Saturday Despite falling into bed so late I still woke up reasonably early which was quite a surprise to me. I had expected to sleep a lot later and Saturday was the only morning where it wouldn't matter quite how late I did sleep. Even so, after a couple of failed snoozing attempts, I dragged… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part III
Friday I woke on Friday, full of excitement for a very full day of Victorian and Oamaruvian goodness. Still quite used to waking early for work, despite my week's worth of holiday, I got up and after a shower, it was time to get ready. Thankfully, despite taking a little longer than I had hoped,… Continue reading From 2017 to Victorian Oamaru Part II
Originally my birthday plans for this year included a picnic at Caccia Birch and a photoshoot in the gardens to show off my completed 1890s Antique Rose outfit but all of the weather services were so kindly predicting rain, rain, and more rain. I hoped against hope that they were all wrong and that the… Continue reading A Rainy Birthday
After making the Antique Rose outfit I had plans to make an Eton Jacket to go with it so that I could mix and match and create a second look. It has taken me a little while to get around to doing so but over the last two weekends, I set myself the task of starting… Continue reading The Antique Rose Eton Jacket
There's no denying that I love the fashions of the 1880s, and I haven't always been a huge fan of the 1890s. Until my parents gave me a couple of 1890s patterns for Christmas. The next thing I knew, I was buying new books about the fashion of this new decade (The Keystone Cutter and… Continue reading The Antique Rose
In March this year I went along to the Central Hawkes Bay Settlers Museum for their opening of the 150 Years of Waipukurau exhibition.