Sunday, 24 February 2013

Released into the World

Hey everybody! I just wanted to show you these new releases before I (finally) trot off to bed.

I've made this little ring pillow and lacy bridal garter, along with some other treats, for Krystle Brides here in Bath. I love how the ring pillow turned out! It's every bit as elegant as I wanted it to be and has elastic at the back for easy carrying. Garters are adjustable to fit. It's been lovely playing with all the satin, brocade and lace :)

What do you think?

P.S. It's two days later and I've taken photos of some NEW lacy frillies! You can take a look here, if you'd like to see them :)

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

More Carnevale di Venezia!

Okay, so I'm experimenting with the 'look' of my blog. I want to make it look good, with lots of juicy pictures like I see in other blogs like Happy Little Cottage and Wool Wench. Just looking at those blogs lifts my spirits, and that's how I would like mine to be. Please comment on my experiments and let me know how I'm doing. It's hard to be objective about one's own work :P

The performers...

... the wigs...

... normal Venetian life...

... the influx of revellers.


... Papa...

... and la Piccolina, always the most popular with the papparazzi!

Goodbye Carnival, until next year!

P.S. I didn't make the costumes in these pictures - in fact, some of them were made by my friend Nicoletta Lucerna at La Bottega del Costume in Venice :)

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

It's Carnival Time!

Hey everybody, it's carnival time! Usually I head over to Venice for the festivities, but this year I'm staying put in Blighty, with high hopes of a summer visit to my favourite city instead. But I can't stop thinking about it, so I thought I'd share some of my memories of Carnevale di Venezia with you.

Let's start with a selection of amazing fantasy costumes, in full colour...
... & in black & white. I always enjoy taking pictures of the fantasy maskers. They really know how to pose! (Okay, the last one in this set isn't of anyone in particular, I just really liked the street scene!)

To finish today's offering, a portrait of friends and family. The three to the right, straight out of a Vermeer painting, were skilfully dressed by Nicoletta Lucerna at La Bottega Del Costume. 

That's all for today. I hope you enjoyed my pictures. I have many fond memories of Venice and I might share some more with you soon :)

Do you have any carnival stories or memories of Venice to share?