sosuperawesome:

Otter, Sloth, Star Wars and other awesome needle felt mobiles by sheepcreeknc

jchope:

baconsavingcosplay:

Glue Chart by Unknown (if you made this, let us know!)
Just a simple, but terribly useful, tutorial this Thursday.  Over the years, I have amassed so many different types of glue, solely to use on costumes and props.  However, most of the time, I just keep trying different glues until I find one that works.  But with this handy dandy little chart, I don’t have to guess any more!  No more reading labels of 10 different kinds of glue, no more fingers stuck instead of objects, no more pray that your prop won’t fall apart because you used the wrong glue.

Excellent resource! :3

Found a source for ya! It’s by Kate Pruitt from DesignSponge. [x]

jchope:

baconsavingcosplay:

Glue Chart by Unknown (if you made this, let us know!)

Just a simple, but terribly useful, tutorial this Thursday.  Over the years, I have amassed so many different types of glue, solely to use on costumes and props.  However, most of the time, I just keep trying different glues until I find one that works.  But with this handy dandy little chart, I don’t have to guess any more!  No more reading labels of 10 different kinds of glue, no more fingers stuck instead of objects, no more pray that your prop won’t fall apart because you used the wrong glue.

Excellent resource! :3

Found a source for ya! It’s by Kate Pruitt from DesignSponge. [x]

A project I want to do and some questions I have about it

I want, although I’m not sure when or if I will do this, to make a line of paper dolls that don’t all conform to the “white, thin, able-bodied, female” model. I’ve gotten positive feedback about it, but most of the people I’ve gotten feedback from so far have been from other white, thin, able-bodied, and female-identified people, although they are strongly identified with the body positivity movement.

I’ve lived in the US my whole life, and I’m worried about not being aware enough and exotifying people of non-western cultures if I try to represent them, plus my target demographic will probably be mostly citizens and residents of the US, so I was planning on making all of the dolls US residents/citizens.

My questions are: is it appropriative or otherwise culturally insensitive for a white person to profit from drawing and selling POC paper dolls (including Black, Latin@, Asian [not just east Asian/southeast Asian]-descended), as long as I try to avoid stereotyping? Would it still be appropriative if I didn’t profit from it (i.e. donating whatever funds I received from it to anti-racism organizations?)

What about an able-bodied person to profiting from drawing and selling paper dolls with physical disabilities?

What about a cisgender woman to profiting from drawing and selling trans* (including genderqueer/agender/third gender/genderfluid/etc) paper dolls?

Would it be better to write bios for the dolls so that they are closer to complete characters and let the people receiving them build on that (so that their race/color/size/gender/ability isn’t their defining feature) or to leave them as blank slates so that the recipients can completely make up their own stories about them? (I’m leaning towards the first, because 1. the demographic receiving the paper dolls will very likely have a large chunk of young able-bodied white girls who have not seen many representations of POC or people with disabilities or trans* people as fully characterized whole people in their own right, and 2. I can put in a note to the effect that the recipients may feel free to ignore my story and make up their own.)

What do y’all think? Is it okay to do this at all? If it is, are there any pitfalls you’d warn me against? Anything you’d particularly like to see?

It’s that time of the month again (reblogging for the night crowd.)

myriadrainbows:

The time where I’ve been looking for a job all month to the best of my ability but I’m still not sure how I’m going to be able to pay my rent.

I don’t mean to make this a pity party. I know there’s hundreds of people in the same situation as the captain and I, some of whom might be among my followers. I don’t want to guilt-trip anybody, and I understand not having anything to spare. Some of you guys might remember me holding a raffle last month; it was reaffirming to me to see how much people cared, and we did manage to get our bills paid what with that and calling in some other debts.

So! Here’s the deal: If you go to my page and click the paypal “Donate” button, and send:

$3-$14.99: Three winners will be selected to receive a piece of custom artwork by me, traditional or digital; for examples, see my deviantart page.

