On Friday we were off to Reno for a day of shopping and relaxing (mostly shopping), culminating in a late night stop at the airport to pick up our British Faery friend Victoria who will be staying with us and we'll all head up for Faerieworlds at the end of the month.
Since then we've been busy both about town and in the studio and these things along with an internet cable that's been annoyingly off and on, has kept me away from any computer time. But while the server has been gracious enough to work this morning, I thought I'd throw up a post showing, no, not all the fae garb we're working on - not yet - but some of the goodies I bought in Reno at the fabric warehouse. A lot of it with the idea of using for future costuming.
You can't really see, but both these fabrics are both stretchy and sheer. The one on the left also has sparklies embedded in it. I have some other flesh colored fabrics to match it, thinking of making an "almost not there" faery dress next year, and the purple and tan on the left might make good wings.
I got several yards of the flowy pastel sheer on the left, thinking skirt and/or scarves for any day wear. The blue/gray/black floral is stretchy and floral - wings? Don't have any plans for it yet. Nor for the black with embedded rhinestones but it will make a great addition to something I'm sure. Us faeries are just attracted to bling.
More bling, and polka dots - faeries also love polka dots (and stripes) - at least this faerie.
I'm hoping this beautiful green will work for a kilt for Hubby. I don't hink it's 60" yardage - hmmm, I'll have to unfold it and see. We bought what was left of the bolt, which is enough length (I looked up the yardage needs and the how-to-fold-a-quilt info AFTER we got back home) but they recommend the 60" bolt. If it's a 44/45", well, we'll see. If not, I love the green. And the stuff on top is a faux suede for making a matching pouch for carrying important faery equipment - like a water bottle and a cell phone.
Just some pretty bits and bobs, clasps, ribbons and such. The thin cord on the left is brown for some of the embellishments for my Good Faery Day outfit. Some of you know what it will be, the rest of you I'll leave some mystery on the subject. Clue - the color is a key.
What a FANTASTIC find! Hubby had no idea why I needed to buy all these. Victoria immediately loved them. For wristwarmers of course! Super cheap and perfect all shabby chic just as they are or embellished on some fun manner - lace, beads, ribbons... "For your costume?" Hubby confusedly asked. "All those?" Of course not, for ANY time. Well, any time it's cool enough for wrist/hand warmers. We're melting in 100 degree temps at the moment.
Last but not least, a beautiful red and black sheer. Daughter-in-law Lisa is gonna be in a black and red outfit on Bad Faery day and I thought this would make a great wrist or arm sleeve for her to add. As you can see by my hand under a layer, it almost looks like a tattoo pattern on the skin. And if she's not interested, I'm sure this will make a gorgeous scarf for yours truly.
That's it for now. The studio is finally in use. Victoria is making several woodsy, mossy, nature lovin' pieces. I'm currently flipping back and forth between making scrappy strings tied with bells and breaking apart and reconstructing some skeleton bones. Stay tuned in the coming days to find out what and why I'm refashioning with such odd materials.
I usually put artsy photos up here, but today they're over on Beach Treasure, carnival bright lights.