teaching sewing


Batkids on their playdates team missions!

A few fun facts:

  • Roy often skips Boy Scout meetings to hang out with Kori and Jason (Don’t tell Ollie)
  • Kyle Rayner is usually hanging with the Troublemakers but had a cold on this particular day and Hal wouldn’t let him leave the house.
  • Cass is wearing Bruce’s old costume (here) that she found in the attic while playing hide and seek with her brothers. Alfred has since made a few alterations to it, of course.
  • That stuffed cat looking thing behind Damian was made by Dick. Alfred has been teaching him how to sew and he practices by making tons of plush for his siblings! (They’re finally starting to look like actual animals)
  • Don’t worry, Alfred fixed Mr. Moo.

There are the fairies that kidnap children, eat people, and steal possessions.

However, there are also fairies that kill child abusers, save women in distress, and protect wives from cruel husbands. Fairies that teach people how to sew, protect their livestock, and show them life’s mysteries.

It is important to remember these fairies as well. 

before he sells the beans to jack, he is born in a house that smells of ceder.

his name is Tiffany. a bold bright name. a stardust name. a girl name. but he is not a girl. he knows this, even if others don’t. his mother puts him in dresses, teaches him how to sew, chastises him when he lets his voice get low.

“my great-aunt’s friend’s sister,” says his mother, with her red lips tight, “once knew these girls that spoke and diamonds came out of their mouths. you know what happened to the nasty one? she got toads. that’s your future if you don’t figure out how to be a nice little girl.”

so he speaks gently. but the whole time he is wondering: who gave them the language of gems. who gave them the language that rolled out of them. it must be magic. and if there is magic, maybe there is hope for him.

he takes off in a dark night. a sad night. one where the fire was too low and he was sick of mirrors. he leaves his mother a note: gone to find where the gems grow. 

in the black woods, he cuts off his hair. wears his father’s clothes. feels, at last, whole. runs and runs and runs until his air comes out in a wheeze. walks for weeks and weeks.

he finds the old woman carrying water. she is ugly, her mouth all twisted angry. but she carries the water alone. 

the boy does not have much. but he has shoulders. a good back. hands that work. when he takes her burden, she says, “thank you, young man.” and he smiles at her, but doesn’t say anything.

her house is damp. she feeds him stew, apologizes. says she used to make lovely foods but the price of milk and eggs got far too high. she says: if you carry my water for five weeks, i will give you something special. and he agrees.

she talks for him. spends a lot of time telling him of people he never met. girls with lips blood red. girls with white fairy dresses. boys who fell in love with swans. 

the boy says little. just nods. sleeps on the floor of her empty barn. when she’s not looking, he darns her clothes for her, keeps the floors swept, fills the lanterns with oil, makes her a blanket for the coming winter. 

on the end of the fifth week, she gives him the beans. tells him that they have been passed down in her family, that this was her portion. she says that she is too old now for such adventures. that she hears the beans will bring treasure. fortune. all the things of greed. she says: i will give them to you, for what you have done to me.

in the morning, he takes off. he feels the weight of them in his pocket. he thinks of the old woman and the stories and the sight of her tired hands. he stands in the market for a long time, unspeaking, simply staring at the cobblestones beneath him.

jack’s voice is the last call in the evening. a beautiful cow, young and thick and healthy. 

the boy has no money. he bounces the magic bean in his pocket, and thinks of treasures. 

“wait,” he says. 

jack turns. 

transaction complete: one cow for a handful of magic beans. the boy walks the cow home to the old woman, gets there in the morning. they are both very tired. he falls asleep beside the beast in the hay. dreams of the foods the old woman can cook now that she can get milk.

when he wakes up, he is changed. it is as if he simply turned into who he was made to be. not a new body. familiar. the body he could always see.

the old woman stands at the door of his barn. she says, “good morning,” and then she says a new word. a word he’s never heard. a name. his name. a boy name. 

he repeats it. it is a jewel in his mouth, so he says it again. another diamond.

“time to fetch water,” she says, winking. the whole way, he whispers his name. it never quite tastes the same, always beautiful, always a fine thing, always his. the something special he was lacking.

in the back of his pocket, there is one last magic bean. he will fetch the water and plant it. and he will carry that old woman to the castles she has never seen.

Boyfriend Keith Headcanons

I’ve seen a lot of Klance head canons in my day (you have to imagine me saying this whilst sitting in a rocking chair on someone’s verandah) and a lot of them seem to focus a lot on Lance, which is great! And I get it! Lance is more extroverted and probably does the BIG romantic gestures, but I bet Keith is also a really rad boyfriend. So here’s some boyfriend Keith head canons.

