How To Make Victorian Toys

  • of or relating to Queen Victoria of Great Britain or to the age in which she ruled; "Victorian morals"
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  • a person who lived during the reign of Victoria
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how to make victorian toys - Character Options
Character Options Doctor Who Trans-temporal Sonic Screwdriver (5+)
Character Options Doctor Who Trans-temporal Sonic Screwdriver (5+)
With the TARDIS trapped on Earth in a Trans-temporal schism, the Doctor find himself at the centre of four time zones. As with each previous time the TARDIS generates a new sonic screwdriver for the Doctor but this time it is created in the style of each time zone, Elizabethan, Victorian, Present Day and Future London. With additional features including a 'wood' setting, the Doctor must try and free the TARDIS before time runs out. Replica sonic screwdriver with 8 new sound effects. Also compatible with your Personalise Your Own Sonic Screwdriver Set so you can mix and match the pieces in different ways to create your own version. Requires 3 x 1.5V L1154 Batteries included. For ages 5 years and over.

Red Riding Hat
Red Riding Hat
When you look at this photo, can you tell that Zhen's hat is made out of a sock? And do you care (in a good way)? If you answered "yes" to both questions, and would like to know how to make one (or two), you're in luck! 'Cause tomorrow I shall post a handy-dandy sewing guide for people to follow! By the way, the only thing Zhen's wearing that I didn't make are her stock boots and the tee of unknown origins (it came in a toy Beetle VW from a thrift store). The socks are made from leftover... well, sock (leftover from the hat, naturally). The skirt is made from a vintage (and when I say vintage, I mean actual real Victorian) fabric and lace. My former professor who was in charge of Drexel U.'s historical dress collection gave me a piece of disintegrating yellowed lace-and-pleated-black-velvet something that used to be part of a lady's underwear-y things... not sure what it was (hey, it wasn't on the syllabus!). I used to help out with the costume collection, and so we were on pretty friendly terms, and so she used to give me stuff she didn't think she could use. The lace thingamy is VERY pretty, but for 9 years I had no idea what to do with it. Until, of course, my Momokos made inspections of my fabric closet and ordered some hot clothes to be made.
176/365: The obligatory peg shot
176/365: The obligatory peg shot
So I finally have my hands on an f1.8, 50mm nifty fifty. Still hardly able to walk, I wandered into the back garden for this shot. Lots of people seem to take a shot just like this to play with the crazy DoF that a 1.8 is capable of. Mine's mediocre, but I wanted to use my first nifty fifty shot. I like how the white sheet melts into the white house, leaving a plain white background. The lens itself is cheapness personified - light, cheap feeling plastic and a noise like a wind-up tin Victorian toy when it auto focusses, but I knew all of this before making the purchase. It's great so far, but I am looking forward to feeling well enough to taking it out.
how to make victorian toys
how to make victorian toys
A Woodworking Scroll Saw Patterns and Instructions Plan to Build Your Own Victorian Pedestal Birdcage
Victorian Pedestal Birdcage Plans - This project is for the birds! Functional cages shown in ash and walnut. This is a birdcage inspired by fine art from 250 years ago. Old world appointments adorn this functional Victorian Birdcage. Build the cage with its turned base and legs or construct the cage alone for hanging. A door, perch and swing are described in the plans. The project is all wood except for a few hardware pieces. Shown: white ash with aspen accents and black walnut trimmed with paduk. Finished Dimensions: Height: 68 inches, Width: 14 inches, Depth: 11 inches. Skill level - Intermediate. The designer of this plan has created the project using basic construction methods and provides instruction if they feel its necessary to assist, however it is expected the crafts person has a basic knowledge and understanding of woodworking terms and how to use basic tools. About this woodworking plan: This designer offers full size drawings on 17x11 inch sheets of paper. Proven designs, fully detailed instructions and painting guides provided.