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« Reply #250 on: May 26, 2006 11:43:41 AM »

Just checked the list of items again and I just have to say, ohhh,  hand dipped incense....so cool!
Also went through the gallery of round 1 and saw that licalee is the one that made the bath sets,
I would love to have one of those if you decide to join!
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« Reply #251 on: May 26, 2006 11:48:37 AM »

He needs to learn a craft... like he should learn to tie knots! I'm no historian, but I do know that it was vital for men to be crafty in order to keep horses tetherd and ships sailing.... just a thought... then he might be more into it! Devin loves welding, and we are moving soon, and we are looking for a house with a shop/garage for him to set up! He has always done 'mechanical' welding, but dabbled in doing crafty stuff, and I know he likes it! And I would LOVE to have some of those cool iron sconces, or a fence... that's all stuff he says, 'man that would be so easy to do' and I FREAK OUT! Smiley Anyway, Lance could make chain mail, or even his own SWORDS! Intice him to the 'dark side' Smiley...

(snort) he weaves chainmail, makes weapons for both games (rattan for the one fiberglass and foam for the other) he can sew (just usually has me do it as I'm faster) he does leatherwork, and tinkers with woodwork and metal milling ( he milled the metal trigger parts for his crossbow) so it isn't like he doesn't craft himself.

And in more than ten years as partners (14 just knowing each other) I've made him go "whoa" about eight times.  He's been immersed in the lifestyle I guess.  His Dad has a killer shop for wood and metal work (engineer, with toys) and his Mom, knits, sews and embroiders.  He's just used to me doing eight things at once...

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« Reply #252 on: May 26, 2006 12:15:13 PM »

well shoot! we need to see some of his stuff!!! (or does he already post!?...) That is so cool that he does all that 'crafting' or does he call it something else?  Wink ANd he doesn't think that swapping is the coolest idea? ( of course I am sure he would rather swap for arrow tips or fasteners) but he gets it right? My step dad, who was the manliest of men (or so he puffed himself up to be) admitted to knowing how to knit, and one time grabbed my extra needles and yarn, and whipped up a slipper sock that blew me away!!! I think he was proud of himself, but he would never admit being proud with having 'girly' skills...
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I'd love to send you some hand spun for a poppet!

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« Reply #253 on: May 26, 2006 01:11:24 PM »

in the middle ages professional knitters (tailors and weavers) were predominantly MEN.  Womens "home skill" work wasn't considered quite as high quality in a great many cases. 

You knit and only knit (as an example) during all the daylight hours and see how much better you than a woman who has to cook, clean, spin, weave, sew and mend clothing, knit stocking, mittens and hats, garden, tend the livestock and the children as well as tend fields with your husband (thinking peasant and other lower classes for the livestock and field tending bits, but everything else was "normal daily tasks for women of all social classes) and that isn't including making medicines (and perfumes and soap for some of the higher classes) and tending the sick (and HAVING babies)  makes a bit of a difference just in terms of *practice*. (8-10 hours a day 6 days a week...  Tongue )

He doesn't post on any of the craftster forums.. but he has been known to speak up on some of the metalsmith forums, not Often.. but occasionally.

If someone was offering cast pewter buttons he'd probably be interested.  He's been waffling on casting three dozen buttons in pewter or bronze with owl heads for *years*.

I don't tend to fuss at him to much.. he COOKS, really well...

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« Reply #254 on: May 26, 2006 01:57:52 PM »

He needs to cast those buttons so you can swap them with me! Maybe other people too, but mainly me!  Wink
They sound very cool.    I have a guy that cooks too, they are keepers.
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« Reply #255 on: May 26, 2006 02:06:41 PM »

if he did cast 3 dozen I'd be plunking them on re-creationist stuff.

14 for a doublet
6 for a shirt
the others for a set of boots ( he likes 8 button Bald Mountain style boots. And between us we can do the leatherwork to make something similar) so three dozen does NOT go far.

Sad bit is in an apartment we can't do any casting (or dye) work at all.  And his folks are 3 hours away, mine are 1 1/2 so not practical unless we have several days off in a row. ( a weekend just isn't enough time with travel included Undecided)

His favored critter is an owl. thus the owl faces..

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« Reply #256 on: May 26, 2006 04:23:58 PM »

That is too bad, sucks to have the know how and everything else, but not the space or ventalion.
Right now it seems like I have everthing but the money, that sucks too, but things change.
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« Reply #257 on: May 26, 2006 04:33:53 PM »

yep.. but when you have money you don't always have time... the great tradeoff...

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« Reply #258 on: May 26, 2006 07:53:44 PM »

Just checked the list of items again and I just have to say, ohhh,  hand dipped incense....so cool!
Also went through the gallery of round 1 and saw that licalee is the one that made the bath sets,
I would love to have one of those if you decide to join!

Oh Faren - I really don't think I could send out on that large of a scale again - it was truly a sweatshop around here making those. A personal swap would be ok with me, though... And I WANT so badly to join this again, but I have a wedding to go to in a few weeks and have to make a smokin dress because I'll be seeing two former flames (both of which I still dream about).

So - personal swaps for the bath stuff? I'm down. PM me if anyone is interested and we can talk!
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« Reply #259 on: May 26, 2006 08:06:33 PM »

That's ok licalee, don't think I was pushing you, just wanting to make sure you knew there were at least one person that would love your stuff.  I am quite open for a personal swap, but I would like to wait till I've finished the two swaps I'm in right now, and it sounds like you  are pretty busy too.
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