Monday, 25 August 2014

"Kindred spirits aren't so scarce as I used to think."

I've been tagged by my sister Emily Blakeney!!
1. Answer the questions you are given.
2. Nominate anyone you'd like.
3. Give 10 questions for others to answer (you can use my questions if you'd like).
4. Share the picture above^ with the post you make and link it back to Eve's blog.

1. Who is your favourite character in Anne of Green Gables?
Anne. I mean, she's just so lovable and outrageous and creative and fun. 

2. Are you more like Anne or Diana?
I think I'm more like Anne. I love to make things up and write stories, and occasionally I do stupid things.
Like reading when I should be doing something else. Ahem.
3. What is your favourite quote from the book/movie?

4. What was the funniest moment in it?
That, however, is only one of many. There are too many funny moments!!
5. Would you rather have Diana's raven black hair or Anne's carrot red hair?
I've actually always wanted red hair!! I think it's beautiful.
6. What do you think of Gilbert?
:) I really like him!!! He's funny and smart and handsome.
7. What are your thoughts on puff sleeves?

I love them!! Especially the short lacy ones. The blue, not so much.
8. Have you ever been to Canada?
Not yet:)
10. Favourite word Anne uses in the book/movie?
Probably ''scrumptious."

I tag Danielle and Naomi. Anyone who reads this can do the tag, of course!! :)

Monday, 18 August 2014

ECD Coming Up!!

Guys, I am so excited. I'm going to another English Country Dance in October!! You'll remember I posted about the last one. I will post pictures of this one too, hopefully. I'm thinking of making a different style dress this time instead of Regency. Maybe something French Revolution-era, like this:

Thanks everyone for your positive and encouraging comments! You really make my day!

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

this is rather overdue

I started this blog in May 2012. So I really should have posted a happy birthday post back in May, but somehow it slipped my mind. And it's kind of appropriate now that my blog has a new look and title and everything, to announce its second birthday!!!! So let's have streamers!

And balloons!

And cake!!

Here's to another year of blogging!! Thanks all you amazing people who read my posts!!

sibling portraits

                                Me and my three sisters, my brother and my best friend forever.
                                                    Yes, she is an honourary sister:-)
Left to right: Es and Ems.
Ems is my sis and Es is my pretend sis.
And they're both amazing<3 a tree.

Another sister, Ains. Ains is awesome.

Four pairs of feet.

FIVE pairs of feet. 

Three girls in woolly hats.

Three girls on a climbing frame.

Three girls walking home.

Three girls on invisible springs.


Explaining camera angles to another sister (who is also pictured below)
Ruby is cute. So is Tom.

Half of Ains.

Yours truly.

Favourite Period Drama Costumes ~ Queen Victoria

This is one of my favourite movies. Partly because of the gorgeous costumes:-)
The one above appears to be white silk and lace. Victoria wears a lot of jewels and flowers in her hair. The gowns in this movie are early Victorian. Puffed sleeves, round necklines and pointed bodices.
This is the one she wears to her uncle's(or is it her grandfather's?) birthday banquet. Her sash is tied in a bow in front and the dress is yellow with lace over it. The flowers at her neck match the ones in her hair. Not a huge fan of this hairstyle. Looks like a Mrs. Gibson hairdo (Wives and Daughters.)

This one is my favourite. She wears it at her coronation ball. It's yellow silk with pink trimmings and lace-trimmed sleeves.

Another one of my favourites. A dark pink gown trimmed with flowers and short elbow sleeves.

This is a gray print day dress with a blue sash and puffed sleeves. She also wears a bonnet with wide silk ties.

This is a royal blue gown she wears at the end of the movie. It has a deep lace ruffle and a brooch on the bodice. A lot of her gowns are low-cut.:-(

A gorgeous blue-grey dress with double-puffed sleeves. It matches the diamonds in her ears and the flowers in her hair.

A very sombre and plain black morning gown with point lace trim.

A beautiful purple dress decorated with flowers. I'm not sure what kind they are, but they're lovely. The blue bit is her court sash.

A traveling coat of blue velvet over a striped day gown. Her bonnet brim is semi-transparent and tied with a wide blue ribbon.

I think this is the same dress. She's also wearing a locket on a black ribbon.
These were all I could find. Hope you enjoyed!