Onto update #2 for Me Made May 12, let’s get down to business.
On the 9th May
I ambled out to the wool shop & along the way stopped here, somewhere I knew it would a. be quiet (so I wouldn’t get caught posing in front of my self timer!) plus b. had lots of railings on which to curl my gorilla-pod-type tripod. I do love these parts of Bath, really close to the renowned “Sally Lunn’s” olde tea shoppe, of Bath Bun fame in North Parade Passage. I’m keeping one of the Bath lions company. A year or so ago there were loads of these, sponsored, painted & decorated, standing proud in all sorts of strange places across the city centre. They were auctioned for charity but a few remain. Before that it was pigs. I liked the pigs better & they were harking back to King Bladud & how he discovered the healing powers of the spring waters when his infested pigs were made well again (or something like that, don’t quote me)
So I’m wearing my New Look 6000 Pan Am Inspired dress – woo hoo! With a brown satin (not me made) jacket as it is still chilly. Underneath the purple coat & topped with my crochet hat. Can I let you into a secret? This is the first time I’ve worn *the dress*, the original opportunity was cancelled & then, with its 3/4 sleeves with cuffs it’s not the kind of dress to hide beneath a cardigan. No more though! It is having its time with this weird weather!
It was a working at home day today so I wore my white Renfrew underneath my cartoonesque Rooibos (with me made slip poking through. Yes it does have yellow lace & it is turquoise). Look through the window & you can see the glory of the patient pizza oven and the flourishing salad patch ….
A hectic day ending at the hairdressers. I always love having my hair done & getting to chat with my hairdresser. He loves cutting my hair short & this style is a compromise. He almost persuaded me to tong the long bit into curls, but I think I shuddered inside & said “what, you mean like an 80s kind of style?” To which he agreed. Luckily he had another client after me, so probably would have been too pressed for time (big PHEW!) He took my pic by his luxurious decor- check out the wallpaper & the mirror (don’t ask me the name of the machine behind…)
I’m wearing my Hazel dress (Victory patterns)
It was a red ellie day today. The Lisette Traveler dress just blogged about.
Location is I am afraid very much in the garden, but I did manage to flourish it at Sainsburys (& felt bright & attention grabbing, not in a good way. But then, not quite so attention grabbing as all the young ones with their extra short shorts & bare instant tan legs ….brrrr!)
Did you catch the sun? We had an afternoon BBQ, a bit of a reunion.
I wore my vintage 50s Rockahula Vegas blouse with my New Look 6190 linen trousers. I think I fixed that conundrum that is “how long” should a wide legged pair of trousers be. Instant turn ups with the aid of safety pins, iron & a deep enough hem. Magic for flats, then reverse the process for heels ….
I’m in a carpark in Cheltenham (ha ha ! location, location, location!!)
Oo la la…I’m on leave this week with plenty of creative tasks lined up. That means I can flirt around with some frivolous accessories that would not necessarily be exposed to the gentle public. Trying to keep to my goal of more public photos, I am strictly speaking off site ….. in the back lane!
New Look 6586 – a dress that predates my blogging & accidentally discovered on my “remake” pile. I didn’t like the low ‘v’ neck on me & know now to go for curves (cos I’m curvy y’see). Dressed up with the right accessories it’s much better. Me made belt & the cardigan is my refashioned vintage one with lace …oh yes, the new petticoat makes itself known today as well.