Friday, February 07, 2014

Garb in the Snow

As Petra put it, one more item crossed off the bucket list. Garb pictures in the snow.

Here in the Pacific Northwest, we are having an unusually snowy winter. The rest of the country too. As a reward for sitting inside and staring out at the falling snow...

When we let out at 1pm (they cancelled classes at 10am) Petra came and picked me up. Driving to my house to pick up projects, she looked at me and sang "Do you want to build a snowman?"

The answer was "YES," of course. We decided the only way to make it any better was to do it in garb. So back to my house we went to pick up garb.

So we went to her house and put on our garb, did our hair and put on our snow-boots.
We both put on our Housebook Dress, which is a late 15th century German style (typified by a set of pleats at the center front and back). Petra is wearing a gefrans with her braids, and I (I am in pink) am wearing my fringed kappe that I blogged a tutorial on earlier.

We probably have a good 8 inches of snow, if not more (elsewhere close by, I heard 16 inches). It was lots and lots of fun! Although the snow was too dry for snowmen... to our sadness.

But we still had lots of fun!

And we took some more serious ones as well:

But then we went back to playing in the snow:

I think this one is my favorite: