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Fair pictures are up! http://www.davebrownphotos.com/gallery2/v/Events/2007/07RenFaire/2007_06-02_DayOne/11NaughtyBaudyTavern/?g2_page=4 I'm particularly fond of the thumbnail which features me from the tip of my nose down :)

1. Would your mother approve of the way you do your laundry? Why or why not?

2. What did you have for dinner last night?

3. Are you planting a garden this year?

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theloriest
Jun. 8th, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
1. Yes and no. Yes because hey! At least the clothes get cleaned. And no, because they get stuffed in all together and then usually languish in the basket or on the floor for a week or more before I finally get around to actually putting them away.

2. I had halibut tacos and yukitan lime soup from the Bear Tooth. And beer. Lots of beer.

3. I wanted to plant some flowers and herbs, but because of this trip I didn't want to plant and then let them die as they'd then get ignored for 2 weeks. So I'll wait until next summer.
jdawgspi
Jun. 8th, 2007 06:01 pm (UTC)
Aw man! I can't not show up now! Those pictures of Dana's Gracie pouting are hilarious.


1.No. I insist on washing jeans and towels together.
2. Fried chicken.
3. I wish. : (
sweeny_todd
Jun. 8th, 2007 09:34 pm (UTC)
1. I guess..

2. chicken curry with basmati rice

3. I just got a really cute planter for my birthday, so I will at the very least have flowers ^_^
ralenth
Jun. 9th, 2007 12:03 am (UTC)
Cute pictures!

1. She'd better. I've seen the way she does her laundry.

2. Uh, nothing normal. It was hormonal binging. I had jalapeños in prickly pear jelly, pumpkin seeds and edamame.

3. No. I don't have any place to do so.
crisavec
Jun. 9th, 2007 12:40 am (UTC)
Doh!

I ALWAYS forget about the thumbnail routine having "issues" with vertical photos. Sorry about that!
ghost_light
Jun. 9th, 2007 01:46 am (UTC)
Please, don't worry about it - I think it's hysterical!
brit_brat100
Jun. 9th, 2007 07:19 am (UTC)
First of all, I'm a faire newb, but I went last year, in a medival outfit, but I totally want faire garb!! But it's uber expensive at faire and I can't sew. Know any place online that's not going to kill me with the prices?

1. Yeah, my mom made me start doing my own laundry when I was 8. I do it the same way I did then.

2. Last night's dinner was thai food with my parents.

3. Right now, I don't have a garden, but I do have organic cilantro and basil on the kitchen window ledge, as well as a cactus on my succulent on my desk.
xpioti
Jun. 13th, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Skirts are Incredibly Easy to make. A chemise (the white/off-white shirt under the bodice) is basically a really long t-shirt with a fancy neckline. So really the only thing that you need to buy is a bodice. Check out http://sca.org/newcomers.html as a good starting point; there are tons of garb-makers online -- geeks are often Rennies. :)

The basic pointers:
- stick with 'natural' fabrics -- cotton, linen, rayon, that sort of thing. It breathes -- and looks -- better. Polyester Bad.
- no prints, silkscreened images, etc.
- you're a girl, so your feet'll be mostly obscured by your skirts; wear dark shoes and you're fine. Heck, black sneakers work great.
- purple and black cloth were Expensive in the 1500s, so were only worn by nobility. For color ideas, look at Scottish clan tartans; the colors used were originally dictated by the dyes available locally.

To make a skirt:
Decide how long you want the skirt; say, 42". For a decent skirt, you'll want at least three panels; I'm a hedonist and use 4 panels. Add a couple inches for the hems (say 1" for the bottom and 3" for the top) to the length (42+4=48), multiply the length by the number of panels (48*3=144), and get at least that much fabric (4 yards). Cut the fabric into panel lengths; the machined edges of the fabric will be the side hems of each panel. Sew the machined edges of your panels together into a tube. Hem one end of the tube and call it the bottom of the skirt. Hem 1" of the other end of the tube, fold it over toward the inside (the "ugly" side) and sew it down; this leaves you with a channel at the waist. Thread a drawstring through the channel.

Voila, basic Ren skirt! Make two in contrasting colors and layer! Make the skirt a bit longer than you think you need; if it's too long, you can pull up a corner and tuck it into your belt, or tie knots around the hem, or loop ribbons through the waistband and use them to hike the skirt up. Keep at least one skirt long, though, to obscure your feet -- shoes are expensive!

One thing to remember is that Good Girls Lace Down -- your bodice should tie at your waist. If it ties at the top, it's rather easy to remove. ;)
xpioti
Jun. 13th, 2007 05:58 am (UTC)
I was once told that there are three ways to wear a bodice. This was told to me by a man selling bodices.

1. "Hello, my name is Xpioti and these are my boobs."
2. "Hello, these are my boobs and my name is Xpioti."
3. "TITS!!!"

Incidentally, the bodice that they sold me is, without question, the best bodice I own. Excellent diaphragm support! ("Hello, my name is Xpioti and I'm a lazy flautist." ;D)
salixnoir
Jul. 18th, 2007 10:21 am (UTC)
Thumbnail pic, Hee Hee. Is that Mark with you in pic #RF-RedLegs0010.jpg? Now I'm going to have to find my old faire pictures when I was with the Ring of Steel.

1. She wouldn't care one way or the other. And who said I do laundry anyway?

2. Honey Teriyaki Noodles

3. I haven't gotten around to doing the Moon garden this year. But I need to plan some things for the garden as we got some neat pieces at the Design Toscano Warehouse Sale. (dent & scratch) We got http://www.designtoscano.com/jump.jsp?itemID=4970&itemType=PRODUCT which I want to place in the middle of the yard & plant some small annuals around it. And we got http://www.designtoscano.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=5444&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=66&iSubCat=68&iProductID=5444 & http://www.designtoscano.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=5446&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=66&iSubCat=68&iProductID=5446 which I'm thinking of putting under the walnut tree, where there is a small field of poppies creating a background every year.

We already have this guy under the maple tree http://www.designtoscano.com/jump.jsp?itemID=6228&itemType=PRODUCT & the little lovely on the left http://www.designtoscano.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=3634&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=21&iSubCat=23&iProductID=3634 presides over my fairy ring. We just haven't figured out where we are putting this guy http://www.designtoscano.com/jump.jsp?itemID=6162&itemType=PRODUCT LOL. It's going to start getting crowded out there. I guess I'm going to need some huge... tracts of land.

Oh, & check these out:
http://www.designtoscano.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=7211&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=66&iSubCat=73&iProductID=7211
http://www.designtoscano.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=7644&itemType=PRODUCT&iMainCat=66&iSubCat=73&iProductID=7644
Braaaains!
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