So ren faire was this weekend. Whoa. I was sooo busy I didn't even have time to write about how busy I was. But everything (almost) got done. I decided not to make a vest for my nephew as he is sensitive to heat and probably wouldn't want to wear it anyway. I also forgot to make him a sash and when I remembered it was too late; I didn't have the right color fabric anyway. I didn't make hubby a new pair of pants as his old ones worked fine still. I also didn't get around to making myself anything to wear. Oh well. But everything else turned out fabulously. All in all, I made 3 shirts from 3 different patterns, a vest of my own design, a pair of shorts of my own design, a very difficult pair of breeches, and my hubby's infamous doublet. I was up till 12:30 on Friday night/Saturday morning sewing on buttons and up at 6:30 Saturday to make the buttonholes via the sewing machine and to pound a few last minute eyelets and thread some ribbons through casings, but all in all, it wasn't as last minute as I have been in the past! I wasn't hemming all the way to the state line! :-) I consider that a major victory.
As for photos. Well.... I kind of forgot my camera. I only have 1 costume here, and that is hubby's. I do have a friend who has photos of his outfit, but nothing of my nephew's. So I will post them when I get them. Sigh. All that work and no proof! Seems like that is always how it works out.
|Hubby is on the far left (looking rumpled at the end of the day) and Warrior man is middle right. Didn't make the other 2.|
|Better shot of warrior man... playing up the camera as always!|
Tonight I am trying my hand at homemade pasta. I have long made fettuccine alfredo SAUCE from scratch (insanely fast and easy, btw) but I haven't tried the pasta part till now - weddings get you all kinds of kitchen gizmos you want but can't bring yourself to buy for your own kitchen. Hopefully I will not develop carpal tunnel from kneading dough. I hear it is a bear. :-)