Don't throw out those old curtains. Yes, this was a pair of old curtains that I had tea dyed/aged. I was hanging onto them as I loved the Lacey edging. I have several more pairs, so who knows, I might stitch up a few more dresses?? I learned to be thrifty at a very young age. I was only 6 or 7 when my mother found me on the living room floor cutting up all my old clothes and making baby outfits for the poor children on TV , you know the commercials. I was using a needle and thread making little outfits lol! I don't think they were wearable but my mother said she sent them ;).
At this point I am looking at the dress and I wanted to fancy it up a bit and make it more Halloween/Fall . I decided to go back to some of the older things I use to do and that was paint and sculpt on the fabric pieces itself. I thought Scat Kat was a nice touch. If you do sculpt on the fabric it's best to add glue to make sure it adhere's well. I like super glue gel / any kind will do.
Shoes- This particular pair of old baby shoes that I used for this project had a small hole in the front of the foot and I also wanted it to look more like a pair of Italian leather witchy shoes. I sculpted over the hole!
In the meantime, I had to run an errand to the post office and on the way home, I stopped for a cherry coke as a treat. Sodas give me a major rush of energy and I was buzzing all around and the next thing you know, I was cutting up my hubby's good dress shirt to make a black apron for the dress. He loves me and I will get him another! (I decided not to use the apron) LOL! It did turn out cute but I will use it for another project.
I kept the original shoe strings but I wanted them black. Tip- stretch them out on a piece of old cardboard and attach with small eye pins this way you can dry brush or paint them without getting paint all over your hands.
I see you!! Sneaky Peeky!
My special ordered Locks for her hair arrived from Italy!! I loved the tips of Chocolate colors on the ends! I thought "Oh this will be perfect for this project!"
Beauty Parlor Time- Since the hair is not attached to a backing, I have to prep and prepare (weft) all the pieces so they can be attached properly to her head. This can take a few hours. I usually spread them out on wax paper and use Elmer's glue on the ends only. I take each dried section , trim them, and then glue each section on the head to hold securely. Very Very time consuming!
Every Witchy needs a skeleton magic wand!
Introducing- "Isabella" my Italian Witch and her froggie companion Winston. Of course there are Italian Witches and she does have Italian hair and Italian leather shoes. She is holding her hand sculpted gourd pumpkin bucket and Winston is hoping for treats! She stands approximatelt 32" tall. She is a biggie.
"Isabella took me 3 full 10-12 hr days to complete and I believe I will spend the next few days working on other projects as yes I did it again, I threw my neck out! I'll never learn that I can't do tall pieces for that many hours and days straight! Hope you have enjoyed Isabella. Blessings! Wendy
Hi and Welcome to OldeMoonlane Primitves. My name is Wendy Young and I am happy to have you join me. I am a wife of 33 years, mom of 2 and grandmother of 3 . I have been creating for well over 30+ years and I started this blog to maybe offer tips /tricks and happenings at Oldemoonlane.