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Ho hum, here's a piccy of half of it. Not that you can see much :roll:
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Why not make jim a quilted jack, or a fake Tudor jack of plates, peascodded and all, would look great.
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And a sword. It has ofter occured to me over a bleary breakfast that those butterknives with a very round blade and a wooden hjandle could make great teddy bear falcions with the handle cut down.
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Dave B wrote:And a sword. It has ofter occured to me over a bleary breakfast that those butterknives with a very round blade and a wooden hjandle could make great teddy bear falcions with the handle cut down.

Yes I know I am a sad old git!! :oops: :oops: But I am working on a sword for the bear. Can you pm me lidimy?
Oh and you Annis, was thinking maybe a caldron and tripod?

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You people are getting more into it than us!! :lol: :lol:

But if you are willing to producy mini weaponry, I'd be pleased to be your first customer!

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Why not make jim a quilted jack, or a fake Tudor jack of plates, peascodded and all, would look great.
What's a jack of plates?

I don't know much about the Tudor end of the armour spectrum, I don't know what peascodded means either, but a quilted jack sounds brilliant! :D I can see it already!

He needs some shoes aswell - but I have some white leather that might just be the thing :D

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Aw, those are so cute.

I meant to post and coo the other day but never got round to getting logged in!

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" don't know much about the Tudor end of the armour spectrum, I don't know what peascodded means either, but a quilted jack sounds brilliant! I can see it already! "

Whaaaaa?? You are dyed-in-the-wool Tudor, get knowing girl.

A jack of plates is a lovely defensive garment, mid to late Tudor, lots of octagonal plates sewn to a linen shell. Mark Goodman has made a stunning one, a real beauty.

If your guy is early Tudor then maybe not, likewise the peascod, peascod is derived from the pea-pod shape of the converging fronts of the later tudor doublets, look at the picture of the tailor, in the Tudor tailor book.

As others are making the little Ursine wonder such beauties I might deign to make it a little pavise. How tall is your bear?
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Not exactly awake at the moment but I'm fairly sure the 'peascod' was the term for the fake, padded beer belly kind of thing that was fashionable in the late C16th. (Only looked remotely good on men with completely flat stomachs, but, fashion being fashion.. :roll: )
Not entirely sure about a plate of jacks (reverse that, sorry :oops: ) but in the anglo-scottish borders they used padded jacks of leather with layers of linen and occaisionally steel plates sewn inside them.
I have a mole (soft, furry kind) that I've been contemplating turning into a border reiver for some time (Possibly i didn't need to specify the type of mole there :roll: ) Will get round to it at some point.
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Or you could just read the post above mine :lol: (Crossposting :roll: )
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gregory23b wrote:Ahem, girls it is mail, not chain mail, harrumph.
:oops: sorry :(

ANYWAY, I have a new addition to Maggot's outfit...

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Smashing, eh? Didn't take long either.
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chrisanson wrote:Oh and you Annis, was thinking maybe a caldron and tripod?
Oh really?! cool!
Maggot was thinking of becoming an ostler, only because she wanted to tend Francis De La Tedkin's horse. huh! those two are inseperable, they even text each other! :lol: She might be swayed if she could cook him a yummy romantic meal though...
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So, I was asked to make some clothes for my son, Sebastian, this year. You can check out the costume here;

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And how he looked on the day of his first event (Magnus Barelegs 2007, on Strangford Lough) here;

http://picasaweb.google.com/john.looney ... 9914757138

He's shockin' cute. The clothes just help a little. Smallest kit I've ever made. And he had grown out of them by the time the event was around, and I'd to let out the seams the morning of the event!

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awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! he's so cute!! :D :D
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You just couldn't resist John could you :P
That being said there was a redicuoulus ammount off cooing from MOPs over said child
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:cry: :cry: Lidi has lost her internet and she wont get it back until friday! :cry: :cry:

Now I can't talk to her on MSN til.........tuesday :cry: :cry:
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Write her a letter - if you get it in the last post today, she could well have it by tomorrow. It's quite a fun thing to do :P

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Well I have her mobile number so I'm sure I'll be texting her, but I haven't got a great deal of credit left.
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Hey, Valen,

I see you've got a little Ponsetti snowboarder like my little girl.

I tell people that it's something I made which I force her to wear so that she'll learn to snowboard better.
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Heh, yeah, he's got his ponseti snowboard/guillotine for three months now.

Would you believe two members of the public thought it was a Viking thing ? One thought it was to stop kids running away. People are kinda crazy.

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Would you believe my little girl is two (she only wears it to sleep in now) and she can get out of bed, walk araound and even climb up onto the dresser wearing it.
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Woo, tis all lies, I have internet back cos the problem sorted itself out (no credit to our supplier...)


Hey ho :D

My teddy's doublet thingy gummy is almost done too, it looks fabulous :D

I hope Annis will be online, I feel kinda bad now :(

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Wow, thats great. I'm just lucky our kid wasn't into re-enacting at age 4.
She wouldn't go pony riding withour Panda Bear, so...............
had to make him a glassfibre helmet, body protector & day-glo jacket!
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gregory23b wrote:
Whaaaaa?? You are dyed-in-the-wool Tudor, get knowing girl.

A jack of plates is a lovely defensive garment, mid to late Tudor, lots of octagonal plates sewn to a linen shell. Mark Goodman has made a stunning one, a real beauty.

If your guy is early Tudor then maybe not, likewise the peascod, peascod is derived from the pea-pod shape of the converging fronts of the later tudor doublets, look at the picture of the tailor, in the Tudor tailor book.

As others are making the little Ursine wonder such beauties I might deign to make it a little pavise. How tall is your bear?
I spend too much time hanging around the 1100-1500 forum, tis why I don't know much about Tudor military equipment, sorry :oops:

Jack of plates sounds great - have never seen such in my life though, Am having problems trying to picture it!

My bear stands about 23cm high, quite an awkward size really! But wait for it --- yes---- what's a pavise? :oops:

Lidi :D

P.S -

D.L Tedkin is dead envious of Mag's feather, Annis! He's also been busy googling 'pavise' and says he rather likes the idea!
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lidimy wrote:Jack of plates sounds great - have never seen such in my life though, Am having problems trying to picture it!
:shock: I have! My mum was facinated by it! :P You need to pop over to Leeds.
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'Pop' eh :P

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Here's a thread on Pavises, right on this very forum:
http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... ght=pavise

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Thanks both :D
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Latest update. The cap. Not as good as Annis' though :P It's the first time I've ever made one, however :D
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