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Week 35

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Week 34I actually just snapped this picture while I was relaxing out on the patio. It’s the first self portrait with my glasses on.

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Week 33

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I received some amber as a gift. I wanted to create a necklace I could wear for my Iron Age reenacting. So I bought some carnelian to mix in with the amber. It is just a simple strung necklace. I had amber left over so I made some earrings that I can wear with the set or in daily life. I actually like the necklace enough I plan to wear it in my normal life too. amber&carnelian

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Week 32

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I needed an Elizabethan outfit this year for the reenacting season. So I started from the inside. I made two different smocks, a petticoat and finished my embroidered pocket. The first smock is the square neckline style. It was too wide so I gathered it into the neckline in the Italian Renaissance style.

smockI flat felled all my seams, which I really like doing because then nothing unravels after washing. 🙂

smockdetailThe last image is all the underpinnings together. I made a high neck style smock in the English Elizabethan style. I added ruffle into the collar. The pocket I embroidered in 2010 with linen thread. I finally finished it for this outfit by binding it with pink cotton.

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Week 31Spending some time hanging out in the beautiful neighborhood of Ballard.

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