Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Hubby’s Gift to Me…

I cried when he gave it to me. It’s gorgeous! Love you honey!

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Monday, December 27, 2010


This is what I have been doing in my free time…


These were gifts this year, but I am thinking about selling similar ones on Etsy. What do you all think?

Christmas 2010

Dear Friends and Readers,

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas this year! We had a very Georgian Christmas with some of our closest friends. Here are the pictures.Christmas 2010 004

Waiting for the guests to arrive.

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Gico and I cooking.

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The spread. The food was amazing.

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Captain and Mrs. Cartwright

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Colonel and Mme de Valois

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Mme de Bordeux

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Sir Thomas and Me

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The whole group.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Merry Christmas


I hope you all are having a wonderful and blessed Holiday Season so far. I have to say this is by far one of the best Christmas Seasons of my adult life. I am thoroughly loving being a housewife and I am so thankful that it came this year. Aaron and I are also preparing for our Georgian Christmas, like we had last year. However, we are having more people over to join us this Christmas. It should be lovely and I promise to post pictures of the day. Have a lovely rest of your week and once again Merry Christmas!

Love Lauren

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Kermit Dress is Finished

There is something so thrilling when I finish a new gown. It’s a very unique feeling to see my creations completed. I’m very happy with this gown. It fits like a dream and the colors turned out better than I had hoped. As usual it fits me better that the dress form, but you will have to wait till after Christmas to see the gown on me. In the meantime, enjoy the pictures on my dress form.




Friday, December 17, 2010

The “Kermit” Dress

So, I have lovingly dubbed the gown the Kermit Dress, due to it’s striking color resemblance to Kermit the Frog. It is coming along quite nicely, although it has undergone a few changes in design since I started it. I had originally intended to trim the bodice, but unfortunately, once I go the trim on, it made me look like a 5 year old with too many frills and lace. So, I nixed the trim and I am much happier with the overall bodice. It’s much cleaner and now it won’t be locked into being a strictly Christmas dress. Here are the pictures so far, enjoy.




God Bless!

Love Lauren

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Adventures in Dying Fabric…

Yes, I took the plunge and decided to try my hand at dying fabric. The results weren’t exactly how I had envisioned them, but I’m really happy with the final result. In fact, the color turned out better than my original idea. So, I’m making a new gown for  to wear for our Georgian Christmas Party. However, I’m hoping I can wear throughout the year and not only at Christmas. Here are the pictures so far.


The dyed fabric. It reminds me of a Granny Smith apple.


The overall shape of the gown.


The gown on the left is very similar to the color of both the main fabric and the trimmings I chose. I plan to use red silk ribbon and white lace around the neck line and sleeves, and a silk red sash around the waist.

It’s coming along rather quickly and I hope to have finished photos in the next couple of days.

God Bless!

Love Lauren

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Mrs. Cartwright’s Jacket

Dear Friends,

   I have been shamefully lacking in the blogging and posting department. I have been very busy with house work and sewing and general homey things. I am very happy and very content with my new position at home.

  Mrs. Cartwright and I originally started out to create a zone front jacket for her. However, the fabric, silk velvet, would not cooperate with her original idea and was too limp and the drape too heavy for tailoring. So, we went for plan B… This drawstring Jacket.



My version, with a few alterations per Mrs. Cartwright’s wishes.



The next step is to create a petticoat for her out of a gold striped silk organza.

I hope you all have a lovely rest of you week. I hope to have more to post soon. As for now, I’m adjusting to my new routine and preparing for the Holidays. God Bless!

Love Lauren

Saturday, December 04, 2010

I am Still Alive :-)

Dear Friends and Readers,

  I have been very absent from the blogosphere this week. Ever since I left my job on Tuesday, I have been in a weird and wonderful state of trying to settle into a new routine. I decided to take things a little easy this week before jumping into full time housewifery next week. Aaron has been so excited and happy to finally have me home. I have been really happy as well. It's hard to describe what I feel, but I guess an overwhelming sense of peace and joy is what I have been feeling. I also am realizing, though I knew this, that house work is enjoyable, but hard work. I'm very happy to finally be serving my Lord and my husband this way. I promise to have more real costume updates soon, once I get settled again. In the mean time here is an amazing video my mom told me about. You must watch it!