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“And for once, it might be grand
To have someone understand.
I want so much more than they’ve got planned…”


Belle cosplay made by me (Mimi Reaves). Thank you Studio Henshin Photography for the photo <3 

Day in the Life of a Plush Maker:
  • 1% Blogging about plush
  • 2% Looking at plush
  • 10% Making lists of plush I want to make
  • 2% Shopping for fabric for plush
  • 5% Actually making plush
  • 80% GDI THE THREAD PICKER/PEN/BOBBIN HAS ROLLED UNDER THE DESK AGAIN D< D<

It seems I spend most of my life on the floor looking for various sharp and cylindrical items that have rolled away.

If you wondering where the space for sleep is, that’s it. That’s my life. I haven’t slept a full night in over a week. I’m tired, grumpy, AND my bobbin pot just fell off the desk and threw 64 bobbins across the floor.

Cosmere Cross-stitch update #16: April 2017

I managed to do it! At the beginning of the month I wasn’t so sure I would be able to reach my goal of finishing my current pattern piece of my cross stitch of @rynezion‘s beautiful Vin poster. A lot of late nights were involved in the completion of the above section. Below you can see all that I’ve done so far. 

My greatest frustration is always at the end of the pattern piece when I’ve got about 25 different colors left to do and they each need between 5 and 15 stitches scattered all over; it’s beyond annoying and makes the back of the piece look an absolute mess. But when I hold it up and look at it from a distance, it makes all the difference having all the various shades in there. I WAS very close to not using the two different whites in Vin’s face, but as you can obviously tell, I stuck with the pattern and did white AND snow white. :P

Well, on to the next pattern piece! 

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The Little Mermaid Photoshoot (1)


all photos are taken by Gerry Juans

Ariel CN nina (me) | Eric CN Haris 

Costume : credit to Kaze who made Eric costume | Ariel pink dress are by myself. I also accepting commission. Send me email to oruntia@yahoo.com if you interested :)

ID #69843

Name: Sarah
Age: 19
Country: Canada

Hello! I live in Newfoundland, Canada. The stereotypes are true. We talk funny, are short and stout like Tolkien dwarves, and we drink a lot of alcohol.

I love crafting and anything DIY, but my heart specifically belongs to knitting.
I work two jobs, one with knitwear and one as a seamstress.

I love cats. I live with three, two are mine and one is my brother’s.

I unabashedly love everything. I have few guilty pleasures because I mostly consider them to be just pleasures. Life is too short to waste time being embarrassed for liking Monster High as much as I like Lie to Me.

I watch a lot of cartoons and dramas. I’d read more if I could read and knit simultaneously, or if I could pay attention to an audio book for more than 5 minutes at a time.

I’m one of those liberal, hippie-dippy millennials.

Preferences: 15-30 years old, I don’t care what your gender is.

Any part of the world so long as you’re willing to pay the shipping to send me a small box of weird candy here and there, I’ll of course do the same.

Politically liberal, LGBTQ+ friendly; TERFs especially need not apply.

If you knit, we can be BFFs.

Interview: Haley

Today we’re joined by Haley. Haley is a phenomenal visual artist and crafter, who is also a seamstress. She absolutely loves to create, as you’ll soon read. My thanks to her for taking the time to participate in this interview.

WORK

Please, tell us about your art.

I am a visual artist, and I draw mainly figures and portraits in ink and marker but also sometimes watercolor. Not only am I a visual artist I am a crafter and seamstress too. I like to create pieces that are trendy at the moment for much cheaper.

What inspires you?

The diversity in the world around me. Everyone is beautiful and different in their own way. Also the internet is a huge inspiration as well I love seeing everyone else’s creations.

What got you interested in your field?  Have you always wanted to be an artist?

I always thought it was amazing how people can just create anything from nothing. My aunt got me interested in sewing she taught me to sew when i was about eight years old.

Do you have any kind of special or unique signature, symbol, or feature you include in your work that you’d be willing to reveal?

In my signature on my artwork, the H in my name is somewhat shaped like a star.

What advice would you give young aspiring artists?

Don’t give up on yourself. There will be artists who are better at what you do than you. You might look up to them or you might despise them because they’re younger than you and better than them. You need to remember there’s someone out there who feels that way about you.

ASEXUALITY

Where on the spectrum do you identify?

I am panromantic asexual.

Have you encountered any kind of ace prejudice or ignorance in your field?  If so, how do you handle it?

I have had many people who ask me why don’t you make it sexier? Why don’t you make that dress shorter or the neckline deeper? You’ll get more followers if you design that character with bigger boobs and a bigger butt. I realize sex is all over in the media but that’s just not how I am. I tell them that I don’t want to and that it doesn’t fit my personality or just plain ignore it. Most often when someone is sending you hate or “suggestions” they just want attention.

What’s the most common misconception about asexuality that you’ve encountered?

The worst one I’ve encountered is that we are cold emotionless beings who love no one else, and that we have no feelings or passion.

What advice would you give to any asexual individuals out there who might be struggling with their orientation?

I struggled with my sexuality for years… I thought I wasn’t gay enough or maybe I wasn’t actually asexual and I’m just pretending. I actually still struggle with my identity, and I probably will for a long time and that’s okay, take your time to figure it all out and don’t feel like you have to come out to anyone. Also, most importantly, don’t forget it’s okay to talk to someone about it all. I have a really close and amazing best friend who I talked to about my whole mess.

Finally, where can people find out more about your work?

My art Tumblr, teaandsketchbooks is probably the best place to find it.

Thank you, Haley, for participating in this interview and this project. It’s very much appreciated.