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Interests: Knitting, family history, reading, photography, and getting enough sleep.
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We had so much fun putting together this cowboy costume for our three-year-old. We used a pair of jeans that he already had and we had a bandana. The little shirt came from a thrift store, as did the pleather belt with the big buckle. Since he was so into... Continue reading
Posted Oct 22, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
I must say, this is not a beginner sewing project (oy). My sister-in-law made this fantastic Captain America costume and though she worked off a general bodysuit pattern, she altered the seams to get the colors where she wanted them. The boots and gloves were thrifted and spray painted red.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
This was a very quick costume to make. The clear umbrella came from Target. I had saved the large bubble wrap from packages and cut it into long strips. I also crumpled up some irredescent celophane and stuck it all to the umbrella with clear packing tape. Done! Unfortunately this... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
A gypsy is one of those costumes that, if you're lucky, you may have already. This one was made up almost entirely of thrift shop finds and clothes that were already in her closet. Of course the neccessities are: giant hoop earrings, a long skirt and peasant-style shirt, and lots... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
We pieced together this Mario costume with a few thrift store finds, stuff we had around the house, and a couple of small purchases. My son already had a red shirt and brown shoes, but big-kid-sized overalls proved a bit hard to find. Eventually we found small adult-sized pair for... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
I made this Kiki costume from Kiki's Delivery Service for my four-year-old daughter who adores the sweet little witch in the movie. She was thrilled with the results and so were the few people we ran into who knew Kiki! I sewed the simple dress in cotton using Simplicity pattern... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Homemade Halloween
Thank you! These are absolutely two of my favorites and I'm so glad you enjoyed them.
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2011 on My Mom at Atlantic Roots
Thank you so much for your comment! I'm so happy to have some confirmation of what I was thinking, you can't imagine. I think what you do is so fascinating and now I'm off to read your blog from cover to cover. : )
Toggle Commented Apr 17, 2011 on Figuring Out the Fancy Belt Photo at Atlantic Roots
Oh, that's great! I hope you find the book as helpful (and fascinating) as I have. It's honestly one of my favorite books to look at. And combined with dating the cards or sleeves themselves, I think you can get a reasonable date range. Good luck and thank you for the link - that kind of made my day : )
Toggle Commented Apr 16, 2011 on Figuring Out the Fancy Belt Photo at Atlantic Roots
Thanks! I find this blog has been a great way to gather all the details together and make sense of them in a very satisfying way. Thinking out loud, so to speak. Love it.
Toggle Commented Apr 14, 2011 on Goals at Atlantic Roots
Thanks! She should have been proud, shouldn't she? It's one of my favorite pictures.
Toggle Commented Apr 11, 2011 on My Mom at Atlantic Roots
Thanks! I love just looking through that book - so many beautiful pictures - because I do sort of need a dictionary to understand all the old clothing terms. ; )
Hey, thanks! If she was around in 1888-1895, and if she had children, and if you have an account (so, if the stars align), there was a census done of deaf families that has great information about siblings, parents, and children. Fabulous stuff.
Thanks! If only more worked out so easily! I swear, my favorite things are these old pictures, but they can be sooooo frustrating.
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on Meet the Dewars of Charlottetown at Atlantic Roots
Nice to meet you too! Interesting, the Waltham connection, isn't it? You don't know if there's a William Hutchinson or an Annie about in your tree, do you? (I'd love to be wrong!)
Toggle Commented Mar 29, 2011 on The Sneestons at Atlantic Roots
Well, nice to meet you and thank you for the nice comments. : )
Toggle Commented Mar 28, 2011 on The Sneestons at Atlantic Roots
Well, I have no idea why I didn't take pictures of it. My grandmother still has the book and, as far as I know, no one else had touched it for years. And thanks so much! I'm new to the community and it certainly is very welcoming!
It was pretty thrilling. But oy - she's hiding well, wherever she is. This will have to be a page-by-page search.
Thank you. : ) Interesting, isn't it, to come to an end? Usually this hobby is so endlessly...endless.
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2011 on The Sneestons at Atlantic Roots
Thank you for the welcomes! I am enjoying the blogging prompts; there are so many different things to write about that I love ideas to narrow it all down.
Toggle Commented Mar 20, 2011 on Elsie Maud Dewar Macdonald at Atlantic Roots
Oh no! Surprise visit with a bunch of cookies and a digital camera? That bible is worth its weight in gold.... My family has a picture hoarder. Boo to them both. Katherine
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Mar 15, 2010
Sending you all of that and some love too.
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Oh my, it's so beautiful!
Toggle Commented May 19, 2009 on Stash, a whole new way at Diary of a Mad Fabri-Holic
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Ooooo, it looks so beautiful all together like that! It makes me want to mosaic up mine (especially since I think I might have my year's allotment as well). It was so fun, picking out beautiful yarns, getting to keep them, and then fondling them in Panara with you. : )
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