Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Passion For Fashion

Now I'm no style icon myself but a girl can dream, can't she? Rather then invest in the many yards of fabric necessary to cover myself, I buy little pieces of wonderful fabrics for my dolls. I've discovered some beautiful "tumblrs" dedicated to historical fashion. What is a tumblr you may ask? Well, I have no idea. It seems to be a variation of a blog, mostly loaded with amazing photos. Two of my favorites are Old Rags and Fripperies and Fobs One of my greatest inspirations in dressing the dolls in Period costumes is a true style icon, Queen Alexandra. Since I am off to my mom and dad's on Thursday, I'll limit my chatter and photos and post some new stuff over the weekend. For today I'll share a few photos of the lovely Alexandra.

1874.  One of a large series of photos taken with her sister, Dagmar in matching dresses.

A painting from 1894

With her niece Charlotte of Prussia

With her youngest brother, Waldemar 1867

1884 in a gorgeous yachting costume

Princess of Denmark 1863


1877 with her sister-in-law Queen Olga of Greece

Monday, August 8, 2011

If I Speak My Head Will Break

Coal can't wait for the catnp to be planted

Carmella tries to beat the heat wave

Blacky is getting bigger and bolder

Twinsy spends 90% of his time at our house

Roy catching a breeze

A new arrival in our yard, mystery white cat

Met a new friend, Gizmo

Gizmo's neighbors, a family of barn cats. Mom is black and white, dad orange and the three babies an interesting mix of both.

New gymnast cross-stitch, Alicia Sacramone (USA)

Felt "lemon cake" for my friend Jill's brithday
Men's socks. Fiber Optic Yarn "Eclipse"

Another gift for Jill. Mary Maxim Gemstones "Garnet"