CoBloWriMo – Aug 26 – Media and “stone age bread”

"Nordic" nut and seed loaf - read more on Happy Sushi Belly

“Nordic” nut and seed loaf – read more on Happy Sushi Belly

Today’s CoBloWriMo blog prompt topic is “media” – and instead of sharing thoughts on mass media and how it relates to my costuming, I thought I’d switch things up a little.

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Even more largesse – August 24 CoBloWriMo – Unexpected Source

Full line up of the SCA largesse I received - I kept one of the sets of candles for myself!

Full line up of the SCA largesse I received – I kept one of the sets of candles for myself!

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This is my August 24 entry for the CoBloWriMo challenge – Unexpected Source.

Some of the items I’ve received in Largess have let me down entirely new paths for craft and costume! For instance, a few years ago I volunteered at gate at an event, and was invited to pick something from largesse for a thank-you. I picked a wooden lucet fork, and that led my interest in trying lucet. (I’ve since replaced that wooden fork with a bone one from Warm Hearth Creations .)

I also have benefited from other gifts; items that I would have made for myself, but then didn’t need to because they came from largesse instead! One of these was a needlebook – I’ve since acquired two of them – one for my period-style sewing kits, and the other for my mundane one!

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Warhorse at the Military Museums

Two mounted combatants. These ladies put on an excellent show, trying to knock the ornament off the other's helm.

Two mounted combatants. These ladies put on an excellent show, trying to knock the ornament off the other’s helm.

On July 22, 2017, the SCA group in Calgary took part in “Warhorse” at the Military Museums.

“Horses have been a key part of the Military from ancient times to the modern day. We have some participants bringing horses to show off the medieval horse in various eras.”

 

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CoBloWriMo – August 21 – UFO

CoBloWriMo - Costume Blog Writing Month

CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

Oh… the UFO… Unfinished projects. One of those things that torments me… they sit in my sewing room waiting to be finished. Sometimes when they start bugging me enough they go into a bag and into one of my fabric closets. If I can’t see them they can’t keep bothering me, right?

The CoBloWriMo prompt for today is UFO – and I’ll just show ONE of my UFOs… which I wish I were further along with.

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CoBloWriMo – August 18 – Favourite Tool

CoBloWriMo - Costume Blog Writing Month

CoBloWriMo – Costume Blog Writing Month

I’ve skipped a few CoBloWriMo prompts because a) I’ve been running tight on time and b) I wasn’t feeling very inspired.

I realize that only a few days notice to start a new month-long project was just too short notice, and it’s making me more unhappy than happy… to basically only post about things I’ve done in the past, while I have so many projects I actually want to work on.

That being said… I DID feel inspired to talk today about the prompt…

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