Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Timeless?

I have a dirty little secret. Its a habit I have picked up in the last year. It has alot to do with my boyfriend, but I try to keep it from him as best I can.
My guilty pleasure: wedding websites. It isn't a daily exorcise, more the occasional relapse consisting of intensive multi-day binges.

I am just coming out of one now and I have something to say.

A lot of wedding dresses these days are painfully boring, and some are just plain ugly.

There are so many examples of this, but one shouts at me every time I give into the urge to type "weddings" in my google side bar.

The fully bustled skirt:


This

is meant for windows, but blushing brides.

Somehow the masses have been convinced that the billowing monstrosity is elegant and of the moment.

Lets have a look at what else was once considered elegant and of the moment.

In the seventies it was the 'Edwardian' style, which was popular for both brides and their maids.


When the eighties came around it was the giant sleeves.


Most recently, the nineties showed us the 'contemporary' hairstyles


Every one tells you not to pick a dress, or a hairstyle, or even makeup that doesn't feel like you. But even more than this, don't pick things that wont feel like you in ten, twenty, fifty years.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Today I Made...

A precious little wall vignette.

Here they are in a raw state. I should have taken photos of how icky the top of the kitty perfume bottle was.

I took off the candle holding part of the sconces and painted them white.
All set up in their new little corner!

Close up of how delightfully cute it all is.


I also made a new top for my nightstand. It used to be painfully tiny, because it is actually just a shelf.
Here is was before.

Here it is after!
I went to the lumber supply and got a free scrap that is 2'x1'6" and used my super 77 spray adhesive to attach a lovely sheet of wrapping paper.


I will have up my other finds [a couple of nifty dresses] as soon as I alter them!

Its so nice to feel healthy again!

sick

I have been fighting my way through work just to get home and collapse the last few days. Today is my day off. I am determined to force myself in to recuperation.