She wears an outer
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
She wears an outer
Monday, November 15, 2010
Monday, October 25, 2010
Next year marks my husband and myself's 20th Anniversary. When we got married, we had a lovely wedding, very traditional more for our parents than ourselves. We have always wanted to have a Renaissance Anniversary and well why not our 20th?
Friday, October 1, 2010
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
My Shoulder operation went well. I am in a lot of pain, thank the Gods for pain killers!! I am Still working on the Faire Gown, but no progress as yet, I can't use my right arm.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
So this was my Saturday and Sunday, we went to the bean festival and that took most of the day and all of my energy!!!! Then I had to go and find a dress to wear to a friend's for dinner, because I gave away all of the clothing in my closet that was a size 20 or above, I had no special clothing to wear at all.
I found this lovely shirt dress in apricot linen and I wore the earrings I made and my necklace I purchased with green beads and an apricot flower, Indian food without the peppers so I could eat the stuff! It was lovely!
So Hat is in need of hand sewing which I can do at work, and I have 216 inches or 6 yards of skirt done, now to put the gaurd on it, I am going to make the linen lining next and then... the gaurd that is my Monday. Monday night I am heading to a friend's to get her to fit my bodice pattern because I lost weight and it is too loose. Then I can cut out the interior and well get everything set up, I might see if I can take off a Thursday so I can have an extra day to finish this and make it perfect for Saturday. I am now waiting for the jewelery to come from Dragonpipes. I don't have anything blue and gold so I ordered a set with a brooch because it was awesome.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
I don't know, but I will do some research and see if I can find another solution to the bottom. I need to back the forepart with the duck cloth which is also in blue.
Monday, September 6, 2010
I have been collecting for at least 15 years, I go to Gem Shows and well
all sorts of places to find what I need!
This again is the Blue/Gold shot Silk Taffeta, my son almost gave me a heart attack because he was working with bleach cleaning a fish tank, and he casually drops his hands on my fabric! Silk? ! Yikes! Hates bleach! But luckily? He did not have any on his hands, it was just water and it dried without any issues! This is $26.00 a yard fabric and I only had 2 yards of it to begin with.
I had to beg my husband for his math expertise in the diamond design as I had less than 4 yards of the trim to do the forpart, I think with the dark blue velveteen on the bottom it will look smashing together.
Well it is late and I am bushed, I will work on this perhaps Wednesday as I have that day off.
Well not competely done, because I decided I needed to pink it so I have been working on that design.
Don't you love the shot Silk Taffeta? It is blue and gold and it shines in the sunlight! I am so glad I found this!
Right now I am working on the forpart, I will have pictures as soon as I can get it, I have less than 4 yards of trim left, which means I have to be very careful in placing the trim so that it will have a good effect and will give me a grand look as well.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Pretty nifty eh? On the left we have old freezer, really small and hard to get into without taking every single thing out of it and often forgetting what the heck you have at the bottom. For me it was a nightmare. So Hubby got a bonus, not the biggest but hey? It is free money! We were at Best Buy and saw they had a floor model sale. Then I did some research and they were selling new ones online for the same amount! Huh? So I spoke with the manager and he lowered the price another $75.00, and well that brought it down over $250.00 and well it made it worth it, plus with the no intrest on the credit card, we decided it would be a good thing, so I have budgeted 50.00 for the next year to pay this off and we have a new standing freezer that is 20.6 cu feet and well we have space!!! So awesome! We moved everything from the old freezer, well hubby did that in like 30 minutes, we have so much more space!! I bought corn already and some fruits. I plan on getting more and since we have a vacuum sealer, it will be so much fun to get everything in the freezer and well, know we have space!!
So I picked up 2 yards of Silk Taffeta shot gold and blue, I am going to use the trim on that and pink the sleeves. I should have enough for a pill box hat, I am going to machine embroider a Fleur de lys on the too of the hat (my signature). The fabrics are very dark blue and not black but they are deep. I have some duck canvas I am going to build the forepart with. I have cut this out for the forepart it is 50 inches long and 36 inches wide at the bottom and tapers up to 12 inches at the top. I will see if I have enough of the trim to go a crisscross on the fore part and then I am going to do a stripe with the pinking on the sleeves.
Sleeves- Cut out and add trim
Forepart Cut out and add trim
Work on skirt
I am going to use some linen I have on hand to line the skirt, and I am going to pad the skirt's cartridge pleats so that it will look fuller.
I need to work on getting someone to refit by bodice block as I have lost a bit of weight and so I need to tweak the bodice just a bit. I want someone to help me really make sure my shoulders are fitting proplerly no matter how many times I ask my Mom, she will not fit the dratted thing like a 2nd skin....SIGH I will ask about and see if anyone can drop by and help me out.
Build the Bodice and begin on Lacing Holes.
Add Lacing rings to tie my sleeves on with
Work on hat
Not saying any of these will happen, but I am hoping by putting out the list I shall feel compelled to finish any of these on the days.
Saturday, August 21, 2010
So I want to make something new for Faire, and I will be going in a Month from now, so of course I want it down ASAP, I have fabrics and I did want some silk taffeta to be my forepart and sleeves. Then I remembered I had these piece 12 I got from eBay for I think $20.00 with shipping. I have pieced 3 of those pieces together, they are not with the design going vertical but horizontal. I have 2 trims in my stash:
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
New Hotel the Marriott Warner Center,
What I loved about the Hotel:
Room 17 Floors!
Space- More Rooms set up for classes!
6 working elevators
Restrurant- Very tasty if expensive
Customer Service- Everyone was on the ball, and professional
What I did not like:
If you were paying for your hotel room with a debit card they charged your entire time plus $200.00 for incedentals!!!
You had to have all of the names of the people who were rooming with you at check in or you would be held responsible for all charges!! Gulp! So this was my first time having roomies I had never met, so I learned a lesson! But it was easy to fix once I get the information!!!
The tables in the rooms are sized for lecture writing space, not for cutting tables or even sewing tables, this posed issues for workshops, plus those of us who were in workshops got really tiny rooms, so this is something that needs to change for next year. I have done this workshop 4 times now, in 2 hours everyone has their peices cut out and pinned and those who will not be embroidering could begin to sew, typically in 4 hours from beginning of class most of the Smock is done, instead we had to share space by combining 2 tabels for cutting and well we got some of the smocks cut out....it was a little dissappointing.
My class on Renaissance Fabrics was up against another Renaissance Workshop so I did not have the amount of people I usually have, however, they were a fun bunch!
This year was the theme of Steampunk, which I have wanted a reason to begin to collect for this, while I never really thought of Victorian as a time period for me, the fantasy of Steampunk has caught my imagination. Of course the hubby wants an outfit as well!! LOL so we shall probably be looking dapper at WonderCon next year in April.
I am hoping to be able to decorate for the Time Traveler's Tea next year. I put in a proposal but I have not heard as of yet....