My Regency group is having a Halloween assembly next week, and I've been having fun getting ready for it. My sister is going as a zombie (a la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) so I made her a dress out of an old sheet, and today we spread it on the lawn and flung grey dye and coffee grounds all over it before stomping some grapes into the back. Now we just have to drizzle some fake blood down the front and make a few more rips and tears.
Another project I've been working on for the ball is updating our collection of Regency pictures to make them spooky. Here are a few of my favorites.
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
A few weeks ago I went to the Penelton Woolen Mill outlet store and got some really great chartruse wool from their by-the-pound bin. I tried felting it, and along with some other wool that I dyed and felted, I made this cottage-shaped tea cosy for my biggest teapot. I used lace for the curtains and velvet ribbon for the half-timbering. The shutters move so it looks like they open and close. Now all I need is the perfect bead for a doorknob. I’m really pleased with the way it turned out, and it definitely keeps my tea warm!
Monday, October 3, 2011
I am delighted to announce that I have some adorable (if I do say so myself) big eyed cat doll in my Etsy shop. I also have complete kits so that others can have the fun of making them too!
Betsy, Carmen, Gertrude, Hester, Penelope and Millicent