I have been stealing a moment or two to do other things around here besides watching Red Dwarf DVD’s while making lace, that I can’t show you because it is for the wedding, and exercising with the Wii game. You’ll have to go watch ‘Biggest Looser’ if you like to look at fat people exercise.
I made myself a plain black apron with a pocket, but with no sunshine around here, the pictures will have to wait. Black just doesn’t photo well without a lot of light.
And I took the time to fix up this.
Years ago, by this I mean more then ten or fifteen. I bought an old purse clasp, that had been in a fire, from a thrift store for about a dollar and a half. It still had soot on it. I’d take it out and scrub it down some more, I didn’t want all the patina to be removed. Then I’d try to decide what kind of bag I should make for it.
At first I wanted to make a beaded bag, but I felt it would take away from the filigree clasp. Then I wanted something with fringe. I hemmed and hawed picking it up and then putting it away for years.
Black velvet and a light gray lining, it matches my cloak now. Simple. Just big enough to hold my black fan, mourning handkerchief and a few ladies needs, like black lipstick.
I think it came out just right.