Two outfits, the first I bought for a party at the last minute from F21 & I know alot of people complain about f21 but I am always really happy with what I buy there and for two pieces I think I spent less than 50 dollars so I can't complain about it. The dress is a floral chiffon with princess sleeves and the sweater vest is sleeveless with this pretty back crochet detail ;_; Shrug. The second is a dress from modcloth which I like but I think this outfit was awkward because the black sweater I wore with it looked bunched up, oh well :p
I finally bought a vintage absinthe spoon, it took me a bit of time to do because I wanted a victorian piece and it was hard to commit to the price, but I finally did (if I can commit to 80+ dollars for a bottle of absinthe I can commit to the spoon :P) I think the spoon is important, you can caramelized your sugar by pouring the absinthe over the sugar cubes and lighting them on fire. I wasn't always the biggest fan of the licorice taste but working with anise in my scent making actually made me appreciate the scent/taste in a different way; our botanical gardens has an anise garden and it is so strong, you can literally rub the leaves and the scent will cover your fingers all day - I really respect the plant itself.
I have also been working on making solid glosses. Working being the key word, I havent found a method I really love yet and mostly I have been in the kitchen with my dyes, scents, tastes and mediums. Nevermind trying to find the right pans and lockets to put it in - I was torn for days over whether it would be better as a ring or necklace but, maybe because of childhood nostalgia over sanrio gloss rings, rings really stuck with me. I am trying different colors and names, they are centered around corpses. My purple is putrefaction, my black is postmortem. I also want to do a crimson but I need to think longer on the name for that one. I had thought, originally, about calling it femoral artery (blood, red, etc) but I don't think it goes with the other two names as nicely & neatly; at the same time, though, I think telling someone the color on your lips is femoral artery is kind of dreamy?
A few other purchases, two more gunne sax dresses - the first is just an amazing renaissance piece & as god is my witness I am going to a renaissance fair this year with it & the second is a sheer lace dress.. I guess you wear it over another dress? I cant figure out how it was meant to be worn but I am sure it will come to me. And look!! I complete collection of edgar allen poe's work. I am so in love with this and had to have it and luckily the seller was willing to trade for items from my shop instead of the asking price of 200+ dollars, so I really got lucky there!! I actually trade 10x more than I sell and everyone always wonders why I am so broke but it's because I use my etsy shop for an old west barter system more than a source of income, haha. I like 60s dresses and vintage books, what can I say.