I recently wrote out the pattern I’ve dialed in to make my mushroom pouches so that my apprentice could learn it. She picked it up in no time, and is happily cranking them out now in preparation for event season! I’m going to share it here in a post, but if you want it in a convenient, downloadable pdf, you can buy it over on my Ko-fi store.Continue reading
No, not that kind of viking hat… The Vikings did not, in fact, wear horns on their helmets. I met a nice Viking re-enactor at ConCarolinas earlier this month who was looking for a more historical cool weather hat to complete his garb. I did not explore the traditional and historical folk craft of binding/weaving which was how his example hats were made, but attempted a similar look through linked double crochet – which was likely much faster.Continue reading
I had a great time at the Appalachian Renaissance Faire in Greeneville, TN this past weekend. It was a little chilly, but hey, I was able to supply the good citizens of the Duchy with many gloves and hats, as well as pouches, wands, and other ornamentation. I met some lovely people and, despite the machinations of evil enchanters to snarl up the parking situation, there was a steady flow of patrons and plans are afoot to improve the space further. I am definitely looking forward to their next event.
Hedge Witch Accessories is a new brand I am launching to focus on the craftier side of my product offerings — the handmade cosplay accessories, crocheted gifts and apparel, and jewelry. You can still find my geeky T-shirts, stickers, buttons, etc under Rebekah McGrady, Mercenary Art Ninja. That is where you can contact me for graphic design and illustration projects, while this site is going to be more about my handmade goods, so feel free to let me know if you’re wanting a custom hat, cat couch, wand or jewelry piece!