  • Relationships are very important to Keith because of how much time he has spent in isolation. He’s very sentimental and saves ticket stubs from movie dates. He hangs flowers upside down so they dry and he can keep them. There’s a box of these trinkets filled with cute notes Lance has left on his door, a cool rock Lance gave Keith because he said it was the same colour as his eyes, a band-aid (gross) that Lance put on his wrist before they started officially dating.
  • He starts wearing his hair up more because he knows Lance likes it. He even buys some matching bobby pins and Lance wears his set proudly around the ship.
  • Koala boyfriend.
  • Knows all of Lance’s most ticklish spots.
  • Does drills with Hunk in secret to learn all of Lance’s siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, parents, etc. He gets Lance to teach him how to sew (“oh, I’m just getting some holes in my gloves and think it would be nice to repair them myself”) and he cross-stitches Lance’s family tree for christmas. 
  • He adds an additional branch for team Volton cuz they’re family too
  • Lance cries for an hour. 
  • When no ones around he’ll say HORRIFICALLY dirty things to Lance. Half of them don’t make sense. And it’s kind of a joke that Keith has no idea what sexual innuendoes are. Sometimes he’ll know he has the euphemism wrong, but he’ll whisper it to Lance anyway just to hear him laugh. 
  • REALLY likes Lance’s legs. 
  • And smooth tummy. 
  • Happily big spoons the night away.
  • Protective boyfriend.
  • Lance makes him a t-shirt with his own face on it as a joke…. but Keith… wears it? Like a lot?
  • Some alien - “The blue one is on your shirt?”
  • Keith - “… Yeah?”
  • Lance is both flattered and mortified. 
  • Someone once made a very inappropriate pass at Lance and kept touching him and cornering him. Lance tried to quietly slip away and not cause a scene when Keith just HEADBUTTED THE GUY. Gross dude dropped to the ground and didn’t get up for a while. 
  • Hugs from behind a lot.
  • Velcro boyfriend.
  • Will grow up to be that old man, who when he opens his wallet, a cascade of plastic sleeves filled with photos falls out.  

Date the boy made of needles who lives inside your closets and under your rugs. He’s made of every pin and needle ever lost in your home, and he grew up with you, amassing form every time your parents tried to teach you to sew. He can’t talk, but when he moves he sounds like light rain and little bells and wind chimes. He mends your clothes at night with the help of the thread snakes in the carpet, and he’ll sew you presents, if you let him. He’ll never embrace you; he could not bear to hurt you, but he wants you to know that he loves you.

🔮🦄Straight outta Vengerberg🦄🔮 

I mean, ya gotta admit I’d make a good Yennefer for The Witcher TV series…. *hint hint* *nudge nudge* @netflix cast me!

Little Things - Alfie Solomons

hello!! I love your writing!! do you think you could do one where Alfie and the reader/an oc are just sorta chilling at home like they’re taking warm baths together or the reader is teaching him how to knit…. like cute domestic things basically. thank you!! 

Little Things - Alfie Solomons

Alfie was not a man of routine. Except every night after he finished dressing for bed he laid down with his head in your lap as you sat against the headboard, reading in the dim candlelight. Sometimes you read to him and you always brushed through his hair while you read. He would lay like that, eyes closed as he enjoyed the feeling of your fingers combing through his hair and he listened to you recite poetry until he felt himself begin to fade.

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this looks 100% better irl i promise. no matter how many pictures i took it kept coming out neon and blurry so . tough luck

anyway long story short marco gets St. O brainwashed into being the perfect princess and toms like YO lemme get in on that so they date but tom starts to feel guilty and he misses the real marco. but for now theyre stylin. (no lie i would wear demon princess marco’s dress. teach me to sew i will seriously make that gown lol)

also i didnt have a pastel purple marker so gray had to do

glitterbearbear  asked:

Dating max at camp would include?

Alright, I took this in the sense that you had already been dating before Camp started. If you want the first meeting to have been at Camp, please let me know!

