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Sunday, May 17, 2015


 Yesterday we had a booth at Railfest to promote the faire and all that good stuff but the weather was crazy awful. It was pretty warm and humid to begin with and then it rained. And then the sun came out and the air got all steamy and gross. Another little storm would roll through and then here we go again. This happened SIX TIMES. I was so frustrated with pulling in the the merch and scrambling under our tiny pop-up canopy with five other people over and over - I wanted to just run away, pick up some nachos, go home and watch Family Guy in the nude.
I was SO sweaty at the festival. My face was DRIPPING all day. I kept one of  Cedar's burp cloths in my hand to dab away the sweat as daintily as I could but it just kept coming and coming. My face was bloated and wet and I felt like soggy trash. I HATE that I sweat to much. 

Isn't there a surgery for excessive sweating??? Oh yeah! It's called gastric bypass surgery...


But I looked pretty good though, yeah?

Here is a sneak peek of my Daniella Noir the Gypsy Queen's costume. I will be joining the cast of my own faire in September  for those of you who don't pay attention already know.
I'm not wearing my hoop and crinoline that goes under the 25 yards of dip-dyed awesomeness because it was too effin' hot for that and I haven't added my bells and blings to the bodice yes and my headdress is nowhere near finished. But overall I think the costume is coming along quite nicely.
So here are some pics from the day. Ok...
Two of the women that help me with the faire make this awesome jewelry. On the left there, those are living plant necklaces! On the right, hand crafted chainmaille bracelets.
Found this in the ally.

My kiddos were there for a little while. Cedar partied til she passed out.

And that's it for Railfest. Let's get to the best part of this week.
DIY lavender absinthe.
Yup. We bought the mix at a faire in April. 
Husband was funneling the mix into the liquor but the funnel was a little wet to it was sticking to the inside. Sooo he used a chopstick to push it down aaand...

We're still cleaning out the house for the move but we haven't had time to look for a trailer. I've finally finished de-junking the bedroom and the closet. We haven't seen the floor of the closet in a couple of years! All those bags piled under there, that's costuming: steampunk, renaissance, Halloween, belly dance, accessories and more.  And look at aaaall those hangers I found taking up space on our racks and on the floor. Sheeeesh.
 I'm still pretty worn out from yesterday so the Husband took the kiddos to church so I could get a little more sleep but here I am blogging instead.
Time to go read what you guys have been up to now!


  1. You look cool, regardless for the crap weather. I love the purse I won. Used it today, the strap fit around me, unlike most cross body bags. Thanks for making me a winner!

  2. Wow! Kuddos for wearing all that fabric in the heat. The costume does look fantastic!

    I adore those live plant necklaces. I hope you managed to sell quite a bit despite all the weather.


  3. That costume is kick-ass, Hollie! And OMG on that lavender absinthe. I want!

  4. You look incredible in that costume! I love your descriptions of icky weather days. As a fellow sweater I hear ya. It's the face sweat I can't stand. Everyone else looks well put together & my makeup slides off in 15 minutes. I've tried face sweat creams but I can't seem to stop the perspiration when it's hot. Then there's the fringe disasters, as my hair curls up like Shirley Temple. Thank the Lord it's coming into our winter now! Nice matt makeup!!!! Xx

  5. I love your costume! Drag about the weather though. Way to go on the closet cleaning.

  6. You look amazing!
    Lavender absinthe...hmmm...let us know how it is!

  7. You look absolutely incredible, what an outfit.
    We don't have your heat but pulling all your stuff undercover to stop a thorough drenching pretty much describes every weekend we spend trading at festivals over the Summer! xxx

  8. What?? The costume looks so amazing already! I can't believe it's not even finished yet! Can't wait to see the final result! :)
    You looked supercool, I think the sweating was totally worth it! And I feel your pain, I sweat a lot too, just can't handle air humidity at all.

    Also haha I know about the clothes hangers! When I cleaned out the apartment before I left for Australia I had the same phenomenon. Where do all these hangers come from and why didn't they appear earlier when needed?! Just one of many closet mysteries!

  9. You look AWESOME!!!!!!! I love love love the live plant jewelry!

  10. Wow, your costume is fabulous! I love the skirt ❤

    See, proof that hangers breed when you aren't looking!


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