Monday, June 29, 2009

A medieval feast by mail

I love anything medieval, really anything! Music, art, fashion, history, culture, folklore and food. So when I was offered the chance to exhange medieval recipes with other people from around the world, well needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity right away.
The challenge called for 3 medieval or medieval inspired recipes, one bag of herbs or spice and last but not least, one or more items that to you represent cooking and feasting.
The last item could be anything from napkin rings, to an ATC with a cooking theme, so the possibilities were many.

I quickly decided to send my favorite medieval recipes, on Filled Pancakes and Chickenballs, along with them I'm sending a recipe for Elderberry wine, not so authentic, but it's really great.
My husband and I served this paticular elderberry wine for our medieval wedding, as a welcome drink.

The Filled pancakes we served as a dessert with homemade cinnamon icecream on the side *mmmm yum*
The chickenballs are my husbands favorite dish, he goes all crazy over them and tells me he love me, many times, when I make them ;)

The spice I'm sending along with the recipes are some of my husbands homemade medieval herb salt, we call it wedding salt as this paticular salt and herb mix was made the first time for our wedding.
The salt used is danish smoked salt made after authentic methods and is a real treat in it self.

So that leaves us with the item/s that for me represents cooking and feasting.
In my book, a good (medieval) feast starts with the atmosphere and a well dressed table to really set the mood, so I'm sending two medieval ceramic cups made after original medieval findings. These cups are made in a danish town called Horsens, where there every year is a huge medieval festival, actually it's Europes biggest.
I just hope that they will arrive unbroken and unharmed.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Moon alchemy

One of the projects I am working on these days is an alchemy kit with a moon theme, it's alot of work and progress is kind of slow these days, due to a hand injury.
But I am so exited about the stuff I have allready made, that it's really hard for me not to take a bunch of picture and post them on Flickr.
But as I do not want to ruin the suprise for my partner (yup this is for another swap-bot swap) I am not going to.
But to get a little outlet, I am posting a picture, of the hand drawn tarot card I have made as part of the package, here.
All the other items in the kit is in a similar style as the tarot card and I am really looking forward to be able to share pictures of my work.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

My first matchbox shrine

So... matchbox shrines is a whole new thing for me, never made one before and have only seen a single one live (Thanks to the talented Drachenfrau on swap-bot)
But when I came across the "Coffin matchbox shrine" swap in one of my groups on Swap-bot, I knew that I had to join it, it just sounded too cool to miss.

So I have thrown myself in to this, for me new, craft and given it everything I got. Just hope my partner is going to like it.

As My partner really likes vampire, I decided that the creature that i made a shrine to of course should be a vampire.

I decorated the inside of the shrine with a small picture of the coffin owner, metal findings, crystals and a small candle holder with a polymer clay candle in it.
The matchbox is made to open up in the middle of the front and has a coffin shape added to it, that closes with metal brads in a corset style binding.
Becourse of the added coffin shape being longer then the matchbox it self, I decided to make it into an ornament with a black chiffon ribbon at the top.

Being my fist and all, I am pretty satisfied with it :)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Server failure

The blog has been down, due to server failure.
But things should be okay now.