in which our plucky heroine notices improvement:
It feels like I am living in the middle of a storm of creativity lately, as if the tide has finally turned from the long drought that began with my cancer diagnosis four years ago...
Russ wanted to paint a heraldic banner for his wife, similar to the one that I made for him as part of Sekrit Santa last year, and asked me if I was willing to draw up the design. I of course said yes, because A: heraldic drawing is one of my superpowers, B: because more heraldic banners and suchlike adds pageantry to the game we are playing, and C: because Russ is all sorts of helpful, so my being able to help him is a good thing!
I ended up using the window as a light box, since the banner is rather large. Indeed, I used it twice, once to reverse the rampant wolf motif, and a second time when transferring the drawing to the fabric.
I have been refurbishing an older SCA underdress of mine, fixing the wonky neckline and shoulders, by adding an embroidered replacement yoke* in exchange for an experimental neckline that worked poorly.
The undergown fits a lot better, because it no longer slips about randomly orbiting the neck and shoulders. Still need to work on seam-finishing the inside edges where I cut away the old neckline, and now I should be able to get quite a few more years of wear out of the garment.
May SMART goals
May SMART goals
|#||THINGS MADE||THINGS FIXED||THINGS GONE|
|1||printed trim samples||caged feral roses||cardboard recycling|
|2||banner design||block printed |
*a closer look at the simple embroidery on the replacement yoke: