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Now that season 2 of Downton Abbey is over,  it seems we will have to wait until 2013 for Season 3 (September 2012 in the UK).  In case you need a bit of a Downton fix before then - there is always the box set available from PBS or you can amuse yourselves with a little Downton DIY in the form of cross stitch or these fun paper dolls from

Dowager Countess cross stitch pattern is sold by Book Pilgrim has several paper dolls illustrated by Kyle Hilton.  They are PDF's that you can download and print.

Etsy has quite a few handmade Downton inspired pieces - some of my favorites are below.

Quotes from countess Violet Print from MKC Photography

"I love you more than Downton" letterpress card from Foxy and Winston

I love this portrait of Lady Mary by Kelsey Garrity Riley

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  • I read your Downton Abbey post with great interest! I'm in the midst of creating "Frock Fragments from Downton Abbey" using silk and wool for a class I'll be teaching at the end of March in Alexandria, Virginia (teaching techniques for combining machine-needle and wet felting - creating unique and fancy fabrics. In love with the gowns :-)

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