Some new additions to our clothing and our calendar events

We have been busy making new clothes and applying for events, I also learned a new craft called whip cording which is super simple and very fun to do.

Some pics of the new clothing 🙂

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the whipcord

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new fight tunic for hubby

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New shift for me 🙂

Another very cool addition, actually 2 additions, are a new seax for the hubby and an amazingly handy book for me.

But the biggest step was made shortly after our 3 Th wedding anniversary, we got tattoo “wedding rings”. Hubby can never wear his at work, being a welder and all, so we had this planned a long time ago but never really decided on what to put. Now we made up our mind so lo and behold

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The quality difference between his phone cam and mine is stunning :-s

Our viking calendar:
15-16 april @ Archeon easter weekend
25-26 june @ Historia mundi
23-24 september @ Viking Thing
7-8 october @ Teylingen Viking market

I was thinking to take part in the pagan challenge seeing as the first couple of numbers dont fit for me, maybe i’ll adapt it to be more of an asatru challenge XD we will see, or rather you will see 🙂

 

Mothers night

Tonight is mothers night, this night we celebrate the ancestral mothers because lets face it without them our ancestral fathers wouldn’t have found their pants 😉

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celebrating the ancestral mothers is different for each familie, so I suggest looking up your familie history or tree to see who your Desir are. I haven’t gotten very far up my tree so that is a project I really need to work on.

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I have this amazing recipe to share with you guys its called honey-nut-saffron cakes, I made these yesterday and well they are all gone so they have to be good right.

What will you need for 10 people

  1.  a small amount of saffron
  2. 125 grams of chopped hazelnuts or peanut butter
  3. 250 grams of soft butter
  4. 250 grams of sugar
  5. 5 tablespoons of honey
  6. 5 eggs
  7. 190 grams of flour
  8. Pumpkin spice to taste (optional)

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  • Heat the oven at 160 degrees Celsius
  • soak the saffron in 2 tablespoons of hot water (not boiling!)
  • Roast the hazelnuts (unless you are using peanut butter then skip this step)
  • Mix the butter with the sugar until you have a smooth mixture
  • Add the nuts/peanut butter, the honey and the saffron with the water to the mix
  • Stir in one egg and only add the next when the first is completely mixed in
  • Add the flour and the pumpkin spice
  • bake for 30 minutes on 160 °c

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And behold delicious little cakes to eat, offer and share.

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While the cakes were cooling we went for a walk in the woods and I saw a woodpecker for the very first time in my life. I tried to take a picture but its so blurry you cant see him on it, I was expecting a bigger bird you know 🙂

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In light of recent events I will keep the mothers of Berlin in my prayers to Frigg tonight, I will ask Eir to stand by those fighting for their lives and ask Forsetti for swift judgement over the guilty party.

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Hubby’s new craft

My husband has been trying his hand at all the possible crafts that were available at the viking age, he has tried naldbinding, tablet weaving, spoon carving and woodworking. He also looked into glass bead making and black smiting but now he finally found his craft: viking knit.

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And i am overjoyed, more bling for me 🙂 It takes a whole day for him to make a bracelet so i cant expect too much but both me and his mom LOVE it.

Here are some progress pics 😀

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His first try

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How it looks in progress

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His last one so far, this one is his but he’s not much of a bracelet man so he’l only wear it at viking markets i suspect

Thats all for now, I promise to start back my viking god weekly post if there are no updates from our front 🙂

Fairy garden

Hey all, I know its been a while since I last posted and I have no excuse besides that I am extremely lazy… Its not a secret 😀

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Anyway I wanted to show you what I have been up to today, I made a fairy garden. Well its more like a mini garden not much fairy going on in it, but like that I have a little green at work.

I was going to take progress pictures but well I remembered when it was already done…sorry

I got my inspiration on pinterest (duh where else) yesterday and I harassed my husband until he would take me to a greenhouse, yes I know I need to get started on that drivers licence. I got some tiny succulents, those small veils, the sticks, the rocks and some active charcoal. The rest we had lying around from our warhammer days, note the treant in the back and the sprite near the “lantern”.

So thats it, I was going to make hoods this weekend and get started on the hubby’s gloves but none of that happend. I made a garden in a jar instead whoohoo 375231b0u2vl2i27

The kaftan project

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A while ago my husband told me he wanted to get a kaftan for colder events, now that we would actually be spending the nights on some events things would get colder fast. So we stocked up on cloth for his kaftan and well I just couldn’t help myself when I saw this gorgeous grey wool and the musterdish yellow linnen.cloth collection

The grey linnen would be the lining for his kaftan while the brown wool would be the outer. Of course I’m an idiot and I only took a progress shot when it was almost ready 😦

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I totally underestimated the work that goes into making this (and I do most of it with a machine :p) So far the kaftan was the hardest most labor intensive viking piece of clothing I made and I have one more to go, mine. I am not looking forward to it, I thought it would just be a tunic with an open front which happend to have 2 layers of cloth. But it was so much more then that and after his first fitting my husband noticed that the armholes were too small and the nek hole didn’t line up, back to the sewing machine it was.

You can imagine how happy I was to have this over with. There will be fur or tablet woven bands attached to it as soon as he figures out what he wants but it is wearable and that was the main goal.

And of course I wouldn’t be myself if I didn’t start a last minute project on my items. I started doing a seam finish on my hangerok called the vandyck stitch and honestly after one seam, I’m starting to regret my choice since the first viking market is at the end of the month and I just started my new job. Looks like my weekends are packed :p

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Keeping busy during the winter break part 2

Since my internship starts Monday, I decided to make today a productive day and not get seduced back onto world of warcraft. So far so good, I have cut the 2 skjoldehamn hoods I promised my friends and am halfway sowing on my husbands woven trim on his tunic.

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Its tedious work, so I took a little break to write this post ^-^ After I’m done (which i hope will be today), I’ll finally finish the gloves i started “finishing” in the last winter break post, then come the skjoldehamn hoods.

I’ve also decided I wanted to try my hand at spoon carving and while browsing the net found a cheap spoon knife so I can try it out. Its rather good quality seeing that I only paid €7 but since my knife and chisels are still on way I cant really try it out yet.

Hubby had to sharpen the edges a little and I might have to replace the handle soon, but hey €7 its a nice deal.

That’s it for today, I’m gonna close this off with what i woke up to this morning. I hope it makes you smile as much as I did.

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