I feel it’s been ages since I’ve done a proper sewing round up of kit and general projects, so in the lull between event and event write up I would like to share with you an overview of recent projects. I hope you enjoy, but be warned it’s a bit of a long post …
Earlier this year I wrote a little of Judith’s inspiration soup and showed the kit I had quickly pulled together. Months have passed and I have had a chance to develop the kit further; and I would like to share some of her garb with you, as she progresses from adventuring Esquire through to Lady Knight.
Sometimes losing a character can come at the worst time, particularly when you might only have a few days or a week tops to pull together an idea or kit. Having recently gone through this drama myself, I have a few words on tackling such a circumstance. This does not cover preparing a spare character for fests, but some of the principles still hold.
There’s a little voice that speaks to all sewists sometimes. It’s the voice of doubts – full of questions and comments and general nastiness. It talks us down, and makes us doubt and avoid working on projects, telling us we’re not skilled enough, that things are too hard, that we’re going to ruin the beautiful things we’re working on.
But that voice is a liar.
And here’s a hope at putting it in its place and back in its box.
With the nights darkening, the leaves turning in hue and the mornings often shrouded in mist – I can safely say that autumn is here! A time for smooth hot chocolate with marshmallows, snuggly jumpers, pumpkin soup and atmospheric adventures! Perhaps, with luck, even night sites dusted with snow or sprinkled with stars …
I thoroughly enjoy adventuring in autumn and winter even though I am uncomfortable with the cold. So, as usual, I enclose below a collection of hits and tips for the new (and not so new) LARPers in the community to help you keep gaming during this slower colder period of the year.