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Steppes Artisan Competition 2015
Today's Steppes Artisan event was epic! It was wonderful to see all the amazing things that our populace is learning and creating. It's scary to put your craft out there, not knowing if it will be praised, or criticized, or both. This was my second year ent...
Today's Steppes Artisan event was epic! It was wonderful to see all the amazing things that our populace is learning and creating. It's scary to put your craft out there, not knowing if it will be praised, or criticized, or b...
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I love how this project turned out!
Think about those wonderful “magical moments” we have in the SCA, where for just a minute you lose of track of where and when you really are and feel transported. It’s hard to do that when you’re toting around your modern pur...
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King's College: Sewing or Finishing Your Garments by Hand
Do you want to learn how to sew like I do? I've volunteered to teach a one-hour class in period hand-sewing during the Incipient Canton of Kyngscreke's King's College event on Saturday, June 13th! Creating example pieces, displays, and other wonderful thing...
Do you want to learn how to sew like I do? I've volunteered to teach a one-hour class in period hand-sewing during the Incipient Canton of Kyngscreke's King's College event on Saturday, June 13th! Creating example pieces, ...
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The Pumpkin Dress - Florence, 1520
After four years in the DFW area, we finally made it down to The Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie this year... and we did it in style! I knew it was going to be hot, but convinced that I would be happier going in garb, I decided to see what I cou...
After four years in the DFW area, we finally made it down to The Scarborough Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie this year... and we did it in style! I knew it was going to be hot, but convinced that I would be happier going...
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Mom's Age of Exploration Unit: Apron Dress Retrofit
What happens to your old garb?  Think about the early sewing projects that make you wince when you look at them now. How about the pieces that just don't fit right... they could be a little too short, or bind too much around a slightly rounder belly than yo...
What happens to your old garb?  Think about the early sewing projects that make you wince when you look at them now. How about the pieces that just don't fit right... they could be a little too short, or bind too much arou...
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Tablet weaving has intimidated me for a long time, but I finally faced my fear of chaos and was able to bring just a wee bit of order to it... enough to learn the process and complete two projects within the first 24 hours of getting my cards!
I like order. There! I admit it! I took to rigid heddle weaving like a duck to water because it's so damn orderly. Everything perfectly in its place. There's a beauty to that. But eventually, if you're going to leave your com...
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Handsewn Linen Serk (Viking-Era Underdress)
When I first started doing Viking-era costuming, I focused on the apron dress, and regretfully used my Medieval underdresses pretty much interchangeably. Looking back at them now, I have to flinch a little when I see a large neckline, more suitable for a wi...
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Hedeby Harbor Wooden Handled Bag
Think about those wonderful “magical moments” we have in the SCA, where for just a minute you lose of track of where and when you really are and feel transported. It’s hard to do that when you’re toting around your modern purse! Accessories can mean the di...
Think about those wonderful “magical moments” we have in the SCA, where for just a minute you lose of track of where and when you really are and feel transported. It’s hard to do that when you’re toting around your modern pur...
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The Baroness' Heraldic Sideless Surcoat
This last fall during an Arts & Sciences evening, Baroness Katya asked me to make her a heraldic sideless surcoat. Now you may have noticed that this is the first appliqué project on my blog. There's a reason for that! I promised to step outside my comfort ...
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Today's review features a lovely green tea by Teavivre. It's a sweet and smooth green tea with a consistently smooth and sunny vegetive flavor.
Seller Description: "XiHu (West Lake) Dragon Well green tea, or Long Jing as it is known in China, is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting head's of states.  This premium Long Jing...
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Tablet Weaving with Silk
Since I wasn't entirely happy with my last tablet weaving project, in linen, I got a wild hair and decided to try weaving with silk. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was silk thread, so what started off as a lark suddenly became the smallest, finest weave I...
Since I wasn't entirely happy with my last tablet weaving project, in linen, I got a wild hair and decided to try weaving with silk. Unfortunately, all I had on hand was silk thread, so what started off as a lark suddenly bec...
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Tablet weaving has intimidated me for a long time, but I finally faced my fear of chaos and was able to bring just a wee bit of order to it... enough to learn the process and complete two projects within the first 24 hours of getting my cards!
I like order. There! I admit it! I took to rigid heddle weaving like a duck to water because it's so damn orderly. Everything perfectly in its place. There's a beauty to that. But eventually, if you're going to leave your com...
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I'm a writer, educator, costumer, craft nerd... okay, to be completely honest, I'm a bit of an all-around nerd!
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I'm in my early thirties, and while my heart calls the Pacific Northwest home, I currently reside in Dallas, Texas with my husband and our two rescue kitties: Mei-Mei and Akasha.
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Steppes Artisan Competition 2014
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Today I attended my first Steppes Artisan competition, and I was completely overwhelmed by the awesomeness. From metalwork and stonework, em

