Monday, September 12, 2016

Felted Wooly Orange Pumpkins

Crisp and Clear,
This time of Year,
When Orange glows near,
On the Trees, in the  Fields, In the Pumpkin Patch !!, 

This Pumpkin Patch being old wool sweaters, 
Felted, Cut and sewn into Sweet , puffy Halloween Pumpkins!

I managed to save 6 original stems from some of my 
pumpkins last year, I dried over the winter, 

So then I was able to secure them into my Wooly Halloween Pumpkins
for this years season, 
So fun and so cute!

Tied on raffia, ready to sell,

These "Wooly's" with  browns, grey's and green tones in them
also have antique buttons sewn onto them,

How do your Halloween Pumpkins grow?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

White Pumpkin

B  O  O  !!

Just thought it would be fun to see this cool white pumpkin
with some other whites I have.
 I bought the pumpkin from a fellow antique vendor at my shop,

When I touched the pumpkin it "felt" and sounded like "tin",
Elaine started wrapping it with bubble wrap, I said, "Oh that's ok, I'm going right
home with it,

Then she told me it was "Bisque", it still needed to be "fired", glazed, finished,
so now I love it even more!

Old Ice Tongs, I used an empty paper towel tube to put on the hooks,
so I could then hang some pretty linen towels on it,

 I love White on White, 
Now what do I do with all my color dishes,
vases, glasses, silver, pewter, 
Mix and Match?

Haha,  so many pretty things
So little time !!!!
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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Dressing the American Civil War Lady to the "Nine's"

A demonstration on the porch of the Dressmaker Shop at our recent 
American Civil War Muster, 

Starting with the under pining's, Ellen and I are dressing our dress form,
Count the layer's with me................

1. Panteletts, Bloomers, or Pantaloon's, 2.  Chemise, 3. Corset, 

4. Modesty petticoat, 5. Corset cover,
If you are dressing in a "Day Dress", you may have a, 6. "Chemisett"  also,

7. Cage Crinoline, 8. Crinoline Petticoat, we put on just one crinoline petticoat, however
sometimes we put on 2 or 3, which would be the 9th or 10th layer !

Final layer the Ballgown,  number 10 or 11, 

How many layers of under pining's and final layer did you count?
Usually around 9 layers, and can be up to 20 pounds or more of weight,

Now you know where the Term "Dressing to the Nine's" comes from !
Also why these poor women fainted with a tight corset and so much weight on 
their bodies,

I haven't even touched on all  of the accouterments that go along with dressing for the 
occasion, such as, gloves, shawl, reticule, parasol, basket, bonnet, hat or day cap, 
I will save all the accessories for another post ! 

We have come a "long way baby" !

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