Dating Max at Camp

  • Max had spent the few weeks, months really before summer started complaining about his parents sending him away to some podunk town over the summer.
  • If you actually tried to ask him about it or try and actually have a conversation on how it made him feel, he’d quickly change the topic and act like it didn’t matter.
  • Imagine his surprise when you step off of one of the busloads of new campers.
  • As David babbles on and on about how exciting the activities are and what an amazing summer you’re in for, Max slides up to question you. He can’t imagine what your parents would send you to Camp Campbell for.
  • Turns out he’s not the only camper without an assigned camp now, you had begged your parents to send you so that he wouldn’t be so miserable. When questioned as to what type of camp it was, you had merely shrugged and replied, “A camping one?”
  • Max, as always, acts like this is no big deal. (It is.)
  • You get introduced to the rest of the trio in no time, and immediately fit in.
  • David is entirely elated to have someone that makes Max happy and who he trusts. He works out a deal with you, with some due bribery you can get Max to somewhat willingly participate in events. For this, you’re often given an extra pudding as reward.
  • The moment Max finds out you’ve been in cahoots with David and you weren’t actually interested in events, there’s a huge argument.
  • You both agree that it was a dumb thing to get angry about after a day of silent treatment and worried campers trying and failing to give love advice. He agrees to take part in more activities with less distraction, and you apologize for tricking him. But, you owe him one big time.
  • Max threatens David, claims that he’s a bad influence on you. He doesn’t want you becoming a nature-freak.
  • You find yourself ditching out more and more often to take part in adventures with the trio after this, Max is pretty happy about this.
  • You have Gwen teach you some sewing and stitching, that way you can be the one to fix up Mr.Honey Nuts so Max can keep him on the downlow.
  • You’re the only one that gets to tease him about anything, ever.
  • One day Nurf tried to get handsy with him and you kicked him so hard in the shin that you hurt your toe.
  • Same goes for you, if anyone dares try and mess with you, Max will throw shade so hard that they’re left staring numbly at the ground with no response even coming to mind for a good day.
  • Max lets you borrow his hoodie. He acts as if it’s an inconvenience and huffs about it every time you ask, but really loves it.
  • That is until the day David saw you wearing it and the squeal he let out almost made the entire Camp go deaf.
  • Max didn’t let you borrow it after that… During the day that is, every night he gave it to you to sleep in, he liked getting it back in the morning with your body heat and smell still lingering.
  • The bets between you two are outrageous.
  • “Bet you won’t jump into the lake with all your clothes on!”
  • “Now, Y/N, it’s not very nice to make bets! Gambling is a bad things, hasn’t Mr.Campbell showed you anyth-MAX NO!”
  • Max is already in the lake.
  • In general, you guys are adorable and supportive. You give Max the praise and support he so desperately needs in his life. (That he doesn’t accept from David.)

Thank you for my first request! Sorry in advance if this isn’t the quality you wanted or exactly what you were looking for!

bluejaywriter replied to your post: bluejaywriter replied to your post: “Consider the…

I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH. And after Isabel figures it out, Diana smirks for DAYS, and Isabel pretends to be affronted and says, “Well, you DID look ridiculous,” and Diana says, “And so did YOU, coming at me with those scissors,” and then they just giggle at each other because they’re so silly and happy and cute.

And Diana has a measure of talent for art already, because she has a little mini-sketch of Isabel looking equally ridiculous in her extra-long coat in the corner of a receipt or business card or whatever slip of paper she had in her pocket at the time. Isabel can never know, of course, because she’s as likely to burn it as she is to frame it.

(A few days later, Diana also teaches Isabel how to properly brandish a pair of scissors as a weapon, in case she should ever really need that knowledge.)

so i’ve had this finished in my drafts for weeks, too shy to post it in the @elsewhereuniversity tag, but if i don’t take the plunge now i probably never will. hope you enjoy! (and thanks again to @charminglyantiquated for making this super cool world to play in <3)

you’ve been at elsewhere university for almost two full years now. so, at this point, you can’t pretend not to hear the stories. especially when they start to happen to you.

your best friend’s roommate says to call her knuckle, says her parents are from the old country. she doesn’t mention which one, but she laughs when she admits she never dreamed that their nursery rhyme protections would really work.

apparently, they don’t because knuckle is snatched away on either the sixteenth or seventeenth day of winter semester. (you’re not sure, because neither you or your best friend really noticed the difference between her and the… replacement at first. you feel guilty about that, sure, but at least she finds her way back. her dancing is better afterwards too, more fluid and sinister in the dark after-hours shadows of your dorm lounge, but she doesn’t like to do it any more. you think that’s fair.)

(no pun intended.)

