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Homemade medieval helmets

Sword with backgroundAfter a little manipulation with the GIMP, I think I came up with an Aimee author photo that looks like me...but with flare. A huge thank you to Willie Ellis for lending us his homemade helmet to turn a so-so costume into something special.

If you're in the area, you might check out Willie's facebook page to see the furniture he and his brothers create. They don't jut work with wood, they're blacksmiths too. So if you're looking for a medieval helmet...well now you know who can hook you up!

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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For info on All things medieval try the Society for Creative Anachronism's local group in your area: Shire of Nant-Y-Derwyddon who can be reached at
Comment by Nayan Mon Feb 13 08:54:44 2017
This is a good photo of you. I recognized your face immediately. Keepup the good work.
Comment by Sheila Mon Feb 13 20:29:13 2017

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