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Monday, June 24, 2019

Déjà Vu

Some things are so pretty and just fun to make so I do it again. Of course it's nice when there are months in between each one. I've done plenty of assembly line type of building and I don't enjoy that nearly as much.  Almost a year ago I made a bustle pad almost exactly like the one pictured here. (The only difference is the ruffle.) and it sold out of my Etsy shop.

I enjoy "fussy cutting" pieces to place a motif in just the perfect spot or to match a pattern. And who doesn't love a good ruffle?!  This is the same style of bustle pad I wear under my 1880's Victorian gown (so come to think of it, I've now made this three times!).  Not too heavy and not too difficult to sit it. This bustle and its predecessor are made of black and red iridescent silk taffeta with velvet appliques.  Items for my own use and to sell I don't purchase new silk. This beautiful silk was left over scrap from a previous project so I'm happy to have kept it out of the bin.

Feel free to see the other photos of this bustle here: https://www.etsy.com/listing/714660537/red-silk-victorian-bustle-pad-with-self?ref=shop_home_active_1

Thursday, June 6, 2019

It's no secret that my website has been sorely neglected for quite some time now. But new things are afoot for Lucky Zelda, not the least of which is a brand new website!  On my new site (still to be found at LuckyZelda.com) I plan on having a gallery of some of my work, a list of services offered, and client testimonials.  I can't wait to see the new site & I plan of keeping up with it much more often now that life has calmed down significantly.