February 20, 2009

Doll Dresses on Sale!

Just letting you know... the doll dresses at Maidens of Virtue are now on sale - save $3. Please head over and check it out!

Remember, these will be discontinued on February 28th!

(By the way, I apologize for all these "announcement" style posts... yes, some more thoughtful posts WILL be coming soon!) :-)

February 17, 2009

Another chance for a free ePattern...

A little while ago I posted about the e-pattern giveaway at A Pondering Heart. In case some of you entered and didn't win, you can have another chance as Miss Jocelyn is giving away another one!

All you have to do is comment with your favorite Sense & Sensibility e-pattern to be entered in the drawing.

Click here to check it out! :-)

February 12, 2009

Last Chance for Doll Dresses!

It's time to say good bye to our charming doll dresses in the Maidens of Virtue shoppe. :-(

Due to the recent child product law, we can no longer carry them. But instead of them going to waste, we would love to get them into people's hands.

So this is it! By the end of February they will be GONE! Hurry over and pick one up - there's only two in stock and they are one of a kind.

February 10, 2009

Napkin Folding Tutorials

Just wanted to let ya'll know that I updated my napkin folding instructions on Maidens of Virtue. There are three new folds, and all the instructions have been updated to video tutorials instead of pictures. Here's a sampling of one of my favorites - and check out the others for some fun ways to dress up your dinner table tonight!

February 9, 2009

Real Girls Shoot Guns

All right, I'm not sure if that is necessarily true but I had to think of a title for this post. :-)

The reason I am posting this is because on Saturday something happened... I shot a gun for the first time in my life.
K Shooting

My dad has been "studying" guns and all the laws regarding them, etc. a lot lately and recently purchased a few BB guns. So on Saturday he took us out to "sight in" the rifles.

And I had to shoot one. *gasp*

Sometimes I wonder if there is a particle of tomboyishness in me. Sure, I like to ride bikes and be outside, but shoot a gun? That's taking it a little far. Plus I had just been interrupted in the middle of writing a letter - to go shoot a gun. Really, I don't see what amusement there is in it. You look through the little hole (and by the way, I hate the face I have to make in order to see through that thing :-) ), and after a long time of trying to get it lined up, you pull the trigger - and that's it. What a reward - a little hole in a piece of cardboard!! :-)

Ok, I do have a point to make in this post, beyond establishing the fact that I don't care much for guns. I know there are a lot of girls out there who enjoy shooting - I know some of them. And I think that's ok.

Some people have a distorted view of femininity, that says you can only be feminine if you wear lace and frills, sit in a rocking chair knitting all day, scream when bugs land on you and faint at the sight of blood. That is not true femininity. Sure, feminine dress is an important element and young ladies should learn to sew and knit -  but it's much more than that. It's more a way of thinking and a way of life. Feminine girls can get down in the dirt and still be feminine. They can climb trees and still be feminine.

And they can shoot guns... and still be feminine.

February 6, 2009

New Look

I was getting a little tired of the purple design, so I decided to go with this one. What do you think? Like it better? Wish I would go back to purple?