But quite busy, and this is only a small update. I returned from the harper’s workshop on Sunday evening, just to attend the Latin exam on Monday morning and then I’ve been utterly useless until today evening due to lack of sleep during the last two months.
So you may excuse the lack of updates lately, but I promise you that I will make a post about my birthday and harp this week.
Lilibeth, if you read this: I’m sorry I didn’t call you yesterday, but I was really, really at the end of my rope. I’m off to training in about one hour, but as soon as I will see you online, I’m going to conquer the phone and call you, darling.
That’s done, so now I’m going to examine my new sports trousers. I think they’ll need some embellishment.
No, not really. It’s more like the harper seminar I got from my family for my 21st birthday and the last hours before my Latin exam. I just wanted to tell you so that you don’t wonder where I have gone for the next week.
So I’ll leave you with this picture of the sweet autumnal bouquet Teli brought me for my birthday and the promise of pictures of the rest of my birthday presents including my new harp ^^ next week.
Plus, I’m planning to torture you again with loads of character concepts for steampunk including endless sermons about the details of the costume designs. Fear me! ;)
And maybe I’ll be able to show you some pictures from the con, too.
My sketchbook looked horrible. No wonder, it’s been carried around in my everything-eating backpack for some month now. And as I couldn’t tolerate this and as it was a point on my to sew list anyway, I made a book wrapper.
The fabric was a leftover from my (not finished and character changed) Honoria dress and the bias tape was already there, too, so I might also call this a recycling action. :)
As for the design, Teli came up with it when she visited me on my birthday on sunday. First I wanted to colour the compass rose red, but it didn’t work out, and I think it looks very nice in white, too.
I must admit that I’ve got a kind of thing for nautical symbols… ^^
But now I’m going to return to my Latin books and my to sew list.
When I was wandering trough the upper town about two weeks ago I couldn’t resist and went into the comic shop. Said comic shop is on the mezzanine of one of the old houses up there, pretty small and stuffed to the brim with things wonderful and whimsical. And just as I thought I wouldn’t find anything today and wanted to leave, a small, nearly quadratic book catched my eye. It was Mouse Guard: Winter 1152. The sign next to the book said that it was the second volume and I’m someone who craves for continuity, so I inquired if there was a first one, too.
And so I ended up with Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 and my heart filled with love for David Petersen’s creation and creatures. The adventures of Saxon, Rand, Sadie, Kenzie and especially Lieam, the little red mouse don’t need so much words, they are heartwarming without any explanation.
Plus, here’s the official site. And right after my birthday I’m going to get Winter 1152.
I love the celtic influence in the artworks of the "historical" part.
The little grey fellow that’s scampering between the pages and that fits so awfully well for Mouse Guard once belonged to my grandmother when she was dancing in the theatre in the Pied Piper of Hamelin in a ballet.
It’s done. My first very own Steampunk LARP. And even though there were some flaws, it was a great experience. Plus, I met some really interesting characters – in time and out time.
I don’t have any photos yet and I just came home some hours ago. I didn’t sleep more than nine hours this weekend so far and there’s so much more to be done during the next week – get the new homepage (I’ll need a Satyr for this), collect all the pictures, clean up and so on.
I’ll tell you all about it when I get the photographs.
So, it’s Wednesday and the Steampunk LARP is on Saturday. I hope you’re not too confused that I didn’t write during the last days, but I’m really, really busy. I hope I’ll be able to post an update before I’m off to Darmstadt and a big adventure, but I can’t promise a thing.
I hope you’re all having a great time at the moment.
Love and a good night from
A tired Hedgefairy
Only English words today, I don’t know why… anyway:
- Haberdashery – Isn’t that word and his content great?
- Twirl – It sounds so warm and green with a little orange to me… and a little off-white.
- Pig – I like pigs and I like the word. What more to say?
- Cradle – An old-fashioned one, of course. Maybe with a sheepskin in it, maybe made of woven willow, with a baldachin or wheels.
- Enchanted – I originally wanted to pick disenchanted but I found it to dark and sad for a list like the above. ^^
It’s getting colder again. I embrace this change of weather towards autumn, but I definitely am ashamed that I didn’t go swimming once. Sure, there are indoor swimming pools, but it is just not the same. Well, maybe it will be a little bit warmer when I travel to the south to my mother’s the next time… anyway.
When I was there – in the south, at my mother’s – last weekend, it was also quite chilly. We originally wanted to go to the flea market but the weather didn’t want us to so we went into the blackberries instead. As my mother’s house is settled at the foot of a hill where vast amounts of blackberry shrubs grow we had not to go far to pick the richest fruits. It’s a kind of tradition for my mother and me to go to the hills for blackberries in late summer and early autumn.
On sunday when I awoke I heard the not-so-distant baa of sheep through my open window and when I went there and looked outside there was a nice, large flock of white, cloud-like wooly beings on the hayfield on the other side of the small path that leads into the woods.
I spent hours picking blackberries and apples and pears (And some of the apples I brought here to Marburg for Abigail and Kajal. They were delighted.). I could indeed show you even more and more pictures of sheep, but I think these three above are a pretty good choice to sum it up.
On Sunday when I returned together with my mother it was the last day of the medieval fair at the castle gardens here in Marburg. Sure, the fair was small, but nice and I met several acquaintances of mine. I also got me my first own bone folder (a bookbinding tool, for those of you who don’t know) and another mug. It seems that I can’t go from a fair without a tea-cup… it’s like other girls and shoes.
Maybe you know that normally I’m not a person for blue things, but I really like the glaze of my mug, as well as those three little legs.