Showing posts from July, 2014

Wedding Anniversary Bonnet

Hi Everybody!  It's been a bit since I've last made a post, but I'll do my best to keep things updated! This past Monday, my husband and I just celebrated our wedding anniversary of 2 years, and as a gift my husband presented me with this beauty:   Late Georgian/Regency Straw Bonnet I am very excited to have it be part of my kit for when I do my 1812 reenactments. The only challenge I have now, is how I am going to decorate it? What colors should I use, so it'll not only match my day dress, but also match my Spencer Jacket Pelisse  I got 2 Christmas's ago? I've searched online for reference photos, and could only find this bonnet that's identical to mine. While it looks nice and simple, I'm just not loving the trim. Not giving up, I looked for more ideas for my trim, and finally came across something that I believe works. Granted, it's not as simple as the picture above, but it somehow just looks more appealing, and fuller. In

Updates, Updates, Updates!

Hey Readers! Sorry it's taken so long for me to post. It's been a very busy June/July. My husband and I are still busy unpacking things. Anyway, I have been working on a lot of projects lately but due to the amount of time I have left in the day, I'm going to just put things down on a list. This past week, I was asked by my friend/mentor, Ellen to help her out with running her jewelry table at an upcoming convention called " Chessiecon ". It's a lot like the comic con and the anime conventions here on the East coast, but it's more geared towards Science Fiction and Fantasy (i.e Game of Thrones & Doctor Who). In addition to running her table, I decided to make and sell my own sets. For sale at Etsy  I've been working on a couple of commissions; mostly knitted scarves and small draw string bags. I am also planning on doing a huge volunteer project for a local museum called the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park & Museum. A while bac