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Check out the following website.

www.burdastyle.com

It has a lot of free patterns.  It also has quite a few other patterns that you will need to pay for but the cost isn't prohibitive.

Recognise anyone....

While doing one of my random searches on the internet I came across a set of pictures of an extant red velvet frock that once belonged to Eleanora of Toledo.

The pictures were taken last year at the costume conference in Florence.

I am thinking the person in the top right hand corner wearing the denim jacket looks a little familiar. ;-) 

MY STUFF

arrived from Adelaide just half an hour ago, when I get home from work this afternoon I will get to unpack it! Yippee.

Posted mostly for my future reference but here for others to enjoy.

 

Knitting/ crochet pattern hereCollapse )
Tis enough for now but I still found some of the above rather cool

Not a pattern but a very dangerous website as far as the bank account is concerned.
http://www.knittersaddiction.com/
The yarns I like the most are the 2ply cashmere and the 1 ply silk/cashmere blend.

*Will need acces to ravelry to view these patterns

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Here are some pics from Midwinter the first one is of Ye Olde Miss C, Felix and myself.



One of the Royal Household on Satuday:


Here is one of there majesties at the tourney on Sunday.


All of the above photos were taken by Felix's Dad, Hugh

I am back from Midwinter!

And I had lots of fun!

Some highlights (note: not in any particular order).
> Finally found some orange wool (have been after this for ages to make a German frock), also bought some olive green wool.  Both were bought for $12p/m.
> Found some silk yarn at www.beautifulsilks.com.au for knitting Eleanora's hose.
> Got to catch up with lots of friends from all over the place. 
> Got to chat to one my apprentice sisters about being in Sydney during August (hint, hint Miss D).
> It was a special weekend for some very good friends of mine and also a special weekend for others I think are cool
     - Theodoric and Engeling stepped down and Gabs and Stanzi stepped up as King and Queen.  (I was starting to tear up by the end).
     - Sara and Rodrigo said goodbye as the Baron and Baroness of Stormhold and made way for Hanbal and Uta
     - Vandel was made a court baron
     - Hanbal was admitted into the order of the pelican.
     - Was inspired by the frockage I saw at that event to really get my but into gear to make something for myself.
> Was highly amused by the antics of friends at variou points.
> Was also highly amused by the goths who thought we were dressed strangely.


There were many more exciting things that happened and I will update as I think of them.

And just becaue i am bored....

I thought I would post some links to some cranach portraits...... (please excuse me not pointing out the difference between older and younger)

Shows a front opening in the sheer partlet of the breastfeeding woman
http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2009/03/12/2513824.htm

Woman on the left - orange dress with red trim
https://www.artnet.sk/Magazine/news/mason/mason3-24-3.asp

I like the green dress in the middle
http://www.thecityreview.com/wsom0916.jpg

I just like the detail on this one in general
http://www.1st-art-gallery.com/Lucas-(studio-Of)-Cranach/Judith-With-The-Head-Of-Holofernes,-C.1530.html

Like the frock on the left, and love the wringlets on the lady on the right.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mojosmom/2813642267/

Love the hair net, and the chemise and the colour of the dress
http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/lgSyx9YhxSAM318uQhMS1A

Hadn't seen this one before
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mike68/366281633/in/pool-1049186@N21

Love the gold on the high-necked chemise and the black brustfleck
http://www.bestpriceart.com/painting/?pid=86610
 

I have wooden Clogs!

I bought them saturday from a Danish Deli around the corner from Stabs' place.  They were $33.50 a pair.  Woohoo!