It’s a new year! While I am usually overwhelmed by possibility and eager to start the new year’s projects, this past year has ended on a difficult note for me, personally. I am having a hard time being excited about 2016 and what it will bring. I want to take a minute or two to look back at my finished projects for 2015.
Embroidered Head Cloth for Dena: A quick and sweet little embroidery/handsewing project for a friend, with elements of her heraldry on the back.
Court Barony Scroll for Sabina: A tongue in cheek, fun scroll for a friend’s Court Barony. My first real scribal commission. The first time I’ve ever deliberately defaced my scribal work.
Prick and Pounce Tutorial: I’m counting this as a project because I feel strongly about the roll of tutorials and sharing knowledge in educating people. Still my favorite way to transfer patterns.
Rabbit’s Lion Scroll: First time really experimenting with pigments treated in a period manner, first (semi-successful) gilding on a scroll.
Badge Cup Cover: My heraldry passed, and now I want to put my badge on ALL THE THINGS. Starting with this cup cover, that attaches to my goblet stem so I don’t lose it.
Dragon Pouch Collaboration: A fun little thing I did with my friend Lia to sponsor a fighter in a tournament where the buy-in was an item made by an artisan (or two!).
Queen’s Champion Invitations: Last minute call to make pretty invites for an event.
Cantigas de Santa Maria Pouches (and part two): An artisan trade with a friend, based on two pouches from a medieval manuscript.
Cut and Thrust Championship Scroll: A kingdom-level award scroll based on a renaissance fencing manual plate.
These aren’t all the projects I’ve don’t this year, but they are all the ones I’ve blogged about.
I blogged about these red hose in progress, but I need to do a completed project post for them and the ginger version.
I made myself a beautiful Roman outfit.
The write up for this ridiculous scroll is coming. I promise. It may be two or three entries long. It was a monster.
Finally managed to fire this plate (third time’s the charm, right?) It lives on a shelf high up and away from danger.
Calligraphed a poem for a very dear friend.
Worked hard on learning to be a proper heraldic artist.
Wrote out the calligraphy for the invitations to our Baronial fall event.
Finished this monstrous endeavor. It ended up being shorter than I thought it needed to be initially, which made me cry, but it turned out okay in the end. Write up coming.
Made a 14th century frilled veil. That I kind of hate and want to remake.
Practiced the Japanese art of Kintsugi.
Made a pair of garters for my friend Cecilie.
Calligraphed this award, which is not for the SCA (but still looks amaze!)
All in all, it’s been a productive year. I think I’ve missed a couple things, actually. Next up will be discussion of some projects I’m hoping to accomplish this coming year, and some changes I’ll be making to the site. Happy New Year, everyone!