Sunday, July 10, 2011

New Dress and (better) New Hair and New Grass

There was still quite a lot of dye left on my hair even after washing (and washing and washing) it out, so in the pictures I took the night I did it, it looked almost black. Well, after another good washing, the extra dye is gone and you can actually see the purple!

I made a new dress.

It basically looked like a shower curtain at first what with the ruffle at the top and the length, so I added the sash and halter tie. Much better.

I wore this to the Farmer's Market on Thursday evening. I got a compliment on the dress and several on the hair. One little girl who was riding her bike down a side street with helmet, training wheels and all, practically screamed, "Mommy, purple hair!" as I stepped down an alley to Main Street. It made me giggle.

The fabric is from a vintage sheet I got at Salvation Army or Goodwill or a yard sale. It's been so long I don't remember. Last summer, I made a drawstring backpack out of one of the pillow cases and some turquoise fabric.

Twirl! Always required after making and trying on a new dress.

You can also see our new grass, which is about a month old now. It still needs to fill in some spaces, but so far, so good! I'm just waiting for our water bill, which is sure to be massive. Although if this rain keeps up, maybe not!

1 comment:

Dakota said...

Hi Heather!
I'm glad ya like Paper Moon!! Have you seen the HBO TV series "Carnivale"? That's very similar in feel. Also, you may've already seen these as they're real classics, but other wonderful films in the same vein are Bonnie and Clyde, Fried Green Tomatoes, Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken, and 1940's Grapes Of Wrath. :)

Oh yes, and your hair is amazing! You have the perfect face to pull off a pixie!