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I'm so very jealous and grateful that the museum let them take photos
I really want to make this outfit for the mancreature, and it has about the same line as the Spanish I've seen from the same time- I just have to get him over his fear (or hatred) of "pumpkin butt" pants. http://www.flickr.com/photos/castelmar/2786288552/in/set-72157606843067634/
Note to self, if you ever want your SO to wear something, be careful about calling it something amusing, yet potentially unflattering. :) '

If I go for a Turkish in Venice look I could make baby this to go with- Acessoriesing with children! 

Nakie baby: http://realmofvenus.renaissanceitaly.net/wardrobe/LottoFamGroup.jpg

Boy's leather jerkin, c. 1550-1600
Infant’s coif, c. 1550-1600 http://collections.vam.ac.uk/item/O90001/babys-coif/
Eleonora of Toledo with her son Giovanni de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1550'
Don Garcia de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1550
Francesco I de' Medici by Agnolo Bronzino, 1551
Detail of a portrait of a woman and two children by Giovanni Battista Moroni, 1570

Now I just need to find more images of Italian Renaissance (preferably as close to 1570 as I can get) maternity wear.
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From the historical costuming list by way of Corba_girl - I also saw a round heavily carved Italian renaissance walker at a house museum in Milan.

If you look up "Ages of man" you'll find a lot of images of a baby walker. It is the visual reference for just past infancy and not yet old enough for the hobby horse stage. 

Here is the one I made for my daughter. It isn't the most authentic of  things but I made it what I had on hand and she liked it.

A cooking blog about the historical cooking going on at Hampton Court Palace!!!
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Just trying to get ideas percolating- There dosen't seem to me much in the way of images before 3-6 yrs old and in most of that they seem to be wearing just smaller versions of their parent's style. http://www.larsdatter.com/children-renaissance.htm

I may need to see if I can trade or bribe any of my knitting friends for any or a set of these:
•Infant's knitted sock, vest and mitten (mid-16th century?). Baby clothes knitted in soft white wool; the mitten has a contrasting band, probably of naturally black sheep's wool.

Children's Games (1559-60)
by Pieter BRUEGEL the Elder
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I had loaner children for the weekend. An 8 yr old boy, and 5 yr old girl. Mom and dad needed some time away so they went to a Puzzle Pirates gathering in Lynnwood.

Not having children of my own at this point I was somewhat unprepared for just how much child related time dilation occurs. I had planned to leave the house in time to stop by Intrepid_reason's BBQ, before running off to pick up the_doctor, and heading to the MCG 30th Anniversary. As it was the children both desperately needed baths (including dirty neck inspection, and additional scrubbing- we could've grown turnips), cat poo off shoes scrubbing, clothes, cats, and food wrangling, as well as just general guidance. In the end I also failed to notice that the youngest had removed her shoes in the moment I wasn't looking, and I didn't notice until we had almost arrived. Everything was late, we didn't pick up the_doctor until almost 5 I believe. These kids are very smart, the oldest is a negotiator. If you don't choose your words carefully he will try to argue any loopholes like a seasoned lawyer.
E.G.: me:Stop making your sister scream.
BC: But I'm not touching her.
me: I didn't say stop touching her, I said stop making her scream.
BC: < /making sister scream >
The kids had a great time though:
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I also found out that morning that later that evening there would be a 45th Wedding Anniversary gathering for their Excellencies Aquaterra. We showed up just in time for the beginning of bardic, which is my favorite part anyway. The boy child told a story for everyone as part of children's bardic. I wish I hadn't left the digi cam in the car, it was so darn cute. We were there rather late, and there was a little political & business poo to be delt with so by the time the kids got home they went right to bed with no complaints. The boy child also got up and quietly poured cereal for himself and his sister the next morning, and actually let me sleep in a bit. All in all they were amazingly good.

I'll post more about the food later, if anyone's interested. I think I've more than met my posting limit for the day though. :)


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