Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Time Travel Upgrades...

I bet you didn't know you could upgrade your time travels?! But sometimes it's necessary.

This...


Elk hide


Becomes these...


Shawnee style Moccasins

During the 1700's when our pioneer ancestors were out on the frontier they couldn't just pop into Walmart for a new pair of shoes, so when their shoes wore out or they just found out how much simpler and MUCH more comfortable it was to make their own many turned to the Indian style moccasins. These are Hubby's new shoes.

...and

This nice 100% raw linen fabric--




...will become a new pair of Knee Breeches. (boy, these men can go through some breeches, I think this is the 4th pair I've made for him...in 5 years)





I have to share the cover of this book, it's one of my favorites that I use for most of my 18th century projects. "Tidings from the 18th Century" by Beth Gilgun



This is a John Buxton print (one that I want REALLY bad)...do you see the spinning wheel strapped to the horse? Oh yeah...that would be ME!!
"Honey, you want to move where...to the frontier?" "Then you'd better find a place for my wheel!"

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'

6 comments:

Dana said...

I am so impressed! I had no idea that you sewed as well as knit and spun. Did you make the moccasins too? They look wonderful!

Have fun with the knee breeches - - be sure & tell Mr. Coop that he owes you a dinner for that project! LOL

Dani said...

Very interesting Robin, and great work as always!

Channon said...

Jill of ALL trades, aren't you?! Those mocs are impressive.

momsue84 said...

See? You were born to live out here. Spinning wheels abound, elk hide is everywhere, and the pioneer spirit is alive and well!!

Becky said...

Great looking moccasins! I had a Seminole friend when I was in the Navy who was going to make me a pair of moccasins, but I transferred before he got them done. Too bad, I still want them even after all these years.

knittinwolf said...

Love the moccasins! Everyone calls me the Prairie Girl! So love that picture...fantastic!