Wednesday, May 9, 2012

My Weakness

My weakness?  A fabric sale.  Admit it, costumers, fabric sales are wallet-slimming fiends! had a sale on their medium weight linen last week, so I demanded that Sven pick out a few colors for tunics.  He picked out the royal purple and autumn gold.  I'm told the autumn gold is for a "Kirk" inspired tunic *snerk*.  I picked up some black and white for the stash  That stuff is always handy to have around.

The darks are in the wash now, for pre-shrinkage.  I still hope to have a new undershirt done for Sven for Quest, but I haven't even started it and it's two weeks away.  Where has my time run away to?

I have sadly gotten in the very bad habit of sitting in front of the TV after work, and it is draining all my time away.  We're tempted to cancel our Netflix account to curb our potato-ing.  Tonight we have guests coming over, so I may not get started yet again.  But tomorrow, I have no excuse!  This weekend will be full of shenanigans at the Utah Renfest and other social obligations.  

In other, completely unrelated news, I have been playing with different braids/braiding techniques lately.  The hair is back down to my waist again, and it's been a ton of fun to play around.  Today's adventure is two dutch braids that are wound around each other to make a braided spiral in the back.  Excuse the poor photo - it's surprisingly difficult to take a picture of the back of your own head with a smart phone.  Also, it's nearing the end of a sort of crazy day, so I have loose wild hairs.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

No Progress - Plenty of Plans!

With camping season upon me, my crafting priorities need to shift.  I did not complete some of my goals, but c'est la vie.  These items will remain "In the queue" and will eventually happen.

I have two scribal projects in the works, one with no real deadline, the other with a loose one.  More info on that as I have progress to share and/or they are complete and presented to their new owners.

With Quest for Atlantis around the corner, I need to make Sven a new norse undershirt, for he only has one!  For shame!  That's top on my list of priorities.  After that, I'd like to dig up my plans from last year for my Elizabethan Jacket. Yeah, I plan in the long-term, because I'm super slow at completion.  The exciting thing is I have two awesome fabrics suitable for such jackets.  Remember this?  It wants to be another 'Bethan jacket.  I will be taking quite a bit of inspiration from Drea Leed's jacket.

I've also procured some new fabrics for more Norse tunics for Sven.  Autumn Gold and Royal Purple linen.  I think he wants one for Quest, but I'm not sure I can make that happen. <---SLOW SEAMSTRESS!!

We have some friends who may come to Quest with us, and who may need help garbing for the event.  I have some older items which may work, if cinched in and so forth.  I hope to know soon, so we can figure things out.  We also need to dig out all our camping gear, take inventory, and figure out what we need.  Bleh.

And since no blog shall be left picture-less, here's a sweet miniature of Bess of Hardwick wearing a super cute 'Bethan jacket.