...when a good-sized chunk of my salary went for daily ballet lessons and my only footwear concern was scraping enough money together for a monthly pair of specially-ordered Capezio "Assoluta" pointe shoes...
Well, those days are long gone. Here's what the savvy (saggy?) former ballet teacher has in her footwear wardrobe now:
...Custom orthotics, night splints, ace bandages, and a hefty assortment of topical analgesic cream! Oh, well. A small price to pay for all that former grace. This puts me in mind of the semi- biographical Etsy treasury I put together some time ago and recently updated:
All this is a slow build-up leading me to my latest vintage find.
Some weeks ago, I shared about one of my vintage fabric obsessions--novelty prints featuring sentimental, sixties/seventies sicky-sweet graphics of little children:
As it happens, my podiatrist is located a block away from my local Goodwill Store. (A benefit to be sure.) On my way to a rendezvous with a cortisone shot yesterday, I whipped in to the Goodwill and made a blitzkrieg assault on the fabric bin. Look what I found!
What my camera is failing to pick up is the lovely pale blue background, and this remnant is a full 3 yards! Wonderful! The vintage patterns I recently ordered have all arrived, and I'm thinking what a charming little sundress I can make for my granddaughter with this happy fabric--all in good time. I'm still plugging along on the wedding bags, and spent the morning preparing another 60 for pinning.
Thinking... thinking... I'll let you know what I come up with.