Holy cow, it’s been a long time since I posted a mid-week break! Yikes. My ‘regular feature’ posts were put aside during the chaos that was Christmas and, well, all the surrounding months, so I’ll try to get back into the swing of things over the coming weeks!
- What the what?! I’ve been profiled by Teresa from Canary Knits as part of her Indie Designer Day series! That’s totally crazy!
- Love love love this Log Lady Print by Danadamki, via Etsy. It’s too perfect!
- Speaking of, it’s no secret that I love 80s and 90s television shows (what’s your favorite? I love recommendations!) and My So-Called Life is one of the very best. I actually came to this show as an adult, but I love it so so so much. The A.V. Club agrees in their article, “My So-Called Life Set The Path All Teen Shows Would Follow”. Indeed.
- The awesome Anne from Beached Librarian tweeted about this average-sized doll (as opposed to Barbie’s unnatural proportions, obviously) that is totally awesome. Lammily, the doll that answers the question, “What if fashion dolls were made using standard human body proportions?” Of course this doll can only be part of a larger, necessary change in the way we promote image to small people, but a doll that is actually a realistic human is certainly an important step.
- The New Heathers Musical Looks Really, Really Bad.Yes. Yes, it does. There’s a person out there who really thought this was a great idea. Now that’s a disturbing thought.
- On a more serious note, if you’ll allow me a moment: I recently watched this Ken Burns documentary about the Central Park Five and was horrified – and yet, sadly, not shocked at all. I’d somehow never heard about this case, but was hit with a deeply disturbing sense of deja vu – you could simply replace the names and be reading the story of the West Memphis Three, which happened right around the same time but in a town a lot of us could explain away as being ‘backwoods’ if we wanted (which is of course too simplistic). I think we’d have a harder time making the same excuse for this remarkably similar case in New York City. It’s an upsetting story all around and only served to remind me that I must find a way that I can support the Innocence Project, which I think is doing incredibly important work.
Ok, speechifying over. Want to see the pretties? This week’s is a particular pretty mosaic, isn’t it?! Have a good week, friends!
1. Vintage Love, 2. Yarn porn, 3. handdyed silky wool, 4. 3×6 Bee Solids Q1, 5. Embroidery Buttons, 6. New Pinnie, 7. My #mollymarkettote is complete!!!! Can’t wait to bring it to #sewsouth Pattern by @ilikeorangetoo will be released soon!, 8. Sampler block #30, Pat’s Star, 9. Gray & Yellow Crewel Dress, 10. Danish Sampler, 11. hojas nuevas, 12. This one is going to be for me. I love it!, 13. Linen patchwork pillow cover, 14. Pennsylvania quilt square in progress: close-up, 15. Teeny geese pincushion, 16. A pincushion in progress.