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 So, I'm wearing black to 12th Night.  Big shock, I know.

I'm bringing our raven masks for the masque, since we'll both be in mostly black (though Bob is wearing his burgundy coat, and I'm wearing my burgundy bodies), but I'm still fiddling with my ruff.  It's the same one I wore to 12th Night last year, but this time I've pinned it flat, so it fans out around my face.

I just need to make a supportasse, but that's not happening between now and this weekend.  So hopefully it'll stay up with the support of the collars and the pins.

I feel like I should make something new, but honestly, I've got so many outfits that it seems like a waste.  This won't stop me in the end (especially since I have this great puke green velvet that's just whimpering at me to be made into something), but I can't work up much enthusiasm for new sewing.

Have I mentioned I hate making clothes?  I love having new outfits, but I just get so bored when I'm sewing.  Embroidery doesn't have the same effect on me, so I tend to do more of that.  I sometimes feel that I'm not really holding my end up, and that I should have something new for each major event, but I worked for ten years to have enough clothes so that I wouldn't have to do that.

Oh, man, I'm boring.

So here are some new icons for people to play with:

(All icons made using Rayman's Rabbids)

Talent - I haz it.

No, really.

Ur underwear, I seez it.

I does, too.

Have fun!


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Jan. 9th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
*sigh* I do have to hate you. Just a little.

It could be worse - I generally have to scramble around to get all three of us more-or-less dressed at all for any given event. Let alone in Style. But I'm working on it.

Part of my problem is that I also prefer handwork to the machine. I probably will eventually move more or less entirely to handsewing. But I need the machine speed for a bit longer to get us each ENOUGH of a wardrobe to make do. I DO like your handsewing techniques. I made a little coif last night using them. It's a bit small for me, but should be adorable on my daughter (Arrrgghhh!! The cute, it burns, it burns!!!!). I also have a kolier for my dutch gown about 1/2 done. *musical vamp* Someday......
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
Cool, I'm glad you like the techniques - I did that article for people who were maybe a little unsure about how hard the whole handsweing things was.

Clothing kids and husbands makes it harder - I haven't changed sizes in 10 years, and Bob makes many of his clothes himself, so I don't have that kind of pressure.
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:09 pm (UTC)
I saw an icon the other day that might amuse you: in utero fetus in color: "IM IN UR BELLY/MAKIN U BARF."
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Heh. :)

"i is givings u the stretch marks" also works.
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Jan. 9th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
My husband said, with our first, "I'm not bothering to argue discuss girl names because I know it's a boy. I shot the bullet, I know what I shot." The ultrasound indicated he was right.

I went home and smacked him in the arm.

The second time around, he decided he wasn't going to bother discussing boy names. The baby had its back turned the first time around and the doctor couldn't get a good look at its heart-- the anti-social little beast-- so we were scheduled for a second ultrasound on January 26, 2004. That was the day of the Northridge earthquake. There was some talk about a conspiracy at this point.

I got the results of the baby's sex after the third time we set an appointment, went home and smacked my husband in the arm. Our daughter is still a little stand-offish to this day.
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:47 pm (UTC)
There will be peectures of you in the raven masks, yes?

I like the talent icon. Yay plungers! (they make me think of daleks)
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:53 pm (UTC)
I will bring the camera and try to persuade Bob to take pictures. :)
Jan. 9th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
I bought Raymonds Raving Whatzis on the strength of your icons and enjoyment when we replaced our ailing Xbox (note no modifier) for this past Christmas. Out of all the games we have-- about 50 or 60, I think-- this game has gotten the most mileage!
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:37 pm (UTC)
That's hysterical - the game is the only reason I would consider buying a Wii, but I found playing with a friend's console that it hurts my arms something awful, so doesn't seem worth the price tag.

Plus, we only have one TV, so we don't play games much (I have a PS2, bought mainly so I could play DVDs and Bob gets to play games when I'm on the computer).
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
RE: Rayman's Rabbids
When we were in New Bern the weekend before New Year's Aedan had a blast playing this on ccunning and liveinlovemunky's Wii. I think we had just as much fun watching him play as he did playing.

