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Mar. 21st, 2013

RussianDoll2

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People who become big in their area, be it a career field or anything, generally are so because they work hard, and have loads of self confidence.

And the bigger they get, the more sycophants they gather around them.

Which leads to a bigger ego.

And while for some, this doesn't lead to a general increase in jerkoff behavior, one should always watchout for that.

Something happened recently in a group of which I am a part, that put a distinctive sour taste in my mouth. It's happened before, it'll probably happen again.

It's disappointing.

Context is everything. Had it been given context, I might not have had this reaction. Had it been done a little more politely, with an understanding that no matter WHAT we claim, we are 21st Century People, and this is a hobby, then I would have had absolutely no problem. But it came without context, a shot out of nowhere.

Mostly, it makes me sad because it cast a poor reflection on the whole group, from the top down.

Apr. 12th, 2012

RussianDoll2

I Can Haz Hat

Jan. 26th, 2012

RussianDoll2

I STILL LIVE!!!

Hi folks.

OK, look. I hate to say it, but I tend to do most of my posting now on Facebook. Sorry. I like LJ I really really do. But I can get on Facebook from work, not LJ. Thus... *sigh*

Here's my latest project pics: https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.259594317444440.58329.100001816205866&type=1

I really will try to post here more often. But at this moment, the dog is snorting in my ear. Must be walk time...
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Oct. 15th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Well,

Curtains are done & hanging at last. I can now start making SCA stuff again. I'll be embroidering a povoinik this week, i think. I'm also researching methods of making that modest little cap I keep thinking about. I bought a toy to make wire coils, which i'll do with 30gauge to make the sort of coils seen in 16th C embroideries.

So yeah, i'm a'living, have some plans. Probably see y'all at Crown Tourney.

Aug. 12th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Still a'living'

Yeah, I'm still here. Between house, mundane vacation, house, work, and house, I haven't made anything SCA related since my elevation.

I do have SOME plans, though. There are projects planned from years ago that have yet to see the light of day. I would also like to make a GOOD rubakha, something I can wear under a opashen without any additional layers. Something in brocade, you know?

Also, the idea of the Laurel Hat O' Doom, originally hashed out here, is still kicking around. I actually bought the laurel finial, so it may happen this fall.....

Jul. 12th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Google Today

Is celebrating the 450th Anniversary of St Basil's in Moscow.


Apr. 14th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Shoes for sale.

5 pairs are garb-esque. 2 are not.

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Apr. 12th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Potential Projects

So.... I got this whole new motif to play with, you know? And I was kinda thinking that maybe I could pick up this (from a site that actually has it in stock) and then some of this stuff, and with some tin snips and wireworking, I could make something that would end up looking something like like this simple cap.

Or would that be a little much? ;)
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Mar. 3rd, 2011

RussianDoll2

whew.... pins pins and more pins

So.... Wide trim (like 2.25") does not like round necklines. So instead what I did was cut, fold in, tuck, and pin a bunch of PIECES of the trim, to form almost a starburst array around the neckline. Waffling about including couched cord too... that might be going too far or it might bring it all together. Hmmm.

Feb. 24th, 2011

RussianDoll2

Said it before, sayin' it again.

I LOVE MY SERGER!!!!!!!

Really. Just serged off the trim so it can be applied. Then, I'd gone out and bought 4 spools of matching thread for my current project for Aleksei, and I was able to serge off all the raw ends on that.

<3 <3 <3 love love love <3 <3 <3........
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