Hi there, it’s going to be another unseasonably warm day today, even warmer than yesterday! They promise us it will be nice until the weekend when we will have temperatures that are more normal for March. As it’s so warm already there’s a need for lighter clothes, so yesterday we went upstairs to get our summer clothes out of storage and in the meantime have a little bit of a clear out. Over the winter months a lot of “stuff” had been put up there instead of being thrown away and it was getting a bit too much. So we had a good rummage around and threw a lot of unwanted items away and also found a few forgotten treasures, like these items that were in a trunk we had from a house clearance. We got rid of the trunk but kept the clothing…
A bridal purse and cap, all hand stitched
And this bridal headdress
I may be wearing it the wrong way around. It was hard to see how to wear it as it was so out of shape, but now I’ve washed it and bended the frame a bit and I think it should be front to back
There was also this clergy band, also hand made
These lovely Dutch potholders in cross stitch from, I guess, the fifties
Wouldn’t it be nice to use them on Koninginnedag (the Queen’s birthday) and Bevrijdingsdag (when we celebrate the end of WW2 and our freedom)?
And last but certainly not least, this lovely evening dress with a small train, also handmade.
Look at the detail…
The items are all dirty and I will be gently washing them today. I’m not sure what to do with all of them yet. I may keep the smaller items for the bride. The dress is way to small for me to ever be able to wear, even without the weight I’m a broad shouldered person so I would not fit in a small dress like this. If it comes out of the wash looking nice I may decide to put it up for sale, so someone else can wear it.
I also found a box full of tins. These were really lovely I think so I will use them in my workroom.
Have a lovely day