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...
RAIN + HEAT = HUMIDITY + MY BLUBBER + THIS COSTUME =
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!