It's Homespun

When my grandparents left Sweden, they left in a hurry. My grandmother was about to be arrested for an altercation with village’s minister who felt very strongly that an atheist should not be allowed to raise even her own children. Since they picked up what they could in such a hurry, they did not bring much, but one thing they brought was her spinning wheel.  The name of the new store Homespun made me think of my grandmother – who died more than 30 years before I was born – and the heritage of free-thinking independence she passed down. I never knew her, but sometimes I do feel such a strong identification with her independent tough-minded spirit. I got a letter from my sister yesterday and she mentioned that she just had that old spinning wheel reconditioned last month – Spinning Wheel Keep On Spinning!

This lovely little birdie cardigan is from Homespun.  Like most of the Homespun offerings, it makes me think of the everyday clothing of the simple life. Simple sweaters with hand-stitched embellishments, cotton dresses and sensible shoes. The clothing you might see in an Andrew Wyeth painting which made me want to shoot outdoors. Hopping around to interesting looking places I came across Sanada Go where I saw several people engaged in sword fights, but also found a lovely setting where you can rez for easy picture taking.

Of course, I paired it with The Best Damn Pants in Second Life – the high rise linen pants from Studio Sidhe. I love the look of linen and these pants from Studio Sidhe stay so nicely pressed.  Some short boots from Shiny Things in the same color kept the look simple and focused on the cardigan.

Well, not just the cardigan. Some attention must be paid to the lovely hat/hair combo from Exile. This is Maureen and yes, it’s an oldie – but a goodie!!!  When I put it on, Gidge didn’t have to inspect, she immediately said “Maureen! I love that hair!!” and what’s not to love. With color change scripts for the hat and the scarf, you can customize this. With the simple lines of the hat, you can dress it up or wear it casually as I am. It’s just a hat I want to hug! I added some earrings from si*na with flowers similar to the ones in the sweater. A simple pink pearl necklace highlights graces the simple neckline of the sweater. The lovely feminine Alyson makeup from Belleza will, I think, suit anything.

***STYLE NOTES******
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  • Poses: Storin
  • Skin: Belleza Alyson Pale 14 R
  • Eyes: Poetic Colors Night Forest Medium
  • Lashes: Lelutka Diva Prim Lashes
  • Nails: Pixel Mode
  • Hair: Exile Maureen R
  • Sweater: Homespun Birdie Cardigan R
  • Pants: Studio Sidhe Rough Linen High Top Pants 
  • Shoes: Shiny Things Button Boots
  • Jewelry: Dark Mouse Simple Pearls Necklace R, si*na Sakura Earrings

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