Last April, Master Phillipe de Lyon taught a class on pewter casting at the SCA event It Takes My Child to Raze a Village (an awesome event where children are the stars). It turns out that you can do simple pewter casting with very inexpensive materials. I thought this was really quite amazing, so I
One of my favorite pairs of gloves started falling apart last winter. I believe strongly that we throw away too many things in our culture, and I was determined to fix them. It worked beautifully! In this post I will show you how you can fix this problem on your own favorite gloves. The before
Can’t figure out what to give people for the holidays? Lip balm is easy and quick to make, almost everyone appreciates it, and it can be customized for personal tastes with minimal effort. Many recipes exist online, but I find that most of them are far more complicated than necessary, requiring various exotic butters and
In most fantasy novels that I read, there seems to be this market stall food called sausage rolls or meatrolls, that protagonists grab before journeying off on their quests. I have been salivating over this concept as long as I’ve read about it, and a few years ago I decided I was going to make
I just made the coolest shirt, and I’m going to share how to make it with you! I’m so excited by how this turned out. It’s a spiderweb shirt, just in time for Halloween. This shirt takes a lot of patience to make, but it’s definitely worth the effort. Read on to find out how
Ready to learn how to make an incredibly simple bra? This was so easy to make, and I’ve worn it as often as I can get away with it since making it. A few months ago, I saw a pack of three tank tops for $5 at Meijer. When I opened up the package, I
I got a gorgeous dress many years ago in Mexico. It’s a sort of infinity dress, where I can re-tie the neckline in several different ways. There is one problem with the dress: the cut of the dress makes wearing a bra with it very difficult, and the dress is too thin to wear without one.
My favorite sweatshirt is my Tufts sweatshirt, and I have been wearing it steadily for almost 6 years now. While I do adore it, I have wished for some time that it was a zip-up sweatshirt, as I have temperature control issues and much prefer clothing that layers better than pullover sweatshirts. Two days ago,