Ready for some festival froliking

by msalexwitney

Whilst the weather might not be playing ball I am well and truly getting into festival mode. That said, festivals don’t exactly have a great rep for great weather. So perhaps we’re on track.

After a little online inspiration yesterday afternoon I headed into central (London) to empty my bank account. First stop Macculloch & Wallis. Perhaps a little dangerous but I think I behaved myself, for example, when I pointed to a reel of delicate ivory lace trim and the lovely lady behind the counter said “This one is £60 a metre”. My response was not “Do you take Amex?”. 

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I did however walk out with this beauty. Look at those flirty feathers. What a tease!

The plan of action here was to collect enough trimmings to make my very first festival headdress. It’s fair to say I’m into the pocahontas/midsummer night dream look.

I also popped into John Lewis meaning only to pick up some aida for the cross stitch samplers I’m working on. Oh what a fool! This is a snippet of what I picked up. You should have seen me, I was taking out old ladies, elbowing mums, knocking over kids. Back away from the buttons people, I’m on a haberdashery mission!

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With a little trial and error I have assembled the headdress!

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It’s not perfect but I’m pretty happy with it and think I’ll definitely be making more. There may well be a place for them in the Etsy shop (once I get around to opening it) for some of these bad boys.

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I’d definitely be interested to hear what kind of combinations and colours you guys would be into. Bring on the feathers!

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