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anonymous asked:

do you have any hc's for bloodsella? (damien/mat)

  • They’re both huge nerds, and they’d really admire the other person’s passions and want to learn more about their interests. They’d also be super encouraging and help the other person grow and be comfortable with themselves and would all around be a precious couple.
  • Damien was really nervous the first time that he went to a concert with Mat. He was worried that he’d stick out among all the kids and their hipster style, but to his surprise a lot of people really admired his fashion and even asked for selfies. He ended up taking a load of pictures in which he was very clearly blushing and flustered, and Mat thought it was adorable.
  • Mat and Damien always hold hands when they got out together. It started when they didn’t want to lose each other at concerts, but Damien realized that squeezing Mat’s hand when he got nervous in a crowd was a really good way of grounding him and making him less anxious. Now he always has Mat’s hand, and they’ve figured out a silent code of hand squeezing that means Mat is too anxious and needs to get out of the situation. Damien never minds sitting somewhere quiet with him until he calms down.
  • Mat loves working on new songs around Damien because he’s very encouraging and also really helpful with lyrics. Sometimes when Mat gets bored or tired of a song he’s working on he’ll just start singing sweet things about Damien. Seeing his boyfriend all flustered and smiling clears up his head, and sometimes his corny compliments actually inspire good song ideas.
  • Damien stops by the Coffeespoon before work every day after he tells Mat about his IT job. His favorite drink is always there waiting for him in a cup that Mat covers in compliments, hearts, and other little doodles. [They both get a lot of goodnatured teasing about this from their coworkers but they couldn’t care less.]
  • When Mat and Damien start to get serious Damien invited him to bring Carmensita along for tea in his garden and made sure Lucien would be there too. Lucien wasn’t thrilled to have some kid he hardly knew in his precious garden, but he knew Mat made his dad happy so he halfheartedly agreed to try and get along with the Sella’s. To everyone’s surprise Carmensita and Lucien actually got along very well. Carmensita gave her first flower crown to Lucien who then braided some of his favorites into Carmensita’s hair. Helping each other with hair and makeup is actually how they started to bond, and they have a really great brother sister relationship.
  • When Damien and Mat move in together they realize that they’ve both been collecting mementos from their dates. They both have a lot of letters saved, Mat has some pressed flowers, Damien has all their concert ticket stubs, and that’s just some of the things they’ve both collected. Carmensita gushes about how romantic it is, and puts everything into a scrapbook of their relationship that now sits proudly in their bedroom.
  • Mat and Damien are both such good stepfathers to their husbands kids. Lucien always thought Mat was cool, and Mat ends up teaching him how to play guitar after catching Lucien messing around with one. Lucien gets really into music and it’s a healthy way for him to work through all of his teenage angst. Carmensita is really awed by how much work Damien puts into his appearance and keeping up his home and garden. Damien teaches her all about sewing, the right way to vintage shop, and really helps Carmensita establish herself as a DIY queen.
Hamilton Hogwarts Au

Okay take 2 so like I’ve never seen or even read anything revolving around the Wizarding world in America because honestly it’s cool but it never really caught my eye anyways so all this will be taking place in Hogwarts

•Shouldn’t they go to the American Wizarding School? You ask

•How would them being in Hogwarts make sense? You ask


•I’m pretty sure there would be some kind of program especially if they want to get more involved with foreign Wizarding cultures and governments. Because honestly there has to be some sort of foreign policy in Wizarding government

•Alex, Aaron, Schuyler Sisters, Herc, John, James, and Thomas are all American exchange students from ilvermorny

•Lafayette is French exchange student from Beauxbatons

• Alex, Angelica, and John were all placed in Gryffindor

•Eliza and Aaron were placed in Ravenclaw

•James and Thomas were placed in Slytherin

• I was debating in placing Alexander in slytherin since his character seems to revolve around doing everything he can to make sure he himself makes it ahead and has a legacy but then I remembered that he as a person is very prideful and impulsive which ultimately is his fatal flaw. He makes a legacy and he makes it ahead it causes him his marriage, his firstborn, and his good name. Which I thought was very gryffindor of him.

•Peggy, Herc, and Lafayette were placed in

•The Schuyler Sister’s come from a well known Wizard family that came from Europe to America during the revolutionary war

•John is a half blood while Herc is a muggleborn

•John is really into social justice for the Wizarding world and when he meets Herc he’s really interested to learn about the no-maj social justice

•Lafayette is a pure-blood family that are known to be “muggle lovers” which is why his name sake is well known in muggle history

•Alexander and Thomas still hate each other but they’re both friends with everyone else

•Alexander and Aaron come from the same (wizard) foster home

•Alex is a half-blood with a pure-blood name Hamilton which a very old wizard family (but it’s more like a lower class wizard family like the Weasleys) so he was immediately placed in a foster home where the care taker was a wizard

•Alexander’s mother was Puerto Rican

•Him and John have conversations in Spanish sometimes

•Burr is a muggleborn, his parents died when he was 9 and his accidental magic started up soon after (he turned a kid’s, who was bullying him, into a spider. The kid bit into said spider.)

