Edit: I’m starting again again, this blog is once again for food. See ashcanconsortia.com for my other crap. Incoming recipes! And maybe even a schedule! I hope…
I’ve had this domain for a while. I’ve started a blog on it 3 or 4 times.
It was originally supposed to be a blog for historical food. Then, it was a place for family recipes. Then, I used it for a Second Life shop*. Then I tried historical food again. It turns out I’m really bad at sticking to a strict theme, so I’m loosening it up a lot to give it another try.
So, as for what to expect now… Basically, I’m a nerd, I love making things, and I love history (and also alternate/quasi/fantastical history). So I’m sticking with a vague combo of those things for this blog. I don’t really expect to have much of an audience, but maybe I can make a few things that are of interest to people besides myself, and if nothing else it will motivate me to finish crafting projects. My goal is to update twice a week, though I haven’t decided on set days for it (yet).
I’m planning to do some blogging of crafting things for use in SCA type of reinactment, although I’m not 100% sure I’ll be brave enough to join a group before I get my papers and get into the same country as my husband (long story). I’m thinking viking age briton, hence my choice of pen name on this blog (Edit: I changed it to just be my real first name, now). I’ll probably also make other random tools and things, and try various techniques, not all of which will be strictly historical. I’ve also had the idea to try and do an Inn at the Crossroads style cooking thing but with recipes from Scott Lynch’s Gentlemen Bastards series instead of Game of Thrones/Song of Ice and Fire**.
So yeah. I’ll do some things the hard way out of interest in the old techniques, and some things the easy way because I just want the finished object. Sometimes I will be rigorously historical, other times not at all. I’m just going to make things and have fun with it.
I hope at least some people find it interesting to read about!
Here’s a thing I made recently… just some modern glass beads strung to (hopefully) look like those from the viking age.
*The shop is still a thing, but I suck at blogging for it and this domain doesn’t really make sense anyways. That’s pretty much my “job” nowadays. Yes, really.
**Yes, I know Inn at the Crossroads did a couple things from the Gentlemen Bastards series as well, but I want to do more dangit. Also some of the weird ones. If I can source shark meat and figure out how to make alchemical lights…