Friday, 3 May 2013

Mooching around with my mouche

The weather has been glorious these past few days and there has been a veritable explosion of greenery in the park. To think that just a few short weeks ago, we were holed up in our little central heated burrow fearing that the spring would never come. This year spring is like a fashionably late & much anticipated party guest, when she arrived she did so with more flamboyancy than you can shake a stick at. 
No jacket and peep-toe sandals, it really is spring folks...HUZZAH!
Today I'm wearing one of my self made genie jumpsuits and a mouche.
I was inspired to fashion an 18th century style mouche from a bindi patch after reading an interesting history of beauty marks.
I do have a very faint mole there anyway that I usually fill in with liquid eyeliner to make it more prominent but this one is huge and had the cashier at Lidl do a double take.
The jumpsuit is made from vintage fabric that I bought from a car boot sale some years ago. Whilst on the subject of vintage fabric jumpsuits, have you seen Vix's latest curtain couture offering? Totally amazing-zing, that woman knows what she's doing!
Frocktasia vintage fabric genie jumpsuit, Principles crochet waistcoat bought from car boot sale, 80s Pierre Cardin peep-toe sandals from charity shop, still going strong after at least five summers and several holidays abroad, Indiskan scarf which was a present from my mum, sunnies & necklace from car boot sales.
In other news :)
I "made" a summer chair for our balcony. Mark salvaged this armchair from the streets of London a few years ago. I never liked it cause it had those horrendous foam pads on top of an ugly lattice of plastic strapping but for ages I just threw a blanket over it and used it as my offload chair in the bedroom. The other day I stubbed my toe on it whilst hoovering and in a fit of rage I exiled it to the balcony intent on getting rid of the darn thing but before I contacted the council to come and collect it, a creative wave washed over me.
I cut off the lattice of plastic strapping, binned the foam pads and made a "chair sock" from a  heavy-duty canvas fabric. I threaded the sock over the metal frame, hand-sewed the bottom bit shut and screwed the metal frame back onto the wooden bit.
Hey presto, our new balcony chair...
 One more sleep and then it's Dandy Time, yay!
I'll be up early tomorrow morning running around like a blue-arsed fly no doubt. Thankfully Mark will be on hand to help me as he is not working this weekend, so getting there shouldn't present too much of a problem this time around. It will be a grand ol' day I can feel it in me waters, so many fabulous sellers this month, I can't wait to have a wee nosey around their stalls :)

To finish off a might fine tune by Annie Lennox with some heart-shaped mouche action going on, enjoy :)
Have a cracking weekend peeps.
Loads of love,


thorne garnet said...

cool chair re-do. We're still having rain and overcast. Hope it clears up tomorrow for graduation. The after hugging and photo op always happens outside, it would be a pity if it rained.

Good luck with the sale!

Lucys Lounge said...

wow Jennie , you are a busy girl. i love the jumpsuit and the waistcoat. lovely.

PinkCheetahVintage said...

Loving your jumpsuit!! Good luck tomorrow and have fun!
Becky :)

Underemployed said...

LOVE the mouche!

Connie said...

HUZZAH indeed!!!

Louise McDonagh said...

What a genius chair. Have a great weekend. X

Krista Gassib said...

I envy all you gals that can sew. This jumper is so cute and perfect for a springtime stroll in the park. I like the top you put on over it, funked it up a bit. Best of luck at the Dandy!
Your rail has me weak in the knees!

Penny-Rose said...

I have never dared wear a jumpsuit - they look so elegant on others. Well done on the chair refashion, you have given it a new lease of life. Hope the market goes well - the photo of the dresses had me whimpering.

Emalina said...

Don't you look stunning in that sexy jumpsuit! Thank f*** for spring eh!

Bobbi said...

Awesome jumpsuit - you and Vix have me podering a sewing project. And I'm aching for a crocheted vest pattern like yours - it would be great for summer...and making my hippie stepdaughter want to learn to crochet.
I hope the sale goes well for you!

Luna Tiger said...

I love your fringe top !
And all those dresses make me dream !

Anonymous said...

I love the jumpsuit and the fringed top, you look fabulous, great hairband and sunglasses too!Great work with the chair too! You have been very inspired and busy!! I wish to visit your vintage stall soon!
Love xxxxx