It's close enough to my birthday/ the Composer is always up for a little road trip/ who needs a reason to visit Alabama Chanin again?
A jumble of salvaged chairs painted in cheery colors.
Stenciled pieces available for sale. I think these may be journal cover size.
The collection garments are so substantial--even monumental--in person.
I absolutely love the varying shades of white and cream and the different elaborate treatments in the wedding collection. Of course.
My real business today was choosing a small palette of fabrics for some new summer clothes. Two pale grey, some hyacinth, and a dab of pink.
I tried very hard to stick to my plan. And also remember to get foldover elastic. Done.
Eye candy: this "Lace" stencil which is one of my favorites ever. Here are three treatments. I love the top one because of the extra row of stitching above the edge of the design, which carries the embellishment further into the plain fabric (this is an elaborate scarf, so beautiful). Also love the coppery sequins filling the cut-out spaces at the bottom.
Then here you can see the same stencil treated differently--the dark areas are totally filled in with coppery bugle beads. Oh my word.
And finally, below, the same stencil done in a black appliqué on pale pink, with all those openings filled in with black beading. Just like glamorous lingerie from the fifties.