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Tweet Hello all you lovely people! Has spring found it’s way to your corners of the world? Every day here I am excitedly finding signs that we are moving further into spring, with snowdrops and crocuses around the house, and the first days of sitting outside in the sun eating lunch. I’ve got to say, a little bit of sun does wonders to raise your spirits doesn’t it?! School is keeping me very busy right now. We are coming up to the more final stages of this years projects. Which means we are now busily sewing away at our dresses. … Continue reading

Opera in Georgian Costume

Tweet Before I start this post let me warn you right away that it will be very picture heavy! I have been wanting to write this for literally a year now, and am sad it has been so long in coming. I can’t remember if I ever mentioned last year that I was trying out a new era with my sewing, the Georgian era. I had been contemplating thsi for quite a while but you know how it is, it isn’t so quick and easy to just jump into a new era just like that, building up a complete outfit … Continue reading

“I’m one of those strange beasts who really likes a corset”

Tweet A belated MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all you wonderful people out there!! I hope you have all had a beautiful and blessed holiday however you spent it! I spent it with a couple of lovely weeks at home with my family. The day after we got home though the internet cut out on us and the rest of our neighbouring area, and remaind gone for the rest of our stay at home. So my plan of posting some updates on here didn’t work out. But now Andrew and I are back in Göteborg again for … Continue reading

MY Hornblower on the East India Company ship Götheborg

Tweet If anyone every happens to find themselves in Göteborg one of the things I think you should try to go and see is the beautiful East Indiaman ship the Götheborg. Like many countries back in the 17-18th century Sweden had its own East India Company, sailing back and forth to China bringing home rare and exotic goods from the orient to the people here in the cold north. One of the most famous of these ships was one called Götheborg and, not surprising bearing in mind its name, it was from this city. That ship is obvioulsy no longer around … Continue reading

You gotta love silk roses!

Tweet Last week at school we had a couple of days where we all got the chance to try out some different/new things. We had some subjects to choose from and one of them was making flowers out of fabric and making fascinators. I have long wanted to give millinery a go, and I have to say that after that day of trying it out I was seriously wondering if I hadn’t picked the wrong course! It was just sooo much fun!!! I was able to make some gorgeous silk roses and attached them to a little hat piece that … Continue reading

The Unmentionables

Tweet Hello! I hope you’re all having a lovely Saturday! I’m having a relaxed morning at home, got up and made some scones when I woke up (they turned out so so) and ate them in bed with a cup of English Breakfast tea and a light and easy to read chick-lit.  I’m alone home for the weekend so might go out and meet up with a friend this afternoon.m This week at school has been busy, we’re working on skirt supports (aka hoops, panniers, bustles etc.) right now and one thing I can say for sure, they are big … Continue reading

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