Thursday, December 30, 2010

A Merry Christmas!

Yes, I know, it's almost the New Year... But in my house it's still Christmas so...
Merry Christmas to you all!!
And here are some pictures I've found of Christmas scenes or illustrations in different eras.

Medieval (love the yellow and gold dress!)

Victoria and Albert and their children

The very first Christmas. =]
A Very Merry Christmas to you all!
xo Emaline

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Christmas, Apologetics (of sorts) and Pictures

Hello my good fellows!
I simply have to post something for I cannot bear the sight of the date on the last post any longer!

*sigh* There. I have fixed it. I feel much better. And I WILL post the bonnet tutorial. Just... not until I have the time. (That's where things get messy you see..)
Anyway... I am SO excited about Christmas! I cannot believe it's here already! What joyous times! I hope everyone's Christmas will be full of merriness and love! Merrymaking is one of my most favorite things! I would love to hear all about your plans for Christmas and of course your projects and presents, and the like, I am always interested in. =]

I haven't been doing a whole lot of sewing lately, but I have been "researching" a bit... Which usually consists of me finding a picture I like and then perusing ALL of what the blogger has posted. And this, ladies, is why I do not have an entirely full closet! *gasp of horror* Yes, I know... Shameful.. Disgraceful... Alas... that is the way of things at the moment. So... I will leave you with a few pictures I've found that I think are absolutely inspiring!

Calender from the year 1897 (from the Graphics Fairy)
(To me, the dresses look like late 1700's while still resembling styles of the late 1800's, which I think is pretty typical of paintings.) =]
Regency evening attire.
(Isn't this gorgeous? I've never seen anything like this before!)
Here are five different ladies from Renaissance/medieval/Shakespearean Eras
(Also from The Graphics Fairy) Aren't they lovely? =]

All my love,

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tasha Tudor Day and a Fashion Magazine

Happy day everyone!
I thought I'd show you some pictures of something I made that was inspired by Tasha Tudor. =]
It is a Doll's Fashion Catalog! Tasha made one for her children from which they could, for the price of buttons (literally), order what they wanted and it would come via Sparrow Post. =] And since I simply adore fashion magazines, I thought it was an absolutely superb idea!
So, when I got Cora's name in a sewing circle Christmas gift drawing, I decided it was just the thing to make!
It's covered in a blue cotton calico with a cotton bias binding. The pages are sewn in.
As Cora is very fond of costuming, I thought it'd be lovely for each item to be from a different era. Here is an 1830's Pelerine.
A carpet bag from the 1860's and a Tournure from the 1840's-1860's.
A ruffled petticoat from the 1880's and a capelet and muff from the 1820's.

And my most favorite... Panniers or pocket hoops from the 1730's - 1770's.

On the back is a little pocket that holds the order forms.

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my Fashion Magazine. I finally found pictures of Tasha's catalog HERE. It's a rather strange blog but she had a very interesting article on this little book. (It's worth it for the pictures!)
I myself saw it on the "Take Joy!" video. It has the most amazing footage of Tasha's doll house! Her dolls are 18" (like us) =] and so the doll house is to 1/4 scale. It's incredible! In fact on the video it is sometimes difficult to see which is Tasha's real house and which is the doll's house. If you would like to see it, you can get this book from the library:{Click on picture to see it at and definitely look inside the book too. There's even a goat barn!}

Here is a picture of Emma's Kitchen, with Emma and her husband Thaddeus in it. I believe the sink pump faucet really does work. =]

Anyway, before I get too carried away with dreams of houses, I just have one more thing to say... Soon I will post a tutorial on how to make a bonnet! Doll size of course. =] Here is the bonnet without any frills. (I do have it decorated now but have not yet taken pictures.) So... next on my list of to-do's is the tutorial. =]
I hope everyone is in excellent health and enjoying these beautiful August days!
Farewell for the present, Emaline

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy Tasha Tudor Day!

Hello my dears! I hope you've all had a splendid day! I've been having a most enjoyable day! Blissful is the word. In fact it's been so laid back I'm afraid I don't have much to post about! But that was my intention really.. To enjoy the day for what it is, not for what I can accomplish in it. =]
So, just for your enjoyment... here are some pictures of Tasha Tudor and her illustrations and of course, her doll things. =]

Here are a few pictures of just a few rooms in her doll house.

I want this one!

With Love, Emaline