Friday, November 14, 2014

Sewing Room

For the past several months I can count on one hand the number of times I've been upstairs.  It's just been too hard with my foot surgery.  But now that I'm in shoes I'm actually able to poke my head into the sewing room.  Yes SEWING ROOM, not hobby room any more, because now that my husband has taken over Dad's old office I have the whole room to myself! With that in mind I've been doing a lot of pouring over Ikea catalogs and studying the sewing room make overs other bloggers have a have done.  I want it to be a place I can invite friends over to sew in as well as my own space, so one of the considerations was getting a cutting table that folded and was on casters so I could put it off to the side if needed.  After a lot of pondering I ended up with this.  And took over the Ikea cubby wall that my husband had been using.

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 H offered and so I'm considering swapping out the two sides that fold down for longer ones since there's room when it's folded for them to be longer.  Even more cutting space!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Bits and Bobs

I've been very busy lately but will try to post more, sorry for the silence!

* Locks of Elegance has a great tutorial up on how to create a gorgeous curly Late Victorian hairdo, the perfect thing for that holiday ball.

* Have great historical shoes but need some stockings to go with them?  The Pragmatic Costumer has a great write up on Modern Stockings with Historical Flair.

* B*tch Pelisse! has another brilliant Dollar Store costuming hack, this time she creates some mitts and lovely stockings, check it out.

*  It's heresy amongst many costumers, I know, but I never liked the Little House on the Prairie TV show.  I'd read all the books before the series came out and I couldn't reconcile the 70s vibe of the show with how I'd imagined things.  It turns out that Laura's real life was very different from her books as well.  A new book, Pioneer Girl, publishes Wilder's original manuscript of her girlhood with additional research that adds even more new details to Laura's life.