Gifts: AoA Band and Gardening Pad

Random nerd squee first: Dominion has a new expansion and it’s coming out in just a few weeks!!!  Dominion Strategy has previews of several of the new cards.  Woo!  Now on to your regularly scheduled blog post! This post is just about a couple gifts I’ve made.  Above is a simple leather circlet (an SCA

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Neck Coolers as Site Tokens + Largesse

Neck Coolers make awesome gifts, largesse, and site tokens for people in the SCA – or really, any other group that spends a lot of time outside in the hot summer sun, especially when mixed with exertion (armored combat, rapier combat, archery, equestrian, Habitat for Humanity/volunteering organizations…). What is a neck cooler?  It’s a long

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Custom Guitar Straps

I made two custom guitar straps last week!  Ever have that most beloved piece of equipment that is falling apart, and you just can’t find the suitable replacement?  Having it custom made will solve that problem. Bill’s favorite guitar strap was perfect: the curve fit over his shoulder and around his body at just the

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Shoe Heel Repair

Another shoe repair!  This one had some serious damage to one of the heels. As you can see, the right heel was completely worn through.  Not only that, but it was worn through where it touched the ground.  This required more than a simple patch. I added patches of strong black leather to the back,

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Fits Like a Glove

I’ve been using these as my rapier gloves for over four years now.  In fact, these gloves are the very first piece of rapier gear I made.  I didn’t realize that making your own gloves was odd until I showed up with them and everyone started oohing and aahing – it just seemed like a

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Alternating (Stripes) Pick-Up Inkle Weaving

I have shown many examples of my pick-up weaves on this site, but all of them have been in the baltic (basketweave) style.  There are many different kinds of pick-up weaving, though I’ve only tried three of them.  This post is on another version of pick-up inkle weaving: alternating pick-up, which I sometimes just refer

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Wooden SCA Box

Almost three years ago, DeForest and I had an awesome Saturday spending 3 hours going through our neighborhood garage sales.  One of the items I found was this great wooden box!  It now holds my everyday SCA items, separate from the garb chest behind it. It was a little beat up and dirty.  I gave

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Custom SCA Heavy Weapons Dagger Sheath

I designed and made a custom-fit heavy weapons dagger sheath for a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism, the medieval reenactment group I’m in. Heavy fighting weapons are typically made out of rattan, which is similar to bamboo, that is wrapped in padding and tape. It’s often useful for those that fight long-range weapons,

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Inkle Weaves

This post is all a bunch of random photos of inkle weaves I have made!  Above is some of the Midrealm trim that I donated as largesse in January. A few years ago, I laid out my current stash of weaving on a blanket to take some photos of it (my photography skills have improved

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