The Florentine Persona: Site News
April 7, 2012: Merchant Resources updated for a few new sites.
January 23, 2011: Did a lot of work on the glossaries, fixed some typos, and added new art to the Donor Necklace page and to some of the other jewelry pages. Updated Men's Clothes page with a new and much more gorgeous scan of the Sienese fop.
September 14, 2010: The compiled glossary updated -- lots of terms added.
July 10, 2009: Site facelift -- fixing a lot of issues and making an easier-to-navigate interface. Also added some portraits and art to various pages all over the site.
November 24, 2008: You'll laugh, but I'm still sewing that beautiful golden silk giornea, so photos are slow to arrive! I'll probably be done with it somewhere around menopause. Till then, enjoy the uploads at the gold giornea page.
January 28, 2008: Introduced The Donor Necklace, but haven't yet gotten the photos up. I've found a source for the clasp in that page, but it'll take time to get it finished, so I'm making this necklace for now. Also added a merchant to Merchant Resources and corrected a glitch with viewing permissions. Also, email is definitely working again so if you've lost touch and want to re-acquaint, please do drop me a line! I've lost all the old email in the move, so can't reach everybody I'd like to.
November 18, 2007: Introduced Review: Italian Frescoes and got that finished up, and finished the move to the new server courtesy of a very gracious host. I'm also getting a lot of freelance writing done, so things on the website are moving slowly, but moving they are indeed. Also got A Sienese Fop up and going, and set up the img src tags to link to it where it's referenced.
July 1, 2007: Worked on the History of Private Life review page,
as well as got Life as a Florentine expanded with
links to original sources.
May 25, 2007: Worked on the Renaissance Food page, as well as got Feast Tablecloths and Napkins into gear. Also edited: Children in History and Cats and Fabric. Because the Site News page was driving me crazy, I reformatted the whole thing so it'd be easier to add to later. I hate tables. Officially. I mean I really hate them with a personal kind of hatred one normally reserves for nasty co-workers. Also began new pages: A Lady's Gold Giornea and A Lady's Camicia. Added links to Life in Renaissance Florence. Opened up Rapier-Fighting Armor.
May 19, 2007: Worked on the White Doublet page some more, and beat the reviews pages into shape. We're about ready for some more content pretty soon here -- just getting things into shape so far.
May 17, 2007: Have been adding more of these ad thingies to the rest of the site, and discovering all the stuff that desperately needs doing. Numerous edits to pages and finishing up the Green Doublet page. Just need more pictures!
May 16, 2007: Have added Google Ads to the page, and have fallen in love with the counter. I think this means I'm going to keep the webpage up a bit better. Have also modified the main kitties page because I realized that it's about 3 years out of date.
January 27, 2007: New page: An Azure Cloak. I just love this cloak!
October 26, 2005: New page: A Renfair Wench Costume. Not even vaguely period, but a lot of fun to sew right before Halloween!
April 10, 2004: New page: Red Dancing Costume. Not period at all either, unless your "period" is Lurid Sheikh Contemporary, but a lot of fun.
October 18, 2003: New page: Belly Dancer Costume.
September 10, 2003: New page: Dress in Italian Painting -- find it here.
September 10, 2003: Finished review of Renaissance Dress in Italy -- find it here.
August 25, 2003: Posted new pictures for The Burgundy Gamurra.
August 24, 2003: Made new pictures for The Green Linen Gamurra and put those up. Made lots of book review pictures. Uploaded tons of new kitty pics and some of the burgundy gamurra, but those aren't on any pages yet.
August 12, 2003: Added new section of page for Reviews, for books, movies, etc.
July 30-31, 2003: A family emergency took me away for the past few months, but we're back! Just basic fixes and some resized art to replace some seriously ickie pieces. Many thanks to those who have written in with typos and whatnot to fix. Added new text about jewelry closures to Re-enactment and Renaissance Jewelry.
May 26, 2003: With many grateful thanks to Seigneur Yves, have made numerous corrections to names throughout the SCA Events webpages.
May 5, 2003: Uploaded new pictures to The Green Linen Dress page. Added new page, Fools War 2003, and uploaded lots and lots of pictures. Added new picture of Shoda to Shoda Page 2, and a shot of my garden's first rose in Garb Humor & Misc. I haven't really put many updates in because I've been working on adding to the various Life in Florentine Times pages, but there's lots of new stuff there too from the past week or two.
April 19, 2003: Added pictures to Tablecloth Resarch and made thumbnails of stuff. LOTS of stuff.
April 15, 2003: Added new kitty pages Shoda page 2, Fender, Stanzi, and numerous others. Added new pictures to the above as well since I was at it. Also added pics to Lusty Month of May 2002. Okay, so I'm a year late. And?
April 9, 2003: Began the painful, slow process of converting my
stuff from iVillage's awful format to the new site.