tomato club girl blog
transartorialism:

playing around with swiss meringue buttercream

i want to bake more caaaaakes i want to write things on caaaaakes

transartorialism:

playing around with swiss meringue buttercream

i want to bake more caaaaakes i want to write things on caaaaakes

ritajardon:

susanna lewis oz socks – circa 1978 {via knithacker}

knitspiration

ritajardon:

susanna lewis oz socks – circa 1978 {via knithacker}

knitspiration

NOTE

lockitluve:

katydidnot:

lockitluve:

i have NO IDEA why i am making these wall hoops!

i don’t really care about trying to sell them (seems like kind of a hassle and pressure from clients and what if i stop wanting to make them?).

i don’t really want them that much, i mean they’re okay and it’s cool that i made them

for some reason it seems REALLY IMPORTANT that i make them and i don’t know why i feel this way!!!

they are going to find me dead surrounded by these things!

i should probably workout or something or do homework or something with this energy instead of making fucking wall hoops! wtf do you do with a wall hoop!?

alright i’ll make the one i sketched up already and then one that i’ve been thinking about that’s different from the ones i’ve already made and then i’ll evaluate the situation.

i relate to this a lot. i really, really don’t understand how my motivation works—i just spent like two months obsessively, obsessively knitting. like, when i wasn’t doing it i felt weird and empty and useless and unproductive. 

and recently it’s just kind of tapered off. like, i finished THE SWEATER and then the compulsive urge was lifted. and like, i have started on a hat since then, but i haven’t made very much progress. i don’t really understand, but i go through phases like this periodically.

glad this is a phase, if i’m gonna be 100% honest i think this is how i’m choosing to cope with patrick leaving town and me missing him/knowing that he is gone in a more permanent way. note this is a way more productive way to deal with my emotions than other ways i have tried in the past so that is cool, even though it is weird. craft yer troubles away y’all, fill the holes in yer souls with needles and embroidery floss, hole up in yer home, and wait that shit out! <—-lol, uh

currently taking a break from the stitchery though and just relaxing because i think it would be unhealthy not to and also if i start one tonight i will feel the intense need to finish it. i drew a new one out on the fabric though and prepped my floss so i can sew between classes :) they are all turning out so awesome! i’m finally good at something!

yeah, i don’t really know what was up with my knitting phase THIS time, because i have definitely gone through “obsessive phases as means of coping” BEFORE (in case anyone is curious the first time i started obsessively researching lolita fashion happened right after end-of-summer-katy-and-daniel-temporary-breakup, which, it’s important to note, was expected to be a permanent breakup) i think my knitting phase this time was mainly motivated by like, sheer enthusiasm, even though it occurred while all this stressful shit (one week no job no band!) was going on in my life

but anyways yeah i wanna talk about “getting really really into something as a means of coping” because i think this is a valid and even productive way of dealing with yr shit. 

LIKE, okay, last year i kind of had to deal with this thing where when i’m into someone i think about them/our interactions/our relationship/whatever all of the time always, which is not something i had to deal with before because then was my first relationship and i had CRUSHES on people, and like crushes are whatever it’s pretty acceptable to think about yr crush all the time because you don’t have this OTHER ENTITY OF A RELATIONSHIP to worry about with them, if that makes sense. 

but then like, really being in a relationship meant if it’s most of what you think about, when there are bad parts THAT IS ALL YOU THINK ABOUT. so i was kind of in this cycle-of-ugh last year, and also in dorm shared space i didn’t make anything hardly and it was terrible. and it was around that time i realized thinking about making stuff was not actively thinking about shitty parts of relationship, and it was not making me feel weird and lonely and overly needy, and also i made shit, which was cool because then i had shit.

(sometime i want to talk about how i have tendencies that i think would have potentially manifested themselves as OCD, which is related to this whole thing i think)

but yeah no, rose’s obsessive embroidery is really cool, tumblr

lockitluve replied to your post: i am on this bed with daniel and his cat of the…

knit him to the bed.

that would definitely be a FEMINIST ACT

katydidhats:

smash the state hat! (or, get one custom

also you guys, i made this too

katydidhats:

feminist hat!! 

turn it to the heart side to be a FEMINIST IN DISGUISE!

(not your style? get yours custom!)

you guys i’m real proud of this one. it’s got a gun on it, and stuff

garconniere:

radicalxstitch:

arsmeteorologica:

Elizabeth Parker’s cross-stitched account circa 1830 of her emotional trauma and suicide attempt after her employer pushed her down the stairs when she resisted his sexual advance. Elizabeth begins, “As I cannot write I put this down simply and freely as I might speak to a person whose intimacy and tenderness I can fully intrust myself…”
In some ways things have changed so much for women, but in others, not that much. The specter of assault by employers, violence from men when their attentions are rebuffed, the feelings of guilt and pain after the assault, the concealment of the event and her feelings.

my most favourite awe awe radical cross stitch of all time.

