Geddit? Geddit? Oh please yourselves…
Actually, it was really, really good. We’re still celebrating out anniversary, with a lovely weekend away in the Brecon Beacons. [Wales, for those not in the UK].
A few weeks ago, we made some new steampunk friends, and went dinosaur hunting, which was my birthday treat. They invited us back, so off we went, as soon as exam marking was over. The fabulous Charlotte Baston is organiser and co-ordinator of The Wee Crafty Folk [find them on FaceBook], who have regular monthly events all around Wales. Not just a craft fair, there are healers. musicians, fun and games for kids, and a fun tea-duelling panto.
We were tickled pink to get a special announcement and round of applause for our Fanniversary [get over it, it’s what we call it lol.] Charlotte had also commissioned two lovely [and quite rude] Fanniversary cards especially for us. Don’t look at these pictures if you are easily offended!
Hilarious- we did ask if the fluff in the second card had been donated by the crafters, but were assured that it’s teddy stuffing. We howled.
By dint of much sewing in the car, and in front of the telly on Friday evening, I managed to finish the wife’s motorbike shirt [pictures later as i forgot to take any on Saturday] and my ‘Mary Poppins’ skirt and hat.
I felt great in the outfit, despite the summer heat [at last] and my corset. There will need to be a couple of minor fixes: the sleeves are after all, a tad too long, but will be easily shortened via the lace insert. I still want to add ruffles to the underskirt, and may purchase more of the lace which features on the blouse, to go around the very long hem….it’s a 3/4 circle overskirt, and felt light and fluttery in every breeze.
Someone who has made this blouse had asked me if I found the waist ties problemstic- I have to say that I found them absolutely GREAT. I’d made them extra long, so was able to wrap them round my corseted waist twice, and tie at the back. I tried the outfit with several belts, but in the end left the red boots as the only splash of colour. I have my fan and scissor holder hanging from a brooch on the waistband as a token chatelaine. I wanted to add my circular slide rule, but couldn’t find it when we were packing. Ho hum.
The fan and parasol were very welcome, and kept me cool and collected. We took a short stroll by the canal, and Dawn took a few snaps.
We also snagged some fun jewellery from one of the crafters
AND I found two little bags on a secondhand stall, one of which will go beautifully with my ballgown:
Today, we had breakfast, and then took a jaunt down to the South Wales coast [no pics, I left the camera in the car!] and spent some time at the beach. Poor Dawnie had to endure quite a lot of driving to make all this happen, so it’s a good thing that she is extremely happy with her new shirt and the faux suede bodice.