@tendstowardschaos belatedly catching up here, that quilt is amazing!!
@MistressJennie I’d heard about the formula issues but never associated it with Ada I hope the supply is a bit better?
@Abbeeroad that Simpsons badge is brilliant.
Class Headmistress July.
Sometimes you just need cake, I’m going to have lunch with a friend and so I wanted to bring some cake. @jemimah recently sent me an awesome bird painting that had the words ‘a party without cake is just a meeting’ which is completely true! So I made cake.
Although it’s more a slice than a cake, from an old Australian women’s weekly cook book. Coconut and raspberry. I left it in the oven for longer than recommended because I like coconut cooked until it’s really chewy. Be aware if you make this, that this kind of desiccated coconut is unsweetened. Reduce the sugar if you’re using the sweetened kind.
Project: altered jacket, hand printed and recut.
I’ve been working on my advanced studies, which is a steampunk costume for a wedding I’m attending in August. I needed some kind of jacket as the evening could be cool. So I thrifted a red jacket, but when I got it home the colour wasn’t right (I have terrible colour memory) so I decided to have a go at adjusting how the colour reads. It’s 100% polyester so I couldn’t use any of my dyes. But first I cut it to fit just to my natural waist line, and cut tails at the back. This was to allow room for the bustle on my skirt.
I cut a simple gear shape and mixed up a red closer to the one I wanted. This shape was cut from a thin craft foam sheet, with a scissors. Then I printed all over the coat, added stripes. I still wasn’t happy, so I went back in with a posca marker to outline each gear.
Then I used a commercial cling stamp to print some white fabric (lining from thrifted curtains) I lined the tails of the coat, the corners will be turned back with a button so the lining will show.
I plan to add ruffles to the sleeves of the blouse I’m wearing underneath, so I added slits to the sleeves to accommodate them.
The outfit so far on a mannequin, which is a lot smaller than me so it all looks bunched up
Still to do on this outfit.
*Add buttons to the tails and as a closure.
*Cut the blouse down and add a ruffle neck and sleeves
*Sew lots of ribbon bows onto the skirt
*Hand sew ultra thin led strip all over the back of the skirt.
*Make a bandolier with pouches for accessories.
*Make a crow skull topped staff.