Friday, July 30, 2010

Regency Stays

The new stays......

This time I used plastic cable ties for the boning.
It worked very well!  I just put two in each channel.
No more ordering metal boning from Canada!  These turned out really well and fit me so much better than the old ones.  I had to make them two sizes smaller, but finally I have a perfect fit.  It also makes all my dresses fit better.  I finished the spencer, and will post about it soon!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Fair projects - Part I

I have felt terrible about not blogging as much as I would like.  However, I have been VERY busy.  Lots of work on projects for the fairs coming up this fall.  :)

Scrap projects, like this apron, and also more Regency paraphernalia, a spencer jacket, along with a skirt and some knitting.  I'll try to reveal those when they are complete!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Movie Quote Tag

This tag sounds like a lot of fun....


The rules -

~ Take 15 of your favorite movies.

~ Go to and find a quote from each movie. (or just find some in your brain, like me.)

~ Post the quotes for others to guess.

~As each quote is guessed mark it. Have fun everyone! The guessed ones are in blue with the answers at the bottom.

1.  " A diversion!"

2. "Have you had a pleasant trip?"

3. "There's a lot you don't know about her."

4. "To wives and sweethearts. May they never meet!"

5. "You're supposed to catch it."

6. "Please refrain from the intimacy of whispering."

7. "Of course I love him. He's my brother!"

8. "Is he human?"

9. "The code is more what you'd call "guidelines" than actual rules."

10. "All proverbs are vulgar, and I do believe that is the vulgarist of all!"

11. "And with our mother-of-pearl penknife too!"

12. "You don't need Henry to explain."

13. "We never talk about things!"

14. "I don't like touching udders."

15. "I know something about history that you don't know."

#1 - Lord of the Rings
#2 - Pride and Prejudice ('05)
#4 - Master and Commander
#6 - Emma (Gweneth Paltrow)
#8 - Sense and Sensibility ('95)
#9 - Pirates of the Caribbean - Curse of the Black Pearl
#11 - Little Dorrit
#12 - North and South
#13 - Sense and Sensibility ('95)
#14 - Cranford
#15 - National Treasure

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Back into Knitting

Like many other activities, I often lose motivation and drop it for weeks, even months at a time. Knitting is definitely one of those things. However, I was recently inspired to pick it up again. Here are some of the results. I made another blue bib, but forgot to take a picture of it before I gave it away. (of course!) This petal bib was fairly easy except I had a little trouble with the "short rows" which necessitated quite a bit of unraveling...

Tonight's occupation will be collecting small, round, blue objects... can you guess?