28 May 2013

OHAI LOOK I...never mind.

So, I ordered this fabric a few weeks ago.  It was a rayon challis jacquard, and while I knew the design had paisleys in it, from the pic on the website, they looked pretty hidden in the design.  In fact, the design looked so subtle, I didn't think you'd notice there WAS a design until you got right up close.

But then this (finally) came in the mail today:

Don't get me wrong, it's GORGEOUS.  But the fabric is insanely shiny, and both the paisleys and the giant roses that I somehow had either not noticed or forgotten were there catch the like like crazy and it's basically all you can see.

Soooo not SCA-able.  Into the stash of "WTF do I make with this?" it goes.  My roommate suggested a cocktail dress, but, when the heck do I ever need anything like that?  I don't go anywhere I'd need a cocktail dress.  But I have no clue what else I'd do with it.  I'll figure it out someday.


13 May 2013


I am *terrible* at keeping up with my Month In Review posts, you guys.  They're mostly just for record-keeping purposes, anyway - makes it easier to find things six months from now, you know?  So anyway, here's 2013 so far:


  • couple of plastic masks for a masked ball that I ended up not attending, lol
  • was on a cruise, so not much else happened :) 




So far, for the month of May, I've been working solely on projects for my house, which you can see over on that blog.  I haven't been eventing, and I probably won't be eventing throughout the coming summer, or working on much, SCA-wise, as I'm about to be astounding low on funds until this coming fall when my financial situation will right itself again (long story, though not a huge deal in the long run).  

I will, however, be working on a new bliaut for myself, for the Fall Baronial event in October;  and I'll likely be crocheting more stuff, making more jewelry, and doing other small accessory-type projects with materials I already have on hand.  So, while posting may be sporadic, and likely not all that impressive, I'll be *here*.  See you all soon. :) 


01 May 2013

Silk Banner 1.0, Part 2

The banner is finished!  Okay, well, more of a flag...and there's actually a proper, period term for this kind of flag, but I can't remember it for the life of me. But HERE IT IS:


  • one yard of 45" white silk charmeuse
  • Dye-na-flow paints
  • black Pebeo gutta (resist)                              ...all from Dharma Trading Co. 
  • a tapestry hanger that I think is actually Balinese; I've had it forever
  • a scrap length of gold trim that I just pinned in place on the hanger

The finished flag is 20"x25";  you can see in the picture above that I set it up in the corner of the fabric.  The extra space around it got painted, too:  I'm not ready to show it off yet, but I painted part of the extra silk red, and other parts black, and made both a small pennant to fly from the top of my tent, and a long, thin, silk belt to wear with my leather ones.  :)  More on those later.