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More Merry Christmas

Back from the family holiday. What a wonderful time! Family and friends coming in and going out. Those present changing in rotation. Thankfully road crews had done an excellent job removing the surprise 7 inches snow from the streets. While many food items simmered and slow cooked, giving the atmosphere a cozy feel, we played a new-to-me game, Cards Against Humanity. A party […]

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Throwback Thursday Calligraphy and Illumination 2008

Here’s a picture from 2008 for Throwback Thursday. It’s an award I did with calligraphy and illlumination for an SCA friend, Luciana. (You know, that’s the Society for Creative Anachronism). Luci received a Laurel for all the amazing Renaissance and medieval clothing she researched and made. The whole story is…Luciana received the actual award many years earlier, but not the […]

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Shopping and Merriment at Kris Kinder

Merchants in the Great Hall.   I went to Kris Kinder the yearly winter holiday shopping extravaganza for Calontir‘s pre-1700s reenactors in Midwest, USA. It’s always bursting with quality handcrafted toys, attire, jewelry, camp gear, edibles, weapons, and armor tempting money out of 600 attendees’ pockets. Yesterday, I was one who was lured by its enticements.  Norse-age women showing off their spunky […]

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Material Culture

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

Musings of a Second Generation SCAdian

Society for Creative Anachronism

Carnewyth Apotheca

cur non utrumque

Sophie's Needle

Recreating the middle ages, one stitch at a time.

La Bella Donna

The Italian Renaissance ReLived

Of Dreams and Swords

Allergy warning: contains young-earth creationism and form poetry. Made in a place which processes Tolkien and Chesterton.

Medieval Illumination

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

Vert, a Maunche Within a Bordure Argent

The thoughts and deeds of a writer, fighter and re-enactor

The Research and Art of Marion Forester

Learning the arts and sciences of the Middle Ages through research and practice

Anne's Blog

A Blog About All Things I Love...

Not Another Costuming Blog

A tiny obsessive perfectionist sewing her way through history

Grace Vibbert's Blog

Mostly costuming and project updates with some philosophy and autobiography for color.

Sarasin's thoughts.......

........ on many things............

Nest's SCA Blog

A trip back in time to learn about all sorts of interesting things.

oldmainer

Life, like wine, is best when shared

ROMANA SUM

Recreating 50BCE

The Medieval Minx Looks at Medieval Inks

...and Manuscripts...and Pigments...and Illuminations...and so on and so forth

Loose Threads: Yet Another Costuming Blog

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

Life in a Southern Castle

Join Me In The Adventure!

Red Tansy

Sewing, Embroidery, and a Bit of SF/F Geekery

jamesgray2

A discussion of interesting books from my current stock A WordPress.com site

Mead Lady

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

The Renaissance Artisan Project

One man's attempt to get 500 years behind

Novgorod to Three Mountains

Marya Kargashina's Medieval Research

Mistress Morgan Rowanwaif

Sonneteer at the Slam

Aliskye in Wonderland

This and that but mostly SCA projects

History From Below

Musings on Daily Life in the Ancient and Early Medieval Mediterranean By Sarah E. Bond

Silwa goes purjo

crafts, events, scrolls, inspiration, SCA

Oh My Gaul

SCA: Addressing Authenticity for a Gaulish Persona

Little Fiddly Bits

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

Adventures of a Tudor Nerd

Tudor History from the Wars of the Roses to the Death of Elizabeth I

Adventures in Anachronism

Make All The Things!

Stars and Garters

Weaving, Recruitment and Other A&S Projects

My Lady Mother

Balancing the SCA and the Mundane

Medievalists.net

Where the Middle Ages Begin

For the Wynn

a blog about medieval manuscripts, by Kate Thomas

medievalbooks

Erik Kwakkel blogging about medieval manuscripts

Heraldic Art & Design

Andrew Stewart Jamieson Perfecting the Art of Heraldry since 1983

The Viking Archive

A web guide to the Viking Age

Maidens and Manuscripts

Taking a fresh look at people and events from 1347 to 1625, with a focus on women and illuminated manuscripts

The Falcon Banner

News from Calontir

Time traveling Órlaith

SCA Adventures in A&S

The Verdant Quill

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

The Scriptorium

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

The Scientist's Scroll

Illuminating pastime pursuits.

The Pensive Pen

Illuminating pastime pursuits.