Sunday, April 06, 2008

A Trip to the Stay~Maker..........




Have you ever just had one of those days, when you don't feel like
getting dressed....or going anyplace~ seeing anyone, or really doing
anything at all??? Silence & I have had a day like that today. We have spent
the morning sitting out on the porch, listening to the red wing
blackbirds....theire song is so peculiar & lovely! We really started to laugh
when Silence tried to impersonate and sing back to them!

Shes such a shy girl, doesn't talk much. Silence will be 12 soon, and its
come time for her to shed her childhood stays and have an adult pair
made......really no different from what she normally wears, except with one
great exception......this time it was a trip to the stay~maker for
measurements and proper fitting. She was quite nervous, but all went well,
and today we tried them on for the first time ever

She picked out a lovely mahogany brown hand dyed cotton, as it is
coming on summertime, and one does not want to SWEAT in their own
stays.......


While we were in town, we marveled at the new~fangled contraptions recently contrived to hold out one's skirts from their body. We could not resist temptation, and brought home a new fancy set of pannier hoops......these custom made in hand wrapped wire, and peony pink silke ribbons



'Silence Browne' is my latest One of a Kind c1760 Queen Anne doll, and she will be
made available on my April 15th TDIPT update. She has the esteemed title of being on of my Grande Dame dollys. All of her clothing are hand stitched reproductions of 18th century originals, are completely removable, and made with the utmost attention to period details and accuracy. I will also have a dolly box
or two~ there and in my ETSY store. The blue one on the top will be on ETSY~ I really love how they all look stacked together!


Ohh~ I see someone coming down the Olde Towne Road........couldn't
be the post rider on a Sunday....wonder who it could be?








8 comments:

Doreen said...

Oh Racheal...such loveliness. Beautiful work as always.

Have a wonderful evening,
Doreen

Barbara said...

She's too pretty to grow up!! Love her little pannier hoops!! Looks like some one went to an awful lot of work "wire wrapping"!
LY, Mom

Heather said...

WOW. I just stumbled onto your blog, your dolls are amzing! They have such beautiful haunting faces-- I totally want one! I'm adding you to my favorites :)

Heather said...

WOW. I just stumbled onto your blog, your dolls are amzing! They have such beautiful haunting faces-- I totally want one! I'm adding you to my favorites :)

Heather said...

your dolls are so haunting and beautiful, I love your blog!~

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

She's gorgeous, Rachael! How's my Pippin doing? And how are you? I am missing you! I am watching for a dolly with feathers. . .

Sarah

Lone Pierette said...

Rachel - She is just the most wonderful little doll !
hugs Lone

Lana said...

Silence is lovely Rachael!