Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Matilda gets a makeover!
It was time. My mannequin Matilda's look was -- how to say this nicely? -- Dated. Mousy. Plain. She was long overdue for a makeover.
"Lace," I had been thinking. My friend Deberah gave me a huge length of wide scalloped lace a while back, and I decided it would become Matilda's new frock. There.
A girl's got to have accessories, though. I like pink ones. Sets a nice vintage tone for her new look.
And then, a pin or two. Tea-themed, of course. My newest ones are this Danecraft pin, which has a moveable teaspoon (although WHY you'd want to move the teaspoon I do not know) ...
... and this Bakelite one, the first-ever Bakelite teapot pin I've come across! It's large, about two inches, and dark brown, and I cannot wait to wear it this fall. Matilda may wear it until then.
"More is more" when accessorizing, however, and Matilda never said to stop, so I didn't.
I wondered what my husband would think about her and was quite relieved when he said, "That's cute!" What girl doesn't like to be complimented on her new look?