Mom's Age of Exploration Unit: Viking Under Tunic
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Sometimes learning history can be a bit of a drag, but in my mother's classroom it is a fantastic journey of discovery. For her upcoming uni

Apron Dress Hand Stitching Techniques: Part 1
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The skirt, post seam-ripping This summer vacation, I'm trying to step up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I

Nutcracker Sweet by Celestial Seasonings
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Our Thanksgiving meal has been all packed up, and the kitchen is now clean. Time to light some candles, sit back, and enjoy the moment. I de

Gingerbread by DAVIDsTEA
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Seller Description: "For the past four years, all we wanted for Christmas was a gingerbread tea. Every winter, we’ve pestered David for a sp

Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Frères vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo Teas
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This is the last face/off before our final round, and I have to say that I'm a little relieved. I didn't realize everything this project was

Earl Grey Black by Teavana vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo
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Today marks the final face/off of the second elimination round, and after this there will only be three face/offs left until we have our cha

Earl Grey Organic by Mighty Leaf vs. Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Fr...
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We've made it to the third face/off of the second elimination round! The face/offs are getting closer and closer, and soon we will have a wi

Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black by Verdant vs. Earl Grey Impérial by Mariage...
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Slated for today is the second face/off in the second elimination round of the Battle of the Earl Greys! Today, two excellent opponents are

Victorian Earl Grey by Simpson & Vail vs. Organic Earl Grey by Teali...
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Welcome to the second elimination round of the Battle of the Earl Greys! Today we have a couple fantastic teas ready to go head to head: The

Earl Grey by Arbor Teas vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo Teas
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Today, in the second-to-the-last of our first elimination rounds, Arbor Tea's Earl Grey is going up against Teajo's Silky Earl Grey. May the

Earl Grey Black Tea by Teavana vs. Earl Grey Supreme by Harney & Sons
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Now that I'm finally feeling better, we have some face/offs to get back to! Today Teavana's Earl Grey Black is going up against Harney & Son

Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea by Teavivre
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Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea by Teavivre Seller Description: This Peach Jasmine Dragon Pearl Green Tea is made in the same method of

Earl Grey Extra by Simpson & Vail vs. Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black by...
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Today I'm excited to announce the fourth face/off in the Battle of the Earl Greys, between Verdant's Rose Bergamot Laoshan Black and Simpson

Unbridled Love Fruit Tea by Teavivre
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Unbridled Love Fruit Tea by Teavivre Seller Description: TeaVivre's Fruit Tea's make great, low calorie, caffeine-free, refreshing drinks fo

A Gongfu Fighting Moment
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Everybody was Gongfu fighting Those steeps were fast as lightning... What can I say? Every time I see or even think the word, "Gongfu," that

Silver Needle White Tea by Teavivre
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Silver Needle White Tea - Pale 1st and 2nd Steeps Seller Description: "The Silver Needle White Tea owns a beautiful name, Bai Hao Yin Zhen.

Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio vs. Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious
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Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious vs. Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio Today we have the second bout of the Battle of the Earl Greys, where Adagio's

Lady Grey by Tealicious
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Lady Grey by Tealicious Teaware: 16oz infuser mug Measured dry: 2 tsp Water Temperature: Boiling Steeping Time: 4 minutes Additives: 4 tsp S

Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious
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My little teacup infuser, still going strong! Teaware: 8oz depression glass cup and tea ball infuser Measured dry: 1 tsp Water Temperature: