Showing posts from February, 2016

My Recent Regency Reticule Kick

Been on a bit of a reticule kick lately. Not only because I did not have a fabric version at the time, but also because I wanted to make something for the Francaise Dinner coming up in 2 weeks.  Anyway, both items were made with the upholstery fabric I purchased when I attended the Holiday Tea back in January. I added matching tassels and lace to make the bag on the left stand out, and make the one on the right just simple, as the designer fabric already had something going on.  To make your own, here is the free pattern by Aylwen Historical Costuming.  Happy Sewing 

Katsucon 2016: When the Fire Nation Attacked

Sorry I've been super late on my posts. Between work, getting projects done, and two new additions to my family being back to back, I haven't had time to post anything.  Anyway, two weekends ago (Valentine's Day weekend) my husband and I went to Katsucon in Oxen Hill, MD. He went as Professor Sam Oak, and I went as Nurse Joy.  The Nando's Peri-Peri chicken mascot joined in on the fun We had a brilliant but very cold time there at the Gaylord. Not only did we see friends we haven't seen for a year, but we also got to run our yearly panel the  Katsucon Pokemon Game Show  . It was a success and was running hot with just 20 minutes of starting… until the fire alarm was pulled, and all 1k of us having to evacuate into 21 degree weather (with a wind-chill, causing it to feel like it was below 5 degrees). Next thing we all know, we're being pushed back towards the garages and other areas far away from the hotel, to make way for the series of