|I hate having my picture taken. And this is why, I look stupid.|
Okay, so it's done. Well as done as it's going to be. I mean, I cannot do any more to it. I am not thrilled with everything, but until I actually get a free month this is how it's going to be. And I cannot believe I am putting this on the web, because that means it's going to be there forever. When I am 75 I am going to be all "look hardly any wrinkles." So I am doing this for the future me.
Your welcome future me.
So here is what I did , and some pictures for you all to see. Then some more of me in it all. It was super hot and I got dressed and ran to the back yard and got Hubby to take some pictures. But I was all "I don't want anyone to see me." Then my jack ass of a Hubby told me the neighbor totally saw me. I wanted to smack him, but it was too hot. So I pouted and that is why I look so bad.
Well at least that is my story, and I'm sticking to it.
So anyway here is what I did, and what not.
So my parasol, I love it!
|This is how it looks all closed up.|
|And this is how it started out.|
|And this it the tea, I made like 10 bags in like 1 cup of hot water.|
|I am so happy with how this turned out. And try to ignore Hubby's foot, I was out of my outfit when I remembered I forgot to get a picture.|
|These are the sponges I used to make the circles. I just used metallic paint and these .|
I so wanted a parasol after seeing these on clockwork couture. I found a white wedding parasol on a craigslist type site for $10. It was very white, but I figured I could fix that. It was a sort of waxy paper. So I thought the best and cheapest way to do it would to be tea staining. Now I have never done this before, ever. I just read about these things then pretend I know what I am doing. So I brewed a few tea bags and then tried to paint the parasol. The first batch was too weak, so I brewed about 10 tea bags in about 1 cup of water and let it really set. Then once it was done I used a small foam paint brush to paint the whole thing. I would paint it then let it dry for about 15 minutes then go do another layer. I think I ended up doing 5 layers in total, until I felt it was aged looking enough.
Then I wanted to do some black swirls but my plan to use an ink pad didn't work so I used these Martha Stewart sponges and some metallic paint. I just sort of put them on and I love how it turned out. I don't think I will bring it to the expo, I want my hands free for shopping you know.
Then I finished my under dress, I wanted a shirt, but a shirt that would not ride up. So I made this. It is actually from a pattern for an Alice in Wonderland costume, I just did it in plain white. It is very super thin fabric and it's great. At first I hated it, because it was so thin, but it will be perfect.
|So this is it, see how see through that is? If I was hot I wouldn't care, but you have seen me. No one wants to see that in a see through outfit.|
|You cannot see but there are the cutest buttons, and I have a tie that I made and wore for my pitcures.|
|So here it is with my skirts and belt. I am torn about the belt.|
|This is me wearing the jacket and purse.|
|So here is the corset I got, I like how it gives me a bit of a shape. And I hate pictures of me, sigh.|
|And you can see my goggles, nothing great, I just spray painted them and put stuff that looked steam punky on them. I wanted to make a top hat too, but you know how I feel about actually doing things.|
|This is how the back looks I think if I had Hubby help me tie it up it would look better, but I am still happy.|
|I am not 100% about my spats, but I think they look okay.|
|And my watch and my simple ring.|
And I am almost done my vacation so I am writing this sitting in bed while trying to stay awake. I think I need to work, it keeps me focused. And yes I cannot believe I said that either.
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