Last Saturday, I was at the Michigan RenFest in Holly, Michigan. I decided to work on a costume this year and I made a skirt. The rest of the costume are items that were given or loaned to me with my embellishments. I wanted to look more like a hobbit type of peasant. I think it was ok for a first attempt at a costume. We get to the festival early because my husband does the Highland games there. So here is the quiet of the festival just before the gates open.
Some nice people took pics for me. Oh, I did get fairy dusted and make a wish. I sat on the Throne of swords and felt like a Queen in the game of thrones, I mean swords. Lol. It’s a fun day to make-believe and leave it all behind.
I listened to my favorite band, Tartanic and they had Mandolete as a guest drummer. I love the bagpipes. I took a picture of the Cd girl because, wow. I was truly jealous. Dang!
The highland games. Yes a pirate ship in the background not a porta potty. Love the costumes and the fun.
Here are more sights and the after party in the pub. I didn’t see some things because of the rain. But while the guys were, bs…. I mean talking I did a little shopping. Love my stuff. All hand made. The pumpkin, too.
I want to share a little story about the hand printed cards. They are made by a man in a shop called Ormworks. Find it at RenFest it is in a little side street. He is very funny and make all types of these hand printed cards and wall art. Several years ago when I was very , very broke I wanted to buy a special art piece for someone to be a gift. I could not afford it so I settled and bought a few cards. He sensed I was upset that I couldn’t get the expensive gift. So he GAVE me a dated special edition piece dated theprevious year so I could have some art of size. I cried at the time. And every year I go back and buy cards and coloring pages that he prints. He printed his Grown up coloring pages before it became a “thing.” I really love his work and his generosity. He carves all the print on blocks. Amazing artist.
Then we came home to bad weather this week causing more trim to have to be worked on… when it dries out. And I have a little infection in my finger nail bed that is now in the finger. On my dominant hand, and finger. I am finding how much I type, sew, crochet, and overall use that finger. I hit it all the time, made for an irritating week. It is feeling better. Yes, I am soaking it, using peroxide, antibiotic spray and Epsom salts. Any other ideas are welcome. And yes I will seek medical attention if it isn’t better by next week. I just wanted to end on me giving the week the bird…. because it wasn’t really fun or magical like RenFest.
Watch for upcoming posts on the projects I am working on and a tutorial. Pinterest has some great ideas there.