$15-$39.99: One winner will be selected to receive custom handmade jewelry or crochet stuff from me; for examples, see my etsy page (I don’t have any crochet stuff up right now, but I probably will by tomorrow.) (or you can just buy one of the things on there if you see something you like.)

$40+ wins you a Thing Of Your Choice out of all the stuff I make and draw.

If you live in Portland:

• I’ve been cutting my friends’ hair for four or five years and most people have been very satisfied with the cuts they got; if you’re due for a haircut and want to throw money at me for one, I’d accept anything from $8-15.

I sew. I have some pictures up of a dress I made (which also contains pictures of how my most recent haircut turned out), from which you can see my general fitting capabilities. If you have a garment you want mended, altered or created, talk to me and we can work something out.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. Even if you can’t enter in the raffle, I’d be super appreciative if you signal boost.

It’s that time of the month again.

The time where I’ve been looking for a job all month to the best of my ability but I’m still not sure how I’m going to be able to pay my rent.

I don’t mean to make this a pity party. I know there’s hundreds of people in the same situation as the captain and I, some of whom might be among my followers. I don’t want to guilt-trip anybody, and I understand not having anything to spare. Some of you guys might remember me holding a raffle last month; it was reaffirming to me to see how much people cared, and we did manage to get our bills paid what with that and calling in some other debts.

So! Here’s the deal: If you go to my page and click the paypal “Donate” button, and send:

$3-$14.99: Three winners will be selected to receive a piece of custom artwork by me, traditional or digital; for examples, see my deviantart page.

$15-$39.99: One winner will be selected to receive custom handmade jewelry or crochet stuff from me; for examples, see my etsy page (I don’t have any crochet stuff up right now, but I probably will by tomorrow.) (or you can just buy one of the things on there if you see something you like.)

$40+ wins you a Thing Of Your Choice out of all the stuff I make and draw.

If you live in Portland:

• I’ve been cutting my friends’ hair for four or five years and most people have been very satisfied with the cuts they got; if you’re due for a haircut and want to throw money at me for one, I’d accept anything from $8-15.

I sew. I have some pictures up of a dress I made (which also contains pictures of how my most recent haircut turned out), from which you can see my general fitting capabilities. If you have a garment you want mended, altered or created, talk to me and we can work something out.

Thanks for taking the time to read all of this. Even if you can’t enter in the raffle, I’d be super appreciative if you signal boost.

Raffle for Rent: There’s a new bit and it’s bolded!

(Counting promised money, we are only $24.70 away from being able to pay rent this month!)

The Captain and I are a few hundred dollars short for rent this month (it’s due no later than August 4th, so the raffle continues until August 3rd.)

So I’m organizing a raffle! This is how it works: If you go to my tumblr page you’ll see a paypal “Donate” button in the sidebar.

 • Entering $3-14.99 makes you eligible to win a piece of custom art (see my as-yet-sparsely-populated DeviantArt gallery for examples); this phase will have three winners. And really, yes, three dollars will make a difference even if that’s all you can spare!

 • Those entering $15-39.99 are eligible to win custom handmade jewelry or crochet pieces (see my Etsy page)

 • Anyone entering $40 or more wins a handmade thing of their choice automatically with none of that pesky chance nonsense.

 • If you live in or visit the Portland area and you want a haircut, you get one free with a donation of any quantity. I’ve been cutting hair for two and a half years or so, and I think at least 80% of my victims guinea pigs those I’ve given haircuts would rate themselves “very satisfied” and only one or two people “displeased” (and one of those was done in a hurry.)

 • I also sew, so if you have clothing that needs mending or alteration I’ll do that, probably cheaper than you could get it done at a shop.

Thank you so much for reading, and anyone who takes the few extra seconds to reblog & signal boost, please know I appreciate it very much. [edit: so much that anyone who reblogs this, including the people who already have, can also be entered to win free artwork, including digital art for a blog/webstore/etc. This includes those who have already reblogged.]

