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Saturday, 15 December 2018

Amid the Brexit chaos, at least there is the Strictly final tonight

Trying to stay calm amid the Brexit chaos, I’ve diverted into whimsy to show my support for the Strictly final tonight. Leftover bits of panto ‘ bling on my artist’s model. Not sure how stable the hat would be during some of those dances.  Good all luck to all.

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Sunday, 9 December 2018

Last night........last minute

A couple of last minute requests for more panto’ bling for the final performance meant that the panto’ magic table went in to service yesterday afernoon

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Result,more shoe trims

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and a par of mad earrings

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That’s it until next year.

Sunday, 2 December 2018

Oh yes it is!

Dress rehearsal tomorrow, so this weekend is spent backstage in the dressing room, with many last minute, textile-related tasks.

Ironing the wings' curtains

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Making two throne cushions

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Checking the tadpole costumes

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Making a golden cape

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Checking that all 48 costumes are ready

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and not collapsing , like the producer!

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She’s OK really, just trying to use body weight to stick down a prop tree!

Friday, 30 November 2018

Panto bling on royal sashes and waistcoat

Time is getting short, so the glue gun had to come out yesterday, after stitching the two royal sashes.




















Frogging complete on the waiscoat as well, so all on track now.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Blinging marvellous

My next task on the panto’ costumes is to make orders, medals and general bling to go on the royal sashes. What a great excuse to rummage in the bling box to see what is there.

Metallic painted pelmet Vilene and buckram make a great backing.

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Inspiration is striking

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Finally a use for some long-ago purchased Angelina fibres

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Buttons?

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or sequins? Good to be able to re-use the yellow, felt stars from my Stop Brexit banner.

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Monday, 26 November 2018

Fungal foray

Incredible inspiration of form and colour from fungi during a walk this weekend

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Hidden inside the middle of a rotting fence post, waiting to be discovered, 

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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Five go-o-ld rings!

Or to be more precise, 5 sets of golden-themed shoe trimmings for the panto’ dancing girls

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It is such good fun making these from scraps that would otherwise be discarded. I am a little concerned that the ones second in from the right look more like pan scourers than jewels, but that fits in to the pantomime spirit.

After a very moving event on Friday night, themed around “The Lost Words” I am even more grateful that I have reached my 61st year surrounded my family and friends who make my life glorious and fun.