I have been working on a bunch of commissions and then last week I threw 2 birthday parties ( one for the adults and Saturday night and one for the kids at build a bear on Sunday) for princess Charlotte.
My blog also passed 10.000 views this weekend, so I figured it was time for at least a short celebratory post.
So here's a sneak peek at what has been keeping me so busy these last couple of weeks.
I made some regency long stays for a customer.
They turned out awesome!
|Stays made from cottons sateen, with decorative quilting.|
Then I made a silk covered bonnet with some of the awesome silk i got in India
|Puff top stovepipe bonnet|
And because I was on a roll I made 3 more hats....
a straw brimmed Capote with a silk crown.
a straw bicorne "Marianne" hat with some big ass ostrich plume
and then this cute little thing, it's a pimped out Amish bonnet i got on eBay. I added the silk lining, feathers, bow and flowers . Amish bonnets who knew!
Then I made some jewelry.
|Jade, Coral and Lapis Lazuli necklaces and a Cameo bracelet.|
and a ballgown for my friend Erin
|Regency gown made from a embroidered vintage sari|
and most importantly I made a 5 layer hello kitty rainbow cake with cream cheese frosting and raspberry filling for Lottie's Birthday!
|Hello Kitty Rainbow Cake|
|The rainbow was on the inside!|
I still have loads of work till the festival next Saturday. I have to put the finishing touches on Erin's dress, make another dress from one of the Saree's I brought back from India for Julia owner of Bingleys Teas, make at least one more straw bonnet, whip up a for sale ballgown from the sari I wore to the Indian wedding ( I was going to use it for my own ballgown but I find the color does not suit me) and if I have time, hopefully make myself a chemistte, under sleeves and neck ruff to wear with my green drop front gown for the festival.
So you see dear readers I really am not slacking I'm just dreadfully busy, so don't expect any posts until after the Jane Austen festival. but I promise to take lots of pictures and write a nice long report about the festival!