Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Cloak Pics And An Announcement

I love everything about the pictures from my first Curtain-Along Cloak photo shoot, except that there was no snow.  Apparently Virginia doesn't believe in snow....  in February.  But I digress.  I was back "home" in Iowa over the weekend, where they have snow a-plenty!  (We have snow here in Michigan, too - but I never seem to have time to get out in it to take pictures.)  My sister Gretchen was kind enough to be my photographer for an afternoon, and we went out in the wooded area around my parents' new house on The Farm.  There may be one or two dogs running around in a couple of the shots.  :p

Follow me if you like snow.

I wore all the same trappings as the last photo shoot, except the shoes.  The snow was too deep, and I don't have pattens for them, so I wore my anachronistic snow boots.  I also added the mob cap to my ensemble, which I think helps give a more historical feel.  The pictures on the beach, with my hair down, are much more fantasy-inspired.  Fun, but not terribly period-accurate.






That Iowa wind is brisk!









Now for the announcement:  I am moving to Virginia next month!  Yes, the Land Of No Snow is calling my name.  I shall adjust.  Anyway, I just found out last week that I got a job at the Colonial Williamsburg Costume Design Center, and I start April 22!  I am very excited.  :D

So my blogging may be rather sporadic over the next couple months, as I pack and move and settle in.  I still have plenty of sewing planned, and I will try my best to keep updating.  And I will definitely blog about all my adventures in Virginia!

Also, I finally figured out how to add my Etsy shop to my Facebook page, so check that out.  :)


6 comments:

  1. Congratulations! And yes, "snow" in the Southeast is mainly comprised of long-remembered. once-every-15-years blizzards and occasional annual flurries of up to 2 inches.

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    1. Thanks! I'm really excited. And I'm sure I'll be amused the first time I see the snow plows come out for 1/2 an inch. :p

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  2. Ohhhh... what beautiful photos! I love your cloak so much, and it is great to see it in the snow. Congrats on your new job too!

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    1. Thanks! I had so much fun with the snow pictures. It kept me nice and warm as long as it was closed snugly around me, but as soon as I lifted my hands to put the hood up, cold Iowa wind snuck in! I really need a pair of mitts.

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  3. CW is a beautiful place. The employees there have an opportunity to live in some on the historic home on the property. So I would look into that and get your name on the list.... it can be a long wait.

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, but it sure would be cool!

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