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Adventures in Millinery

(cross posted to my personal LJ)

SO, for the 18th century picnic, I decided to make a hat. I've never made a hat before, although I made parts of one at an early DFWCG event three-ish (has it really been that long?!) years ago. Although I never finished that hat, it gave me some ideas about how to go about constructing one.

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Anyway, here is a picture of the finished bonnet:

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Vee's dress for the 18th Century picnic

(This is cross-posted)

Ok, so I started out eyeing this image as inspiration for Vee's dress for the 18th century picnic:

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I think I'll put a sash on it like the second and third pictures, but I haven't decided yet. I'll have photos of Vee in the dress when picnic time comes around in two weeks! :D

Of course, I'm going to use this as a Sunday dress for her, too. Why not?!

Next up, I have got to work on MY dress! I don't want to be stuck with the pink regency, but it will do as a back-up.
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All-Con preparations are underway

Hi there folks!  If you're on our yahoo group, then you know that I've started getting organized for our involvement in the 2010 All-Con.  I've put out a call for committee members and now I'm putting out a call for Panel suggestions.  The folks at All-Con want us to get our submissions in as early as possible since they filled up their schedule so fast last year.

I've posted a blog about it over on Blogger.

If you are unable to be on the committee and have ideas, please send them our way.


Holy Crap! Ft Worth Amon Carter Museum on Sat!!

Deborah Davis, the author of Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X will be at the Amon Carter Museum Saturday at 11:00am to speak about the book and the woman behind the painting.

I have yet to read the book, but it's been on my wish list at Amazon for quite some time. 

I wish I had known about this much sooner.  As it is, I'll have to really do some switching around of plans to make it, but I am going to Try My Damnedest to be there to catch this lecture!

If anybody else wants to join me holler.  I think I'll probably try to take the train into Ft. Worth as it looks like I may be able to take public transit the whole way.  If I can figure it out.  The TRE doesn't have the nifty "plan your route" option that DART does.

ETA:  The deadline to reserve for seating is TODAY!  And they told me to be there no later than 10:45am since the reservations were almost filled.  They will begin seating people from the Standby List at 10:45, so if you reserved and are later than that, you will lose your seat.


NPR interview for the steampunk adventurer folk

Today on THINK, Kris Boyd interviewed David Grann, a writer for the New Yorker.  He has a book out called The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon.  It is about his journey following the explorer Percy Fawcett into the Amazon looking for Fawcett's Lost City of Z.

The book is supposed to have all sorts of information on how Fawcett was trained with the Royal Geological Society.  He didn't begin his adventure until the 1920s, but he was working with the RGS in 1906 as a cartographer, so there may very well be plenty of information in the book on tools of the adventurer/mapping trade.  Also could be some interesting inspiration for your explorer characters.

David Grann will be in Dallas at the DMA speaking along with another author about their books May 12.

Here's the website about the book, however, I will warn you that there is a slideshow on the opening page that shows Native men in their Native Clothing which equals nothing at all.  So, depending on your office climate, you may wanna wait to look there until you get home.