Saturday, May 26, 2012

"Living" History....

Well gosh, it's certainly been awhile since I've posted anything about anything other than Izannah Walker inspired dollies...least it's been awhile since I posted anything like that on the blog I'm leaving behind. This blog is pretty much lacking everything!

While my little doll languishes on ebay this week, I've been busy not on another doll, but on something I really miss doing.  Playing dress up with myself.

I used to be involved in Living History "light", meaning I wore period clothing for my work as a museum docent for the historic Whaley House Museum in Old Town, San Diego.  And I ventured off to the occasional Civil War reenactments and Victorian Tea here and there.  

But then I stopped working in the museum as a docent, stopped climbing a steep staircase a bazillion times a day, started snacking a LOT more, and poof!  Robin grew out of her corset.  I mean, I REALLY grew out of that corset.  To the point where I was embarrassed to wear period clothing.  So I dropped all that and focused on making period clothing for other people who still fit into their corsets, and making dolls.

Anyhoos, I've spent the last year shedding all those extra pounds and am off in a few minutes to make a new corset, because my old one is enormous on me now!

We've got "Ladies Day" coming up next Saturday in Old Town and I'm a gonna be pressed and dressed and rarin' to go.  I'm taking my two little gals Sophie and Milla with me.  They're 4 and 6 now, and willing victims of "dressing up" for the time being.  

They've got their dresses, stockings, balmoral boots, pantalettes.  But San Diego is unpredictable and this week's been bloody cold and gray.  I can't have ugly sweatshirt jackets ruining the girl's 'impression' so I've been busy whipping up a couple of period appropriate bolero jackets for them.  And petticoats.

Cinderella's always last to get outfitted for the ball, and my dress remains unfinished in favor of getting the kids ready.  Plus, I can't really bother with my dress bodice until I have a corset and that won't be finished till this evening.

Will try to get around to taking photos of my works in progress! And now it's time for sewing and boning and eyelets, oh my!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Izannah's been workin' in the garden!

 Today was a gorgeous day, and Izannah decided to spend the afternoon in the garden.  Tending the chickens.....
 Collecting the eggs.........
 Contemplating life.......
 Putting her piggies up........
 Tending the vegetables.....
Watching the clouds roll by...
It got a little warm today so she took the liberty of lolling about in her unmentionables, since she was in the privacy of her own backyard.

She's fantasizing about what kind of yard she'll be in next week...will there be chickens or roses?

Please pay her a visit on ebay:

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I have a new blog and will close this one out soon!

Hi all you wonderful people who've been following me!  Here's my new blog:  Please stop by and pay me a visit, I'm going to close this one out since it's apparently been infected by malware.  It hasn't harmed my computer, but that darned warning sign comes on and so you probably have not wanted to stop by lately because of it!  I'll be posting a new doll in a few days.
Hello everyone!  This is the first post of my new blog, thank you so much for stopping by!  I'll be seeing what I can do to cancel out my old blog since it's apparently been infected by some naughty malware type sprites.

Hopefully I can redirect anyone who was kind enough to follow my old blog here and follow this one instead.

I'm working on a new Izannah Walker type dolly, and she will hopefully be ready for her close up in a couple of days and will show up here as well as on ebay!