So, I have been able to lighten up on the full speed ahead garb projects, focusing on things small. In my TV catch-up time, I added the black and gold trim to The Intended’s doublet and the pearls to my gown. The non-period crocheted socks that I started forever ago are almost done. They are not pretty, but they match in color at least. I picked up a pair of knitting needles, since that will add a period style to my garb–hopefully. However, I have yet to start learning how to knit. I have also been experimenting with faire favors: I realized that I have more beads than I will ever use in a lifetime, so I started with bead/wire/ribbon monstrosities. I have a lot to learn about wire working, but it has been a positive learning experience. Now, I just have to make some faire friends to whom I can distribute the favors. Remaining on the faire related end of the sewing table is a pair of pirate-inspired pants (low rise Venetian breeches), sleeves for The Intended’s doublet, and a tall hat (that looks like a tall hat this time). I had planned to make a high necked smock for general use, but there is only one month left to faire, and there are not enough hours in the day. Since Halloween is approaching, a couple’s costume is on the priority bulletin board. It should not be as labor intensive as last year, and I plan to have a version of my costume that will be work-friendly. That way, I will have one costume rather than two or three this year. I just have to pick up the components and make some adjustments. I have also decided that a musical talent will help me to develop a faire persona, so I have started researching the recorder and the lute. Oh, and somewhere amidst my crafty impulses, we are planning a wedding. What I would not give for a vacation.
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