I'm very pleased to announce registration is open for this exciting early spring event in Savage, MD. Hosted by expert sempstress and all around swell gal, Vicki, this promises to be an eye opening experience into women's cold weather accessories in the 18th century. Trust me, when it's freezing and you've lost feeling in your … Continue reading Special Event Announcement ~ Mitts, Muffs & Hoods: A skill building sewing weekend
Having plans to meet some reenactor friends down in Colonial Williamsburg early December, I had given myself a few weeks to make a 1780's style round gown. For this project I used some red stained & printed linen I snagged from the Golden Scissors yard sale. I duplicated the method used to make my linen plain blue … Continue reading A Round Gown and Some Deep Thoughts.
I attended my first camp-out reenactment this past weekend at the Battle of New York, held in Monmouth Battlefield State Park in NJ. It was hotter, louder, bloodier, dirtier and MOAR FUN than I imagined it would be. I got to be a part of a camp laundress set up. There weren't terribly many passers-by, but … Continue reading Rev War Reenacting: Now! With More Filth!
Relive the everyday lives of 18th century people in the picturesque setting of the rolling foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us for a weekend steeped in learning, companionship and fun. All are welcome! Register here ~ http://www.boicehistorieacademie.com/
I volunteered to work at Claude Moore Colonial Farm's summer Market Fair this weekend, so I wanted to 1771 up my headgear. I already had this black straw hat, but due to an enlightening conversation on the Rev War reenactors facebook page, decided I wanted to re-do it. I also wanted it to be smaller and … Continue reading hats and stuff
While I sew I've been listening to the Outlander audiobooks narrated by Davina Porter for about the thousandth time (don't judge me) and the way she verbalizes the villain's name spat out with malice ~ Stephen BONNET ~ well, I've developed an association. Ha. I purchased this Smith & Larkin 1770's Bonnet Kit in brown silk. These … Continue reading My Bonnet’s Name is Stephen.
In case anyone was wondering, the title of my blog comes from this runaway ad about all-around badass Eleanor Armstrong ~ Six Dollars Reward. Run away on the 18th of October, 1771, at night, from the subscriber, living at the Sign of the Bible-in-Heart, in Strawberry alley, an indented servant woman, named Eleanor Armstrong, about … Continue reading Run, Run Away