Monday, September 21, 2009


Well, sorry I haven't posted for a while. but I have been up to some fun things. First I crocheted and knitted a "interesting" neck, scarf thingy that I found on etsy. Second I almost finished my bonnet, the only thing left to do is put the ribbon under the hat. So without further adieu here are the pictures.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Sheerwood Forest Party

Sherwood Forest Costume Party

October 3rd, 2009

Wayfarers State Park, BigforkDay Use Area1:30p.m. - ?

We will be hosting a Robin Hood/Maid Marian costume party. Wear a Robin Hood themed costume, (no tights please!) or your favorite medieval outfit. Be creative, come as Robin Hood, The Sheriff of Nottingham , Little John, or a peasant. (Ladies as maidens)

Please bring a no mess, finger food snack to share. (and bring your own apple maybe?)

We will have some games, and great photo shoots. Families welcome and bring friends!

If you have any questions please call Hannah or Megan. Or leave a comment . (Because this is an open blog our phone numbers will not be listed)If the date conflicts with your family schedule, contact us ASAP

Monday, September 14, 2009

"Puffy Shirt"

My brother Luke wanted a "Puffy" pirate, Robin Hood, Crusoe, medieval, fencing shirt. So after some debate about what he actually wanted, I finally just made him this shirt using a McCall's pattern. "I" really like the way it turned out, Luke is somewhat pleased (he says it is too "Puffy") but I think He likes it good enough. A while ago I also made his these breeches, and a cape.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Fingerless gloves

I had some left over wool ease yarn (my favorite) so I made a pair of fingerless gloves for the fall. They are kinda weird but I like them. This time of year I look forward to the fall and all its lovely colors, but by the end of November I'm dying for summer. I have discontentment issues with the weather, whatever its not I want it to be (most the time) like,

Winter- summer,

Fall- summer,

Spring- Summer, (do you notice a pattern?)

Summer- fall,

sunny- Happy! (unless we can't go swimming that day)

snow- sunny

muddy- sunny

rainy- sunny

Windy- lov'in it! (I love the wind, unless it's dusty)

slushy- sunny

hailing- sunny

Monday, September 7, 2009


Since I had extra fabric from my underskirt I decided to try another bonnet. I'm liking it much better then my first one. It's about half way done. Here is a picture of it in progress.

Friday, September 4, 2009


Well, my dress is completely, and utterly, finished! I couldn't find metal clasps, but I did find these large cloth covered hook and eyes. They worked, and plus they were on sale. So I just stuck them on and I really like the way they look so, unless I find some really neat metal clasps, they're here to stay.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Medieval Dress

I pretty much finished my medieval dress today! The only thing unfinished is the clasps or belt, to keep the skirt up. I'm not sure if I like the belt idea, so Hannah said that I should do like a metal clasp, I liked it. The dress came together very nicely, and is oh so much fun to wear.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Sewing Room

Yesterday I got the fabric to make this (unauthentic) medieval dress. I'm doing the view with the picked up hem. For the dress I got a dark brown suiting fabric (it was cheap) and for the underskirt I got a kinda pinkish almost taffeta like fabric for very cheep (it was only a dollar a yard!) at Joann's.
Today I made the underskirt, I thought while I was making it that it was going to be to small, but besides having to "suck it in" when I'm putting it on, it fits great and plus, it's only the underskirt. When it was finished I didn't even have to cut inches off the bottom, I hemmed it up and it was the absolute right length! I thought it turned out very pretty (just don't ask to look on the inside). OK now I now your thinking "Megan, how in the world is that ever going to be wearable with that train! It's going to pick up all sorts of icky things when you walk in it like , sticks, pine cones and leftover bionicle pieces forgotten in the lawn." But It's so much fun to walk around in, I feel like royalty going to a ball, that I just couldn't get myself to cut it off. If it does become to much of a problem, though I might do a bustle like thing that they do on wedding dress trains. Oh, and looking at it I noticed that It would work perfect for a late Victorian fancy skirt!