I’ve turned my workroom into a pop-up beauty parlour all ready for the bride and her attendants tomorrow (eeek – tomorrow – how can this be?!). The sewing machines have been tastefully draped with fabric and used to prop up some large mirrors (oooo … the indignity of it!). I found the mirrors in local charity shops and simply repainted their frames in pastel colours – tres chic – but not too expensive …..
Then a few tacks, some floral fabrics and fairy lights transformed the wall behind the mirror (please excuse the pic of me in my PJs!). I also had what I thought was a bit of a snazzy idea using vintage images and embroidery hoops (there’s a bit of an embroidery hoop theme going on in our decorations – will be able to show you more next week) ….
I found some vintage beauty adverts online, including one with a bride ….
A bit of photoshopping was needed, after which I printed them onto plain white cotton using inkjet transfer paper. Then I simply stitched them onto some pretty floral background fabric – just as a patch with a line of machine stitching around the edge, and mounted them in a painted hoop. The cheap ones you get from Hobbycraft and similar outlets are perfect for this ….
Then threaded some white cotton through the screw and pinned them to the background fabric. And they’ll be great mementos of the day too – if Rosie doesn’t snaffle them all then I’ll definitely hang one or two here at Coombe Leigh.
Meanwhile …. please keep your fingers crossed for a sunny day tomorrow!