Turns out that I am going to a RenFaire in August. A dear friend of mine has offered me a place to stay in Santa Rosa while I visit La Primera and family. When I told him the dates, he said, “There’s a small RenFaire in San Jose the first weekend in August, we can go!” Harry and I do faire together, he was my assistant director for Heart of the Forest Faire (HOTF), and I was his for Dickens’ Fair.
When Harry says let’s go to a faire, he doesn’t mean buy a ticket and wander around. He means let’s go and participate. The great and honorable guild of St. Swithens’ will be starting it’s come back tour, right now it looks like a trio, but we can build on that.
Remember the Elizabethan smock that I made in January? It’s been joined by a new corset, a skirt, and my Sunday best bodice from HOTF. I just finished a second bright orange skirt. When I tried it on, I realized that it weighs about ten pounds and is way too big. So I am going to either take it apart or just make another one. Right now making another one is looking like the best option. Between the two skirts and everything else my costume is starting to weigh quite a bit.