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Circa 1860's sun bonnets

It's high time for me to document some of the 19th century bonnets that I've made. Here's a link to one of my previous blog posts about my first attempts at slat bonnets: I made some more after that, then this year I made a few, so there are several that I haven't shared on my blog. I finally figured out the proportions just right after experimenting. There are some details that may seem insignificant, but I found them to affect my overall satisfaction. I also sampled a few different styles. Here I am sharing pictures of all the bonnets I've made and the features that seem ideal.

First, I researched what 19th century bonnets should look like. I wanted one for Civil War reenacting, but the styles typically span most of the 19th century. There are several images of originals that I found on Pinterest that did not lead to an existing website, so I did not include them here, but the f…

Whoa, that's intense, dude!

In-tents, that is.

Two years ago, I made this tent for my cat:, and all three of my cats loved it so much that I had to make more. The plans languished for a long time. It was surprisingly hard to find hula hoops to make the tent frames. After many months, I finally found some that were small and cheap enough, but the project languished even longer because it's frivolous and I always have more important sewing projects (sorry, cats).

Then one of my favorite blogs, Cation Designs, decided to host a cat themed sew-along this month: I just read the post last week and was immediately inspired to make more cat tents. I hate to be a typical modern American and complain about how busy I am, but honestly, I am quite overwhelmed lately. However, this is such a simple project and the thought of participating in a sew-alon…