Tag Archive: costume

Greek Costume Dolls

As the downsizing continues at my mother-in-law’s house, I am bringing home boxes and boxes of photo albums and souvenirs to sort through.  Not only did I find these five souvenir dolls from… Continue reading

Greek Costume Stamps

In 2007, I got to go to Athens (the real one in Greece — we have one in Texas too but it’s not quite as famous) on very short notice.  Usually when I… Continue reading

Harvest Costumes from the 1930s and 40s

In this season of harvest, I bring you some creative costumes from the bountiful Rio Grande Valley of  Texas.  They were made in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s, for the annual Birthday Party… Continue reading

Hollywood Sketchbook

Wouldn’t you love to be rummaging around at an auction or thrift store, and discover a box crammed full of costume swatches and sketches? Hollywood Sketchbook: A Century of Costume Illustration is the… Continue reading

Say It With Linens

A few years ago I bought some vintage raw silk yardage and a single-size linen sheet with gorgeous hem-stitching.  I finally got around to turning them into pirate shirts for my daughter and… Continue reading

Vacation by Video

Someday I hope to go on lots of textile tours of exotic countries, but for now I am just exploring the documentaries available from Amazon.  Most evenings, I watch a few minutes of… Continue reading

My 100th Post!

It wasn’t long after I started blogging that I found the wonderful blog, the Dancing Professor, and one of the first posts I read there asked, “Who are you writing for?” I thought… Continue reading

Waltz Across Textiles

Barbers, bartered brides, and bullfighters, – they all get their own operas.   Pirates, demons, tsars, student princes  – they’re all thrilling characters, but if you ask me, textile artists are seriously underrepresented in… Continue reading

Textile Destination: San Antonio

You may not know this, but Texans have certain assigned duties, including checking on the Alamo regularly, and drinking beer down on the Riverwalk while listening to mariachis play Johnny Cash songs.  So… Continue reading