Thursday, 22 November 2007

A busy day with my little helper

So Zoe wasn't at nursery today and therefore I had to bring her to the shop with me. She was generally in pretty good form seeing as she has a cold, all thanks to the Barbie Princess DVD. Thank the Lord for DVDs that can keep children entertained for hours on end.

I'm starting to learn that you can never predict what happens in retail from one week to the next. Last Thursday I had the quietest day since opening, today the busiest non-Saturday since opening. Did the half-price Debbie Bliss help?! Probably.

Due to being busy in the shop and being on mum duties all day, I hardly have done any knitting today and am therefore going to knit a few rows in a couple of minutes. I'm sure my friend sitting next to me, Char d'Onnay will also help the knitting too!

The only exciting knitting news for today is that my 'Bosom Friend' is now dry and is awaiting button and tassle - and the very tiny size 10 mannequin to arrive! I only wish I had more time to get some Victorian patterns done but I don't think it's going to happen. I'm still undecided as to whether I am going to get dressed up in Victorian costume for next week - any ideas?

1 comment:

Julie said...

Oooh! Costuming!

Victorian costume covers a whole lot of options, depending on when exactly (it went on a bit), the class of person you want to portray and how far you want to go!

But... at the simple end of things my suggestion would be...

A long (floor or ankle length), plain, sober skirt, pulled in at the waist with a wide belt to give you a defined silhouette.

On the top half, a plain, high necked blouse with long sleeves and cuffs. Add some lacey fabric, arranged as a scarf or cravat around your neck and draped over your bosom. Pin it at the neck with a tasteful broach to hold it in place.

Add a suitable shawl and wear your hair up or under a cap/bonnet to complete the look.

How's that?