It's been several years since I was here last and it feels a bit like pushing open the creaky door to a rickety wooden house and treading carefully, searching to see if anyone is still here.
This is Elinor, a.k.a. Melanie, several years older and now a college graduate. I feel like a very different person than I was last time I wrote here. Since then, I have graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Creative Writing, studied abroad in South Korea twice, led a club for Korean exchange students at my university, moved into my own apartment in Northeastern Ohio, gained two precious nephews, developed new views and philosophies, published creative and journalistic writings in several journals and magazines, and met the Love of My Life, Julian.
Now that I am done with school and have my own place, I am really hoping to get back into sewing costumes and selling doll clothes. Julian recently traveled to London and brought back several books for me from the Victoria and Albert Museum's costume collection, which heavily inspired me to get back into costuming (even though I've been talking about getting back into it ever since my last post here.) I think I am at a place now where I realistically can, so I am reinstating this blog to document my journey. I'll be cleaning it up a bit and publishing some posts about current inspiration and upcoming projects. I also hope to finally show you pictures of my finished Regency dress that I had told you about last time.
I am excited to get to know you all again.