Off to the Renaissance Faire!

A mere hour before I was set to leave for the Renaissance Pleasure Faire in Irwindale, I was tenacious in my determination to finish a few more pieces for my outfit. I know, craziness, but it was absolutely going to happen. It should have happened before but life sometimes gets in the way. Plus, I wasn’t inspired like was I was that hour before we were supposed to leave, honest.

I wanted to have a true mermaid necklace, and I already had a table full of shells and beads strewn about so I knew it wouldn’t take me long to quickly piece something together. I already had the shell picked out, namely because it was one of the few that already had holes in it, but it was pretty too and would look perfect as a mermaid necklace.

Mermaid shell bead necklace

All I had to do was string some beads. Plenty of time!

mermaid necklace

Look at all that mermaidiness!

The next priority was a mermaid purse. I obviously couldn’t make one from scratch and I had planned to throw my stuff in my hubby’s bag, butย when I woke up in the morning, I had a stroke of genius (or insanity). I remembered my first attempt at a Bavarian square that wasn’t much of a square. I’d had no idea what I was going to do with it but now I knew! The colors were even close, not exact, but close enough. I sewed up the sides and added a handle and voila!

crochet mermaid purse

Just big enough for my phone, my comb and some makeup. The rest still went into hubby’s bag. ๐Ÿ™‚

I finished it all off before hubby woke up. Score!

And then it was off to the Faire.

Crochet Mermaid Costume

I always love going to Ren Faire. There are so many things to look at from the wonderful outfits, the booths, and the fun performances. I’ll post about our trip soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

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12 thoughts on “Off to the Renaissance Faire!

  1. Yolanda!! First of all that purse idea was BRILLIANT – it looks very shell-ish! Second – You look like the Belle of the Undersea Ball!! I haven’t been to a Ren Faire in several years. I would always wear my belly dance skirt and top. I hope you have an amazing time and take lots of pictures!! ๐Ÿ˜€

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    • Thanks Tami! That Bavarian ‘circle’ was finally good for something. I love those belly dance outfits. I always end up in one of those shops when I’m there. One day I might actually buy something but probably not because I always think I can make it even when I KNOW I can’t. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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      • I actually bought some little bells because I want to crochet a jingly hip belt! I have a coin one that I bought but I think a crocheted bell one would be fun and pretty! I have a leotard that has like a very sturdy see through panty-hose type material across the belly with black leggings on the bottom and a black cap sleeve crop on the top. It’s nice because I feel more confident wearing the costume. ๐Ÿ˜€

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