'To Sew' List

I have a few things, well quite a few things, that I want to sew up before holidays finish.

For the kids they all need pjs, and some shorts to wear, they also have a few different things that they want made at some stage also.

As for me, my list feels like it is as long as my arm and I have only just scratched the surface.
My plans (whether or not they happen)
- handbag (started that last night)
- dress
- skirt
- pants
- pjs
- aprons (1 started already)

Everything i make will most likely be made without a pattern as I like to make things difficult for myself, and I am not totally 100% happy with the patterns I would use for this.

Just as well I have an accomplished seamstress for a mother!


I hate writing titles as they never seem to fit.
Now times for some updates.

I am still continuing to try new and interesting recipes and making notes on what I am cooking, the changes I make and what it would go well with in preparation for e-courses. E-courses though have been a little slow this year though last year's content still seems to be of interest. I will continue with this as who know s where the future might lead.

Smaug & Sloth (bearded dragons)
They seem to be growing well though Smaug still has his problems. Lately he has been seen to be shaking and with bad eye to mouth co-ordination so I swapped him to a different enclosure with a different light. Since going into this enclosure, he has brightened up in colour, as has sloth, become a happier dragon with a better appetite. Sloth, is still going great though and I have no problems with her except that she doesn't like to eat in front of people.

Central Netted Dragons
Well they are a little fat but that will work well with the coming cool months when they should hibernate or at least become less active. Sleepy is growing well and looks like his dad (small boss). He still has sight difficulties but it doesn't stop him from doing anything either. The only thing that makes me think, is if it is a male or female!


Medieval Tournament

I was beginning to wonder if anyone else would be turning up in costume, or if we would stick out like a sore thumb. Well, there was plenty of people in mundane wear and plenty in costume also. We were asked, a couple of times, for directions around the place due to our costumes and I even had one lady take my photo.
The day was good, too crowded and not long enough, but I was exhausted from all the crowd dodging and walking all over the place. The crowds were what really got me especially when it came to watching the main events (jousting, turkish oil wrestling). The kids and I missed both of them due to not being able to get through the crowds nor see over them.
Overall it was a good day though. Unfortunately the pic wasn't taken until the end of the day so we weren't fresh looking but grubby and ready for home.

Medieval Makeover - #6

Well, all of us girls are done. Since I last wrote in I have made:
Jade's over dress
Jade's cloak
Miranda's over dress
skull cap for Erin
My overdress
My apron
A sling to carry Merc in on my hips so I can have hands free (the sling can also be used as a blanket for the kids should they not want to sit on the bare ground)
head covering for Miranda and
a braided lot of string to tie it on with

Tomorrow I organise the food and what we are taking with us.
Right now I need to go hunt down his tunics or I will be up trying to piece together something for him to wear from scraps, or unpicking the sling so i can make him a tunic. Ugh!
At least I will be prepared for next year, provided the kids don't grow any!

Medieval Makeover - #5

Erin's over dress is done.
Now to break and make dinner, plan Jade's over dress and cloak, then sit back relax and watch a movie with my eldest.

The most informative site I have found, in relation to historically accurate clothing. Mine isn't quite historically accurate due to the fact I am using a sewing machine, and the colours / materials aren't period, but only slightly. Well you will see for yourself when they are done.

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