It's that time of year. Time to break out the corset, pin up my hair, and go about in my best Gibson Girl style (which, admittedly, isn't very good. I've never been able to master that updo). Opening day at the village is tomorrow, and it's time to sort through my basket. I thought I'd… Continue reading What’s in my bag: 1890s
Last weekend was our season opening at the village. It was busy, and exciting, and so much fun, even if we did get rained out on Saturday afternoon. Since we have moved into the 1890s, I've updated my character a bit. Instead of working for the Sanitary Commission like her predecessor, Miss Charlotte Brown (so… Continue reading Time Jump
I'm still trying to find an 1890s typewriter, but having zero luck. I'm rather surprised that there isn't one in the museum collection already, but I suppose they don't come up that often. Last weekend, I spent Saturday trolling antique malls and flea markets with my mom as we searched for something suitable. I saw a… Continue reading Be vewy vewy quiet, I’m hunting typewriters.
I think that procrastination might be my new superpower. Eh, who am I kidding? It's always been my superpower. I put off making the blouse for my 1890s costume for six months because I was intimidated by the sleeve and collar construction. Turns out, I needn't have worried so much. The entire thing came together… Continue reading Back in Character