omgthatdress:

Plique-a-Jour and Opal Hat Pin
1900s
Augusta Auctions
happy October, you animals!

omg it’s a bat

omgthatdress:

Plique-a-Jour and Opal Hat Pin

1900s

Augusta Auctions

happy October, you animals!

omg it’s a bat

jumpingjacktrash:

hypotheticalwoman:

jumpingjacktrash:

roachpatrol:

omg omg i thought of a cool group craft project actually

what if i drew up some simple design, then uploaded it, gave everyone a week to acquire needle and fabric and hoop and thread, then in a stream we went through tracing the pattern and embroidering it? it could be a snake or a bird or something so everyone could fill theirs out differently….

hm, i’ve been curious about learning to embroider, could it be something not too expert? like idk enough to know whether some stitches are more difficult or advanced than others, but maybe something someone with good dexterity and a textile background could use to acquire a new skill.

also could it be a bug i love bugs

i am just full of unreasonable demands <3

Embroidery is easy, honestly. You learn the basic techniques and after that it’s just all about finesse. Embroidery on the whole has one of the steepest learning curves of anything I’ve ever tried - you try a stitch and hey, you can do that stitch now! Try another!

that’s how i feel about knitting, but some people say it’s really hard, idk :P

anyway, i’ve done needlepoint and cross stitch — the stuff where you’re just making x’s or diagonals on a grid — but never made a real effort to learn the freehand stuff.

i want to learn ALL the textile skills!

Okay, heads up, fairly soon there are going to be hand sewing and embroidery tutorials on afinedoll - mainly focussed towards doll making but I’ll start with basic technique. We will do this thing. I’ll post it on my main blog when it happens.

October “Toby” Daye was in many ways my first “real” protagonist. She was complicated, she was sad, she was bruised and refusing to break, and she was not afraid to put her duty ahead of her desire to be liked. She bullied her way through the world she was created to inhabit, looking at every complication that stood in her way and saying “No, you move.” After a lifetime spent moving dolls through stories, it was like I finally had a real person to follow and document. I started writing her adventures, and sending them out to people I trusted to read and review. Midway through either the second or the third book—I don’t remember anymore—I got a note from one of my proofers saying “You can’t have Toby do this, she’s always been a little bitchy, but this makes her a total bitch. No one will like her if she does this.”

I panicked. I couldn’t write a series about an unlikeable character! I’d never get published, no one else would ever meet my imaginary friends, and everything I’d worked for my whole life would be over, all because Toby was unlikeable.

Then I took a deep breath, and wrote back to the proofer requesting that they do a find/replace on the .doc, and plug in the name “Harry Dresden” for every instance of “October Daye.” They did, and lo and behold, what had been “bitchy” and “inappropriate” was suddenly “bold” and “assertive.” A male character in the same situation, with the same background, taking the same actions, was completely in the right, justified, and draped with glory. He was a hero. Toby? Toby was an unlikeable bitch.

The proofer withdrew the compliant. I have never forgotten it.

seanan_mcguire: Characters, criteria, and causation: where the problem lies. (via helavik)

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thecutestofthecute:

Hamster make breakfast

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Hamster drive car

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Hamster make tea with frend

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Hamster plan dinner party

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Hamster have Birfday

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Hamster love life

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Hamster happy to be live

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Hamster love you

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hampster

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the 14th gif in your gif folder is your icon’s reaction walking in on you naked

titenoute:

lordsantaenglish:

calibore:

frecklesandstitches:

ladybananabug:

shieldofeden:

datfamilybusiness:

run-lonely-tardis-man:

deansass:

this is mine. im offended.

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If it makes you feel any better, this is mine:

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NOTE: I HAD TO USE THE 15TH GIF. THE 14TH ONE WAS NSFW.

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…..
Well….That’s my own self we’re talking about so…

I walk in on myself and I’m like, yeah baby.

androgynous-model-virgo:

Virgo - androgynous model as god Bakkhos

androgynous-model-virgo:

Virgo - androgynous model as god Bakkhos

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Internet Issues

beyondsociety:

My laptop is old. Poor old boy has been flagging for years, and problems tend to crop up every week or so. This week, he won’t connect to the Internet; I’m using my phone to post this. I might be able to post some stuff using Lance’s (my b/f’s) computer but posts might be a bit slow until I can fix my laptop or get some time to use Lance’s comp for a while at a time. Sorry for the delay D:

Message recieved, good luck! <3

Just Out of Curiosity…

afinedoll:

If any of y’all have a left CAM Bee shoe, then I’d be happy to buy it from you or trade it for handmade doll clothes - the set I got had two right shoes, which is annoying to say the least.

Hey, maybe someone out there got a bee girl set with two left shoes, if we reblog this enough maybe we could both end up with a matching pair of plain black doll pumps. If you can’t help, reblog this please?

Today was the funeral of my friend Sophie Baird. She was a 27-year-old pediatric nurse, and she committed suicide.

The funeral was extremely well-attended - I think Sophie would have been overwhelmed to see the turnout, and all the flowers on display - so many that I didn’t realise there was a coffin in the church until halfway through the service, it was so swamped in flowers and photos.

I personally am not sad as such - we were close once but we hadn’t spoken in some time, and also I don’t really process sadness well. I’m angry more than anything else. Angry that it came to this, that she didn’t get the help she needed. Also I’m a little angry that the funeral was so religious despite the fact that Sophie was not religious in any way - although she probably would have laughed at everyone being made to sing all five verses of ‘All Things Bright And Beautiful’, so there’s that.

I hope her family are doing alright, especially her sister Beth. Sophie was an amazing person. She gave of herself until there was nothing left.

