A twiddly bit I found on my desk; the way I feel sometimes!; from a B&B breakfast tea box; making some cards using starfish 'beads' so I drew one; a nugget of rust on some umbrella fabric; a blade box, I think, mounted on bits & pieces from my box.
September all together.
Remember that fashion show i was making my bodice for? Well, I also made an 'accessory'...a parasol inspired by one of the Chelsea floweshow programs, beautiful floral parasols & when I saw them i thought "stitch that!" When the idea of a fashion show came up at Rag Tag I thought that's what I'll make. I knew it would take a while, away from my work in the studio, but I did it anyway!
I stripped a brolly. (Well, I wasn't going to attempt to make one from scratch!)
Then I wrapped it (yes, I know) with lots of different colored strips of fabric, including strips of the rainproof stuff. I strung wire a little between the spokes.
Then I added some netting, stitching it to the spokes & wire.
Over time, while watching tv or chatting to visiting family, or just fiddling about in the studio when I should have been doing something else, I made some flowers out of lots of bits & pieces of fabric & stitched them onto 'panels' I'd thrown over the netting, stitching here & there. I sewed some hearts on the machine as a nod to the Alice in wonderland theme. I was thinking fantasy, as was the brief. The inner spokes needed covering but I ran out of time (?) so I ruffled some netting up & into the spokes with the odd stitch to keep it in place. I made a 'glove' out of a bit of netting & added 3 leftover flowers to a cuff to wear over the 'glove. I didn't get round to a facinator & I borrowed a friend at RT's neclace.
Well, it's fantasy all right!
I'll have to post the show pics tomorrow as it's taken hours to load these! I've had a bath, supper with my family, watched x factor with the boys & done a bit of washing up while waiting, hey ho!