So, I'm eight and I have these toys, these dolls. My favorite is this ugly girl doll who I call Clementine.

vest- H&M, with pins from my grandma, mother, or salvation army!
purse- vintage, my mother's
umbrella- vintage, my Grandmother Kutch's (it's her birthday today!)
love, polly

a new project..

I am making a blouse! Like it? :)
I can't wait to see what it's like when it's done!
Have a wonderful Thursday and hang in there! The weekend is so close I can FEEL it!
love, polly :)


University of Illinois costume shop tour!

 This is my friend, Elizabeth. She is a grad student in costume design. She helped design the props in Resident Evil 4. She is from Canada. She's a very sweet girl! Here she is cutting out her fabric for a men's shirt.
all the pretty colors!
dance and costume inventory.
tick tock in the costume shop. Time really does fly!
so so soooo many period shoes! :)
it really is a dream, isn't it?
the serger.
love, polly


even more suitcase photos!

my room mate Karla Jensen took these photos of me last Monday for her series of people and their collections. In my case, I somehow came to collect suitcases. I have a pink one that is not pictured because it didn't quite fit with the color scheme.
The dress I am wearing is from Salvation Army in Litchfield, IL. (it was 50 percent off day!) The belt is from Goodwill, too.
She also took my picture with a view camera (where you have to look through it under the black cloak). I am excited to see how it turns out for her.
here is Karla (she's a photo major at U of I) using the view 
camera, just to give you an idea of what it looks like!
Here's a really "emotional" picture I took of Karla.. haha 
love, polly


in a corn field..

The polaroid film is 600. My Grandma Kutch gave her camera to me with
 the remaining two packages of film!
The clock purse is also from the same grandma (she bought it at Rebecca's Antiques)
love, polly


sea lion woman

It was a very windy day today, but also beautiful.
This dress was $5 at the University of Illinois costume and props sale last weekend. It's a little tattered, but my teacher gave it to me for $5 instead of $10 because she wanted it to be a fun little project for me :D
love, polly