Sunday, May 20, 2012

With the boys away...the girls get to play!

Well, it is War Practice weekend here in AEthelmearc. Unfortunately, I was stupid and didn't ask off for the right date at work. On the positive side, I was able to have a "girls night out" weekend with our friend Jinx, so we went to a show Friday, I helped her organize her house Saturday, and today I am cleaning my house. I know I won't get a lot of sewing done like I wanted, but when its hard to walk through your house, the artistic process gets blocked. The closest thing to sewing I am doing, is sewing a curtain onto a un-removeable rod so no one can see into our bedroom from the living room.  I will also cut out a bunch of cardboard for my scroll cases which will free up a lot of room in the living room for more work. So much to do, so little time!

I have also made the decision to create a green fencing dress for myself and a red and green fencing doublet for Jehan. I think I will hand sew it, just so I can see how it looks with a basting stitch, then see if someone will allow me to use their machine for the final sewing. right now it is just scroll cases, but I will work on those and have them finished hopefully for Pennsic at the end of Juily. I also have to get a red fencing tabbord done too, but if I must, I will alter a red surcoat for the day. sometimes when the money isn't there, you gotta be creative!

~better get back to work, since the house won't clean itself!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Sewing, Scrolls and Mothers day...

I want to wish a Happy Mothers out there to Mothers, Grandmothers, and all the Wendy-ladies (ladies who have "adopted children, like lost boys) out there. Without you, the world wouldn't be the same! 

     Not too much as happened in the past few days. I have once again been approached by the local barony to do another scroll, so I am currently working on that, plus a few hopefully for the kingdom, and potentially more for the barony. It seems like a never ending cycle, but I love doing it, so I'll keep at it :). As for my sewing, I haven't been making too much progress on the scroll cases. I have to get 10 done in the next month for an event, and I'm on number 3m so I have to work on that also. *sigh* so much to do, so Little time....

I am hoping to start working on an embroidery piece for ice dragon soon, just haven't had the energy to start researching it yet. If I don't start soon though I 'll never get it done! Since Jehan and I have changed our wedding plans back to a tux and white dress wedding, I don't feel as pressured to start on my wedding dress quite yet. I have decided to not enter it into Ice Dragon this next year, for it would be too much in too little time. Maybe I'll do a matching hood and enter it the following year, but the coming year will be a bit too much for me I think...Better to take it easy with everything that is planned...

Heading back to my apartment tomorrow to go to the shire meeting, can't wait!

Until then, that's all she wrote!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

On the scroll side...

 Well I must admit, it has been some time since I last wrote. Between moving into a new apartment, creating scrolls, working, and now embroidery, scroll cases and all the tidbits one must do during the day, you run out of time quickly! The greatest news of the past months was that I have recieved my AoA, making me a Lady!


I must say it was a great honor to receive, and I was extremely surprised. I had a great time fencing, was preparing to stand as a retainer, and the next thing I know I am being called up into court! I do believe this might be enough excitement for me for quite awhile, though. I definitely prefer being on the back end watching people receive them :)

I also had the honor of doing a scroll for my friend Jinx. She was bestowed with the title "Iconic photographer" of the Barony of Endless Hills.

This was a piece of my own creation, and I think it turned out pretty nice. Her device is a black feline, and I thought the mouse taking a picture added a cute touch. I have heard the call of not only the Kingdom of AEthelmearc but also the call from their Excellencies of Endless Hills to do scrolls for Melee Maddness in a few months. This means that I will have a very busy schedule. Hopefully the money can come in for a sewing machine so I can mass produce not only garb for Pennsic, but also scroll cases for all the baronies in AEthelmearc.

While I am not thinking I will get everything done this year that I have planned, my next big goal is to get tabbards done for jehan and I for Pennsic, scroll cases for melee, and get the fabric for my wedding dress...Lets see how this works! for now its just chugging along and working on scrolls and embroidery

Until next time,

~Lady Antoinette