This one started in a whole different direction. Mostly because I was having difficulty finding anything out about the recipient. However, after talking with the Kingdom scribe she advised that they liked swans, and with some general Google I came upon Harley MS 647 * This was a case of perfect illumination. The award was given due to their service at Battlemoor for helping cut grass by hand, a major part of getting the site ready. So drawing a bit of inspiration from The Untitled Goose game and adding in the required hammer I came up with a plan. The first step was working out the text. With no good way to “math” out the letters, I decided to jump in and work them out in the design. I had
When we last left off I had been re-doing the layout after discovering I had only put in half the text and only had a PDF version of the original. The image on the left was the original I drafted and on the right the correct one with all the words. Starting from scratch was probably for the best as it took a good deal of fiddling with the text to get things to line up. I also got the chance to make the images less muddy and easy to trace. By this time the joke was I was going to get this thing done by the time my kids left for college. Once I had the image traced out and the calligraphy done I took a short break to
Oh how busy things have been. 2022 came to a thundering close with events becoming more frequent, a house being purchased and my small becoming mobile! I can safely say that free time has been at a premium. I have a lot of catching up to do. New scrolls have been done, events enjoyed and garb made. If you follow me on Instagram you have some idea of what is coming. But for the rest of you hopefully, you will stick around and enjoy catching up with me! For now, I leave you with an updated website and the promise of adventures to come.
Things have been busy here for us. Between SCA events kicking back off and general life, I haven’t been as faithful to my poor blog! Hopefully, that will change as we settle for the next few months. First off I need to finish off my post about Coronation and then Crown. Both are a fun set of adventures. After that, I have some work to share with my scribe efforts before a side adventure to some more garb! Please stay tuned!
After almost two years I was delighted to find that the Barony south of us was hosting an Arts and Science competition. Having no interest in competing for their champion (I didn’t really feel I had produced anything worth that) I opted to display the trading cards I had been painting. The first thing I needed to do was round them all up. I had most of them in envelopes as my plan had been to hand them out as favors, but a few of the recent ones had been scattered between my desks. Once gathered I settled down to organize them into something worth viewing. I chose two of the pieces to put up on acrylic signs to give my display some height and visual interest to draw people
Almost 2 years ago now a friend had been awarded her Award of Arms at an event. Sadly there was an issue with it and before she could take it home it disappeared. Unfortunately, she has had a lonely blank spot on her wall since then. Prior to the pandemic, I said I would replace the missing AoA for her and took on the backscroll. It took a bit for me to get around not having a firm deadline when the pandemic hit but as things looked better I finally sat down and armed with the knowledge I had picked up from classes I had been taking got to work. Since this wasn’t a surprise I opted to have her input on what she would like to see on
One of the things I am constantly fighting against is just how quickly my older one grows out of clothing. We are talking new pants every three months, not easy on the pocketbook. So it is no surprise after almost 2 years of being out of SCA events that the only thing left that fit him was a tunic I had bought 3 sizes too big! With 12th Night for Carethe on the books, I realized I was going to need to get him re-outfitted with something ASAP. Feeling like some fancy garb was in order I asked if he would like a Tudor outfit to match the gown I planned to wear. After some thought, he said yes and I set about figuring out how to make it. My
It has been a bit since I last posted. My ongoing A&S project decided that October was just too long to wait. So we welcomed my second child in September. Having a newborn is a fair amount of work and put just about everything on hold as we adjusted to our new normal. So what have I been doing? Honestly before the New Year, not much aside from keeping up with things on social media. (It is easy to scroll and nurse, more so at 2 am!) But with the start of the new year and with the baby starting to nap more on his own I have made some progress on projects. I have been able to attend a few virtual classes at the Kingdom of Atlantia University. I
I am sure some of you had seen my teasing of a pair of Hedeby bag handles on Instagram back in May. I had received them from Champagne Faire as part of my Medieval ReCreationist Box last year and just never got to doing anything with them. I pulled them out when I was reorganizing my supplies and decided I should make the bag as most outfits are on hold. I started with some quick research to see if anyone had a good method. While most people who had made one did a decent write-up, I couldn’t find a tutorial with a step-by-step. So I decided to just wing it. I wanted the bag to have space and not just be two pieces slapped together. So I had to do
It has been a busy last few months! Between my pregnancy, kiddo starting school, and SCA stuff resuming in person I feel like getting time to work on projects has been limited. However, the first week of school presented a “need to do now project”. Kiddo’s class was doing color days to help them learn their colors. Basically every day he would get to wear a different color. Not a problem till we got to yellow. I myself have several yellow pieces of clothing but seeing as my latest yellow chiton wasn’t going to fly for the school day I had to come up with a plan b. Dye. To be more exact Tumeric dye. This is one you have probably seen around on Pinterest or any other natural dye