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Celebrating The Artist Among Us: The Journey of Teri Biglands

Outlander has the ability to make you feel as though the world around you has been forever changed. It is this visceral attachment to this fictional world, the transformative insights we can draw from the passages we have read, and the superb manner in which the content has been visually adapted to the screen that enables the audience to wholeheartedly invest in the story and all that surrounds it.

For many of us, we show our devotion by following fandoms and reading as much as we can gather about the production of the series. However, for others, Outlander has been the catalyst for creativity and design. As we look at the wealth of talent that is within our marvelous fandom, it is always special to meet and discover the artists among us. We have found, on many occasions, that we are taken back by the level of innovation and craftsmanship these individuals bring forward as they express their admiration for this series. If you have a curious mind like us, it is only natural to want to follow their journey to discover what Outlander means to them.

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DIY Voyager Give-Aways

That Voyager gathering is just around the corner, and you’re making preparations for the festivities. In our previous blog, we shared our party ideas and recommendations for that special celebration. Here is a simple and inexpensive DIY (do it yourself)  give-away or souvenir your guests will love. We know there are different options to creating this gift, so we will also include an additional suggestion, at the end of this blog, to modify this particular mini project.

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How to Create an Outlander Inspired Centerpiece

We find complete enjoyment in following the images and information shared through social media of the filming process of Season 3. The anticipation of the upcoming season is often hard to bare, so we find ourselves searching for ways to sustain our wee addiction to all things Outlander. We have been successful so far, as we have purchased new items to express our love for this series through Etsy, AbbyShot, as well as Redbubble. In our attempts to expand our repertoire of distractions while we await for the highly anticipated release of Voyager, we have joined various art groups and have even started developing our own crafting skills to bring other unique pieces of decor into our homes. We certainly find points of inspiration in all forms. In this case, we were inspired by one of Claire’s Parisian costumes that was on display at the Paley Center during the “Artistry of Outlander” exhibition.

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Garden Party Decor Inspired by Aunt Jocasta

Spring is nature’s way of saying “Let’s Party!”

-Robin Williams

Garden parties are great for teas, baby or bridal showers- any type of party, really! Spring and summer are delightful seasons in which to host celebrations surrounded by the beauty of nature.

A garden party can be simple or one could go to the extravagant lengths of the garden party in Versailles during Outlander Season 2! Jocasta, Jamie’s aunt, held marvelous parties in later books in the Outlander series. In this article, we share decorating ideas that perhaps she could have had at her parties and that one could also use for today’s celebrations. Sass3 has hosted and attended a wide array of parties, so we have gathered quite a few suggestions.

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My Outlander Anniversary: Making Book Boxes with Fellow Fans

Let Life Surprise You…

 

Life takes us in so many different directions.  This blog marks the one year anniversary of when I first became acquainted with my local enthusiasts who love Outlander as much as I do.  I find comfort in the knowledge that there are others as equally passionate as I am about the Outlander series.  Each fan has their own story of how they found other like-minded individuals who have invested themselves into this amazing fandom.  How did I find this group, one might ask?  My simple answer – over coffee.

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Making an Outlander Inspired Wrap from Britex Fabrics

An unexpected visit to Britex Fabrics in the heart of San Franciso led me to purchase some of my favorite materials for this next DIY project.  Britex Fabrics originally opened its doors in 1952 and has since been considered one of the best locations for designers and anyone else seeking “creative inspiration.”  You are sure to find exactly what you are looking for, especially with four complete floors filled with an immense variety of fabrics and accessories.

Come take a look at our next DIY project.  We also included a tutorial video at the end of this blog to highlight todays Outlander inspired wrap.

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Find a Piece of Outlander at Britex Fabrics

Have you ever found yourself exploring a new city and then become awestruck by an unexpected finding?  That is what happened to me on my most recent trip to San Francisco, California.  This trip was meant to be a getaway to a big city, introducing my children to all the joys of San Francisco.  I relished the opportunity to share my favorite activities and expose them to new experiences.   From cable car rides to appreciating architecture and art – we found ourselves making memories that would last a lifetime!  However, it was our interest in exploring a quaint street in the heart of Union Square that led me to one of my most memorable experiences.  I found myself facing the back entrance to the world-renowned Britex Fabrics!

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Creating Your Own Modern Outlandish Wear

The gown was two years out of fashion by cosmopolitan standards of Jamaica, but it was clean, which was the main thing so far as I was concerned.

The gown itself was not at all bad, it was of cream silk, half sleeved and very simple, but with panniers of wine-striped silk over the hips, and a ruching of claret-colored silk piping that ran in two rows from waist to bosom.  With the Brussels lace I had purchased sewn around the sleeves, I though it would do, even if the cloth was not quite the first quality.

“I’m glad you picked that one.” I said, touching the stone gently.  It was warm from his body.  “Goes much better with the dress than the sapphire or the emerald would.”

Jamie had finally taken time to notice the rest of my costume.  His eye traveled slowly over me from head to hem, and a smile spread across his face.

“Ye make a verra ornamental jewel box, Sassenach,” he said.  “A fine distraction, aye?”

Diana Gabaldon, Drums of Autumn. Chapter 6, pages 101 – 104.

I love fashion.  I often look at web sites of my favorite clothing stores to look for inspiration on looks and sewing ideas.  Lately, I have found myself often turning to Anthropologie and Pinterest for my newest ideas.  Unfortunately, my tastes do not often meet my budget.  So when I can, I try and make pieces myself.  There  is nothing better that adding new life to something that I already own or even upscaling a piece of clothing that was once considered out of style. Just as Claire’s gown in Drums of Autumn.  ♥

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