Friday, May 25, 2007

Got me a housewife!

A "housewife" is the term for the Civil War-era sewing kit that a soldier would carry on his person with thread, needles, a few extra buttons (view a real-live Confederate "housewife" here via Anderson Militaria). Allison Smith brought her "housewife" down from Brooklyn with her the first few weeks of class, and since I will soon be marching off--not to war, but to a sort of encampment-- I decided to make my own. Photographic evidence follows.


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