Thursday, 4 February 2016

Garden Progress January 2015

Wednesday, 3 February 2016


Corset people will get the joke!

Yesterday I think I managed to grab bargain of the century.
About a year ago a corset and burlesque shop opened, and then quickly closed again before I ever got a chance to visit, which is a shame as they had an in house maker rather than just upselling Corsets UK stock like mostof the local goth shops around here do.

It does have two bows on the sides, however they came lose while I was wearing it so I need to put in a couple of stitches.

Anyhow, I was reliably informed by another corset fan I know that some of the liquidated stock from that shop had ended up in one of the goth shops.
So I had a very interesting afternoon trying on very curvy, hand made corsets that had labels on them for one third of the price of the mass produced corsets on the next rail.

And so I ended up with this beauty, and while it does have a couple of flaws (it's quite wrinkly and the binding at the bottom doesn't meet properly), it's still rather pretty, and feels really nice on. :)

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Monday, 1 February 2016

An Old Postcard

I found an Edwardian Postcard of Saltwell Park when I was looking for decent photos of Saltwell Towers.
The tree on the left is one that I used to sit under for picnics with my brother, mam and grandma when I was a kid, it's a much bigger tree these days.
There's a bunch of different photos on the site Pictures of Gateshead, it's really interesting.

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Where To Go From Here?

Found this old photo of me in Saltwell park from ten years ago when I used to go to the college that was over the road (it's now flats that seem to be all empty).
That horror show I'm wearing is the first corset I ever made, I am glad to say I have improved somewhat since then hahaha!

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Wedding Update: Location and Date!

After a very exciting meeting with wedding planners this morning, it looks like we're getting married in Saltwell Towers!

Saltwell Towers is a very lovely building in the middle of Saltwell Park, and just over the road from where I used to go to college

It's a very beautiful park, and there are plenty of places for photos

Saltwell Towers itself is also pretty beautiful

The room is pretty blank canvas, which is good because it means we can decorate up how we like

Our provisional date is set for November 18th


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