Thrift Hauls February & March ’17

It’s almost the end of the month again and I still haven’t gotten around taking pictures of my hauls from the last two months. I’m sorry about it but we’ll have to make do with the videos I shot for them.

I hope you enjoy them anyway! Have you had any thrifting luck lately?

A short Changeling PSA

Remember the Wunderkammer Chronicles I wrote about here?
It’s alive. And kicking. And sprinkling fairy dust. Badass fairy dust.

What I want it to become is a lifestyle community for like-minded individuals, not only roleplayers.
You identify with the whole Changeling concept, feeling like half of you belongs to this world and the other half to another? Come join us.
You like faeries, fairy tales, urban fantasy or dressing like a storybook character (Dolly, Strega, Lolita, Neo-Victorian, Punk, Steampunk, all alternatives are welcome! You’re also welcome if you don’t dress weirdly.)? Come join us.
You love making do, crafting, reviving traditions, witchcraft and a picturesque, mori-ish lifestyle? Come join us.
You’re into pastels, magical girls, over-sugared cupcakes and glitter? Come join us.
You want to play Changeling: The Dreaming in a forum with others who enjoy it? Come f*cking join us.

I want this to be a place for us who are always in another world with at least one foot, I want this to be a place where we can be ourselves and play pretend. I want this to be a balefire that keeps banality at bay.

Come join us. We’re there, and we’re waiting for you.
Bring your friends.

The Wunderkammer Chronicles.

Finished Things Saturday: Canteen, Revamped

Revamped Canteen, made with an army surplus canteen and an old leather sofa

One of the most important things to carry around when LARPing is a bottle of water, especially when you’re at a game where you run around a lot, probably get into fights and get overall exhausted, most probably under the burning sun. I have a canteen for that, and while it was sensible and okay it wasn’t really pretty.

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Bambi has the same (and I couldn’t find pictures of mine before), we both bought it for less than 8,-€ and it doesn’t disturb the big picture too much. However there was room for improvement. I found improvement in the form of leather scavenged from a sofa destined for the dump.

Revamped Canteen, made with an army surplus canteen and an old leather sofa

I took the old wool cover apart, used it as a pattern for the leather pieces and then just sewed the new cover directly on my canteen. The top is still visible but it’s handier this way and it’s not really disruptive, either, so I decided to keep it that way for now. Now, pretty might not be the right word for how it looks now, but it is far more satisfying.

What projects did you work on this week?

Have a wonderful weekend!

Inktober 2016: Days 21-26ish?

Inktober 2016: Juggling Dragon / Hedgefairy Tales

I know, October’s long gone by now. But when my Dad complained about my lack of art tumblr updates during his visit with us I remembered that I hadn’t even shown the last few Inktober drawings here!

The juggling dragon above was actually a commission I did during Inktober (with ink) so I didn’t add the date. I don’t know whether it’s the 21st or something towards the very end of the month but it made for a nice intro picture, anyway.

Inktober 2016: In this Style: Fleur de Lis / Hedgefairy Tales

During Inktober I didn’t only find out that I adore and actually prefer traditional pen-and-ink inking but also that I like working with patterns.

Inktober 2016: Testing Dragon / Hedgefairy Tales

I think I did this one as a trying-to-draw-a-dragon piece for the commission above so it might actually be earlier…

Inktober 2016: Schweinhorn / Hedgefairy Tales

This one is actually a friend’s silly pun – but it only works in German. Sorry. It’s a unihog, and I think it looks pretty cool and badass.

Inktober 2016: Quoth / Hedgefairy Tales

I think this raven is one of my favourite drawings from this specific Inktober. I’m considering adding some colour or texture and making it into a postcard design.

Inktober 2016: Moth of Wisdom / Hedgefairy Tales

And last but not least I felt like doing something along the Strega/occult tumblr aesthetic. Here, have a fantasy moth with goat’s eyes on its wings.

Overall Inktober taught me so much. I can’t wait for this year’s!