Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Mabel, a Special One of a Kind Queen Anne on eBay
If you are a follower or collector of my dolls, you will know I have sold online at the TDIPT Mercantile for many years now. If you havent heard, the TDIPT Mercantile is closing its doors in April. Behind this doll are many years of fond memories of the Mercantile~ all the dollys I have made and sold there (over 300!), and all of the wonderful people I have met. Some of you may remember that my first dollys were cloth Queen Annes. I made three special primitive Queen Anne sisters~Mary, Mabel, and Moira, to honor those first precious ones. Mary was my final dolly offering this past month on the Mercantile, which left Moira and Mabel. It has been a very difficult decision trying to decide which one to keep for me~ honestly I wanted to keep them both! I chose, or actually, Moira really wanted to stay here with me, so I am so pleased to offer Mabel on eBay this week. She is so very special~ named for my Aunt Mabel~ if you like you can see more of here here on my eBay auctions :
It has been my great Honor & Pleasure to serve you on the Mercantile, I am so sad to see it close. But with every closing of a door, a new window opens, and I also have the wonderful & exciting pleasure to announce that I will be joining the marvelous artists at the PFATT Marketplace in April, so do watch my blog here for more news and the link to my page there coming soon!
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A c1730 Embroidered Silk Apron
"3 feet by 2, edged with points, & tufts upon them, eight springs with balls of gold within the edging, flower pots and flowers at the lower corners of gold, between a pot with flowers of cruel [crewel]. Two birds between of gold bodies and one in the center of the same. Above are worked two false pocket holes, forming an apron."
Now tarnished to a dull black, many of the flowers and leaves are have been worked in a variety of real silver threads~ this bud using a rococo , a sort of bumpy thread. These threads were very, very costly in their day, and used most sparingly. To save thread, they were worked only on the top of the fabric, being couched down with a contrasting silk thread, which, in itself also added to the design
For your further reading~ "Women's Work, Embroidery in Colonial Boston" by Pamela Parmal will afford you many hours of enjoyment
Thursday, March 07, 2013
Fate, Hope & Charity~
exhibition at the Foundling Museum, London
25 Jan - 19 May, 2013
You will be supporting the Museum in doing so, as well as showing how important these little publications are in making a small local exhibit offering into a worldwide educational opportunity Their information and photos keep the one time exhibit 'running' for years and years after they have ended. Feel free, as I have done, to email Paul Holberton Publishers and thank them for agreeing to publish this book!
Sunday, March 03, 2013
A Regency Jane Austen Era Ladye on eBay