Completed projects

I have made a small dent in my MASSIVE unfinished knitting projects pile!  I finished a sweater/dress I had been working on.  It is modern wear and it is intended for wear with leggings.  IMG_20191226_143124881.jpg

The photo with me in it isn’t a good one.  But you get the idea.

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Need some control top undies with this!

I had a lot of wool left over and I was in desperate need of new mittens.

I knit up a pair and then decided I wanted a fluffy lining for added warmth.  So with a crochet hook, I filled the inside with “fringe”.

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Once I had the wool hooked in, I split the strands up.

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Once that was done I had a Muppet mitt!

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Flip the mitt right side out and I have a woolly mitt.

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I have lost two pairs of mitts already (and it is only December!) so I put them on a string and now, like all six year olds, my mitts hang out of my sleeve on strings when I take them off.  Second childhood….

Year in Review: outings

This hasn’t been the greatest year for outings.  A lot has been happening in my little groups’ lives: work, school, health, family…and that has definitely slowed us down.

But we did get out a little bit. And I did my best to wear things that didn’t get used in the past while.

In May we got out to the old fort.

And I helped out at the old Jail.

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In July, Lottie and I made it out for some tea.

Then nothing until October.  Lottie and I took our annual train ride.

And I was Queen Victoria for Halloween.

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And finally, the girls and I got together for a Christmas party.

Perhaps after our winter break, things will pick up again.  I sure hope so!  But even though our outings were few and far between, they were still quite fun!

Little Christmas Dress

I blame it on being an empty nester.  No little bambinos to dress in cute little outfits.  And because I had boys I’ve never had the joy of cute little dresses.  So this Christmas, I went nuts and hacked up a babies dress and made a dress for my fur baby.

I think she looks adorable!

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I was hunting in a thrift store with this very project in mind when I found a Christmas red dress with hearts and dogs on it.  Destiny!

She was very comfy in her little dress.

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Have yourselves a Merry Little Christmas!

The Christmas Tea

It’s been almost a week and I’m finally getting to the post about my costume groups Christmas get together!

 

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Setting the table for the gathering. I am wearing my favorite dress…a 1870’s pattern and using my 1940’s dishware that I’m trying to collect a descent set of.

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Lottie came dressed in 1700’s style. Not our usual Victorian theme…I told the girls to wear something comfortable and something they have been wanting to get more use out of.

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This hand made cap is so dainty!

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Shirley came in some festive 1860’s wear.

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After some tea and muffins we did the gift exchange.

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I got a bigger haul because it was a birthday/Christmas combo.

Time for the stitching.

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Shirley wound a skein of wool into a ball.

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Lottie added a few more rows to her Canadian Cloud.

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I worked on some trim for the bodice of my next dress...1858 Lottie (Named after Lottie who bought the fabric for me when she went to CoCo).

 

Christmas gifts

Finally!  Something to post about!  The girls and I got together for a little Christmas do yesterday and I can finally post about the gifts I made them.

I made little needle cases loosely based off of a pattern from Lady Godley’s Jan. 1859 pattern.

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Time was a bit of an issue so I omitted the small scallops and a shortage of beads had me altering the circle details.

I  think the girls liked them.

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My pooch did an unwitting photo bomb!