When Rhiannon sent me this fantastic paper bag I knew I had to hang it somewhere and I pretty much knew where exactly, too. The only thing the plan lacked to be completed was a frame.
Simply buying one of the pseudo-antique simple frames from Xenos or a similar shop somehow went against my thrifter’s honour and thus the bag sat on my desk for a while. I had something specific in mind and I couldn’t for the love of me find it.
At some point – the day before yesterday to be precise – I had enough and just bought a rather simple yet old-fashioned frame at the thrift shop for 2,-€. I had done Müllbarock before so I figured I could just fancify the thing myself. Long story short when I fished a once-thrifted piece of rope from my LARP chest for additional texture I suddenly realised that a lavishly decorated frame wasn’t actually what I wanted. Instead I ended up with this and it is exactly the right thing.
The rope is hot-glued on, the twine I used for the whipping is thrifted as well. The tiny diver’s helmet hails from the time when I was absolutely obsessed with Steampunk but never had any use, the tiny bells are from a thrifted dress that I recently altered, the ribbon I used to cover the web address of the book shop is a souvenir from our last Amsterdam visit and last but not least the raw silk fabric I used for the backing used to be a part of my very first LARP kit. I love it when things have a history like that.
The whole piece now hangs right over my head inside the frame of my bed and makes me incredibly happy. Thanks again, Rhiannon!