I will be working in the Margaret Hunter Millinery/Mantua Maker Shop, making lots of pretty things and being far away from home! AHHHHHH!!!!!! I’m so excited 🙂
|The Margaret Hunter Millinery Shop|
Part of the reason I am ecstatic about this opportunity stems from my visit to Colonial Williamsburg when I was about 11 or 12. My family and I had gone to visit and I wanted a dress like the girls had in the brochure that we had. So we all went over to the Margaret Hunter shop to check it out. I was overwhelmed when we first walked in. There were ladies at the counter, all dressed to the 9’s in their Colonial Outfits, embroidering diligently on Lady Dunmore’s gown. Off to the corner, I remember a little girl, about my age, also working diligently on a little something. All at once she got up in excitement and said to the nearest lady at the counter, “I think I figured out how they do this!” Can I tell you how jealous I was of that other girl???? Very. I wanted to be at Colonial Williamsburg, working on something, while wearing pretty clothes….. And it turns out, that little hope I had as a child is going to come true!
Now, I only need a place to stay/sublease/rent. I haven’t had much luck in the 2 days I have been looking, but hopefully something will turn up.
I’ve been working here and there on Darth Maul’s face since winter break started, and decided to scrap what I had originally made to make a new one. Here’s the original flub:
|it’s truly disgusting.|
See how grotesque it is? It looks like the clown from the SAW movies with red and black detailing. Gross!
After inspecting my fail, I decided that I used the wrong hook (which is why the thing was as big as my own head) I was color changing wrong and I didn’t really think about what I was doing while making it. This time I’ve thought it through, am color changing correctly (I think?) and I’m using a much smaller hook, which produces much cleaner results 🙂
Here’s what I’ve got so far:
I’m able to get a little more detail and sharpness in the lines about his face, all due to the smaller hook. The rest of the detailing will come with embroidery, as there’s no way to get such lines in color-changes.
|The contours of the head and face are also
very nice this go ’round
Contour. This is something the original dearly lacked. It was really just a big ball with color changes that I stuffed and cinched to get somewhat of a face and produced a weird lumpy head and nasty, nasty face. This one looks much better 🙂 I’m hoping to finish the head by Friday. Woo!
|Pretty Cute huh?|
|Jessie Steele Black and White Apron|
*NOTE*I’ve never done an applique before and just barreled through it, only looking at a tutorial for applique’s after I had it already been attached