Sunday, August 28, 2016

A long absence...

Hello my dears!

Happy Tasha Tudor Day!
I always think of this blog and all of you on Tasha Tudor Day. We've had some lovely ones together! So I thought, what better day than this to take up my pen, as it were, to say a little hello to you! 
It has been much, much too long! 13 months since my last post! That is the longest break I've ever taken from blogging. I do apologize.

I have finally begun a Regency Era outfit! Here is what I have so far!
Just the petticoat! But it is hand sewn. *oh happiness!*

This blog has been so fun for me! And I intend to continue to blog. Whether it will be more often or not... I cannot say.  Life is busy and I treasure these moments when I do get to do things like blog. The point is... I still do enjoy it very much and will continue to post.  I hope you enjoy it as much.

It is not for profit, nor for education... simply for a bit of fun and diversion! Therefore, I will be here occasionally pasting up photos or short stories or poems and any other thing that i find amusing and uplifting. I hope you will enjoy it and let me know if you do have any ideas or suggestions of what you would like to see.

This is not just my blog either. Although i am the one who does most of the posting. If you are a member of this blog (you know who you are...) please feel free to post directly on the blog. I'd love to see what you've been up to! Or if you're not a member and have a similar interest in historical dolls or the like, leave a link in the comments and we would love to see what you do!
If you are still reading this, thank you! Thank you to all of you who have continued to be followers of this blog even though it has been rather touch and go! I appreciate and love you all!

Happy Tasha Tudor Day! And may you Take Joy!

All my love, 

Monday, July 20, 2015

over-alls and fish

It's Summertime...
D'ya wanna go fishin'?

Here's my fishin' theme music. One of my all time favorites.
(Fishin' Blues - Taj Mahal)

Finally! I have a new finished project to share with you!
Overalls always make me think of my "Grampa". They make me happy. =]

So, I made some 1920's inspired overalls out of some old, holey jeans, hairpins for the buckles and little craft buttons that are just the right size and still work!

The shirts I made out of some old flannel pajamas. Hers is a half button down, His is a full button up with a shirt-tail hem.

What have you been doing this Summer?

Best regards,
Alice and Morogh

Friday, July 3, 2015

Period Drama Interview from Emma ♥

Hello everyone! 

Is it hot where you are? It is where I am! oh my! It's Summer!

I've been trying to catch up on some things and I found this post I had saved to finish later. Only, it's much later. Oops! Anyway... I thought it sounded fun so here we are! A little bit of diversion!

Thanks to Emma (at a lantern in her hand) for awarding us this award! You are too kind!

 ~What is one of your favorite period drama lines that you find yourself quoting often?
"Yes, I would love some tea-yes-thank you-LEMON!" - Norman Warne (From the movie Miss Potter. One of my favorites.)

 ~What was the last book you read?
An Old Fashioned Girl, by L.M. Alcott

 ~What was the best movie you saw in 2014?
How to Train Your Dragon 2. I had no idea from the title of those movies that they would be so good. I was pleasantly and hysterically surprised. :)

 ~Who is one of your least-favorite period drama couples?
hmmm... Probably Pip and Stella from Great Expectations. They're quite aggravating.

 ~Who is the one period drama man you can most imagine yourself marrying? (This doesn't have to be your favorite literary/period drama hero, just the man you think you would be most suited to.)
Mr. Knightly of course! Although Raoul from Phantom of the Opera is a very close second :)

 ~ What is your favorite time period and culture to read about?
1800's U.K., America and Europe, Medieval Scotland (Has anyone else read The Scottish Chiefs by Jane Porter? ♥)

 ~Are you familiar with the Irish music group Celtic Woman? If so, who is your favorite of the singers?
This is a rather random question. ha ha! I have heard them but am not familiar with the singers. But I think they're voices (and hair) are beautiful. A celtic singer I really like is Julie Fowlis.

 ~What is one of your all-time favorite book covers?

and this one because it makes me laugh SO hard!

 ~Is there a specific period drama/literary character whom you often find yourself quoting?
Pride and Prejudice in general... most often Mrs. Bennet  :)

 ~Is there a specific period drama/literary character whom you find yourself acting a lot like sometimes?
Anne Shirley and Bilbo. I've got a comfortable homebody Baggins side as well as an adventurous Tookish side which comes out every now and then. And Anne happens to be rather the same!

Thanks for the award Emma!!

Let me know if you enjoyed the "interview"! And if you like... do the tag as well! You can leave a link to your own post in the comments!

Have a wonderful day!
Miss Em

Sunday, March 29, 2015

a cozy chat...

 ...with a friend or two.

Happy Spring to you all.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Christmas at Rise and Shine Farm

Hello friends...

Here are some pictures of my Christmas at home.
I hope you all had a wonderful and joy filled Christmas!

My very first Gingerbread House.

I also made wreaths and wrapped lots of presents.

Cousin Olive knitted this adorable stocking for me with my name. ♥

Miss Fanny gave me these Christmas Goodies in a little box she made with separate compartments for each kind of cookie! 

She also made this Pomander that smells divinely like cloves! 
Ah! Christmas to me is made up of mostly smells. :) Fir trees, spices, warm cookies, oranges and freshly fallen snow...

Miss Fanny also made me the Nativity Christmas card, above, and this adorable rose hip garland which I have placed on my tree! Thank you Miss Fan!
After I take down my tree it will go at the top of my kitchen hutch!

The view from my armchair...

Here are five more Christmases if you would like to see more Christmas pictures as well as a video we made {click on the 2012 link}.

I would love to hear about your Christmas too, leave a link in the comments!

I am thrilled for this new year! I hope we shall all be able to meet very often. (Oh! Is that a Mr. Willoughby-ism? Well, it must be a Jane Austenism anyway.)  :)

Thank you, my faithful readers. Until next time...
xo Emaline

Thursday, January 8, 2015

hello there!

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I have some Christmas pictures for you and will put them up here as soon as I am able!

Love to you all...
xo Em

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


"A cloudless sky; a world of heather,
Purple of foxglove; yellow of broom
We two among it, wading together
Shaking out honey, treading perfume.
Crowds of bees are giddy with clover,
Crowds of grasshoppers skip at our feet,
Crowds of larks at their matins hang over,
Thanking the Lord for a life so sweet."
Jean Ingelow


Friday, September 26, 2014

Summer Scrapbook - part VI - Forest Reverie

Forest Reverie

                           "Nestled at his root 
Is beauty, such as blooms not in the glare 
Of the broad sun. That delicate forest flower 
With scented breath, and look so like a smile,
Seems, as it issues from the shapeless mould, 
An emanation of the indwelling Life, 
A visible token of the upholding Love, 
That are the soul of this wide universe."

Excerpt from A Forest Hymn
by William Cullen Bryant 

I hope you've enjoyed my Summer Scrapbook! 
There shall be more to come for Autumn! See you around!

Thursday, September 25, 2014