Thursday, February 28, 2013

Happy [Blog] Birthday to Me!

This is my one-year blogiversary! (Not a word? Oh well.)

Ladie's Vintage High Tea
Tea cookies which I am pining to make,
swiped from Pinterest here.
If these don't say party, I don't know what does.

I'm not always so good at updating, but I really do enjoy chronicling my costuming/reenacting adventures. Maybe year two will see me get better at keeping up with it :) Many thanks to those who stop by and check out my scattered posts!

I'm currently buried under a crazy pile of assignments due... tomorrow. Yikes! After they're done, I'll put up pictures of my new ballgown. My super talented friend came over and did an actual photo-shoot, so I have some better than average shots to share! Be excited.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Ballgown Sneak Peek!

I'll be debuting my new ballgown TOMORROW at the Midwinter's Ball in Lansing! *happy dance*

Here are a few detail shots... pictures of the whole dress coming soon.


Lace on the sleeves

The ill-conceived skirt ruffle

I can't wait to put it all on together and see what it looks like! Living on the edge here, having never worn the dress until the day of the ball...

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Horrid Blogger

I am. I admit it. I have been completely devoured by school, and for some reason decided to add another job. (Now I'm a history tutor, too! Because I had so much extra time.) So yeah. Between all my classes and work and writing my undergrad thesis, there hasn't been a whole lot of opportunity for extra activities. I am still finishing up the ballgown--hopefully there will be pictures soon! That has to get finished, as I'm wearing it weekend after next.

In other news, I am currently madly in love with this robe:

I need this robe.
Completely apart from the fact that I am, by my very nature, a Hobbit, this robe is fantastic.  I don’t think I’d ever take it off.  I’d certainly be one step closer to my dream of becoming a character out of Dickens.
And also Martin Freeman

I have a burning desire to produce a replica. I would wear it everywhere. Think how great it would be to wear for the premiere of the next Hobbit movie! I am now beginning a lookout for upholstery fabric sales/remnants that will last until I've successfully garbed myself in a hobbit-style quilted smoking jacket.