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Happy Mother’s Day!

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I think the greatest idea that God ever conceived was the concept of mother. And of all the mothers in the world, it amazes me that he gave the best to me! (at least, I believe she is the best for I’ve never met a better one)

Happy Mother’s day to all the mothers of the world!

 

Darby

Sorry! And Updates!

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Hi there! I’m so sorry I haven’t posted in so long! It feels like forever but I just can’t seem to find enough time and I haven’t been sewing much of late:)

I have (somewhat recently) added my headbands to my etsy shop! My grandmother made another hat which is also for sale, you can go see them at my shop.

At the moment I am working on regency dresses for a lady and her four daughters! So hopefully I’ll have some pictures sometime in the near future:) But definitely not till after next week, because my sister made it into the San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival and she and I will be going to San Antonio, Texas for a week! Fun! So there probably won’t be much posting… ugh! I’m afraid I’m not very consistent with my posting:) But maybe I’ll get back to it soon!

 

My sister and I went to see “Celtic Woman” live in Huntsville, Alabama on Sunday and they were AWESOME! One of my favorite groups… I absolutely LOVE Celtic music! They sang a version of Amazing Grace with bagpipes and all and it was beautiful! Everyone stood up and gave them a standing ovation. Definitely the highlight of my week:) I would give anything to be able to play the fiddle like Mairead Nesbitt (I know I’ll never sing like them:)

Also for those who don’t keep up with the Elegance of Fashion Blog, she is hosting a Period Drama Advice Column, that promises to be pretty fun! I may consider participating myself!

Well, here’s one last apology for my lack of post and hopefully I’ll get back to it soon!

Darby

English Country Dancing Vol. 1

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Hi again everyone! The subject of today’s post is a project that I had some participation in. English Country Dancing Vol. 1. It is an instructional video on old English/Scottish social/Civil War period dances; also touching on some of the etiquette of the day. Here is the synopsis:

It is always interesting to learn more about the bygone days and about the everyday life of our ancestors.  Of all the historical arts that I have researched, one of my favorites is the old time dancing dating back to the eighteenth century up through the Civil War.   With so much pointless amusement out there, the old dances are a wonderful way to have good old fashioned fun!  Recently, I completed an instructional documentary that combines the beauty of the Civil War/Victorian era dances with my love for history.  This 30 minute film covers 6 period dances complete with step-by-step instructions, dance excerpts, and historical information on etiquette and customs of the day.  For pictures of the production process and screen shots of the finished product, visit the following link or check out my website at  www.repairingthebreachmedia.wordpress.com
The DVD:

Demonstration Dancing:

 

There’s ME!:) I’m arching my back horribly, if my ballet teacher saw that… help!!!!

The actual dance with everyone in costumes:

 

Go visit the website!

Darby

My Etsy Shop!!!!

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Hi everyone! Exciting news! I have opened up my own Etsy shop: theeleganceoftime (for those of you who are like me and can’t stand to read a bunch of words run together: the elegance of time) I don’t have very much for sell right now but hopefully it will increase.

For those who don’t know: Etsy is an website where people set up their own shops and sell either handmade or vintage items.

I have a link on my blog – so go visit my shop!

Darby

Romanov Costumes Part 3

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Sorry for not posting in so long: I have been so busy! Anyway, we filmed some of my sister’s movie yesterday; here I am posting some screenshots since almost everyone is wearing costumes that I made.

Here is a close up of my extraordinary hat that I made to go with Alexei’s wonderful Uniform:

It turned out perfectly (no pattern) I hope to soon do a video tutorial on how I made it. Well, I hope ya’ll enjoyed the pictures!