Make your own free website on

The Reticule Shawls
Bibliography Home


Site designed and maintained by
Sauer Expressions


Elizabeth in my first creation Since this page was first launched in 2000, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet many people from all over the world who also love Jane Austen and the Regency period. Thank you for making my work so much fun!

While my original training was in Desktop Publishing and web design, my true interest lies in costume creation. I also love working with miniatures and have created eight dollhouses to date (the pictures will open in a new window. Simply close it when you are finished).

My Dress I discovered an interest in hats, especially those of the Regency period, while reading Jane Austen (I am proud to say that I read all the books before seeing their VHS counterparts ;~D) At first I began making them, just to "see if I could". I made my first as a Christmas present for a friend enamored of Pride and Prejudice (above left). Finding that I really enjoyed it, I decided to pool my talents and create this page. If you are interested in purchasing a hat or pattern, click here. If you are looking for information, please enjoy your browse.

God has certainly blessed in the years since He first gave me the idea for Austentation and none of this would have been accomplished except through HIS grace. He IS the author of creativity, and nothing is possible without Him ("All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made." John 1:3) We truly do serve an Awesome God!
Mary Jo, wearing

Lord, you are more precious than silver.
Lord, you are more costly than gold.
Lord, you are more beautiful than diamonds,
And nothing I desire compares with Thee!

My favorite version of this song was arranged by Linda McKechnie,
on Symphony of Praise, Volume 2. Click on the above media player to hear it.

Read an Interview from the Victorian Ladies Tea Society, Fall 2001

Back to top