I love quick projects

I got some errands done and I rewarded myself for being a good girl.  I went to the local craft shop and bought some bling for jewelry making.  This is what I created for myself.

SAM_1512Looks fancy doesn’t it?  Looks like I slaved and slaved doesn’t it?  Actually it isn’t difficult when this is where you start from…

SAM_1507I am not sure how you can call this jewelry making when it more or less comes complete.  The worst part was getting it out of the packaging.

SAM_1508Once they were out of the packaging, I attached hooks.  Ta da! 3 minutes of work=3 pairs of earrings.  Good thing I have so many holes in my head!SAM_1510

 

 

Oooo, the hair!

I have a fabulous carte de visite for this post.  Judging by the dress and hair I’d say this is from the 1870s.

SAM_1488The “frame” around the is photo is actually the page from an album that has been ripped out.  (Yeah, I know, I cringed too.)  This is what it looks like out of the album page.

SAM_1490In the 1870’s, they were very fond of elaborate hair styles.  And perhaps this lady was the cutting edge and perfectly acceptable in her time but to my eyes, she looks to be older (the eyes and jowls say late 50’s early 60’s) and the hair style is too young.  Mutton dressed as a lamb.  But that dress is something isn’t it!  I wish I could get a better look at the collar part.

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According to Watch the Birdie,  J Grey was a photographer in Stonehouse Devonshire from 1866-1893.

A few more photos from last months Costume Museum exibit

It has been a much needed lazy day and I’d sure like to remain that way.  But, self-imposed guilt is driving me on to make post.  I missed the last one after all.  I’ll compromise and be light on words and heavy on photos.

An Edwardian cycling suit

An Edwardian cycling suit

I like the shirtwaist with the inserts.  One day I’d like to make one of those.

And Edwardian shirtwaist with colorful inserts.

And Edwardian shirtwaist with colorful inserts.

Close up of the jacket and shirtwaist.  I like the white trim.

Close up of the jacket and shirtwaist. I like the white trim.

The simple hat placed with the suit.
The simple hat placed with the suit.