After a 2.5-hour phone call to my sister (yes that's right, my ear is buzzing now) and of course no sewing being done, I wanted to tell you about this lovely wood-worker (I'm sure there is a better word for this, see below) who gave us a demonstration at Herstmonceux of how one makes a dibber. A dibber is a wooden poke thingy that you can use to make holes in the earth while planting seeds.
World, meet Phillip, the pole lathe turner (or so one of the other re-enactors called him)
I thought it was quite fascinating really. The things one can do without electricity... I dont have a closeup pic of the dibber but it looks quite cool. It is all sanded down (using wood shavings!) and even has his trademark on this was was burned in the wood using.. wood shavings.
Well, that was the dibber thing. Still need to take some pics of the purchases and then of some outfits and then I can post about how I found the button stall... danger danger! ;)