Fiesta starts with the burning of Zozobro on Thursday evening and continues through Sunday. Events include the pet parade on Saturday morning, a Mariachi extravaganza, the Entrada de Don Diego de Vargas, continued entertainment in the plaza, and an arts and crafts venue with lots of food vendors.
Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day. And if the day is full of stores, parades, music and a New Mexico sunset, then it's most important. Fresh croissant that will rival any made en France, from Cafe Paris.
Netting seems to be the rage of the day. Not fine English netting which is cotton. No this is fine polyester netting. See the large flowers along the hem? And all the delicate stitching?
For the flowers, gather one edge of a length of tulle and wrap the gathered edge around itself to create a flower. This would be really fun on some jackets too. Use a very fine gauge tulle for this, not the rougher one you find in the crafts dept. More like a bridal tulle.
Beautiful bronze fountains and they were all going at the same time.. I have no room, I have no room.
Simple boards with metal rings through which the wine bottles are threaded. Be pretty neat in a wine cellar to display those favorite vintages.
You could use old fence pickets, painted in various shades, attached on the back to a 1x4 and then bend some heavy gauge metal to hold the wine bottles. Be sure to drill holes evenly spaced through which to insert the wire.
Bejeweled and glitzed tights. I think everyone needs a pair.. or two, ha ha. But you did see them in lots of places and on lots of bodies.
In the chocolate store next door, the gentle man had a blessing chain hanging on the back door. It's his personal tribute as a thanks for all the blessings having been bestowed on him.
One possibility is to purchase a large metal ring that opens and insert blessings on this ring and hang it on a door. Blessings can be small cards, pictures and other ephemera that means something to you.. It should make you smile when you see it!
Everything was all about layers.. skirts where in layers and tops were layered. The skirts had the base longer skirt and then the layers got progressively shorter as they neared the outer layer. This was a beautiful skirt with lost of lace.
Use a gauzy cotton as the background and embellish with lace motifs and laces.
One of the many beautiful leather jackets we saw in the stores.
Leather pillows with a Western flair.
Yes there, was an underskirt under the tulle, but leggings would have done as well.
Test your embroidery motif and be sure to reduce the density for this type of design. Use either matching bobbin thread to the top thread or use black bobbin thread. Personally, since bobbin thread is lighter in weight than the embroidery thread thus making the design less dense, this would be my choice.
Beaded embroidery on - yup you guessed it.. Tulle.
The most looked at jacket on the square. It garnered more than it's share of window shoppers.
Another - you guessed it! Tulle embroidered skirt...