 HOLY FUCK.

this totally reminds me of the story of philomela and procne

garconniere:

radicalxstitch:

arsmeteorologica:

Elizabeth Parker’s cross-stitched account circa 1830 of her emotional trauma and suicide attempt after her employer pushed her down the stairs when she resisted his sexual advance. Elizabeth begins, “As I cannot write I put this down simply and freely as I might speak to a person whose intimacy and tenderness I can fully intrust myself…”

In some ways things have changed so much for women, but in others, not that much. The specter of assault by employers, violence from men when their attentions are rebuffed, the feelings of guilt and pain after the assault, the concealment of the event and her feelings.

my most favourite awe awe radical cross stitch of all time.

 HOLY FUCK.

this totally reminds me of the story of philomela and procne

is that an avocado tattoo?

is that an avocado tattoo?

cafeballads:

bowfolk:

LISA ANNE AUERBACH:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::CUNTY FIRST

I’m speechless
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’m speechless
IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’M SPEECHLESS
/Ciara

i am not sure i fully understand this but that doesn&#8217;t lessen my enjoyment

cafeballads:

bowfolk:

LISA ANNE AUERBACH:::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::CUNTY FIRST

I’m speechless

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’m speechless

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII’M SPEECHLESS

/Ciara

i am not sure i fully understand this but that doesn’t lessen my enjoyment

my new years resolution should be KNIT MORE SUBVERSIVE CRAFTS

my new years resolution should be KNIT MORE SUBVERSIVE CRAFTS

bowfolk:

Lisa Anne Auerbach:;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;KEEP ABORTION LEGAL!!!!!

can we have more radical sweaters please?

Survive., 2009 by  Joetta Maue
 hand embroidered re-appropriated linen, 11 x 18 in

Survive., 2009 by  Joetta Maue

hand embroidered re-appropriated linen, 11 x 18 in

queensnake:

Awhhhhh…

oooh i hope it&#8217;s mixtape time

queensnake:

Awhhhhh…

oooh i hope it’s mixtape time

garconniere:

hello-amber:

This teacup was made by Trixie Delicious on Etsy. She made a custom one for me a few months ago, which I posted here. I do wish people would give credit where it’s due on Tumblr. (I’m looking at the original poster, not the rest of ‘em). Added a click-through link.

WANT.

oooh subversive crafts!

garconniere:

hello-amber:

This teacup was made by Trixie Delicious on Etsy. She made a custom one for me a few months ago, which I posted here. I do wish people would give credit where it’s due on Tumblr. (I’m looking at the original poster, not the rest of ‘em). Added a click-through link.

WANT.

oooh subversive crafts!

garconniere:

beautifulordinaire:

Today is my coworker’s birthday. This is her present: an old shirt with her favorite saying embroidered on the collar.

i had this idea in my sleep a few years ago, in response to not being recognized as an activist mainly because of how i dressed/looked. i wanted to wear the exact same 1950s floral cotton day dresses i wore on a daily basis, but on the back i wanted to sew subtle things like this. a patch that says “smash the white supremacist patriarchy” or an embroidery with my favourite bell hooks, sherene razack, chrystos quotes. or even spray painting “invisible activist” with a stencil at the back hem of the dress… in my dream it was like a more d.i.y. version of vivienne westwood.
but after hearing jaggi singh, shawn brant, and peter kulchyski all tell me that i should use my privilege to my advantage, especially in the streets and at protests, i kind of reclaimed my “i’m an activist but i don’t look like one” appearance…

that&#8217;s a really good idea and i think you should do it&#8230; makes me wanna get more into embroidery!

garconniere:

beautifulordinaire:

Today is my coworker’s birthday. This is her present: an old shirt with her favorite saying embroidered on the collar.

i had this idea in my sleep a few years ago, in response to not being recognized as an activist mainly because of how i dressed/looked. i wanted to wear the exact same 1950s floral cotton day dresses i wore on a daily basis, but on the back i wanted to sew subtle things like this. a patch that says “smash the white supremacist patriarchy” or an embroidery with my favourite bell hooks, sherene razack, chrystos quotes. or even spray painting “invisible activist” with a stencil at the back hem of the dress… in my dream it was like a more d.i.y. version of vivienne westwood.

but after hearing jaggi singh, shawn brant, and peter kulchyski all tell me that i should use my privilege to my advantage, especially in the streets and at protests, i kind of reclaimed my “i’m an activist but i don’t look like one” appearance…

that’s a really good idea and i think you should do it… makes me wanna get more into embroidery!