Monday, July 26, 2021

19th Century Poem & Graphic

 I found these while researching for a storyline, and thought I'd share them here. They're free to use, but have a not-for-sale copyright restriction. (Not my rules, but the rules of the digital resource). So I won't be incorporating them into a digi-kit, but the graphic was too beautiful not to share:  

"Funeral letters?"  Here's information from The Victorian Web about condolence letters, as well as the kind of stationary that Victorians in mourning would have used.  Here is an article from Dusty Old Thing including mourning cards, kind of like funeral tickets to get into a family funeral. 

This poem captures the 19th century, don't you think?  Blacksmiths, chimney-sweepers, and bookbinders.  :-)  Also, midwives were refreshingly normal back then.


Monday, April 19, 2021

Victorian Illustrations

 I've been doing some children's literature research for Fernie's World. I was going to give a spoiler alert about Fernie's future husband, but I will just be hint-ish about him:


This is really what prompted this blogpost for my neglected blog:

I love seeing evidence of a child's play from the 19th century! I can imagine little Victoria with her water colours, painting. And then she was interrupted and didn't finish because she had to practice her needlework. And her favourite colour was purple. Or she had a bossy older sister who told her she couldn't have two dresses in the picture with the same colour! 

Here's another one:

And then I saw this:

And finally, she used the last bit of paint:



Feel free to use, as they are in the Public Domain and there's no copyright.  :-) 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Watercolour Printable Journal Kit


Apart from my "Blair Witch Project" hands, this is a quick flip-through of a journal I made almost 2 years ago. I'm just getting around to getting this video posted and the printable kit listed in the Ledger & Lace Etsy shop.