Rainy-Day Mending (an AESTHETIC journey)

IN WHICH our intrepid recreatirix takes advantage of the all too infrequent rains of eastern central Texas to bundle up in a jumper (after turning up the aircon; just cause it’s rainy doesn’t mean it’s COLD), drink WAY too much tea, and dive into the mending basket that she’s been ignoring for over a year.

This is a bit of a stylistic departure for me, I don’t often make no-commentary videos, but I really just wanted a video with music and rain (so much rain) this time. Feel free to grab a cuppa and join me in some wonderfully hygge vibes, and jump into your own mending pile with me and the rain for company.

Medieval Accessories: Making an Embroidered Pilgrim’s Bag

IN WHICH our intrepid recreatrix frantically shuffles around projects in order to make this medieval embroidered pilgrim’s bag much sooner than expected. Based on the miniatures in the Cantigas de Santa Maria, this lovely accessory, embellished with silk chain stitch, exists solely so that I might give it away to one of you to celebrate 1000 subscribers (and also 2000, since we passed that milestone last weekend as well!).

(Giveaway has since closed)