Edited at 2008-01-09 04:11 pm (UTC)
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:10 pm (UTC)
Gah! Oh, for the time to sew!

I'm disheartened with the sewing, honestly. After going through three Liz dresses in three months as I shrank, I decided it was time to put up the bodies for a while and play alternate persona.

However, turmeric dyeing a sari's about as much of a pain in the butt. But there's not a stitch involved, thxberriemch.
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:19 pm (UTC)
I need a "support asse". Of course, I'm sure what I have in mind is not anything near what you meant! ;-)
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
Unless you're a butt head... but no. :)
Jan. 9th, 2008 04:29 pm (UTC)
Part of me really wants to just have a couple of good suits and call that my wardrobe. I shouldn't have to feel bad that I wear the same thing all the time; it's What They Did(tm). The problem comes when I don't know what century or social class or country or latitude I feel like I'm from. *sigh*
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
i too hate the sweing part.
i love the planning. and i love having the clothes. and powers know i am too broke to have someone make it the way i want it.....

but i hate the sewing.
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Oooh, I have a stash of puke green velvet too. We should do something annoying like make matching goose-turd gowns.
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC)
Hee! Attack Laurels on tour! Phear our pukeyness!

It's such a great colour on me - but it makes people with tans look absolutely sick, so I always seem to be able to get it on sale.

Same thing with dirty orange. I either have period taste or awful taste in colours. Probably both. :)
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC)
No, I'm right there with you. I have a collection of pukey greens and dirty oranges, e.g. pumpkin spice fabric in my stash.

Hmmmm.. that reminds me. I need to wear my AL Academy shirt on Friday. It makes me haaappy!
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:50 pm (UTC)
Redheads! It's all about the red heads. We are blessed to wear the fabrics no one else can touch... it sorta makes up for all that "no tanning ability".
Jan. 9th, 2008 05:58 pm (UTC)
If only I had red hair. Mine is distressingly brown. Fortunately, I have that special Polish, never sees the sun, washed out complexion.
Jan. 9th, 2008 06:23 pm (UTC)
It's the delicate pale skin. And the evil attitude. :P
Jan. 12th, 2008 05:16 am (UTC)
Sing it! I was looking at some lovely linen today and thinking it was that difficult pale orange that only a redhead could wear... muahahaha!
Jan. 9th, 2008 06:50 pm (UTC)
I'm still in the staring at the dummy stage, so it's unlikely I'll have anything new to wear this weekend (which sucks, because the hat I purchased from you is really the center of the nonexistent outfit). Instead, I'll be toddling around in the same thing I wore to Holiday Faire.

*sighs* Why won't cats sew? Did they not see Cinderella? Surely they're smarter than mice.
Jan. 9th, 2008 07:43 pm (UTC)
I'll still be wearing POLYCOTTON to Twelfth Night. I have some really cool garb half done, but I haven't finished the embroidery on the neck facing yet. I so want to have a good wardrobe, but I keep getting distracted.
Jan. 10th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
I don't feel nearly so bad right now about my pathetic project output this year.

I hate cutting fabric. I don't mind sewing, by hand or machine, and I love hand finishing. I design as easily as I breathe, but something about laying out fabric and marking and cutting it just kills me. how can I be able to make 40 hand bound eyelets on a corset but can't sit down and cut out a pattern with a seam allowance?
Jan. 10th, 2008 05:59 am (UTC)
Hi there,

The google search I did for 'The Elizabethan Handbook' brought me to your site. Do you happen to know where I could find a copy?

***A fellow SCAdian
Jan. 10th, 2008 10:52 am (UTC)
Do you mean the Gardiner's Company book? It's available from Syke's Sutlering - but they're not active on the web, they just go from event to event selling books and other goods.

They have a web site (http://sykesutler.home.att.net/voxclam.htm), but I don't know if it is current. The book is the first in the series.
Jan. 10th, 2008 12:15 pm (UTC)
I believe that it is current. The proprieter has had to take on a fulltime job, so have patience in contacting him. I ordered some of the Stuart Peachey books from his a few months ago.
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