Thursday, June 24, 2010

Portland House and a Sewing Hiatus

Dear Friends and Readers,

  I hope you all are having a wonderful summer so far. We have a lot of changes coming down the road for us. We have been so blessed with the opportunity to rent an amazing 1932 Portland Bungalow. It has been updated and is much, much larger than the space we are currently living in. Plus, it has a large backyard, yeah! So, we are in the process of packing, packing, packing. We have a whole month to get settled, which is a huge blessing. Last time we moved, we packed out lives into a truck and drove for three days. This time, we have a little more time to pack and move and get our current house ready to return to our landlords. The most exciting thing for me  is that I'm finally going to be living in an older home. Also, it's has the 1930's English Cottage style, complete with dark wood molding, plastered walls, hardwood floors, and leaded glass windows. I promise to post lots of pictures once we get settled and I get everything decorated.

 As for sewing... Well, I finished my 1920's dress and have officially decided that I do not look good in 1920's styles. I kind of look like a stuffed sausage in a bag. So, we won't be showing pictures of my 20's dress. I can't decide if I want to keep it in case we have a 20's event or sell it. So, I'm back to the 1940's and loving it. I'm currently working on  a 1940's play suit and I can't wait to wear it. It's super, duper cute and very flattering, according to hubby. As he says, "I need to show off my curves" and the 1920's does not do that for me. Anyway, we are having an Independence Day/ Happy Graduation party on the 4th and I'm going to wear it then. So you will just have to wait a little while for pictures.

  This will be my last sewing project until we move and get settled. Also, I might not be posting as often for the next few weeks. I do plan to post as much as I can, especially since reenacting season is kicking into high gear. Have a wonderful day, everyone. Here's a pic of the house from Google Maps. Again, I'll post real pictures as soon as we get settled. God Bless!!!

Love Lauren

The New Portland House, 2.0

5 Witty Sentiments:

Hungarican Chick said...

Aw, a little tudor!

GentlewomanThief said...

Congrats on the new home! Good luck with the move and getting settled in :)

And yay for playsuits - I've just found the perfect pattern for one, so that's on my to-do list when I find the right fabric!

Sarah Jane said...

What a perfectly LOVElY house! I am almost jealous of you! :) It looks perfectly sweet and I will be looking forward to seeing pics of the inside once you get settled! Best wishes to you and Aaron as you pack and move!

I can totally relate about the 20's style thing. . .I too do not look good in 20's styles. I have a bigger bust/hips compared to my waist and the 20's styles just make me look big all over. Loved your analogy of a stuffed sausage. :P Still, I'd love to see finished pics of your dress - maybe on your dressform?

The 40's are definitely adorable! Can't wait to see your playsuit!!

Lauren said...

Lauren! I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks for keeping a great blog and creating wonderful costumes!

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Madame Berg said...

Graduation and a new home - what a wonderful time for you both! The house looks sweet!