A walk through the Victoria & Albert Museum


Museum time!


This places was huge and had a little of everything. Most of the museum is free, though it’s nice to leave a donation.


We went on Friday because it was open from 10 in the morning until almost 10 in the evening. We headed over in the late afternoon, around 6 when the shops we were at started closing.


As it turns out the museum had a few entrances. We took the subway over and ended up following signs that led to an underground entrance. I was really impressed how easy being a tourist in London was.


Not all of the exhibits were open but we still had quite a lot to look at and because we were there late, it was nearly empty.


Sculpture details! Ugh. I love details on sculptures. I might get a bust of Phong made someday…


The jewelry exhibit was one of the ones closed but we still found shiny things to look at.


Tiny old crowns!



English style dress from 1785!


Dress details. Clothing and jewelry were enclosed in glass but there was also a lot of larger displays of furniture.



I have so many pictures. SO MANY. And I didn’t take pictures of even a quarter of the things we saw.


They had collections of clothing and accessories from all over the world.




There were both old and modern fashion in the exhibits.


Tea sets! It’s probably good that they put them in glass cases. I might have been tempted to touch otherwise.


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Dreamy Pillowcase


I loved doing this project! I drew the music tree on paper first and then used carbon paper to trace it onto the blue pillowcase.  I worked on it at crafting fikas since it was something I could take with me easily and it didn’t take long at all.

The quote is from Raising Hope and reads, “If you stop dreaming, you’re just sleeping.” I thought it was a great quote and would work perfectly on a pillow so here it is! I freehanded the quote and was really happy that it turned out straight.

This was a gift to my dear friend Malcolm, the same that I made a music quilt for previously. I suspect he might be getting music themed gifts from me for a while.

I tried to keep both the tree and the words along the sides rather than the center after another friend pointed out to me how embroidery can be unfun to sleep on.

I really loved working on this and I’ll probably do more pillowcases in the future.



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