Saturday 18 February 2012

Guess what I'm doing tomorrow?

Guess what I am going to do with these glassjars tomorrw? I have been saving them for over ten years, and now I finally know what to use them for... Are you interested in the recipes if it works out, even if they arent period?

Friday 17 February 2012


An old collegue of mine also has a shop, and he makes cool stuff put of wood, metal and leather. Patrik is a keen researcher and right now he is attending a course in metalwork. As you can see he is quite an artist, I  love his stuff and hope too see more of him in the future! Finish is everything to this man, and his skills makeme green of envy.
Patrik is a very thorough researcher and craftsman, which is something I highly appreciate and I am looking forward to getting my early 16th century belt that I have ordered (not in the one in the photo, but it will look similar). You can find his webbshop Hantverket (the hand craft) here! And yes, there is information in English too, now I just hope he will make a Facebookpage too so I can brag even more!

Thursday 16 February 2012

EvaJohanna studios!

Bad me for not posting anything for ages... Have loads that will show up here quite soon I hope, but for now I will start presenting some of my friends who do amazing stuff suited for the SCA (sorry Agnes dear, but your rockabillystore Like a Lady may have the name for SCA, but not the clothes ;-)).
First up is the amazingly talented Johanna, who last year moved to Germany for love and live on her craftsmanship, a true artist who makes everything from jewelry to photos and other art. Her style is quirky and personal, you know when you see one of her pieces that she is the woman behind it. Most of her works are custommade or made by vintage materials and every piece is unique. Be sure to check out her gorgeous laurel-necklace which also can be worn as a wreath, you can find it here (as the artist she is, she protects her photos so I couldnt nick it to show you here).

If you are in need of a truly unique coronet, she can make one of those for you too! You can see her work here and buy some at her Etsystore here, and do like her page at Facebook  if you want updates of her work!

Monday 3 October 2011

Liripipe-hood goes gollar

I have had this liripipe-hood for ages, it was one of the first things I made when I joined the SCA (again) in 2002. A few years later I lined it with rabbitfleece, but it became too warm and (the greater problem) too hard to put on. Now I have decided to redo it into a gollar, cut a piece off here, tweak some there and it should work pretty fine..
..but I had forgotten about the embroidery in the front! The question is, should I remove it and get a strange pattern i front of the gollar, or just keep it as is, with half on each side?

What do you think?

Sunday 2 October 2011

The Attackseamstress

What do you do when your best friend is going to an event and at 10pm realizes her sewingmachine cant handle that much fabric? The attackseamstress to the rescue fetches the dress, redo the old pleats (not done by said friend, its a dress she bought which needed some changes), do some mending and send it with her the following afternoon! M has redone the bodice of this dress, with only some help from me in making the toile, so all I can take credit for is the pleats and the dress came out goregous!
This is what it used to look like, after the first refitting, the pleats on the skirt had to be redone since the dress was to big to begin with and M ended up with ridicously lots of fabric in the front.
So from now on, I will be the attackseamstress.. most of you have probably heard of the Attack Laurel, I have no aspirations of ever becoming a Laurel, but I am a quite fast seamstress and I do love helping friends in need, especially when there isnt much time so... there you have it!

Thursday 1 September 2011

The Order of the Golden Ribbon

My Golden ribbon, Nordmark's award for service. It is illuminated by Adorian Piroska, and calligrafed by Oldfru Gota. This is by far my favorite scroll, it is actually me in the illumination doing what I often do; setting up the tables before the feast!

My husbands, unfortunately I can not remember who made it, and since they are all framed it is hard to check.

Sunday 21 August 2011

Award of Arms

Just for you guys to see... Both me and my husband have been lucky enough to get a few awards and were given scrolls for every one! So I thought I show them, as inspiration to others. I will take a few at a time, and thus begin with our AoA's.

Above is mine, illuminated by Adorian Piroska and calligrifed by Mäster Skafte Vaghorne.
And this is my husbands, entirely made by Ermingard Hawenthorn.