Tuesday, July 31, 2012

All booked?!...Can't believe it!

All of my plane tickets are booked for my trip! I can't believe it's finally happening. This is something that I have dreamed about for years, and now it's actually coming true! Only 39 days, and there is still so much left to do! I still have to make a chemise, a petticoat, a dress (possibly 2), and then a spencer and/or a pelisse. Not to mention getting and trimming a bonnet and then making sure I have the little things like a reticule, a fan, gloves, etc. Phew, so much to think about! I'd better get going on this. I want to make my outfits historically accurate, but also interesting and with some fun colors, so I'm a little stumped. If anyone has some ideas or suggestions, please let me know! I'm open to all thoughts on the subject!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Another Pretty Park

As my parents and younger siblings were out of town this past weekend and my older sister working, I had the house all to myself for most of the day! What happiness! What bliss! Don't get me wrong, I adore my family and love spending time with them, but anyone with a large family can understand where I'm coming from when I say that I do enjoy a quiet day every once in a while. I was able to work un-interupted for hours on some of my sewing projects.

I had my own little tea table in my sewing nook.

My sister and I did a friends senior pictures at a beautiful park. I've been discovering such lovely places lately! Unfortunately we couldn't get any closer to the house as it is on private property.

So many fountains!

There is a huge (and I mean HUGE!) house on the property where the family used to live.

The story is that a well- to -do man built the gardens and fountains for his wife.

It looks like the statues guard the forest.

Working on the shoot

Roses in the rose arbor.

Overview of the rose garden. I wish they had all been in bloom...it must be magical!!

I love sundials!

Right behind the rose arbor there was a forest with more fountains and rock gardens.

There were a few pretty little walks through the woods.

And so in between helping with the photo shoot, I wandered through the park, imagining myself coming back someday with costumes to do a photo shoot. Maybe it will happen... :)

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

A walk through the park

The other day was one of those days where everything seems to go wrong, work was crazy and all I wanted to do after work was go home, have some tea and watch Gilmore Girls til I fell asleep. But as I walked towards my car, I looked over to the park and was instantly drawn to it.
I love this section of the park. There are nymph statues and a sun dial.

A lovely model posing in a beautiful dress for a group of artists.

Needless to say, this cheered me up immensely.