Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain #9

What a great idea this week, your favorite or cherished bonnet or hat!  To most lovers of primitive, bonnets are like potato chips, you can't eat collect just one!  I find it hard to pick a favorite, so I will have to post a few and note their various attributes.
Homespun bonnets were worn everyday and suffered a lot of wear.  This bonnet tells a tale of much use.  The maker of this bonnet added ruffles which were probably fashionable at the time but left the selvedge edges exposed to save time in hemming.

This bonnet is plain and simple.  There are no ruffles, just a deep quilted brim.

The bonnet on the right and the apron on the left are made of the same checked homespun fabric.  I purchased them separately but I like to think they were once a set! 

This bonnet is made of blue calico.  It is in excellent shape and appears to have been worn very little.  The brim is lined with double pink calico, possibly to add a favorable pink cast to an otherwise sallow complexion. 

As much as I love bonnets, I prefer a more modern style of hat for everyday wear!
Be sure to check out Misi's blog 1890gablehousemusings to see more great posts!

Friday, November 19, 2010

New Patterns!

I know, it's hard to believe that they are done!  It's only been 20 days since I announced they would be ready soon.  LOL  You can find them on my Picturetrail site.  Thanks for being patient with me! 

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain #7

If it's Tuesday, it must be time for Misi's display chain!  This weeks theme is "Holiday Crafting"  The challenge is to show our holiday crafting ideas for this year or seasons past.  I've got a bunch of them but I'll just show a few so as not to bore anyone!  Ho....Ho...Ho!.....Here we go!
New for this season, I am working on the patterns as we speak!  Or at least I was earlier today!

 sleepy Santa 2003
A Netty LaCroix santa I made.

My only Santa 2009

Mini table of Christmas goodies.

Mini Shiny Brites in a hand made box.

Check out Misi's blog for more Christmas cheer! 

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tuesday Display Chain "Peek-A-Boo!"

Misi of 1890 Gable House Musings is on vacation this week and has asked Robyn (AKA-Primlish) to pick this week's theme. This week it's all about hiding modern conveniences. My first picture is of my stove board. I found it at an antique show for $20.00.

The next pictures show creative ways to hide electric cords and outlets.  There's nothing like a nice electric cord to ruin an otherwise perfect display! In the kitchen, I hide my cords with a couple of graters. The graters have a round front to allow the cords and plugs room to hide behind.
This last example is a lantern that hangs from a peg rack in the dining room. I used a large bowl and cutting board to hide the cord. 
 I hope you enjoyed today's post! Please be sure to visit Robyn's blog and check out the other great ideas!