The Medieval Diva is not the only web-savvy time traveller!Â Our dear friend Will just posted his response to Facebook’s “25 random things about me”
Another Neat Site
I literally stumbled upon Medieval Garb and Such tonight looking for substance to back a Valentine’s idea.Â I know I’ll be able to use her tips for sewing fur.
Can’t wait to see what comes next! As to the Valentine’s surprise, my husband reads this so you’ll have to wait a few weeks!
Thanks to Mathilde Bourette for her wonderful site!Â Costly Thy Habit guides the novice seamstress through the steps of drafting and creating a passably period dress.Â Plus, she shares her keen insights on wool 😉
Build Your Own Ballista
I don’t know if the siege engine posted on Ebay ever sold.Â But for those of you not willing to fork over big bucks for a broken ballista, here is a high schooler’s do-it-yourself graduation project:
happy new year!!!
hey everyone 🙂 happy 09 to you all!!!
SCA Heavy Fighting Pictures
We’re doing some updates at our natural horsemanship training site and our horse boarding and training site.Â Digging through old harddrives, I did not find the photos I was looking for, but did find some more pictures of Siege of Glengary in 2007.
The full Gallery can be found at Laughing Gypsy Photography: http://www.thelaughinggypsy.com/gallery/3530788_FRRNT
Â I’ve been mulling making new outfits for Mark and I for 12th Night.Â A too-small rabbit fur cloak* bargained down from the Boutique needed a home.Â (Don’t ever let them tell you you can’t dicker down prices at Goodwill!) A fur-edged sideless surcoat and matching tunic for my Love seemed just the ticket.
The tunic will be straightforward, as will the surcoat.Â I have some fabric in the stash that will make beautiful embellishments for the tunic sleeves, adding length as well as spiffness.Â It will also become an underdress for the surcoat. Both will be bunny-cuffed.
Thus begin the Cotehardie Conundrums. Â I’m seeking simple, speedy, period and pretty.
Here are some links I’m finding helpful:
http://caitlinsclothing.com/cotehardie.html (this site also has some great quick-n-dirty basics clearly described)
…and a really nifty way to handle lacing using ribbon:Â http://www.festiveattyre.com/research/workdiary/images/lacing.jpg
*I realize fur is contoversial-Â you’d have to be a wookie straight off the Milenium Falcon to walk into this one blindly.Â I am as much if not more an animal lover than anyone denouncing fur.Â The bunnies were already dead before this project was even a twinkle in my eye–at least twice dead if you count the fact they’d been thrown into the Goodwill pile.Â I like to consider this a celebration of the bunnies’ wonderfulness.Â It’s a way to make sure they didn’t die in vain but will in fact continue on.Â Immortality, feasts and faires…sounds like a good deal to me 😉
…..Mmmmm, and soooo soft….
Medieval Oriental Equestrian Links
The French take on Medieval Times.
Cie Impulsion : Tournoi de chevalerie, chute de cheval, cascade, voltige equestre, combat Ã l’Ã©pÃ©e, fete mÃ©diÃ©vale
Just a quick life update…
Just wanted to make a life check and let people know I’m still happy, healthy, getting lots of great time with Dolly and Kirsten using Natural Horsemanship here at our West Virginia horse boarding facility.