Tuesday, 18 February 2014

The Costumes of Cranford~ Miss Pole

Yay, now we get to my favourite character!! Miss Pole! 

This dress has a large lace collar and belt in a similar style to Mary's-see previous post. It seems to be a brown/cream/pale pink print. The belt is sort of checked. 

Here she wears the same collar, I think, but the dress is more elaborate. It appears to be a brown silk with a green and red pattern and pointed tape trimming along the edges of the shoulders and front. Again we see that indefatigable bonnet with bows at the top and sides and a tall pheasant's feather. Miss Pole's signature headgear.
I am trying not to laugh at her expression. Ahem. She is wearing her frilled lace cap tied beneath her chin and a small beige shoulder cape over her faded cream day dress.

I might have to make that do as I couldn't find any more pictures of her different outfits.
Thanks for reading!

Thursday, 13 February 2014

The Costumes of Cranford~ Mary Smith

Mary Smith's clothes are very smart and contrast to those of the other inhabitants of Cranford. Her stepmother "took her in hand." Mary herself doesn't seem to care much for fine things and worries that she will stand out. I love her outfits, though!

This dress is one of my absolute favourites. It seems to be a blue leaf print on a lighter blue/green background. She doesn't always wear the lace collar and belt with it but I think they look very pretty.

I like this gown too. The bodice is pointed and narrow, lace ruffled and buttons down the front. She is also wearing her signature straw bonnet with grey/white ribbons.

This is a very pretty gown of cream/light brown plaid/check. It has a few buttons. The bodice is gathered into a point. The sleeves are sewn of two pieces, a short cap and then a puffed sleeve. She also wears that belt with it sometimes.

This is her mourning-dress. The bodice is fitted and has two panels either side of a row of buttons. There is a black bow on the lace collar.

This is another of my favourites. It is a beigy/cream checked dress with a full skirt and fitted sleeves. 

I love this shoulder cape! It has tassels at the corners and is very elegant.

That's all for today! Hope you enjoyed!

Monday, 3 February 2014

Extol the Lord

So, my friend Laura King did a great post a while ago where you answer questions with song names. Put your iPod/Windows Media Player on shuffle and whatever song comes up, put it as the answer. I thought it sounded like fun!
Q. If someone says "How are you today?" you say?
Let It Go (Frozen)

Q. What would best describe your personality?
Headphones(Britt Nicole)Haha yes!

Q. How would you describe yourself?
Angel(Sarah Maclachlan) No way!

Q. What do you like in a guy/girl?
My Heart Will Go On!!???

Q. How do you feel today?
Peace and War(Jason Coghill)

Q. What is your life's purpose?

Q. What's your motto?
Demente(Tercer Cielo)This song is Spanish, by the way.

Q. What do your friends think of you?
Something in the Water(Brooke Fraser)Haha!

Q. What do your parents think of you?
Like A Star(Britt Nicole)

Q. What do you think about very often?
My Jesus, I Love Thee. Totally.

Q. What is 2+2?
When I'm with You(JJ Heller)Hey, it rhymes!!

Q. What do you think of your best friend?
Maid with the Flaxen Hair. Creepy.

Q. What do you think of the person you like?
Straight for Your Heart(Britt Nicole)Even creepier.

Q. What do you want to be when you grow up?
Evergreen(Carl Doy.);-)

Q.  What is your life story?
Sing sing sing(Chris Tomlin)Haha yes!

Q. What will you dance at your wedding?
Jack Kerouac(Brooke Fraser) Haha!

Q. What will they play at your funeral?
Sleep Away(Bob Acri)

Q. What is your hobby/interest?
Cinema Paradiso(Hayley Westernra)

Q. What is your biggest fear?
Life is a Highway(Rascal Flatts)

Q. What is your Biggest Secret?
Boom, Like That(Mark Knopfler)

Q. What do you want right now?
Orphans, Kingdoms(Brooke Fraser)

Q. What do you think of your friends?
You Lifted Me Out(Chris Tomlin)

Q. What is the worst thing that could happen?
  Romeo and Juliet(Mark Knopfler)!!

Q. What is one thing you regret?
Summer Rain(Hayley Westernra)

Q. What makes you laugh?
Un Lugar Celestial(Jaci Velasquez)Actually, no.:-)

Q. What makes you cry?
True Things(JJ Heller)No, but it makes me think.

Q. Will you ever get married?
Always(Kenny G)?!

Q. What scares you the most?
Perdoname(Pablo Alboran)No! I love this song!

Q. Does anyone like you?
The Nazgul Attack(Howard Shore; LOTR soundtrack)!!!!!

Q. If you could go back in time, what would you change?
Crown Him with Many Crowns??

Q. What hurts right now?
Shadowfeet(Brooke Fraser)

Q. What will you name this post? 
Psalm 147-Extol the Lord(Jason Coghill)
Well, there it is! I will update the Costumes of Cranford another time. Next post should hopefully be about the Country Dance!! Thanks for reading!