Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
P.S. The giveaway over at Liesl Made is still going on as well!
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Monday, November 28, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Here are a few things I wanted to share with you today.
This tutorial for a beautiful headband.
This shirt looks fun to make!
I want to make..and eat this all by myself.
I'm making these right now.
And, oh goody! We are on Liesl Made right now. Check it out and get the coupon code to use in our shop Pretty Wit!
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
“Start with addressing and stamping the envelope. ‘What! Before writing the letter?’
Most certainly. And I’ll tell you what will happen if you don’t. You will go on writing till the last moment, and just in the middle of the last sentence, you will become aware that ‘time’s up!’ Then comes the hurried wind-up – the wildly-scrawled signature – the hastily-fastened envelope, which comes open in the post – the address, a mere hieroglyphic – the horrible discovery that you’ve forgotten to replenish your Stamp-Case – the frantic appeal, to everyone in the house, to lend you a stamp – the headlong rush to the Post Office, arriving, hot and gasping, just after the box has closed – and finally, a week afterwards, the return of the Letter from the Dead-Letter Office, marked ‘address illegible.’!” ~Lewis Carroll
The art of letter writing...
But alas! It is lost! And why should it be me that has stumbled and found it?This is not only a lost art but it is a fun lost art. Enjoyable to the writer, and even more so to the reader. How did this become lost? And what is more, who lost it? ...this is a tragedy indeed.. How is one to find it again, being so buried in the brambles? Why do we forget our 'sail mail' address? Because there simply isn't enough opportunities to use it. To write it, to speak it, to think of it. When was the last time you wrote a letter to your friend? Your sister? Your mom? Your sweetheart?Maybe the reason you don't write letters is because no one ever replies. This... I cannot find a solution for. Except perhaps if they are inspired by this propaganda. Maybe you have never written a letter.. That is too sad a thought to even think about.. But if it is true, I wish you would! For you are missing out on a most pleasurable task.
Joe: One mystery store, Sleuth, at 78th and Amsterdam, a children’s bookstore, Shop Around The Corner. It’s been there forever.
Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia store.
Joe: Who is that?
Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia Kelly, lovely woman. I think we might have had a date once. Maybe we just exchange letters.
Joe: You wrote her letters?
Joe’s grandfather: Oh, mail, that was called mail. Stamps, envelope.
Joe: You know I’ve heard of it.
Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia had beautiful penmanship. She was too young for me, but she was enchanting.
~You've Got Mail (Wonderful film!)
I hope I have inspired you to write a letter today. Nothing cheers someone up like a good, old-fashioned letter.
For tips on writing a letter....
You have only to consult Emily Post on Letter Writing Etiquette.
Have a wondrous day!
Monday, August 8, 2011
About the Prize:
The Devonshires are a leather 18th century shoe based on museum examples from the 1760s through 1780s. They're made of top-grade dyable leather, with a beautiful, smooth Italian leather sole for dancing, and are hard-wearing, water- and mud-proof, for even the toughest of outdoor re-enactments.
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Aren't they pretty?
Monday, August 1, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Here is a song from The Court Jester (our almost favorite) musical.
I'll Take you Dreaming sung by Danny Kaye
Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Made many things this year
And took pictures of most I could mention
Yes, pictures for posting here
But alas! I'm chagrined
My intentions had gone awry
They were flung to the wind
And you are not to ask why
Thursday, June 30, 2011
I love books! Jane (who is the brilliant, Genevieve, one of the authors of this blog.) did a really neat post that told all the books she had finished in the duration of the previous year.
These were the lists from 2009 + 2010.
See Jane read. See Jane and Lizzy read... http://janeandelizabeth.blogspot.com/
Here we will see Aimee's finished books of 2010. I know it isn't near so LONG and EXTENSIVE as Jane's but I dare say, it'll all turn out well. *grin*
Shall we descend into the vortex?
Finished Books of Two Thousand Ten
Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert --- This one was very good! I would love to read other adaptions of the famous legend. Ah to live in the greenwood and be as merry as an outlaw! 6
The Dove in the Eagle's Nest by Charlotte Mary Yonge --- Marmee gave me this to read for history. It was very good. The story had many twists and turns--some of them agreeable. 7
The Maidens Bequest by George MacDonald --- Oh! Annie Anderson! Who couldn't love her character? George MacDonald is a genius author. 7
The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien --- Marguerite read this one to me and Genevieve. I have never read a book by JRR Tolkien and i must say he is a favorite already. (We're now reading, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'!) 8
The Code of the Woosters by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse --- Absolutely hilarious. He likes using sentences like, 'Jeeves shimmered off.' and 'Jeeves breezed in.' and 'Jeeves poured into the room.' and 'Jeeves was ushered in by clouds.' 7
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame --- I read this in Maui! It was so good! Every time you see a mole you shall think of sensible Moley. He is such a lovable character! 'Wise ol' Bagger, kind Rat, sensible MOLE!' the 1995 cartoon of 'The Wind in the Willows' is splendid! great gift idea. 9
The King of the Trees by William D. Burt --- Neat allegory. The Griffins were beyond cool. I'm curious to read the rest in the series. 6
Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier --- Of course, since the 1940's film 'Rebecca' is one of my favorite movies and definitely my favorite Hitchcock, i loved the book. The author really out did herself. It wasn't outrageously creepy but it did have some suspense and creepiness under each corner of the pages. Ah! one of my Favorites! 9The Bluebird and the Sparrow by Jannett Oke ---This one was sad.. but good. She has been a favorite author of mine for years now. 4
Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson ---If you liked the musical, you will love this one! come to think of it...if you didn't like the musical, i think you would still love it! GREAT! 9
The Overland Escape by Lee Roddy ---who couldn't like Lee Roddy? I must say The Ladd Family Adventures are still my favorite. 4
The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo ---I don't know why i never read this one before. It's so lovely! 7
Far from the Dream by Lance Wubbels ---yuck. not so good. I tried to trade it in at a used book store but when we got up to the counter it was no where to be seen! Consequently, Genevieve had dropped it in the library drop by accident. tee hee hee! 1
Lord Emsworth and Others by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ---"Jane says, he's a baa lamb." I couldn't get enough of P. G. Wodehouse if i wanted too! This is one of the best! 8
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare ---This story was very neat! My favorite character turned out to be someone I did not expect. 7
I received a wonderful copy of 'the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club' from Marmee this Christmas. And now that i have sunk my teeth into a Dickens (my first!) I hope to be reading more classics. Next year, and the years to come, I should especially like to read,
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Peter Pan by J. M. Barry
Jo's Boys by L. M. Alcott
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Balm
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Emma by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Voyage of the Basset by James C. Christensen
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore
some other titles,
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
Etiquette by Emily Post
A Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The Magic of Ordinary Days
The Sackett Series by Louis Lamour
The Lone Ranger by Striker
Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter
Happy Reading to you all!