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What an excellent and thoughtful speech.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jal9QpnRESE
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It’s been forever since I’ve posted... I know! Months and Months and Months! Life can be surprisingly busy… It’s all good and we roll with it.



Just for fun … and to begin to post just a little bit again here’s a little Internet present:



I love paper dolls. The possibilities are just endless. I’ve loved them since I was very small. Betsy McCall was a big deal for me. I’ve been designing clothing and making paper dolls since I was old enough to be trusted with round-tipped scissors.



I’ve found this wonderful link: http://www.origamibears.com/PaperDolls1/paperdolls1.html



Talk about Vintage Fashions!!!! Enjoy!


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The Battle of the Thames is past. What an amazing, amazing event! And I met a dear, dear lady in person. Making new friends is always wonderful and this lady is a treasure! :)

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And while the pile of camp gear and sale merchandise is in from my car, it's piled all over the studio. Laundry is done, but the ironing is stacked high. It's time to pack all re-enactment paraphernalia away for the winter - unless of course, I do something silly like attend the Historic Merchants' Market in November.

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In the meantime. We celebrate Thanksgiving this weekend.

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving!

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It's been some time since I've made one of these. Daughter #2! We're thrilled!

Meg garter 3

Meg garter 1

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Isn't it shiny? I've been having fun playing with it today.
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Dolls

The doll project is ready to teach children about underclothes. Don’t kids giggle at underwear?

My little ladies are ready to attend Queenston Heights Education day. Ideally I’d like to have gowns cut out for them so I can be sewing the gowns on site. I hope I’ll find time to do that. Ultimately I’d like them to have different styles of gowns, spencers, pelisses and bonnets. That’s in the future.

Each doll has a chemise – two different styles – one more fitted and one with a drawstring neckline.
Each doll has pantalettes.
Each doll has stays – two different styles – one short stays style with tassets and one set of long stays.
Each doll has a petticoat – two different styles – one bodiced petticoat and one on suspenders.
Both dolls have pockets.

Here's an inside look at the short stays as I was binding it with the silk ribbon. Dolly hasn't got her earrings on yet.


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More behind the cut.
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Progress on tiny garments. There are 2 of everything but this picture just shows what's on my ironing board at the moment. Ruler added to show scale. Stays still need eyelets and to be bound. Petticoats need to be closed. Etc.

Tiny, tiny stitching...

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