Hi! I’m Liz.
I am an English scholar and folk artist who enjoys learning about the lives of literary characters beyond their literary descriptions. Researching historical context occupies a large chunk of my time when I am not teaching. A habitual, almost obsessive collector, I love gathering vintage, antique, and handmade costumes as well as creating a few limited pieces of my own. My favorite aspect of costuming, however, is the educational aspect. Understanding history is the key to understanding humanity and conserving what small pieces of our past we have left–be it a shoe button, family bible, or vase– will help educate future generations about the “why?” and “how?” of culture. I’m currently using this site as a research and history collection for folks interested in the quirks and tricks of costuming/everyday historical life, but any questions are welcome!