It's cold.

January 8, 2014 - comments
As a great portion of the United States can attest, it’s been quite cold the past few days.  Where I live it didn’t get nearly as cold as other parts of the country, but -2 is not a number we see very often and I’ve been trying to stay warm by wearing as many layers as possible. I’m naturally cold all the time, and my thin blood can’t handle much below freezing. I often wonder how I would have survived in the days before central heating and electricity. Honestly, I'm doubtful.

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Filed under: 1800s

Costume College - Sunday

August 15, 2013 - comments
Sunday of Costume College I had no morning classes so I took the opportunity to sleep in and lounge around in my pjs for a while . I was exhausted from all the fun I had at the Gala the night before and the strain of travel was starting to catch up with me.
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Planning Ahead

June 8, 2013 - comments
Since I really don't need to make anything new for Costume College this year, and I have no other events planned for the rest of the year, I've decided to just follow my muse and make what I'm currently inspired by – late 1790s and early 1800s!

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Just Because

May 22, 2013 - comments
What do you do when you need a creative recharge? Oftentimes for me the best way is to make something just because – no deadlines, no events, no plans, just the joy of making a garment and giving myself full creative freedom. Read more...

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Speculation and Champagne

February 6, 2013 - comments
This past weekend I attended Jenny-Rose's latest fabulous party. Imagine an evening filled with tasty drinks and period nibbles, games of Whist and Speculation, everyone in their finest Regency attire, all set in a room lit with dozen of candles. Perfection! I had a wonderful time playing cards, drinking punch and champagne, meeting new people, and catching up with old friends.

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