Friday, February 20, 2009

My latest corset creation

This is the corset I made for some lovely friends of mine as a birthday present for their partner. She has 12 panels, 18 bones (6 flat steel & 12 spiral steel), fully laced up the waist is 22 inches & the busk is an antique one I had in my stash. she's a really gorgeous black satin & the lining is a thinner satin with 'the lady is a vamp' printed in rows all over it. Not the greatest photo unfortunately; my camera decided to die right when I wanted to take this, so I only got one shot. The pillow model also doesn't quite have the hips to fill it out, so it looks a bit wrinkled where it actually isn't.

I made her a bit differently to the way I've done previous ones, by interfacing the outer fabric & inner strength layers separately & then flatlining them together & sewing them as one layer. The lining is separate again. I like the result & the way it came together & will be using the same method in future.

I hope the intended owner likes her.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Red Cross Victorian Bushfire Appeal

There have been horrendous fatal fires this week here in Victoria, thousands displaced, entire towns gone (no exaggeration, gone), death toll 181 & expected to rise, just unbelievable devastation.

I'm fortunate to be in one of the few rural areas of Victoria not currently on fire. I have registered as a fundraiser with Red Cross Australia & am raising funds through sales from my two Etsy stores Light And Shade Art & The Uppity Woman Vintage . I have also donated 5 items to the Australian Sellers' Etsy Team Bushfire Appeal Store which have already sold, with 100% of those going directly to the appeal.

So how about making a purchase for your present stash now & give to a worthy cause at the same time? Thanks.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

My New Etsy Store Is Open!

I've bitten the bullet & put some of my treasures up for sale on Etsy, here's a sneak peek at my store stock.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade

Monday, February 02, 2009

New Glasses Frames!

I received my latest Ebay purchase in the mail today, from the lovely Mellaspike!

These great glasses to add to my ever growing collection of cateye lovliness! They're the same as my navy pearlised ones which always get a positive response, so I guess the shape suits me well. The new ones are a really interesting shade of bronzey green with beige in the leaf shaped cutouts & beige diamantes. They're in great condition too!