Donations were taken at the funeral for the mental health charity MIND. I know nobody on my flist knew Sophie, but if anybody wants to give something in the name of a truly amazing person, that link there is the place to go.

jumpingjacktrash:

roachpatrol:

omg omg i thought of a cool group craft project actually

what if i drew up some simple design, then uploaded it, gave everyone a week to acquire needle and fabric and hoop and thread, then in a stream we went through tracing the pattern and embroidering it? it could be a snake or a bird or something so everyone could fill theirs out differently….

hm, i’ve been curious about learning to embroider, could it be something not too expert? like idk enough to know whether some stitches are more difficult or advanced than others, but maybe something someone with good dexterity and a textile background could use to acquire a new skill.

also could it be a bug i love bugs

i am just full of unreasonable demands <3

Embroidery is easy, honestly. You learn the basic techniques and after that it’s just all about finesse. Embroidery on the whole has one of the steepest learning curves of anything I’ve ever tried - you try a stitch and hey, you can do that stitch now! Try another!

raquelclemente:

My Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RaquelClemente.dolls

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/deliciouslyforbidden/

Makeup inspired by the wonderful makeup artist Karolina, aka Grzee. 
I am very excited about this, I wanted to ask her before to publish her photo on my facebook and that all of you could see the picture that inspired me to do this Egyptian makeup. 
Thank you so much Karolina for letting me to share your photo, as I’ve said I admire your work . I leave here the link to her Facebook page, she is a beautiful girl and her makeups are amazing!. I am convinced that you will like to see.
https://www.facebook.com/grzee.makeup

Maquillaje inspirado en la maravillosa artista Karolina, conocida también como Grzee. Estoy muy ilusionada ^^, quería preguntarle primero antes de publicar su foto para que todos pudierais ver lo que me inspiró para hacer el maquillaje Egipcio de Cleo. 
Muchas gracias Karolina por dejarme compartir tu foto, como ya te he dicho, admiro tu trabajo . Os dejo aquí el link a su página en Facebook, ella es una chica guapísima y sus maquillajes son increíbles. Estoy convencida de que os va a gustar.
https://www.facebook.com/grzee.makeup

jumpingjacktrash:

iamanangryknitter:

HERE’S THE THING.

I SEE MAYBE TWENTY MOTIVATIONAL POSTS ABOUT ART ON MY DASH ON A DAILY BASIS, AND SO MANY WIPS, FINISHED PIECES AND COMMISSION POSTS THAT I WILL NEVER BE AT A LOSS FOR ART WHILE I AM ON TUMBLR.

I SEE SO MUCH ANALYSIS ABOUT ART, PASSIONATE OUTPOURINGS OF LOVE FOR IT, IMPROMPTU AND PLANNED HISTORY LESSONS AND SIMPLE PHOTOSETS OF PEOPLE’S FAVOURITE ARTISTS. IT IS ONE OF TUMBLR’S BEST FEATURES.

THERE ARE LIVESTREAMS AND SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT FOR ART AND ARTISTS AND STUDY OF ART. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE FAIR PRICES FOR ARTISTS’ WORK ONLINE AND IN REAL LIFE SETTINGS LIKE CONVENTIONS.

THERE IS NO SUCH SYSTEM OF SUPPORT OR UNIVERSAL LOVE FOR THE HANDICRAFTERS OF TUMBLR AND I WANT THAT TO CHANGE. I WANT INFOGRAPHICS ABOUT WHY FORTY DOLLARS FOR A PAIR OF MITTENS IS FAIR AND WHY HOLDING CRAFTERS TO FACTORY PRICES ISN’T.

I WANT KNITTING APPRECIATION POSTS, PHOTOSETS ABOUT ZIMMERMAN AND STARMORE AND PLANNED SKYPE KNITTING CIRCLES. I WANT KNITTERS AND CROCHETERS TO BE AS ANTICIPATED AS TRADITIONAL ARTISTS AT CONVENTIONS AND THE LIKE, AND I WANT FOR IT TO BE HYPOTHETICALLY POSSIBLE FOR US TO HAVE A STEADY SOURCE OF SPENDING MONEY FROM SELLING ONLINE.

MOTIVATIONAL POSTS ABOUT FINISHING YOUR WIP, OR SORTING OUT YOUR STASH! TIPS ABOUT MAKING YOUR ETSY PRETTY AND PROMOTING YOURSELF ON TUMBLR! THE CULTURE OF MENTORING AND PROTECTION I SEE FOR YOUNG ARTISTS ONLINE!

WE CAN DO GOOD WORK!

you know what, i really like this.

This this this this

Also I am a hand sewer and you NEVER hear ANYTHING about us at all.

thepageofhopes:

Look, I understand it’s a difficult concept to grasp. I was against it earlier this year before learning and thinking about it.

But ‘hate won’t end hate’ is situational benevolency, a false equivalence, tone policing, and just a BAD ARGUMENT.

It sounds great on paper. But it’s wrong. We don’t live in an equal world.

I urge you to really think about why you feel such sparks of anger at the anger of the oppressed, and why you feel the need to correct their anger.

OK look, the anger of the oppressed is absolutely justified in most cases. I can understand trans people saying ‘I hate cis people’ and POC saying ‘I hate white people’ and so on.

But there’s a big difference between ‘I hate X’ and ‘X are scum and they should all die’.

(via k2e4)

This is a place for me to put things DA and Y! won't let me, random stuff I have on my mind, things I think are cool and all that kind of crap. The big hypothetical dumping ground. Every artist needs one. Also, while you're here, feed my fish!

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