Friday, May 20, 2011

Greetings Blogland. Long time no chat. I have been up to my eyeballs dealing with a HUGE pile of steaming wookie dung. Immigration, depression, best friends getting divorces, more depression. So I decided to pull my head out of my a$$ and do something fun again.

Sewing!!!!! A new found friend would like to get involved in the SCA and has requested help. So I am putting the sewing helm back on and scrounging for pins. This summer looks like it will be fun with new people to go out and about with.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Birthday Blanket

So for my non-medieval stuff I have pictures of a blanket. I crocheted this for Avanleigh, my friends daughter, for her third birthday. My lovely husband is holding it up for me.I do apologize for the awesome shot if the dumpster. When we were going off to mail it I realized I hadn't taken a picture of the finished blanket.

Friday, May 28, 2010

I have found the pattern I used for the purse that I am working on. my computer finally decided to cough it up. Unfortunately I is refusing up upload. So.... details. Bibliotheque DMC L'Art chretien en Egypt: Motif de Broderie Copte (Christian Art of Egypt: Coptic Embroidery Motifs) by Therese de Dillmont, 1890. I am working it over 2 threads on 32 count linen in black silk. I plan on making a small pouch from it with a lining of red silk and hanging gold bells from the bottom edge. I need to refresh my memory on finger loop braiding so I can make the drawstring and the hanging cord.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

So I am still alive. nothing like sewing your entire wedding to make you get burned out on sewing anything. I still have the Italian Doublet in the works for Jason. Just need to dig it back out. I have also started embroidering ALOT more than I used to. Thank you to Richard Wymarc for his beautiful page on German embroidery that got me sucked in. I have taken a couple pictures of the embroidered pouch I have in the works. I need to make it a little bit longer and finish the back. I plan on adding something to the bottom edge and making a drawstring channel at the top out of fabric. i hope to get this done soon so I can start on my next pouch (which is for me)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

mini post

So i have begun working on the Italian inspired outfit for m'love. I will again have yo apologize for the lack of pictures. I am still not seeing eye to lens with my digital. That should be fixed tonight. As for an update, i have begun cutting out the circles needed for the buttons.. all 30 of them. So hopefully i will have something to keep me out of trouble this weekend.

Speaking of this weekend I have joined a new L.A.R.P. (Live Action Role Playing) group near me. the game is based on vampire the masquerade and i will be getting pictures of my outfit in game this Saturday. Hopefully everything is dry by then

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Part 2 from last night/this morning

So I achieved sleep, kind-of and after a lovely breakfast debate he has chosen the official "you will copy these" pictures. I cant wait.
The first on is a slashed doublet made of silk. I will be making it in a dark gray faux suede. Not period i know but hey, it's free and in my stash. I will line it with a bright blue silk (also ala stash) so the blue shows through the slashes. I think that some hand made buttons and I think he will be good. Since this has to be legal for rapier fighting i will make a pair of venetian style breeches to go with it. I don't have enough of the gray fabric so they will probably be black. (m'love is a medieval johnny cash) I hae to admit though I do like the color combo if these trews. I might just copy them.

The second piece is a from a little earlier, Italian style. I found a fresco titled Constantines'
Dream. I love the look of it and I believe that if i made a lighter weight doublet and trews he could wear them under this. It looks, to me anyway, that could function as a robe or a coat. So the colors are a lovely deep navy blue linen blend for the main part of the coat with matching fabric buttons. Since the lining is visible I decided to make it scarlet red. I thought it would be lovely. The sash belt will also be of the navy linen, I hope. I just need to find the right shade of scarlet to line it with, luckily there is a fabric store not far away. I hope i linked the right picture so you can blow it up to see the detail. It is a truly beautiful piece.


It usually takes something really cool to inspire me tot he point that I am blogging about it at 3 in the morning. But oh well. My lovely husband, whom I love with my whole heart, has made a request of me. He needs new garb for next event season. As he fights rapier he wants....A FULL ELIZABETHAN ENSEMBLE! Holy cow! Doublet, yes. Hose, yes. Ruff, yes. Pretty slashed pumpkin breeches....still debating. The second request was for something for cooler events, only requirement is no Norse, viking, Anglo Saxon or whatever. I have a late period man.
He really wants me to pretty him up. So other than doing a little happy dance around the living room I dove face first into the fabric stash. I have some ideas of what i can make him. So here are some pictures of the inspirations.