Archive | March, 2012

My birthday hat

29 Mar

Today is my birthday!

I am wearing a fancy hat!

Happy birthday to me!


As soon as I get finished working/dicking around on the interwebs, I am going to put on some sparkly makeup and some glitter and a purple dress!


The Hunger Games – mah Capitol Citizen costume!

25 Mar

So, as you may recall, I did a costume for the Hunger Games premiere. Given that I’m elbows deep in the Renaissance Festival Sewing Project From Hell (not to be confused with any previous Renaissance Festival Sewing Projects From Hell), the short break from somewhere in the 1500s was delightful. Oh, and I only sewed one thing (the hat, of which I am so proud. I’ve been carrying it around in my purse and showing it to people. Just off-the-cuff. “I’ll have a large sweet tea. Here, let me show you the hat I made and tell you all about its construction.”)



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What I’m Reading

16 Mar

First: I know I haven’t posted in 14 days. In that time I constructed and reconstructed my bodice something like three times, finally gave up, and started working on my pants, but I still can’t bring myself to talk about it in detail without getting a little shaky, so! instead of forcing myself to do things I dislike*, I’m going to post a link to a costuming blog I’ve been enjoying: The Radclyffe.

The Radclyffe is a blog of Costuming Projects by Kat Brown, who performs with the Guild of St. George at the Bristol Renaissance Faire. I’ve never met the author–I came upon her blog through another blog that I think I stumbled on via the forums, but I can’t be entirely sure about that because my memory, she is like unto a leaky faucet. By which I mean I forget to do things. Anyway, I’ve really been enjoying it. Her blog, not my leaky faucet of a short-term memory. The blog is fairly new, like mine, but unlike mine, she’s got some really great pictures of some really well-made costumes, including some of a gorgeous Earl of Oxford costume she’s been working on for herself (!!!). I am chockablock full of envy and awe, and am fully digging it. So while you’re waiting for me to get back here and bitch about how bad I am at sewing, check out what an actual seamstress can create!

*which I do plenty, given that I go to the gym two or three times a week, drink half-cut tea, and also sew all the damn time

Fabric shopping in the biscuit household

2 Mar

stone biscuit: “I’m ordering my new shoes for faire.”

mr. biscuit: “Ok.”

stone biscuit: “I’m also ordering that fabric I was telling you about.”

mr. biscuit: “Ok.”


stone biscuit: “It’s $15 a yard, would three yards be too much?”

mr. biscuit: “Too much financially, or too much fabric?”

stone biscuit: “Financially. There is no such thing as too much fabric.”

mr. biscuit: “When the fabric has no place to live, and has wound up on the floor, and Lamby-toes has made a bed of it, I would argue that there is, in fact, too much fabric.”

stone biscuit: “It has a place to live. It lives on the floor.”

mr. biscuit: [long suffering sigh] “Yes, baby, we can afford three yards.”


stone biscuit: “What about four?”

mr. biscuit: “If you were going to make do with two, but you’re getting three–”

stone biscuit: “I KNOW. But it’s SO PRETTY.”

mr. biscuit: “So are you, but I’m not buying bunches of you on the internet.”

stone biscuit: “You would if you could!”

mr. biscuit: “But I can’t, because I don’t have that much money!”

Le Corset: Les Pictures

2 Mar

I was reminded that nothing is real on the internet unless there are pictures of it, so: corset pictures.
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