I was amused, last October, when I asked the Oyster what he wanted to dress up as for Hallowe’en, and he said, “A ghost!” He went on to specify how I should make the costume, by getting a sheet and cutting it into the right size and then cutting two eye holes. Moreover, the [...]
I’ve finished Alice McAnnally’s bonnet!
My lovely reader Emma commented on that previous post with loads of additional information about Alice: she was apparently born in Louth in 1809, and convicted of robbing a person. She worked as a housemaid and washerwoman, and may have married a man named Manville.
The convict women of [...]
Hey, it’s Sunday, and I have Stash! Happy coincidence.
This is a sample pack from OrganicCotton.biz – a total of fifty-eight pieces of fair-trade and organic cotton fabric. The range includes plain woven cottons (solids and patterns), denims, velvets, corduroys, crossweaves, prints, textured weaves, and jersey.
I am making plans. Oho yes. Watch this [...]
I’m making a bonnet for a woman I will never meet, a woman who very probably died before my great-grandparents were born. Her name was Alice McAnnally, and she was a convicted criminal.
I don’t know what law she broke (although I imagine that anything I’d consider really bad would’ve got her hanged). Maybe [...]