Tuesday, August 24, 2010

After-event pictures!

Some pictures now...

Another picture of the akunoya, a little wet from the rain. It has actually held up much better than I expected.

Clothes I made for Richard with Reconstructing History's Elizabethan Sea Dogs pattern... (ignore the man in fundoshi - I didn't make those). He still needs proper shoes, a hat, maybe a ruff and, if he's going to be Portuguese, a capelet. But it's a decent start.

My own clothes (missing waraji, and might benefit from arm and leg guards when it gets cold)

I have to show you my friends from Lotus no Chi too!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Projects coming together - finally

Remember the akunoya? Well, our friend didn't have all the pieces to put his carport together, so we had to buy another one. But it was half-price, and our friend's sides and top fit on our new cheaper carport. So, it's all good!

Here Richard is starting to paint the designs on the sides...

Here is one of the designs all painted, drying.

I made him two chemises, here's the second one I put together (slightly better than the first).

I REALLY wanted to make waraji sandals, but I won't have time. So, I bought zori instead. I think they look Japanese enough :-) I bought them from at Collection du Japon (where we are also taking Japanese language classes, with Uchiyama-sensei).

Here is what the akunoya shell looks like while I'm working on it. Ugh!

And we bought our bowls and plates. We found them at a Japanese/Korean Dollar Store/Grocery on Décarie just South of Sherbrooke (here, in fact).

We also bought a bed - frame + air mattress. Big problem. The mattress leaks. I'm SO glad we tested this beforehand! We're going to get a new, different one, tomorrow.

And, finally... here is the akunoya in all its glory!