P.S. If you’re interested in the details of our situation, feel free to ask; I just didn’t want to spam everyone with a gigantic wall o’ text about how broke I am. Suffice it to say that I’ve been looking for a job for eight months.

BTW guys not to seem mercenary or anything but I added another couple new items to my Etsy shop and I think they’re pretty cool:

(And if you want a chance to win these or any of my other creations check out my fabulous raffle.)

Raffle for Rent: Repost

(So far we’ve raised $390 out of the $600 we need, but more than half of that is from people paying us back for things. Thus far I only have two raffle contestants, both for the $15-40 section, so you guys have a really good chance of winning something!)

The Captain and I are a few hundred dollars short for rent this month (it’s due no later than August 4th).

So I’m organizing a raffle! This is how it works: If you go to my tumblr page you’ll see a paypal “Donate” button in the sidebar.

 • Entering $3-14.99 makes you eligible to win a piece of custom art (see my as-yet-sparsely-populated DeviantArt gallery for examples); this phase will have three winners. And really, yes, three dollars will make a difference even if that’s all you can spare!

 • Those entering $15-39.99 are eligible to win custom handmade jewelry or crochet pieces (see my Etsy page)

 • Anyone entering $40 or more wins a handmade thing of their choice automatically with none of that pesky chance nonsense.

 • If you live in or visit the Portland area and you want a haircut, you get one free with a donation of any quantity. I’ve been cutting hair for two and a half years or so, and I think at least 80% of my victims guinea pigs those I’ve given haircuts would rate themselves “very satisfied” and only one or two people “displeased” (and one of those was done in a hurry.)

 • I also sew, so if you have clothing that needs mending or alteration I’ll do that, probably cheaper than you could get it done at a shop.

Thank you so much for reading, and anyone who takes the few extra seconds to reblog & signal boost, please know I appreciate it very much.

P.S. If you’re interested in the details of our situation, feel free to ask; I just didn’t want to spam everyone with a gigantic wall o’ text about how broke I am.

pinebark:

[Image Description: a close-up of a needle-felted Totoro with a leaf on its head.]
Reposting for the day crowd: my partner started an Etsy store, where he will make you cute things like this felted Totoro, and useful things like custom journals. Check it out!

Reblogging for signal boost and also for immense cuteness and awesome.

pinebark:

[Image Description: a close-up of a needle-felted Totoro with a leaf on its head.]

Reposting for the day crowd: my partner started an Etsy store, where he will make you cute things like this felted Totoro, and useful things like custom journals. Check it out!

Reblogging for signal boost and also for immense cuteness and awesome.

If I ever ask you to signal boost anything, this is it.

The Captain and I are a few hundred dollars short for rent this month (it’s due no later than August 4th) and our Poet is planning on visiting for the first three and a half weeks of August (!) and we’d like to be able to help hir out with traveling expenses if possible.

So I’m organizing a raffle! This is how it works: If you go to my tumblr page you’ll see a paypal “Donate” button in the sidebar.

 • Entering $3-14.99 makes you eligible to win a piece of custom art (see my as-yet-sparsely-populated DeviantArt gallery for examples); this phase will have three winners.

 • Those entering $15-39.99 are eligible to win custom handmade jewelry or crochet pieces (see my Etsy page)

 • Anyone entering $40 or more wins a handmade thing of their choice automatically with none of that pesky chance nonsense.

 • Additionally, if you live in or visit the Portland area and you want a haircut, you get one free with a donation of any quantity. I’ve been cutting hair for two and a half years or so, and I think at least 80% of my victims guinea pigs those I’ve given haircuts would rate themselves “very satisfied” and only one or two people “displeased” (and one of those was done in a hurry.)

Thank you so much for reading, and anyone who takes the few extra seconds to reblog & signal boost, please know I appreciate it very much.

P.S. If you’re interested in the details of our situation, feel free to ask; I just didn’t want to spam everyone with a gigantic wall o’ text about how broke I am.