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its scarf season!

interested in getting a cuddly cute pride scarf while also supporting a friendly neighborhood ace genderfluid blogger?? boy do i have good news for you

im looking to make and sell these pride scarves (cat not included) to fund opening my new store for custom sewing and commission work

all profits from this store will go toward:

  • feeding me!
  • getting me through college!
  • fixing my car!
  • replacing my broken computer!
  • moving away from my transphobic mother!
  • seeing my girlfriend!
  • keeping me away from awful jobs that agitate my ptsd!
  • finally getting me to a doctor so i can have my eating disorder diagnosed and treated!
  • and so much more!

all scarves will be made out of 100% anti-pill or blizzard fleece solids (if you have a preference) and i will be making them in any and every sexual romantic and/or gender orientation pride colors or combination thereof

the scarf modelled above is the ace scarf and it measures at about 65 inches (or 165 cm) - scarf lengths will vary according to how many colors are in your pride flag, since i measure them by each stripe (each being around 5 inches)

scarf (approximate) lengths and prices will be:
small: 60-70 inches, $25 USD
medium: 90-100 inches, $30 USD
large: 120-130 inches, $35 USD
prices include shipping and material costs

custom sizing is available if needed but longer scarves will cost more

i AM willing to ship outside of the US but keep in mind itll cost a little bit more for shipping

send me your orders or questions in an ask or shoot me an email at mountainousinfinity@gmail.com

if you cant afford a scarf please do me a big favor and signal boost! every little bit helps

thanks a lot guys

I think more artisans should be like Ron Swanson

–Stay out of drama. Who cares what kind of yarn you use? What does it matter if your stripes aren’t perfectly even and matched? Do what you want with your craft and stay out of crafter drama. 

–Don’t have too many WIPs. Never half ass two things. Whole ass one thing. 

–Take pride in your work, but also be proud of the hard work of others in your field. Ron fanboyed hard about other woodworkers and praises other craftspeople 

–Work hard every day. Ron makes chairs, bed, canoes, harps. he’s always working. 

–Have a quality workplace. Ron’s workroom is only for his work. There’s never any business, never a lot of people. Just Ron working on his craft. 

–Don’t mass produce. Ron’s work is special because it’s handmade. If it was outsourced or if  a bunch of other people worked on it, it wouldn’t be unique. And you don’t have to sell everything and make things for everyone all the time. Ron makes something because it is beautiful and useful. Not because someone offered him money.

–Make things for your friends and don’t overcharge them. Leslie bought the wood for her stage and Ron built it for free. And Ron made Anne and Chris a Baby Carriage thing because they are his friends and had a baby.  

–Use your craft to barter. When Brandanwitz helped Ron get his shop up to code, Ron paid him with a canoe. 

–Eat well before, after, and during your work. Doesn’t have to be a steak from Mulligans. Or fancy whiskey. Water and snacks is fine. 

–Do not let your children (fur or human) have store bought crap. When Ron and Diane were having a baby, Ron made a crib. He didn’t buy some crap from the store, he used his amazing skill to make a powerful strong crib that could be used for multiple children and multiple generation. Sweaters, slippies, dresses, etc. Make what you can. 

Feel free to add your own Ron Swanson inspired advice! 

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Mary Lincoln’s purple velvet skirt and daytime bodice are believed to have been made by African-American dressmaker Elizabeth Keckley

The Dress  was worn by Mrs. Lincoln during the 1861-62 Washington winter social season. Smithsonian photo by Hugh Talman. 

Elizabeth Keckley was an incredible businesswoman and was also known for her beauty. In her memoir, she recalls that people thought she was beautiful. The Washington Bee, the African American newspaper, treated her like a black socialite within the African-American community. She dressed well—she was not gaudy or showy, but more pared down and refined. She was known for being elegant, upright and appropriate—the Victorian ideal.

Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (sometimes spelled Keckly; 1818 – 1907) was a former slave who became a successful seamstress

A civil activist and author in Washington DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln the First Lady. Keckley had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom and that of her son in St. Louis. She created an independent business in the capital based on clients who were the wives of the government elite. Among them were Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis, and Mary Anna Custis, wife of Robert E. Lee.

After the American Civil War, Keckley wrote and published an autobiography, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). It was both a slave narrative and a portrait of the First Family, especially Mary Todd Lincoln, and considered controversial for breaking privacy about them. It was also her claim as a businesswoman to be part of the new mixed-race, educated middle-class that were visible among the leadership of the black community.

Keckley’s relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln, the President’s wife, was notable for its personal quality and intimacy, as well as its endurance over time.

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/the-story-of-elizabeth-keckley-former-slave-turned-mrs-lincolns-dressmaker-41112782/#Vgg5tkz4fOOrgTOo.99 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Keckley