26 Nov 2011

It's Caturday!


Nope, I've got nuffin'! But he IS interesting in sewing, I'll give him that much.

George Catlin (1786-1872) The Cat of Ostend (more interesting works on Wikigallery)

19 Nov 2011

It's Caturday!

Umm... I think I just looked into my future...
David Ryckaert III the Younger (1612-1661) Peasant Woman with a Cat 1640-42

18 Nov 2011

What I wore, and more

Oh dear, almost a week has passed since the event at Kristinehov last weekend.

It was great. Food, ale, more ale and general merry-maiking. What more would you wish for?

Isis and her beau were there, Monsieur J and M:lle Wermland likewise. And many, many more of course. It was great to see you all.

Now, I'm all for"pics or it didn't happen"... Unfortunately, I still haven't got a pocket-sized camera to bring to events like this and my phone takes the worst pictures. I bugged my husband to take pictures when I was going but he couldn't find the flash. Yeah.

But M:lle Caroline E kindly allowed me to use a few of her pictures from the evening. Thank you, dearest.

Not a dull moment!
That is me, with the huge cap (and lots of false hair!). I had a blue petticoat, which you can catch a glimpse of, and a white silk kerchief. That was it! Simple, simple, but that was the point.
You see my step-daughter Ellinor (when will you update your blog?) in the foreground. This was after her hair and cap fell off...

She looked like this earlier. It was I who did her hair (a lot of false hair there too) so I'm to blame for the failure :(

In short: it was a lovely evening and I can't wait until the 12th night ball which is the next scheduled event. I'm working on my ensemble for that already, but more about that later...

12 Nov 2011

Getting ready...

...for a night at Kristinehov! One of the wings will be transformed into an 18th century tavern/public house for this night and everyone is encouraged to "dress down" and portray the lower classes - craftsmen, soldiers, maids and such - Fun! A brewer is coming all the way from Norway to treat us to his home-made beer!
I made a jacket for this event.
I was inspired by this jacket from V&A. The original is quilted. I think my version would have looked very nice quilted, had I had the patience for it...
The tails will look better with some petticoats and a small bumroll.

I now realise should have used some stiffening in the front. It will not be perfectly smooth but I guess I have to live with that.

Hopefully I will have some pictures of me wearing it tomorrow!

And since it is Saturday... I mean Caturday!

Thomas Gainsborough - Six studies of a cat

3 Nov 2011

It's Caturday!

Is it..? A mini-Lynx! DO WANT!

Related: Do not want!

Francesco Bacchiacca (1494-1557) Woman with a Cat 1540s