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.
Saturday, 15 December 2018
Sunday, 9 December 2018
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
Result,more shoe trims
and a par of mad earrings
That’s it until next year.
Sunday, 2 December 2018
Dress rehearsal tomorrow, so this weekend is spent backstage in the dressing room, with many last minute, textile-related tasks.
Ironing the wings' curtains
Making two throne cushions
Checking the tadpole costumes
Making a golden cape
Checking that all 48 costumes are ready
and not collapsing , like the producer!
She’s OK really, just trying to use body weight to stick down a prop tree!
Friday, 30 November 2018
Frogging complete on the waiscoat as well, so all on track now.
Tuesday, 27 November 2018
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.
Inspiration is striking
Finally a use for some long-ago purchased Angelina fibres
or sequins? Good to be able to re-use the yellow, felt stars from my Stop Brexit banner.
Monday, 26 November 2018
Sunday, 25 November 2018
Or to be more precise, 5 sets of golden-themed shoe trimmings for the panto’ dancing girls
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.