Sunday, July 24, 2016

Summer time fun

EThis summer is going so fast! Pennsic is just a few weeks away and I am definitely not ready...not that I'm ever really ready.

I can finally show off my last finished project: Jehan's white scarf!
At Bog 3-day, he was accepted into the order with much shenanigans as could be misted, including a rice Krispy pig/chicken "payment" to the Crown. 

I was able to hand sew his scarf, which was made from white linin, with the blue chevrons coming from his Cadet scarf created by THL Rowan and THL Brada. 

The treat was created by the wonderful Baron Perote 

I'm continuing to work on finishing other projects, but this heat makes it tough. I'm hoping to take plenty of pictures at Pennsic I hope to share here.

Stay cool
-An

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Always chasing my tail

Life has become more and more hectic this year, and it doesn't seem to be slowing down. I've picked up a second job, so I've been working 8-10 hours a day. Between that and family needs the SCA has taken a small back burner. With that being said, I am still working on QRC as well as the shire blog which can be found at 

http://shireofacgechoes.blogspot.com

We will be attending War Practice next weekend as a family which I am very excited about. And I have finished 120" of lucet so I have done something, just not as much as I would like. Hopefully I can get a constant work schedule and a bit more free time next month 


Always 
An

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Spring time fun

Life has been quite busy in our household. Between running the Chronicler office, working, having the munchkin and basic household work, I've had little time for much else. I am still working on May QRC which has been its own adventure. 
My biggest issue A&S wise is I've been having a lot of pain in my hands again. I use my hands so much at work I really have little tolerance left when I sit down at the end of the night. Luckily I don't have deadlines or what not so I'm good at working at my pace. 
I'm still teaching A&S things when I can and traveling as money allows (I taught in Nithgaard the other weekend),so I still feel like I have a part in the game. Hopefully with the weather turning I can do more outside and crafting things...
Until then
An

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

And winter has sprung again

It's been a warm few weeks, which is not very typical of pa weather. I'm watching a slow snow fall while I type this which is nice. I've been keeping up on our shire blog the past few weeks and will have to work on some research for it the next few days. I also need to figure out if I can link it here on my blog. 
Unfortunately I haven't gotten any real crafting done lately; my joints don't allow my fine motor skills to work well over winter and I basically wear them out at work. Things will get done when there supposed to not when I want them to.
I'm continuing to work on an event bid and hope to have the papers done by the next shire meeting

Till then
An

Monday, January 11, 2016

End of one, beginning of another

WThe past few months have flown by...between finishing Seneschal work, Christmas, New Years and now Kingdom 12th night, I'm ready for a break (not that I'm getting one, but still...). I still have local 12th night and now Jehan and I are creating a bid for another event;
Always busy, never board.
Kingdom 12th night went very well, and I'm glad everyone had fun we had several 

Sets of royals for the day and that added to the ambience of the day. Our feast hall looked like a scene from a Harry Potter book!

And while I didn't wear it during the day, I did create a Pileus hat for the celebration. 

While I'm finishing everything up, I'm also working on our shores new blog! It's going well, and I'll attempt to link it to my page soon. I'm hoping to get more crafting done but you know how it goes. 

Always
An




Wednesday, November 25, 2015

FF&F

FF&F went really well. I was quite pleased with how many people attended my class. Several people were not able to attend, but asked for a posting. Here it is please let me know if you have any questions!


WHY I CREATED THIS CLASS: I’ve attended a few classes on thrifty ways to upgrade your garb through repurposing other objects. While I love this thought, and it is very helpful, one really needs the basis of basics. After talking to several people, I wanted to create a class on this subject.

WHAT I LEARNED WHILE CREATING THIS CLASS: It can really be a never ending topic. While I only have a few objects made and in the handout, I have many more to create, and I am hoping to add more to this class. Also, this class is supposed to be a basis to use as a start of your own research
OBJECTIVE: To give individuals of all skill levels examples of garb and accessories that can be created out of a yard of fabric or less. Several, if not all of these examples can also be used as largess

NOTES TO REMEMBER:
-Preferable fabrics (natural vs. manmade/synthetic)
   +cotton
   +linen
   +silk
   +muslin
-Before you start
   +always wash your fabric (zig-zag edging helps to prevent fraying)
   +washing helps to prevent future uneven shrinkage, wash away extra dye
   +always make a mockup
   +I recommend scrap material/bedsheets/muslin
   +helps to make sure pattern actually works before it is too late




HATS
St Birgitta Cap
2 piece coif/3 piece coif
Elizabethan coif
Jorvik hood
Viking hood
Flemish (?) coif
Birka cap
Biggin
Small veils
Pileus hat
Accessories
Shaw
Pocket
Pouch
Trim
Bias tape
Straight tape
Belt
Short apron/serving cloth
Other
Feast gear cover/placemat
2 person table cloth
Table runner
Napkins
Belt favor
Basket cover
Pin pillow
Notebook cover

Please use this class and handout as a starting point. There are many other objects to make/use to help jump start your kit, de-clutter your house, and help your Kingdom with largess and silent auction items
Questions/comments please email me at antoinettedelorraine@yahoo.com
Or see my blog at antoinettedelorraine@blogspot.com

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!




Today is a very chilly Halloween. Can't wait for the kids to come...even though Jehan and I don't attend parties anymore, I love this time of the year and seeing the kids dress up. Hoping kids come to our house...can't wait to see what Levi thinks of them!
On the SCA front, I'm diligently working with many others on Kingdom 12th night...I'm learning a lot and can't wait to see the final project. 
This past weekend, Jehan and I were able to attend the investiture of our dear friends in endless hills as well as a wedding! I made my dress and I think it fit fairly well...it was a basic T-tunic and I wore my Saint Brigitta coif which was quite comfy 

I also was pleased to have many of my back scrolls presented as well as a new one I created for the day. 


Jehan will be gone for the next week, so I'll be working and playing single mom. I'm going to hopefully get more of my FF&F class complete and also more of my doublet 
Wish me luck!
-Antoinette