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Apr. 11th, 2014



echo echo echo

Hello all!

I'm afraid I've been a bad bad moderator. Life, full time work, etc, all eating my journaling time.

I found this today tho!

tunic with a hood! for a child!

May. 13th, 2013

big machine


Painting collection

I just found this blog which claims to focus on mother-child paintings from history.

Here's a link to a collection described as 1500s-1600s:

Jan. 24th, 2013



baby safety gear needs more cowbells...

wonderful detail!

Jan. 6th, 2013



hope sewing is like riding a bicycle!

After making do and using hand-me-downs far too long, the Horde all grew enough that some new bits HAD (and still have) to be made!

6yr old girl got a heavy (very soft antique) linen cotte, and a jacquard sideless. 14yr old boy got black linen hosen. Both patterns need some perfecting and the sewing skills definitely need the rust shaken off, but all in all, not a bad outting! Of course, I forgot my camera for 12th Night, so pics will have to wait for the next event.

Next a boy cotte and then on to trouble shooting the patterns, and undergarments for all.

Hope all your holidays were spectacular and best of the New Year to all.

Dec. 10th, 2012



an article of interest

I'll be reading this, if I survive the holiday madness!

Oct. 12th, 2012



hello! long time no see! -echo echo-

anyone still around?
all the children all grown up??
I just ran into something cool to share...

Aug. 31st, 2012



Earlier garb I made for my son- 16th century doublet and hose for age 1-2

It occurs to me I never posted about the garb I made for him when he was smaller.

Here is what it looked like in the end, him and I together:

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Toddler doublet and hose, one year later

The doublet and hose did still fit, as my son is a slim little fellow.

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Jul. 14th, 2012



the cute, it burns!

While looking for inspiration to start sizing up one of my teens Swiss/German kits... I found this...

if the link doesn't drop you right there, look for March 4th 2012

Jun. 1st, 2012

Corset en X Award


More early Children's tunics

Child's coat, Sogdian samite silk, 8thc, Pritzer collection, Chicago

Sogdian samite silk child's coat, 8th century

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