Sketches from My Notebook
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Submitted By margery on 11/06/08
A Maiden's Musings, margery, Documents 

I've been cleaning out my belongings, getting rid of ancient twisty ballon relics, old receipts, and handmade clay dice ( hey - it never fell on six.  Bad dice:)  and consolidating things generally.
While engrossed in this undertaking, I stumbled upon some of my old sketch books and scanned in some of my favorites.  The following is from '06 up to last year.  Enjoy!
This was the first prototype of what later became my Retro Sailor dress.
Here we have what appears to have been my dream room at the age of fourteen.  See the snow on the window panes?  I like it. =)
This was my entry design for the Own Your Look dress design contest by Jo Ann's Fabrics.  I wasn't able to enter, but it was lovely to sketch out!
A ruffled variation with lace overlay and handmade opera gloves
Design for a tote pattern I envisioned - still planning to make this someday=)
A view of Camelot from a fourteen year old's perspective.
In keeping with the Mediaeval theme, a dress fit for Maid Marian herself!
These I did a couple weeks ago for fun - this is the house plan for my dream straw bale cottage.  Pretty, isn't it? ;)
Cutaway view of the bedroom. . . inspired by this picture:
A pictorial sewing list from last year - everything crossed off expect that tote bag, a swimsuit, and my Mediaeval gown.  Have to get on that. . .;)
Well, that's all for now.  I'm off to a house-sitting job tomorrow - then Graduation on the weekend!  Excitingness=)
Have a lovely evening!

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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/15 - 2:04 GMT
Love that bed! What a great space-saver for a small room...ooh, now I'm getting Ideas...! ;-)
It's always interesting to go back through old sketches and paper treasures.  Your artistic ability at fourtten is impressive!
God bless, and thanks for sharing!
~"Wild Rose"~
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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/29 - 16:09 GMT
Thanks;)  I do so love that blue room!
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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/24 - 16:15 GMT
Oh my, I LOVE that blue bed! It's SO in line with what I have in mind for my dream house!
And the pictorial sewing list is a great idea. I have sewing lists, but this is a nice incentive!
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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/29 - 16:15 GMT
Isn't it fabulous?  My sentiments exactly.
I love the pictorial sewing list, as I can sketch out what I have in mind the same time as I put it on the list.
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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/28 - 3:01 GMT
How lovely, Margery! You are a very talented sketcher. *sigh*
I was wondering if you would be interested in writing up a guest post on my blog while I am away in the middle of August. I do so admire your writings on this blog, and would be delighted to have you visit my garden whilst I am vacationing. 
The topic is pretty flexible; it can be about sewing, tutorials, life's ponderings, photography, gardening endeavors etc. etc. and I know you would write something very lovely. 
If you are interested, please contact me here: and we can work something out. 
Much love,
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Re: Sketches from My Notebook
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Posted 2011/06/29 - 16:19 GMT
Thank you;)
I think that is a lovely idea - thank you for thinking of me!  I would be happy to write a guest post, and will send you a note shortly.

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