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Crafting /Larping

So last weekend, I had a larp (live action role play) to attend. Masqurade on Fleet Street.

It was run by the lovely Anna from Auckland.

Part of the premise was that we had to wear mask….however I wear glasses, I like to see and wearing an awesome looking mask is kinda hard, and having a hand held one it just impractical in the game.

Solution, tiny top hat with a fascinator….I should also mention at this point that it was Victorian Gothic themed in dress too.

So I got crafting…..

It still needs some work on it, as I had some issues keeping it attached and in place during the evening.


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Xmas inspired

So, I’ve finally got in the xmas mood and got inspired to do some baking and painting of gift jars for those who are getting them.

So I cracked out my glass paints, which haven’t been used in a long time, found the jars that I acquired last year for my wedding but didn’t use, found the spare tinsel and curling ribbon and got painting. I was a bit gutted to find that the nozzle on my gold lining paint was broken and therefore the paint had all dried up…the black was fine, and a couple of the glass paints have gotten very thick and are close to drying up as well, one of them had.

Gift jars

Detail of the jars

Baking has consisted of mini choc chip cookies

Cookies - YUM

…I also made a batch of bigger cookies for the husband so he wouldn’t eat the mini ones. Two batches of chocolate fudge one batch has been flavoured with raspberry essence instead of vanilla…turned out quite tasty, however hasn’t set very well as I didn’t stir it long enough before pouring into the tray (whoops!), so it is slightly floppy fudge, the other batch turned out fine.


My husband is being an absolute angel and making the hokey pokey as my left wrist is feeling the strain of stiring…I’m not ambidextorius so therefore can’t switch easily to my right. The hokey pokey is for my non-dairy friends…I hope they like hokey pokey.

The xmas tree has also been put up and there are even gifts underneath it!

The xmas tree

All in all I’ve gotten that xmas bug, and feeling quiet excited about the coming day, as I get to see my family in Hamilton and then aunts and uncles and husbands family in Auckland, should be very eventful and filling knowing our families. Bring on the ham and turkey and BBQ – gosh I love having xmas in summer!

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Jenni held one of her awesome craft days at her place again on Sunday.


I love going to craft day. 1) It gets me out of the house

2) I get to hang out with Jenni and other people that I don’t normally hang out with or see

3) It gets me hunting though my various projects I’ve started an gets me doing them


So this time I fished out a cross stitch I started about five years ago an haven’t touched in about four. Pulling it out I had to remember why I had stopped. Firstly it got put aside when I started a baby blanket. Then I found a piece of paper with thread colours written on it, making me remember that I had run out of them, there is about 19 colours that I need go and buy. Then remembering where I was up to on the pattern was another challenge…funnily enough I had stopped part way through a row so there was thread hanging there…I had also left the needle in the edging, it ha started to rust (never leave your needle in your work for that long!) I managed to get more rows out before the back an arms got sore, but it was cool to get it started again.


I also enjoyed seeing what everyone else was doing for their crafts and just having time to talk with other people, such a great day!

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