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Photoshoot!

Monday, December 30th, 2013

Just a quick one here, but these are a couple of pictures I got of some of my new items.

 

These trousers are available made to measure here. I’ve a new kilt made too, but it needs to be shot yet. I’ll get the pictures up as soon as they’re done!

 

I’ve had quite a few orders lately, so many thanks for that! I’m also going to start a new project on here, details of which will follow soon.

It’s Bloggin’ Time, Cyberpunk, Circus, and Things.

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

I realise I don’t blog enough. Pretty much no one does. I do microblog a lot, though! That counts, right? Anyway, here is a wee blogpost for you.

I feel like since Rapscallion Collective became a thing, my designs have really picked up. I decided to be less scared about using colour and detail, and, for better or worse, slightly less pragmatic about what I do. In the past, my designs have been limited by me not wanting to use particularly interesting fabrics, in case I can’t get more of them when I run out. Now, I’ve decided to step it up, and make things from whatever I fancy. Things that maybe can’t be exactly replicated, like these gypsy punk trousers:

 

 

 

Once I get some decent pictures of them, I’ll get them up on my Etsy Store.

I’ve also been getting a lot more into corsetry. I’ve made some cool industrial corsets, for men and women. Here’s the male version:

 

 

 

And the female version!

 

Of course, if you’re female and you want a vest style corset, or male and fancy a regular overbust, both patterns can be adjusted easily for you!

Finally, I’ve been making some neck corsets, which are cute and fun!

 

 

 

I’m still trading at various markets with my colleague Kiran-Lee. Here’s a picture of our most recent stall at the London Fetish Fair!

 

And that about brings you up to date! Sorry for the lack of posts. There’s a website redesign coming soon, and once that’s done I’ll blog more. I know everyone says that.

Rapscallion Collective

Saturday, June 22nd, 2013

It’s been quiet here lately, and I’m sorry for that. Part of the reason is that with all the events I’ve been doing, I’ve just been making stock, which isn’t very exciting to blog about. I have got a few new things on the way, though, so keep your eyes peeled!

Now. In addition to making stock, I’ve got rather more exciting news. Anyone who has Liked my Facebook page or followed me on Twitter will already know this, but a couple of months ago some friends I met through trading and I started a collective. It’s called Rapscallion Collective, and we make things.

That’s me on the left. You know who I am. Next over is Kiran-Lee, an outrageously talented corsetiere, lingerie maker, and designer. Next over is Lorrianne, of Tatterdemalion Bazaar, creative and chaotic, maker of horns, masks, hats, and anything else her wild orbit encompasses. Bottom middle there is Lydia Wall, talented milliner and laser cutter.

So yeah, that’s what I’ve been doing! There’s a link to the Collective facebook page up there, and you can follow us on Twitter.

Christmas!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Just a quick one here! Christmas is fast approaching, and I made a stocking from some leftover felt. I think it’s super cute, and it’ll last forever. You should buy it now! Click on the picture to see it on Etsy.

Ode to the jar of olives I bought myself as a reward for doing my taxes

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

Oh! Olives! I have not eaten you in such quantity

Since I was last in Spain, I think, but

I believe you are in fact from Greece.

 

I bought you to reward myself for

Doing my very first tax return. I feel

Like a grown up, but

It’s the best of both worlds, because it turns out that I didn’t make enough last year to have to pay tax.

 

Your delicious, tender flesh belies

Your label, which says that your jar

Contains all of my daily allowance of sodium, but

I’ll go for a run in a bit, and get a sweat going, and to be honest I think I was lacking salt today anyway.

 

Your cavernous, pitted interiors are filled

With tender slices of pimiento, which is, I believe, a kind

Of pepper, although I am not sure what kind, since

In Spanish, “Piemento” just means “Pepper”.

 

I have been gradually emptying you as

I write this, and I know that soon

You will be gone, and this poem

All that remains to me to remember you, but

Rest assured that the financial year is only so long, and

If I get my act together and do my next tax return in April instead of leaving it to the last minute, then

It will not be long before

We meet again.

2012!

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

A very happy new year to all my customers, readers, friends, and supporters!

2012 was quite a year here! Unfortunately, because of the database getting deleted and me not having a backup (stupid Rob), there is no record of most of that. However, I say this is an opportunity! Remember that time I fought a kraken with my bare hands and then the queen ordered a hat from me? No? It’s in the blog, there’s pictures and everyth… oh wait, that got deleted. Nevermind. It was awesome, believe me!

2012 marks the year that I am hoping to take this place up a peg or two. I already take just enough in sales here and from my other business to pay rent and stuff, but I really want to build this site this year. Things are afoot! There’ll be new products, and new… things. Wait and see!

In the meantime, again, a very happy new year, and remember- next time YOU are fighting a kraken, wear abeautifulpalegreen. It’s guaranteed kraken proof*.

 

*Not actually guaranteed kraken proof.

Welcome!

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

If you’re here as a result of seeing us at the Plymouth Alternative Christmas Fair, then welcome! There’s usually more here, but the site went down recently, and we lost six months of blog archive, which is a shame. Anyway, ¬†have a look around, check out the store, like us on Facebook, or whatever you want! Thanks for stopping by!

Argh!

Thursday, December 8th, 2011

Ok, so some things went wrong, and we’ve lost the last 6 months of blog archive. I am sorry, people. It’s frustrating, but there’s not a whole lot to do about it. So if you are new here, just imagine 6 months of extra posts, and you’ll be about there.

Facebook

Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011

I have finally bitten the bullet and put abeautifulpalegreen on Facebook. I am not a huge fan of facebook, and I don’t really understand it, and they made me put a capital A at the beginning of abeautifulpalegreen, which is just wrong, but there we are! You can find it by clicking HERE!

Tartan

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Mackenzie tartan

 

My dad was throwing away an old kilt, and I decided it was far too good to get rid of. So I shanghaied it and dismantled it.

It was bought for him when he was a child, which means it was made, we think, in 1956, so this is proper vintage stuff.

It’s a bit motheaten in places, but the thing that people who don’t wear kilts may not realise is that they are huge. This one was made for an 8 year old, and contains 4 metres of fabric.

 

 

Four Metres of Tartan

 

 

 

 

Full sized kilts can have up to nine yards of cloth, which is a huge amount.  Seven yards is pretty standard, though.

So I now have four metres of 50 year old, pure Scottish wool Mackenzie tartan to do something with. Any suggestions?

 

Also I have another kilt to unpick this afternoon.