background of this picture, you can see just part of the New Orleans skyline. In the foreground, you see some of the loading platforms, where sugar is loaded onto trains and raw materials are offloaded. You can see the railroad.
In this picture, the Steamboat Natchez approaches, and the N.O. skyline is more clear.
For comparison purposes, here is a super old postcard of the refinery. My hubby took his pics from that tallest building you see there. He was facing the direction where the photographer who took this postcard pic would have been standing.
Thanks for looking. Boy is he gonna be surprised when he gets home from his hard day of slogging around in molasses to find that I have exposed his photos to the world. muhuhahaha!
This is an X-mas gift for my Dad, which I wrapped with the following: A page from a real 1920's musical score to the Pirates of Penzance. While still flat, I stamped an antique car, key, pocket watch, victrola, and typewriter key letters/numbers in red chalk ink. Then I aged a tag with chalks and stamped on it. Wrapped the gift in the paper, tied it with old rope, and voila- something pretty yey not frou-frou. What do yall think?
Here's a candleholder lantern thing I made from what was a plain puple jar with a wire holder on it. Victorian style embalming fluid label that I aged with coffee, some black gauze, a silver chain with a heart lock, and there's a spider on the side. Looks really spooky with a candle in the dark.
This is with other lights on. There's tattered gauze curtains and the Morgue sign at the entrance to the hallway.
And here it is in the dark. There's a red bulb in the light fixture, it's covered in webs.
At the end of the hall, there's this weird old nonfunctioning heater that i put an old mirror with blood drips on. There's a bloody knife, skull candle, and bottles that I added victorian style labels to.
And here's that in the dark:
Close up of the bottles: Embalming fluid and poison. (The poison is red crystal light.)
I also left the pockets off because i didn't like them. okay, I left em off because I screwed em up. Harhar! But anyway, i'm going to put some rickrack on it, I just want to show off the scalloped edge which I lurve.
I am completely stuck on a jewelry project- I need wire or headpins that are antique gold, dark gold colored, not bright gold. Does anyone know of a way to oxidize bright gold wire or headpins, such as those you get at walmart or hobby lobby? I have tried wiping and soaking them in polish remover. I have tried holding them in a flame, then wiping off the char. It either completely takes off the gold, turing it black, or does nothing at all. I know there are oxidizing solutions out there, but they work only on brass and silver. And i can't find any readymade antique gold colored headpins or wire- not even at Fire Mountain.
Bright gold would look ridiculous on my project. So, if you know of a way to do this, or even a place that sells what I'm looking for, I'd be much obliged if you could tell me. Thanks!