Sunday, December 22, 2013

It's Duck Shooting Season!...

Hello Dhaaarlings...

Well it's been a while since I last managed a post and you would think that given that the year is drawing to a close things would be starting to settle down for the Christmas/ New Year at the Palais...

think again Darlings...

Princess is as busy as ever with multiple customers wanting last minute zipper replacements and hem adjustments...

Even the Empress got in on the act by presenting me with 3 pairs of Her knickers!
 (Fortunately they had all just come in clean off the line) 

"The elastic's gone in them... and I'm not forking out for (buying) new ones as I haven't had these that long... and I'm sick of them falling off my bum.

They just don't make them like they used to!"

Along with the rush I finally completed my first batch of wheat packs.
the first few were a bit fiddly... the Empress will attest to much swearing on my part until I got into a bit of a system...

The ony way I can describe the process of filling the bags with wheat is that it is a little bit like what I imagine liposuction to be like... only instead of sucking out the excess of fat.... you're jiggling around a funnel and hose full of wheat inserted into the small opening in the side of a plush faux fur wheat pack...

The next batch will include some fresh dried lavender flowers mixed with the wheat.... The inclusion of the lavender should make the process for me a far more relaxing one!
I'll admit it isn't hard work and the bonus is.... it pays!

In other News....

 I finally have some pics of "The Ducks" in some of the costumes I made for them...

The owners sent me some photo's shot with a professional photographer!

I bet you have all been waiting with Baited Breath to see these Darlings...




And the owners have now ordered more costumes along with calico practice costumes for the ducks and would like me to come up with a few designs for some Tulle TuTu's for their performing chickens! (perhaps its the chicken dance done by real chooks) and require them by Mid Janurary...

There really seems to be no rest for the wicked...




Bottoms up Darlings!...

8 comments:

  1. Well around here last night it was shoot the moon season! So is it safe to say you now design for fowl? I bet you'd do something special for a cock? Those really are darling.

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  2. I love those! Lucky ducks.

    Though the arses this posting were a bit of a downer ....

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  3. The Empress reminds me of "Kitty" from Victoria Wood:

    "Are you familiar with Marks?", she said.
    I said, "Well, I think their pants have dropped off."
    She said, "I was referring to Karl Marx, who as you know is buried in Highgate cemetery."
    I said, "Of course I knew! But were you aware," I said, "that Cheadle crematorium holds the ashes of Stanley Kershaw, patenter of the Kershaw double-gusset? To my mind a far bigger boon than communism!"

    Jx

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  4. Thank you for the duck pix! I had been wondering how that project turned out. Just ducky!

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  5. Nice duck costumes! I know you're busy and all, but wouldn't right now be the ideal time for a little FGES compo? Even if not, I hope you have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. If 2013 was the year of "Bottoms Up", what will 2014 bring?

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  6. Ha!!! I just had to cover my mouth to keep from awaking a houseboy with my laughter.

    Merry Christmas, Prinny!

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  7. I want a duck with dress sense! Most excellent.
    Happy Christmas!
    Sxxxx

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