Yay, after building this as a draft for weeks, it's finally done! If I would have made this out of leather, it would have been done months ago. This became an issue of scope creep, that is, the project just kept growing more and more out of my hands. At first, Jeff was going to … Continue reading The long awaited completion of the Alligator Coronet
I do wear Norman garb, too, even if I don't like to admit it. It's one of those "well, I'm married to one, so I need to look the part sometimes" gigs, much like how he also owns Byzantine garb, to humor me. This post is to help start build content for my Norman Garb … Continue reading Another Bliaut Battle: Why my husband needs to find a new persona before I strangle him with maunche sleeves. (Just kidding.)
This post serves as a boost and a brag. This year, the William Marshal Tournament at Pennsic War will be held on Monday of War Week, at the fort, from 5-7pm. This is correct on the Pennsic website, but NOT in the printed book. Please be advised of this error should you wish to compete … Continue reading “It’s 1183 and we’re barbarians!” The William Marshal Tournament @ Pennsic
I have a treasure trove of weird, short papers I've done throughout my academic and professional career. Every now and then, I revisit my folders to find a source, and run into an occasional gem of an essay that was either an assignment, or a way for me to start additional research that I never … Continue reading Insult “Culture” and Violence in Early Merovingian Gaul – short essay
[Yes, the woman who named her site after a VNV Nation song just dropped a Wu Tang reference. Not even sorry.] My husband has a huge head and a normal neck. Those of us who sew know what this means, it means a gaping maw of a neckline that shows off the Norman's delicate ginger … Continue reading “Protect ya neck!” Or, how Anna learned to hide Gieffrei’s delicate collarbones.
No, really. Somehow, it ended up in a box of our holiday decorations because that's how military packers and movers roll. We aren't pros, we have a basic know-how of the art thanks to a couple classes at Pennsic, and dropped a few hundred dollars on supplies because it sounded like a good idea at … Continue reading So, we remembered we had an enameling kit…
So I'm currently in the lead over at Fabrics-store.com's Reenactment and Costume Contest, which is sort of funny, because I had to get my arm twisted to enter anyway. It's even funnier than it's our Norman garb, but I digress, I could use some votes to stay on top! It's simple! Just make an account … Continue reading A quick favor to ask…