With glass, I firmly believe that you can’t completely fall in love with anything you make until it’s out of the kiln. It’s a sure fire way to curse your work, and part of why I love glass so much. Beads in particular fascinate me, and so when the Calontir Clothing Challenge opened up, I decided to make some to give as a prize. What follows is some more information for the Queen of Doom’s Prize.Continue reading “Glass Beads for Calontir Clothing Challenge Prize/Queen of Doom”
When last we spoke, I stated I would *totally* finish a 14th century outfit by the end of January.
Yeah… that totally happened. Between the holidays, full-scale finishing another few projects, the SCA start date for in-person activities getting postponed, and the all powerful brain weasels… this did not happen.
But considering I was so eager for it, and I’m really looking forward to it, I decided that if I wasn’t going to finish, then damn it, I would make it better. Considering that all I’d done was sew most of the hood, it just needs edging as I’m not happy with what’s been done, and cut out the kirtle and shift, I had everything pretty wide open.
(Then I realized I’d already cut the kirtle out (except for gores), and things were looking much better.)
So now? I’m going to handsew the fucking lot of it. I’m thinking I’ll also partly take apart the hood and handsew a few things on it I’m not totally happy with (such as seam finishing). My tentative goal is the end of May, but if it’s earlier, I’ll be thrilled. I’m using it as an excercise in forcing myself to complete everything and take no shortcuts.
And it shall be most excellent.