Happy May Day! Ours is overcast and cool, but still a lovely day. And I'm all a-bubbly. One of the advantages to making nice things is that sometimes I can trade them for other nice things. In this case, it's a parasol I'm making for a friend in exchange for a beaded purse, hand-crocheted with antiques silver fittings. I got to see it in progress today, and it is beee-you-tiful! Burgundy and black, of course. Are you surprised?
Today I played around with a hat I found some time ago. I'm sure it's meant for a bigger doll, but it's adorable as a mini-sunhat, for some lovely goth or lolita lady. There's heavy lace and two different kinds of trim, hand-sewn onto the base, along with feathers and a vintage brass button for accent.
Miniature OOAK Black Velvet Sunhat EGL Goth with Lace and Feathers
I'm hoping this will inspire me to do something with the stacks of hats and parasols downstairs that have been sitting around languishing, waiting for me to give them love and lace.