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...
I made this dress recently to repay a local lady for her incredible kindness in caring for our kitties while we were at Gulf War. She has a tremendous love of Pendleton Wool, so Mom swung by their outlet in Washington and sent a care package my way. After c...
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...
As I mentioned in the blog post for Part 1 of this project, this summer vacation is dedicated to bumping up the authenticity (and documentation) of our garb, using materials I have on hand. This apron dress was originally an Edwardian style linen skirt, and...
While I have been in the SCA on and off since 2000, I've never had a partner who was a heavy fighter. I had absolutely no idea how much armor costs, so when Jake decided to learn we both suffered a little sticker shock. Luckily, my sewing is a marketable sk...
Kasha definitely tell you when she wants attention! I grew up in Oregon, and we went camping on Mt. Hood almost every summer. Those experiences taught me the importance of layers, and planning for unexpected weather when there's only a thin tent wall betwee...
Earl Grey French Blue by Mariage Frères vs. Silky Earl Grey by Teajo Teas
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
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...
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...
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...
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
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
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
Earl Grey Extra by Simpson & Vail vs. Bergamot Rose Laoshan Black by...
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
Earl Grey Bravo by Adagio vs. Organic Earl Grey by Tealicious
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