This lovely is in the Costume Museum of Canada’s collection and is dated 1890’s. Hope you enjoy!
I keep some bird feeders full near the window where my seniors (at work) sit and eat their meals. They often tell me about all the cute little birds that hang out there and about how fat they are. Hmmmm. I wonder if they have their glasses on….?
Yup, definitely a rabbit…cute little rabbit…I want to hold you and kiss you and call you George…. Sorry got carried away there.
Yeah me! I have now finished all the challenges for 2014! With time to get started on 2015’s first challenge!
What the item is: Retecule
The Challenge: 19 inspiration
Whose creations you were inspired by: just by the flora and fauna challenge from the first year. (Or “I needed a bag and I had to fit in somewhere and it is made of wool” inspiration)
Fabric: 100% wool. Lined with cotton
Pattern: One a friend loaned me that she had purchased but I can’t remember where from.
Year: Plausible for all reticule carrying times.
Notions: ribbon, crochet hook and set of four double pointed needles in size for wool
How historically accurate is it? There were knitting patterns for bags. (But I couldn’t tell you if this pattern would have been used.) The fibers are possible except for the poly ribbon. So 60%
Hours to complete: Lost track. If I were to guess I’d say 40
First worn: not yet.
Total cost: It used less than a ball of wool which I had left over in my stash from previous projects, the lining and ribbon were also stash so really $0. I think the wool was about $8 for a full ball.
Phew! One more challenge and I will be caught up! Since I now have the flu and the subsequent energy level of a sloth on sleeping pills, I can’t say when that last one will happen!
What the item is: earrings
The Challenge: 24 all that glitters
Notions: beads, hooks, beading pins, the base finding, pliers
How historically accurate is it? The beads are plastic, the metal is costume, but the look is okay so I’d say 40%
Hours to complete: .5
First worn: not yet
Total cost: beads on sale and the rest are fractions of packages bought so I’d say $2 or so.
Also completed pre-flu…
In spite of my slump, I have been pretty productive. There have been work projects, like these tents for the birds.
Crowns and capes…
and paper squirrels….
Trims for future projects….
A medieval outfit…
A whole Victorian outfit, complete with hoops…
All in all, not too shabby.