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by Peanutsmum
Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Obscure question - 18th century chocolate
Replies: 0
Views: 3360

Obscure question - 18th century chocolate

This is rather odd but does anyone know of any evidence regarding John Wesley's (founder of Methodism) opinion on chocolate? Not sure if he liked it or viewed it as over indulgent. Im at some point hoping to volunteer at his former home. Thanks.
by Peanutsmum
Sun May 20, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

Re: 18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy

Will do. Thanks. Plain is best for all event compatibility but wouldn't tartan look good? :lol:
by Peanutsmum
Sat May 19, 2012 1:02 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy
Replies: 2
Views: 1529

18th century gown for (walking) 1 year old boy

About to embark on my son's first toddler gown. Any patterns anyone can recommend using/avoiding? We have the one in Tidings so far. Or any other advice that we might find helpful. My older boy was considerably bigger when we started re enacting so this is my first time with toddler kit. Thanks.
by Peanutsmum
Sun Mar 01, 2009 7:03 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lightweight wool for wimples?
Replies: 8
Views: 1758

Still on this topic does anyone know where you can get lightweight wool in black?
by Peanutsmum
Thu Nov 06, 2008 12:13 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century fans
Replies: 8
Views: 2685

Far as I know at least one member of mannered mob was getting into fan making. I don't know how far she got with it though. Definitely worth contacting Judith.
by Peanutsmum
Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted-very fine linen
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

That's OK. We'll sort it out eventually. I couldn't remember when she gets back.
by Peanutsmum
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Royal Gunpowder Mills this week end
Replies: 72
Views: 9830

I am planning on making some mulled cider which is great for cold evenings. For those who have booked food (hint) there will also be stew and kit cat (sp?) pies. And as much oatmeal as you can consume because I have bought extra!
by Peanutsmum
Wed Sep 19, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted-very fine linen
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

I've got a sample from Whaleys and it is very nice. I'm considering ordering some. Ed are you still interested?
by Peanutsmum
Tue Jul 31, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wanted-very fine linen
Replies: 12
Views: 2077

Wanted-very fine linen

Can anyone suggest the best place to buy very fine white linen to make a posh cap (C18)? I have one but it looks a bit too coarse so I'd love to do another. Thanks.
by Peanutsmum
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:32 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC activities
Replies: 13
Views: 2279

My son plays board games at events. He likes fox and geese and nine mens morris. Whether or not these were at their height of popularity in the 18th century is a matter for debate but they were in existence and are easy for children to learn. The sets are also easy enough to obtain or even make. We ...
by Peanutsmum
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Childrens shoes survey, sort of.
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Hi Tod, We've discussed kids shoes before but in answer to the questions: 1) For our period about 2 or 3. I'd want them to be really steady on their feet first. Authentic shoes could be too rigid and heavy for small toddlers. 2) They were the brogues that you made for the first Scotland event we did...
by Peanutsmum
Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Childrens shoes survey, sort of.
Replies: 14
Views: 2371

Hi Tod, We've discussed kids shoes before but in answer to the questions: 1) For our period about 2 or 3. I'd want them to be really steady on their feet first. Authentic shoes could be too rigid and heavy for small toddlers. 2) They were the brogues that you made for the first Scotland event we did...
by Peanutsmum
Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6187

I know Plantaganet shoes did a hire scheme but it doesn't cover our period.
by Peanutsmum
Sat Jun 24, 2006 10:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Do we expect to much?
Replies: 43
Views: 6187

My first event I borrowed clothes. That was at the end of the season and having decided I still wanted to join (Lace Wars) I made up basic kit over the winter. I wanted to get it right and was lucky that people were helpful. I have since aquired extras as you do (particularly after buying a shed - w...
by Peanutsmum
Tue May 23, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 18th century working clothes
Replies: 22
Views: 3221

I have used the JP Ryan patterns and found them to be OK. They do tend to come up a bit small so I'd say if you go with them check the fit before cutting your best fabrics! The patterns Tod mentions are good also, I've used them too.
by Peanutsmum
Sat Aug 20, 2005 9:25 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: having fun
Replies: 13
Views: 3984

So that's where the crayons went! Next time I will buy Steve his own smarties dessert so he can get his own activity pack :P Perhaps the move has finally got to him.....!!!!

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