March 22, 2009

Regency Clothes.....for your doll

I love designing and making Regency clothes. However, my closet is full of them now, so I have turned my hand to designing Regency apparel for 18" dolls. You can see the things I've made in my shop!

*edited to add* The doll clothes went fast, thank you for supporting me in my shop. I'm busy making more, check back soon!

March 17, 2009

Look Familiar???

...I actually sometimes do carry through with my crazy ideas!

So, upon request, my list of things to do this spring break is as follows:
1) Jacket for my sister (I'd like to say more, but it's a surprise!)
2) 1880's bodice (I've sketched my design, the muslin is cut out, now I just have to put on all my undergarments and fit it)
3) Chemisette (Because my bodice will have a V neck, I've got to have a chemisette too)
4) Petticoat (you can never have enough of these)
5) Crochet (this is a birthday gift for a friend, so I can't reveal details, sorry)
6) Element quilt (see above photo)
7) Burgundy dress (a friend gave me her once used bridesmaid dress because the fabric was beautiful, and my favorite color. I was able to cut out an entire summer dress from the material, and I just need to sew it together.)

March 15, 2009


... lots of sewing ahead!

Because of increased homework, term papers and finals I have not had nearly as much time as I would like to devote to sewing and blogging. I apologize for the lack of interesting posts here. That will be remedied in the next few weeks though! My last final is on Thursday, and I have a list full of projects prioritized and set out ready to speed through during my break.

Take a look at this incredible dress though! Recently I found the dress diary of this 1880's formal dress. It was so beautiful, and well made I wanted to share it with you. Some of you may know that I am working on an 1880's dress for the living history program I'm involved in. This dress was such an inspiration to me. The one I am making now has to be a work dress, but someday I would like to make a formal dress to wear to special events at the museum.

March 10, 2009

Mmmm, Muffins

In our family these muffins are a staple. They are so simple to make (only two mixing bowls and one fork are dirtied) they bake quickly, and they taste scrumptious! I found this recipe online a long time ago so unfortunately I cannot give proper credit!

1 3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 beaten egg
3/4 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
1 cup coarsely chopped cranberries

In a mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and ¼ teaspoon salt. Make a well in the center. Combine egg, milk, and oil; add all at once to flour mixture. Stir just till moistened and fold in cranberries (batter should be lumpy). Lightly grease muffin cups or line with paper bake cups; fill 2/3 full. Bake in a 400 oven about 20 minutes or till golden. Remove from pans; serve warm. Makes 10 to 12

Of course you can substitute anything you have on hand for the cranberries, that is just what we have in our freezer right now! Blueberries are especially good too. For all you larger families out there, you might want to double the recipe. It usually makes exactly 14 muffins, and they sure go fast!

March 01, 2009

Sunday Thoughts

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~Romans 8:11~