I’ve mentioned bits and pieces that I’ve ordered and a something special for the Lady Luck Outfit, and at last it’s time for show and tell, with some things less exciting than others:
Fray-stop glue (wooo, exciiiiitiiiiing ;P ) and spray-on fabric stiffener – that’s a little more exciting as you can build up the stiffness the more you spray it and it washes out. I think that’ll be useful for all sorts of things, like pleats/ruffs, hat decorations and perhaps even kanzashi. I also suspect that it’ll be useful to keep bows in shape and for using fabric strips for cockades.
Ostrich feathers – fluffy! Now I’ve seen them, I’ve decided they aren’t long enough for wearing in the hair (~10″), but they’ll be great for decorating a mini-tricorne or …
… masks! These two are for moulds for papier mache – they’ve got pretty good shapes, though the black one (which I love!) needs eye-hole adjusting, but with that, it’ll be FAB!
Yay for the Tamina slippers! I thought they were lovely when I saw them online, but they’re even prettier in reality – very pleased with them, indeed! I’ve worn them around the house a bit, but I think I need to stretch the front very slightly as they dig in a little, but that’s no big deal.
And, finally – my super-awesome-special-pretty-surprise for the sash of the Lady Luck Pierrot:
I found this lovely on ebay – it’s an 18th century silver and paste shoe buckle that was at some point turned into a brooch. I slipped a scarf through it to give an idea of how it’s going to look as the buckle at the front of the Pierrot sash. I really love it rather a lot and am so pleased – it’s my first 18th century antique!
Wow, I really am too obsessed with that century.