Friday, August 27, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Theres something called Etsy, which I heard was neat.
But can someone give me the details please?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Fashion magazines seem like they pity women for being women, and say "Here, if you buy this magazine you can be strong and powerful, beautiful and wanted. Just like the lady on the cover."
Yet, I'm a reader of magazines.
Not all magazines, but a fair few.
I love them to pieces, but usually not for the articles (which are usually about depressing things) but for looking at what different sorts of women are wearing.
There are magazines that celebrate women (Vogue, Elle), and oddly enough the women on the cover of these usually aren't sex icons, or druggies. They range from Dakota Fanning to First Ladies, and reach out to the average woman.
I recommend that you look for magazines that appeal to your sense of self over anything else, and then its hard to go wrong.

Monday, August 9, 2010

The Headache Relief Headband

I made a headband.
I really liked it.
Until my mother said it looked like I had a large aspirin on my head.
So that put me ut for a while, but determined to like it (because it is really cute) I looked for all of its good qualities.
And I realized how very comfortable it is, almost soothingly so compared to how most headbands are hard and painful.
(mine aren't because I pad the tips)
This particular headband was extremely comfy, so I've named it the headache relief headband.
I feel clever. :)

Sunday, August 8, 2010

The Secret Life of Bees

I watched the Secret Life of Bees last night, and decided that it is an amazing movie.
Now with that said, I've also decided that the next time I go fabric shopping I'm going to buy fabric with bumble bees printed on it and make a bow for a headband. Then I will name the headband the bow goes on The Secret Life of Bees.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Do You Mind?

A question I get more often then I would like is "Do you mind if I copy you?"
And my answer is always no.
I wouldn't lie about that. I really don't mind if one of my friends sees some of my work and then decides that they would like to make bags, or headbands, or even cut their hair like mine.
I can't own any of these things.
I don't own bag making, headband designing or even my haircut.
I think if you like doing something then it doesn't matter if some else did it before you.
Do we tell artists they can't paint because cave people were drawing long before them?
Or do we discourage new teachers to teach because people have been teaching longer then them.
Copying is a serious thing to accuse someone of.
If one of m friends used my specific designs then that would be copying, but if they drew inspiration from the little I've done, then I'm flattered beyond imagination.
So my friends, if you're reading this, please stop asking for permission to sew. I don't own it, and neither can anyone else. It's what you make of it, and I encourage everyone to enjoy it with all of their hearts.