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Offline Phelyp, Lord Maydestone

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #285 on: August 04, 2012, 01:06:48 PM »
So.... here is my first attempt at making favors....  not sure if I like the design or not.  Things always seem different comparing my imagination to application lol.


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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #286 on: August 11, 2012, 07:32:08 AM »
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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #287 on: August 13, 2012, 02:45:07 PM »
I tried my hand at my first tokens. A small shield in my colors. I'm thinking as a handout to kids in costume.



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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #288 on: October 06, 2012, 07:04:30 AM »
very beautiful design.

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #289 on: October 10, 2012, 08:03:15 AM »
I have a question about the "etiquette" of handing out favors, if I may.

I do not hand our favors, but a few weeks ago at the Sherwood Celtic Fest I saw a Captain Jack lolling around the lanes, shouting " Faire Tokens, faire tokens! " or something to that effect. My experience with receiving tokens ( I got a few last year from the TRF fairies ) was that one procured them by interacting with whomever had them. When I saw the captain shouting that he had favors, it kinda... grated me. I prefer to get favors by interaction, but is what the Jack did also "acceptable"?
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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #290 on: October 12, 2012, 11:21:23 PM »
I'm wondering if what he was hawking wasn't one of the cheaply bought or made little things that some "characters" (NOT to be confused with CAST characters, you understand) hand out to everyone they encounter in the lanes who will stand still long enough for them to do their "bit", so that they get the attention they have come looking for?  There's a huge difference between those things and the Favors that are designed, crafted and handed over to old and new friends each season by those who truly wish to give a Gift to those they meet and enjoy spending time with at Faire. 

I'm guessing that if this Jack was handing them out like candy then he neither put much time OR effort into them... and likely not much expense, either.  For most, Favors are something special, and to be kept and displayed season after season... or at least rotated when you've been given so many that you no longer have room for them all!  You can definitely tell who at Faire is generally well liked, though, by the weight of their "brag rag"...  ;D 
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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #291 on: October 14, 2012, 12:45:03 PM »
I'm wondering if what he was hawking wasn't one of the cheaply bought or made little things that some "characters" (NOT to be confused with CAST characters, you understand) hand out to everyone they encounter in the lanes who will stand still long enough for them to do their "bit", so that they get the attention they have come looking for?  There's a huge difference between those things and the Favors that are designed, crafted and handed over to old and new friends each season by those who truly wish to give a Gift to those they meet and enjoy spending time with at Faire. 

I'm guessing that if this Jack was handing them out like candy then he neither put much time OR effort into them... and likely not much expense, either.  For most, Favors are something special, and to be kept and displayed season after season... or at least rotated when you've been given so many that you no longer have room for them all!  You can definitely tell who at Faire is generally well liked, though, by the weight of their "brag rag"...  ;D 

Sadly I didn't think to get one to "research" it, but I think you're right. He just seemed so flippant about it. And really, captain jack? No one remembers any of the Captain Jacks they see around faire anymore ( at least, I don't ). So why try to stand out if you can see another Captain jack across the lane from you?

Bless his heart though, he was trying..? ???
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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #292 on: November 21, 2013, 08:25:04 AM »
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

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« Reply #293 on: November 21, 2013, 09:10:51 AM »
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #294 on: November 21, 2013, 09:16:07 AM »
I don't know. I am such a loser when it comes to remembering names and faces. I'll try to get a photo of the favor at lunchtime and post it. That might help.

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #295 on: November 21, 2013, 11:25:00 AM »
I don't know. I am such a loser when it comes to remembering names and faces. I'll try to get a photo of the favor at lunchtime and post it. That might help.

I am pretty sure it was m'lady Addilay - I hear you want to know how she made them - I will ask her tonight and let you know.
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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #296 on: November 21, 2013, 04:20:50 PM »
Thanks!

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #297 on: November 22, 2013, 02:04:29 PM »
Does anyone know who it was who made the Tudor Rose favors and was giving them at the recent Kansas City Rendedezvous? I really should remember, but of course I don't. I need to know how they were made, since I want to make something similar.

the basic piece is an item from Spare.Parts called 1" Round Clear Epoxy Stickers.  She used photoshop to create the image and to this she applied a firm felt back with glue (like Aileens tacky).  The epoxy stickers have an adhesive back so she just attached the image/felt piece to it an hot glued a pin (you can get the pins and stickers I know at Hobby Lobby or most craft stores).

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #298 on: November 23, 2013, 06:00:40 PM »
Thank you! That's simple and inexpensive -- two of my favorite things. I really appreciate the help.

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Re: Faire Favors and Tokens
« Reply #299 on: November 25, 2013, 10:14:04 AM »
What a charming idea. I've never given or received any, but it looks like such a nice custom.

 

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