Friday, August 30, 2013

vintage alphabets

Animal Alphabet by Paola Zakimi

Maxfield Parrish Alphabet

Jenny Elaine Sorge

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

the blue bird by maurice tourneur 1918

4 days left on eco lingerie back to school sale

4 days left to snatch up ready to ship panties, bralettes, eco lingerie 
from Under The Root with $10 off code: waterfall

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

herbs in your lingerie drawer

I have almost finished the prototypes for our
lingerie drawer satchets.  There was so many different
kinds of recycled materials to choose from after all
these years of sewing Under The Root designs.  It is
splendid to pull together my enchantment with herbs
and charms.  All that is left is the one inch handle and
enclosure of the herbs inside.  I believe we will be adding
spellcasting cards inside the orders too.  There are options
for personalized, hearts, birds, or vintage buttons.

My decision to use more of the root herbs instead
of flowerettes was scrumptuous, root smells from
the organic and wild harvesting here in the Pacific
Northwest.  I have chosen lemon verbena, rosemary,
eucalyptus, and/or cedar leaf tips.  Of course, not all
used together.  You can hang them in closets,
carry along in suitcases, dream up your drawers, or
leave among any space for the outdoors in your
indoor playlands.

Friday, August 9, 2013

fairytale friday and the feroes

Brownie Mocks the Cat 1887 by Theodor Kittelsen

Feroes Islands
A group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of 
Denmark, nestled between the Norwegian Sea and North Atlantic 
Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland.
The land area is roughly 1400 kilometers squared, 540 square miles,
and almost 50,000 in population.

image found by Nordoy

image found by F. Ewald

These peoples have much of their ancestors and founders' belief in 
the little peoples.  I found tales of Nisses or Brownies called Niagruisar,
Underground people or Trolls, Water Spirits, Fossegrimen, Nokken,
Land Creatures such as Dwarves and Elves.

meadow sprites by Nils Blommer 1850

It is the belief of the people of these islands that every ninth-night the 
seals put off their skins and assume the human form, and dance and 
sport about on the land.  After some time, they resume their skins 
and return to the water. 
Some say Trolls used to frequently carry people into their hills, and 
detain them there.
The little creatures with red caps on their heads bring luck to any 
place where they take up their abode.
A lonely violinist lives underneath waterfalls, and he will teach those
whom are ready to play as he.


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

august 2013 undergear and lingerie sale