Hello! After reading the Fabulous Vix's post the other week about transforming a dress to a jumpsuit I had to have a go! I've had this particular dress languishing in my wardrobe for many years now and although I love the print it was far too big and too long; it was ripe for a make over. It was extremely easy to make and I'm now the proud owner of a swanky jumpsuit. I love how swishy it is and i'm now thinking of all the other unworn dresses I can recycle.
I took it for a whirl around Glasney Valley, a beautiful place near my home. Once the home of a 13 century college it is now a beautiful woodland with a brook running right through it. The college was dissolved in 1548 and since then the land has remained virtually untouched bar a majestic viaduct that runs across a glade part the way along. I love the smell and feeling of the place; damp and mystical it's the perfect place to write, read or draw. It has the air of a fairy story- as if a troll or goblin might jump out at any moment (and hopefully a friendly one!) Sadly the whole area is currently under threat from planners hoping to build homes right across the valley (you can sign the petition to stop it HERE). This is one of the only easily accessible green spaces in our town and acts as a contemplative space for the whole community. It's so difficult to find these spaces in communities now and we are very lucky to have one. To be able to walk for a few miles without seeing a soul is a rarity in the centre of a town. It has since ancient times offered this to people and it seems extremely rash to plonk houses on top of it.
I so hope that the plans don't go ahead, Penryn will be much worse off for it. Not only will it loose hundreds of years of history but it will also loose an important space for meeting, thinking and breathing!
These photographs are extremely silly, I was feeling full of summer joy and excitement. It was 20 degrees and the woodland offered a welcome shade from the intensity of the muggy, dusty heat in town. I'm turning 25 tomorrow so I'm also trying very hard to maintain all my silliness and not grow-up at all! I have lots of exciting plans coming up in aid of my birthday and forthcoming adulthood including a Medieval banquet & a grown-up themed party. I'm also nearly finished making my Adulthood zine which will be published next weekend ready for this on Saturday, I'll also have some paintings there and there will be music and fun and hopefully laughter, please come along if you are in Falmouth! For all my internet pals the zine will also be available in digital format through my shop.
See you all when I'm 25!
Dress (now a jumpsuit) - Etsy
Embroidered cap - Penny MacBeth
Jelly shoes - JuJu Footwear