Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Working on Chuppah for a Friend

Laurali's request

Supplies and preliminary design

Chain mail drawn out and ready to embroider

The progress of the chain mail

Finished triangle


Hello, today was Chieftains, an SCA event held in the Barony of Three Rivers. I spent a lovely day there and just wanted to share some photos that I took. Here are some photos of the crowd and combat.

The theme for the event was German Mardi Gras, so there were a lot of ladies wearing lovely German Garb.

A performance of The Lady and the Newbie and the cloved orange, by Kaysa and Ravaz. In the story the Lady sees the handsome Newbie and decides to share a cloved orange with him. The Newbie thinks this in most gracious and tries to eat the orange. The Lady quickly stops him and shows him that he should take out a clove with his teeth. He takes out a clove and bites down, dislikes the tasted with a most exaggerated face and spits out the clove, and again tries to eat the fruit. The Lady once more shows him what to do, she pulls a clove from the fruit and chews it up, the Newbie takes the orange and does the same. Once he has chewed the clove the Lady grabs him by the collar and kisses him. The Newbie is shocked and pleasantly surprised. He bites another clove and kisses her in an old fashioned, romantic bend the lady over and make her swoon kiss.

Cloved Oranges were once a common site at SCA events. I do not seen them around that much any more, probably because most of the people at the events that have I attended are married or in a committed relationship. To learn more about the etiquette of the cloved fruit check out this site http://www.amtgard-wl.com/library/clovedorange/default.htm 

Photos of Court.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lovely Flowers

Aren't they lovely? So fresh like Spring has already arrived! These were a valentine gift from my daughter, along with the godiva chocolates, YUM.

Now I can share the card that I made for her. Didn't want to post it before she received it.

I used the artisan embellishments kit, the swallowtail stamp, and the valentine greeting from delightful dozen. You can see the flower has shifted a bit, I didn't notice this when I was taking the pictures, but when I tried to put the card in a envelope it became even more loose. The flowers were just too heavy for the dimensionals so I got out my glue gun and made sure they wouldn't come off.
Here you can see how the dimensional is pulling loose, I think part of it was that I was adhering it to lace instead of paper.

I love how shabby vintage it is.

Stamps: Delightful Dozen (w122650)(c122652) Swallowtail (w129213)
 Ink: Soft Suede (115657) Crumb Cake (126975) Primrose Petals (126858)
Paper: Pink Pirouette (111351)
Adorable Details: Artisan Embellishments  Kit (129328)