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
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!
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
Although dressing up in beautiful handmade period-correct clothes and prancing about historical areas is a blast, that's not my end goal. I also want immersion into life in the 1700's, and to educate people about that everyday life beyond the Revolutionary War battlefields. To help me with this I attended a First Person Interpretation Workshop … Continue reading Who Was I?*
My interest in finding out more about my mother's side of the family led me to Beulah: Beulah is my maternal great grandfather's mother. Her 6 x's great grandfather was Hans Jacob Holtzclaw. Hans, along with his wife Anna Margaret Otterbach were a part of the first wave of colonists from the Nassau-Siegen area of what is now Germany in … Continue reading Germanna-mania