•the American magical government quickly moved him into a different foster home

•Him and Alex quickly became frienemies and they got their letters to ilvermorny

•when they get to Hogwarts they learn the different slang that their European counterparts have

•"WTF Muggle sounds way cooler than no-maj!!!!!“

•Alexander is now determined to replace no-maj with muggle

•"Alexander it doesn’t matter which way we say it, it all means the same thing.”


•Alex becomes the Seeker for Gryffindor while John becomes a beater and Angelica becomes Griffyndor’s greatest Keeper they’ve ever had in years

•People don’t want Angelica to go back to America THEY NEED HER

•You can usually find Eliza in the Gryffindor stands cheering on her sister (and her secret crush) whenever they play against her house or when they play against Slytherin


•James: “Do you even like quidditch Thomas?”

•Jefferson: “No, but I will as long as it pisses off Hamilton.”

•she usually drags Aaron with her to their saved seats next to Peggy, Laf, and Herc, but he refuses to wear Gryffindor colors while Eliza is totally decked out

•Burr gets picked on for being a muggleborn a lot by closed minded pure-bloods and Alexander saw this one time and he was ABOUT TO CUT A BITCH when Eliza came in out of no where and gave them a piece of her mind with really great points and historical figures that so happened to be “mud bloods”

•Alexander fell in love with her there and then

• Alexander: “I’m going to marry her one day.”

•Hamsquad + Burr: “You have to talk to her first.” “Angelica will rip off your dick before you have the chance.” “I wish you the best of luck, mom ami.” “5 sickles that he embarrasses himself on the first date.”

•They all make a bet that he either bombs the date really bad or he does cha cha real smooth

•Lafayette wins by betting that “Alex makes a fool of himself but ultimately wins Eliza’s heart.”

•He knew he was going to win because he’s the only one out of the betting table to know that Eliza has had a huge crush on him since the first time she laid eyes on him

•because him and Peggy have gossip nights ever once in a while to talk shit about other people

•the Hamsquad start up the first muggle world club where kids can learn about muggles and their way of living to help stop prejudice against them

•"What the heck is a Me-me?“

•"It’s pronounced meme and its a way of life.”

•Herc teaches kids how to sew by hand since so many of them use magic to help them with that

•meanwhile Peggy helps Lafayette with his English

•And ultimately the Americans have trouble understanding what their fellow students especially when they have really heavy accents

•"excuse me can you tell us how to get to the library?“

•”*British nonsense that makes no sense to their American ears*“

•"okay thanks” *turns around to the rest of the group* “what the FUCK did he just say?”

Scarecrow’s brand of Self-Care

(Inspired by @thepigeonqueen‘s post.)

  • Pamper that lanky scarecrow body with Burlap Bath Bombs
  • Spoil yourself: Spend all of your money on books instead of food and other necessities. At least you’ve got rare a 1st edition copy of Ulysses!
  • Teach yourself how to sew. Bonus points of you only use jute and burlap 
  • Feeling down? Use your army of corvids to wreak havoc upon your enemies, and maybe friends too. No one is safe. 
  • Challenge yourself to create a new Fear Toxin. Breathe in the fumes to feel extra relaxed™.
  • Lie down in the middle of a cornfield and let the hot Georgia sun soak in.
  • Dancing helps to relieve stress, especially when it’s violent dancing.
  • Create the most terrifying costume possible with aforementioned sewing abilities. It’s extra spooky if you actually sew your lips.
  • Attend church to get in touch with the Holy Spirit. Then burn it down. It’s what Great Granny would’ve wanted.
  • Watch a marathon of horror movies and critique them, because you could do it better. You are the Lord of Fear after all.
  • Eat homemade Pumpkin Pie for breakfast because you can.
  • Never sleep, spend all your time researching or spreading fear.

EP 24 Spoilers

That time Karamatsu helped his younger brothers 4 times, then 1 time he didn’t…he tried helping his older brother

Ichimatsu: Teaching him how to sew while he patches the Esper Cat plush for Ichi (because apparantly Karamatsu was the one who made that plush cat as a gift for Ichimatsu!? I’m dying).

Choromatsu: Karamatsu acts like the eldest in this entire dinner scene and openly congratulates him with a gift he really wants.

Todomatsu: I like to think that there was some much needed comforting after that confrontation between the youngest and eldest. Who better knows how to take care of injuries than Karamatsu?

Jyushimatsu: This scene. Just. THIS

Osomatsu: I have no idea what happened after that when they were alone, but… have some random song lyrics I was listening to while drawing because I can’t handle.