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Kat's birthday weekend

Last weekend I had a lovely time traveling north to madamekat's birthday gala. isabelladangelo and I were rather like the Keystone Cops getting up there (and getting dressed) but once we got to the party I had a wonderful time. It was great fun hanging out with the costuming contingent including laracorsets, blackcat452, & sewloud - yay for talking and meeting internet people in person!

I wore one of my most favorite "this-old-things", my sparkly Regency dress and the Golden Diadem Bridget made me. It was fun to pull them of the closet and wear them again.

One of the reasons I didn't try to make anything new to wear was I was too busy making a birthday gift for Kat! I made a little beaded bag. I quite fell in love with the little bat design, especially once I put the sequin eyes on him, he really came to life. I might need to make one for myself now! I used the 2.5mm silver and 3mm gunmetal sequins I just bought from Cartwright's. Yay!

The day after the party madamekat took us to the famous Jomar. It was quite the experience and I found a couple of neat things, but more on that later... :>

My photos from the party can be found here on Flickr.

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trystbat From: trystbat Date: January 19th, 2012 08:35 pm (UTC) (link)
That is the most adorable bag ever!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:53 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I knew you would approve. :>
cracked_code From: cracked_code Date: January 19th, 2012 08:49 pm (UTC) (link)
That purse is way to cute to only make one!

Of course I might consider a different shape...that is if I were to have one made for me...hint...hint...
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC) (link)
LOL. What you wouldn't want a whole collection of that shape purse? :>

Never really pegged you as a bat girl. You know somehow you still managed to surprise me sometimes.

Edited at 2012-01-20 01:55 pm (UTC)
sarahbellem From: sarahbellem Date: January 19th, 2012 09:05 pm (UTC) (link)
ACK! Bag love! That is too adorable!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:55 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! I was really happy with the way it came out!
girliegirl32786 From: girliegirl32786 Date: January 19th, 2012 09:42 pm (UTC) (link)
Oh my goodness! That purse is so cute!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:56 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! It's hard to go wrong with cute bats and sequins. :>
sewloud From: sewloud Date: January 19th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC) (link)
You looked beautiful and it was great to see you again! and that bag is just adorable, makes me want to bead things. I think my attention is wandering to everything and anything but 18th century at the moment.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:58 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I throughly enjoyed beading again - I want to do more now! I totally know what you mean about the attention wondering to anything but what one is currently working on. I cleared my sewing schedule to work on teens stuff and now I'm having the hardest time staying focused on it!
From: aimeekitty Date: January 20th, 2012 12:12 am (UTC) (link)
what an adorable little bag! lovely photos, too!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 01:59 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I'm still getting used to my new camera but I'm pretty happy with my photos from the evening...
padawansguide From: padawansguide Date: January 20th, 2012 12:21 am (UTC) (link)
What a cute beaded bag! Love it! The dress you did wear is one of my faves of yours. :-)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 02:00 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! Yeah, definitely one of my favorites too!
mlsdesigns From: mlsdesigns Date: January 20th, 2012 10:23 am (UTC) (link)
What a perfect birthday present for her! It's so cute, and so pretty with all the sparklies :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 20th, 2012 02:01 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks! You know me, I have to sparkle up everything. :> Hey did I read right on one of your other comments that you are coming to LA this August mr was it wishful thinking? *holds breath*
madamekat From: madamekat Date: January 20th, 2012 02:18 pm (UTC) (link)
I LOVE the bag to no end!! I have it hanging on display in my sewing room so I can see it all the time.

I was so glad that you came up for the party! Yes, Jomar is ...interesting, to say the least *laugh* But you have to admit I do get some awesome fabric scores in there.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 23rd, 2012 01:30 pm (UTC) (link)
Yay, I'm SO glad you like it!! :>

Interesting isn't bad - I had a great time! Thanks for taking us! :>
sewphisticate From: sewphisticate Date: January 20th, 2012 04:51 pm (UTC) (link)
That little bag is adorable! You do such creative things!
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 23rd, 2012 01:31 pm (UTC) (link)
Thanks so much! I always have great plans for little things like this but rarely seem to get to them. It was fun to actually do it this time! :>
bauhausfrau From: bauhausfrau Date: January 21st, 2012 02:18 am (UTC) (link)
I love the little batty bag! So cute and sparkly!

Sounds like you had fun, looking forward to seeing your Jomar haul.
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: January 23rd, 2012 01:32 pm (UTC) (link)

My haul isn't too impressive when you look at it I guess but I'm really happy with eerything I got... ::
sadievale From: sadievale Date: January 26th, 2012 03:45 am (UTC) (link)
What a great bag, so fun! Looks like you all had a great time!
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