Tag Archives: Huscarls

Jun 29th, 2008

Replica bead making

One of my justifications for the acquisition of my own glass bead making gear is that I will be able to make replica Anglo-Saxon/Viking beads to go with our, and other group members’, Huscarls costumes. This weekend I finally got around to making a couple of sets of replica-ish beads. The purple ones are for […]

May 23rd, 2008

Adam and I had been trying to think of things to do with the kids…

…and then I followed a link on Blue milk’s blog to Gever Tulley giving a brief talk on the topic of 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do. Now we’re positively full of ideas! I emailed the link to the video to Adam and he replied thusly: Perhaps we could do all at […]

Nov 24th, 2007

Pottery and politics

Today we voted then drove for 40 minutes to the leather supplies place where we spent more money than planned because there’s no point going that far if you’re not going to make it worth your while. Then it was back home grabbing lunch on the way, we picked up some stuff and headed up […]

Nov 11th, 2007

Sunday is supposed to be a day of rest.

Adam got back from Amsterdam this morning so the day started early with the distribution of loot among the kids. The boys got mini remote control helicopters, no I don’t know what that has to do with Holland either, and Caitlin scored a very pretty Swarovski crystal pendant. I got tea from the British Museum […]

Sep 6th, 2007

Funny feet!

Adam finished sewing the shoes mentioned in my previous post. This photo doesn’t do them justice, they look much funnier in real life especially paired with his suit pants. He’s reading over my shoulder saying “They’re not supposed to be funny, they’re supposed to be intimidating! They’re for pillaging in!” Somehow I don’t think it […]

Sep 3rd, 2007

Cool stuff

I promised photos of weaponry and other cool stuff a while back, so here I give you the collection so far. Adam made the shield, Caitlin’s shoes and David’s boots. There’s a spear and a pair of boots (for himself) in production. The bow, dagger and drinking horn were bought at Abbey. The dagger is […]