You Tube video, photos and Murder Mystery update
Here is a video I made about the next Regency ball, taking place in Calgary on May 16 (tickets at RegencyEncounters.com). It includes some footage from the last ball, on... Read more
Future Regency Costume Balls and Other Events.
(If you have received an email already on this subject, you may disregard this.)
You may know that we just had our Regency Midwinter Ball in Edmonton this weekend, which... Read more
Another chance to go Regency!
I just wanted to let everyone know about another event we are planning, which might pique your interest. Jane Austen's birthday is on December 16, and we wanted to mark... Read more
I now have the photos from the photographer. I have uploaded them to the event page on Facebook. Those are lower resolution, better for web use. You can find them... Read more
I have just spoken with the photographer following many inquiries about when the photographs will be available. We omitted to discuss timelimes at the time of contract, but he advises... Read more
Success! (can't wait for February)
Than you to everyone who made Sunday such a wonderful event! Please post photos to the Facebook event page. I will let you know as soon as the professional pictures... Read more
The lovely people at Ink & Fawn have extended a giveaway contest until after the ball to make sure you all get the chance to enter. It is for a... Read more
Rehearsal this Sunday, September 21
There will be live music at the rehearsal this Sunday. I was thinking of letting people bring guests to it, on a pay-what-you-will basis, so they can get a taste... Read more
Frock Coat sewing tutorial
At long last, the much-anticipated frock coat video! (I have been trying to upload this all week. It kept crashing my computer.)
How to do Haymakers for the ball
Here is a video we made after the lesson on Sunday, walking through the dance we learned that evening, "Haymakers." I hope it is helpful. My only note is... Read more
Get your hair done for the ball!
Hooray for Adara Hair Salon! They are offering a group rate of $50 for anyone who wants their hair done for the ball. Please contact Rebecca at 780-982-5885 to book.... Read more
2 tickets available
I just received a cancellation of a pair of tickets for the ball on September 28. If you are interested in them, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will keep... Read more
I ordered a second batch of stockings today. If you have ordered stockings, I now have the final prices, including tax (13% in Ontario! Yikes) and shipping. Cotton are $15... Read more
First Dance Class was a Delight!
I had so much fun last nigh, I could hardly contain myself. Thank you everyone for coming out and making this dream come true. It is such a thrill. If... Read more
One ticket available
I had a cancellation of a single ticket last night. I am waiting to hear back from the last person on the wait list as to whether they want it.... Read more
Dance lessons start this Sunday!
Dance lessons start this Sunday, September 7 at 8:15 pm at Ritchie Hall, on the corner of 98 st and 78 av. Lessons will go to 9:45. Please be there... Read more
As you all know, the ball is coming up soon, with dance lessons starting next weekend. I wanted to send a few notes out about costumes, as you will need... Read more
Hair for the Ball
Is anyone thinking of getting their hair done by a stylist for the ball? I am in discussions with a salon about a group rate, or some such arrangement. Would... Read more
Picture of Lovely Door Prize
I just received a picture of one of the door prizes for the ball, a Regency shawl, reticule and hand-painted fan from Fashions Under Seige. Here it is!
Collecting Your Rewards
Dear lovely backers,
I am very excited about the ball that you have helped make possible.
If you purchased tickets for the ball, your name will be on a guest... Read more
The Kickstarter campaign is now complete, and as a result of its overwhelming success, we are now able to hold the ball in the beautiful Wedgwood Room. I am posting... Read more
Period instruments will be played at the ball
I just found out last night that one of the musicians that will be playing at the ball has an 18th century oboe that he will be playing, to increase... Read more
I'm going to be on CBC radio tomorrow!
I just got off the phone with the producer of Radio Active. They want to interview me on the air tomorrow! Follow me on twitter for live updates @folliespast.
New Door Prize
Some lovely people at a company called Snake and Fawn are donating one of their delightful necklaces as a door prize for the ball. It is a pendant of the... Read more
We met our goal!
So, you will notice if you visit the Kickstarter page that we have raised more than the budget for the ball. This occurred at about 2:15 this afternoon. I am... Read more
Story in Edmonton Journal!
Last week I was thrilled beyond measure to get a call from a writer at the Journal who had been assigned the story of my ball to write about in... Read more
Regency Gentleman's Shirt - Costume-making Tutorial
Here is my video on making a Regency gentleman's shirt out of an ordinary dress shirt. Basically, you just wear the shirt.
First Costume-Making Tutorial Video
I just posted the first video tutorial on making a costume. It is very simple: how to turn pants into breeches by cutting them off at the knee and adding some... Read more
Promoting in costume in the rain today!
Mr. Darcy and I are going to give out invitations to the ball today. It is raining, but we are strong. Hopefully it will let up soon, and hopefully people... Read more
Rent my homemade gowns for the ball: $75 each with accessories, sizes 6-14 available
Sorry some of these are sideways. Hopefully you get the idea anyway.
Why your friends need to get their ball tickets in the next 12 days
The Kickstarter campaign goes until July 28. I can't really think I can risk the expense of putting on this ball out of my own pocket, so I need to... Read more
Edmonton Journal called me!
I just got a call this morning from a writer at the Journal who is going to write a story about the ball! She did a phone interview and she... Read more
Learn to dance
I just added another reward level in case some people want to come and learn to dance but can't make it to the ball, or if people attending the ball... Read more
Costumes can be ordered
I have found a costumier right here in Alberta who is able to take orders if anyone wants a costume made for the ball. Please contact me if you want... Read more