If you read yesterdays post, you know that Greg and I warped up another project after we finished our inkle trim. This one was quick and easy….Kitty Collars! With 7 kittens it’s hard to remember which are girls and boys and since they are ready to go to new homes now I thought it would be easier to identify them with color coded collars.
These are simple 1/2’ bands with snap closures, in Pink and Blue of course….I’m so traditional.
This past few months I’ve been working on a gift for a “secret swap” I’m part of called Noblesse Largesse. It’s made up of people who do medieval re-enactment through the SCA, or The Society for Creative Anachronism. The organizers had each of us fill out a questionnaire about our persona and interests and then we were each given someone to make a gift for. I received mine today:
It’s a pocket that is meant to be tied at my waist and carry my money and other small things. The maker hand sewed 162 pearls on it! It is lined and the black parts are velvet.
I’m going to show you what I made too; but I haven’t had a chance to mail it yet; so don’t tell! I’m not going to tell you who I’m sending it to anyway….
My recipient was a little vague in what she liked, so I kind of had to wing it. I started out by making a jewelry box:
The words on the sides are Latin and say “In amore forma plus valet qualm auctoritas”, which means “In love, beauty counts for more than good advice”.
Then I decided I needed to put some jewelry in the box.
The final step was to write a letter as if it was from my persona, a merchant woman of 1550’s Venice, Italy. Since calligraphy is not my forte’, and I don’t know anyone close by to do it for me, I chose to use my computer printer. (Oh horrors! Think of it as my scribe, lol.) I did, however, put it on handmade paper that I made last year.
I’ve blocked the name on here until it’s received, just in case she should see it! Hope you enjoyed all of my fun projects; more tomorrow.