Monday, 18 February 2013
A Very Productive Weekend
I got loads done. Tons of things finished and projects moving forward. It's been such a nice time. We even got out Sunday morning to visit a local car boot sale looking for nice vintage things for Hubby's shop and both came away very happy. He managed to find the most allusive of treasures and came away with a 1980's Starwars Atat (one very happy husband :), and I found a vintage 50's half moon basket work handbag.
In the end I had to make one other small change to her design as the silver thread I'd used on the larger version to embroider her jacket was way too springy and unruly to work so small. I used a lovely gold silk thread instead which worked perfectly.
Was Mrs Lovett motivated by money and success, greed or her love for the man that hardly noticed her in his obsession for revenge?
Even though she’s a fictional character there are true accounts in both British and European history of human flesh making it into the food chain. Meat was expensive, and the more criminally minded of vendors often replaced what we would think of as acceptable food for the meat of cats, rats and anything else they could catch. Some even resorted to dealings with the body snatchers or murder to supply their businesses as the contemporary court files reveal. And the story of Mrs Lovett and Sweeney Todd draws these facts together in a gruesome horrific tale of murder, butchery, clever depraved criminals and pies!
My massive project with Lovely Linda is a little on hold while we both wait on supplies to arrive, but I have been working on Cerridwen's sleeve design and her accessories, as well as working on Beth's gown while Linda works on the crochet metal lace for her.
Even more I got done. Can you believe it!
Now I just have to decide if I'll be giving her Vampire fangs or not???
With these big fancy dresses I think I'm going to have to sort out some way of making stands for some of these girls. Maybe I'll have to drag the Husband in to help me so that I can ensure all the hard work of sewing these things I do can actually be displayed properly...