Wednesday, July 10, 2013
Still Plugging Along...
I won't be going out of the house today, except to feed and water the squirrels and birds.
Actually, since we aren't having Witches this week, I plan to stay under the air conditioner and sort my fabric stash....That could take the rest of the month.
I am very close to finished with the dressing room. I still need to do the costume/s. This morning, I toned down the candle tree with black paint and a cloth. It will no longer hold candles. It will hold clothes.
I think that I have mentioned before that there were no such things as hangers until the early 1900s.
I was watching one of the Elizabeth the First films the other night and in that, Elizabeth had a huge number of dress forms with her clothes displayed on them. No dress forms back then either. They kept them in hampers and trunks or hung them on hooks on the wall.
This is not completely authentic. Mostly my idea of what it should be. But I draw the line at things that I know to be wrong. Then I go and make something up that seems more logical to me, like draping the clothes over a chair or hanging them on a makeshift hook.
While I was working, I happened to spot the bottle of Fabri-tack glue, tipped over on the edge of the paint table...Look what I found going over the edge.
This is about 4" long and just a little rubbery. Remember the fountain that I used this stuff in? I didn't know that you could get BIG rushes of water with it.
I have no idea what to use it for, but I did find it interesting that, when left to it's own devices, it fills the drops from the inside instead of running all over the place. Now, if we could just find a way to control it...Oh! The possibilities!
Back to work.
See you tomorrow.