Monday, March 28, 2011

Regency Dress Workshop

Recently some Ladies gathered for a Regency Clothing
making workshop, with Susan Noakes
to prepare for the 1812
Bicentennial Celebration 
"Whispers of War" Grand  Ball

A "Spencer"

                                                                                A Short Stay made by  Nancy Spilka


Pam Mundy
of "Custom Costumes"

 a  "Moppet" (by Susan Noakes)

Period Dress by Susan Noakes

Dean Tedesco
of: "Dispatches 2012 Project"


      Of a' the airts the wind can blaw,
      I dearly like the west,
      For there the bonnie lassie lives,
      The lassie I lo'e best:
      There wild woods grow, and rivers row,
      And monie a hill between;
      But day and night may fancy's flight
      Is ever wi' my Jean.
      I see her in the dewy flowers,
      I see her sweet and fair:
      I hear her in the tunefu' birds,
      I hear her charm the air:
      There's not a bonnie flower that springs
      By fountain, shaw, or green;
      There's not a bonnie bird that sings,
      But minds me o' my Jean.
                                            Robert Burns 
The Mousiekin "Ladies" are busy preparing their dresses for the
1812 "Mou-centennial" Ball

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that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
3 John 1:2
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18 Behold that which I have seen:
It is good and comely for one to eat and drink,
and enjoy the good of all his labor
that he taketh under the sun all the days of his life,
which God giveth him: for his portion.
19 Every man also to whom God hath given
riches and wealth,and hath given him power
to eat thereof, and to take his portion,
a to rejoice in his labor; this is the gift
20 For he shall not much remember the
days of his life; because God answereth
him in the joy of his heart
 Ecclesiastes 4:18-20
How fading are the joys we dote upon!
Like apparitions seen and gone.
But those that soonest take their flight
are those most exquisit and strong-
Like angels' visits, short and bright ,
Mortality's too week to bear them long.
                                     John Norris

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Miss Tasha Tudor!

  The other day I stumbled across this (Japanese)You Tube video
  of Tasha Tudor in her Garden,
  and after viewing it
  I kind of felt a bit blue!
  I remember being moved by Tasha's Artistic illustrations
  and life style many years ago.
  I always had an idea in the wee back of my mind of going 
  to see her. Some times I even imagined living somewhere close
  and helping in the garden!

                               Tasha Tudor
                                       August 28, 1915 -June 18, 2008
                        Tasha Tudor had a way that caused one to
                                                realize JOY!
                      So being blue when reminiscing is not an option!
                             Here are some ways that I have found
                                     to fill some "Tasha Joy"

Drawing or Painting (from life)
is a fine way to  take joy
I have always had a kindred
art style to Tasha
(it is how I always have drawn)

My Tribute
(sketched from a DVD)

What a TREASURE to own these two
Published Sketch Books

I feel as though I am living at the end of her pencil

caught suspended in her moments

Buttercup thinks reading the White Goose is a good idea!



Mother Mousiekin and Missy like to do home made
crafts like Tasha Tudor made.

Missy Mousiekin loves to make her own cards and books and Journals.
Mother Mousiekin loves to show Missy  how to sew,

Missy has made her first "Housewife" needle keeper, 
and a lovely satin pin cushion.
they will be special gifts for their friend 
Miss Tilly Tinkham an accomplished seamstress
at the "Corgncomb"

Ruth Goodman of England
is a new wonderful advocate of
preserving  old times past

She has been involved in BBC

Tales from the Green Valley

Victorian Farm

Victorian Pharmacy

(You can watch all on the You Tube)


They also have this wonderful blog:
"The Corgyncombe Courant"
It can refresh the good feelings of
Tasha Tudor's memory 

                                      (You can Take Joy and Peace with the music
                                                                provided by Diane and Sarah)

You will be  ENCHANTED by the
Beautiful images by Diane Shephard Johnson
                                                              Ready for delivery to: Miss Tillie Tinkham
                                                                            of the Cogyncombe

(See Miss Tillie's reaction):

The Rookery Ramblings
of the family of Tasha
 featuring Natalie
Rookery Ramblings
You can visit the Tasha Tudor and Family
Website here:
You can visit the:
 Woolytales can give you great Tasha feel
with the beautiful creativity of
Patricia Cabrera
Art illustration Print ,Under the Stars , Patricia Cabrera 
be "WOWED"!
(and her family) :
Here is a place that brings you along
as the Book Author and  Illustrator
 Jeri Landers
shares her creative experiences
 Tottietoes, Tattletail and Bushky sing,
Her Web Site:
Winner of the GOLD! "Moonbeam Book Awards" for Best Illustrator 2008
Winner of the Gold! Dragonpencil Book Award for Superior Illustration 2008
Winner of  'National Best Books 2008 Awards " sponsored by
USA Book News for "Children's Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction w/ Audio CD"
WINNER of the Bronze IPPY, Children's picture book, all ages

Finalist for  Foreword Magazine's, "Children's Picture Book
Winner of the Silver "Benjamin Franklin" Book Award, Winner announced May 28th 2009
All Copyrights Belong to Jeri Landers © 2000
Puchace  Books
Prints and Cards 
Handcrafts and more
at the:


The Mousiekin girls
"Always TAKE JOY"!



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that thou mayest prosper
and be in health,
even as thy soul prospereth.
                                     3 John 1:2
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