10 cool embroidered things

I love this. It makes me want to do embroidered cartoon-y portraits of all my friends. Also, using chain stitch as a filler to emulate knitwear? Brilliant. “mr magillicutty” by cath @ chunkychooky on flickr.

Love. Found via Mr. X-stitch, by Amanda Jean.

Love love love love love. By yukamila on flickr.

It’s probably pretty obvious that I am trying to narrow down my choices to the very best, because I am obsessed with every picture I’m posting this week. Anyway, references to Catholic imagery + vagina-art? Two of my favorite things. By lockedinthepark on flickr, found via Mr. X-stitch.

THIS IS SATIN STITCH. IT IS NOT RUNNING STITCH. It makes me respect the stitcher so much. By Mrs. Gibson’s Atelier on flickr.

1. The color choice is magnificent. 2. So. Many. French. Knots. By PataPri on flickr, found via Mr. X-stitch.

I want an embroidery-inspired tattoo sooooo bad someday. I haven’t figured out exactly how that will work yet, but I still want one. This cross-stitched tat is lovely. From benjibot on flickr.

By What Delilah Did on flickr.

Dear everyone-who-asks-me-to-mend-their-jeans: I will happily sew your patches, but I will want to do them like this. You must be very specific about your desires if you don’t want your jeans to come out like this. By Sherri Lynn Wood, via WhipUp.

I really love everything Cornflower Blue Studio does. How do you think would be the best way to mount something like this on a wall? I guess it’s technically a mini-quilt. Maybe you could sew little loops along the top, thread a tree branch through the loops and then hang it by the branch? Yup, that would be adorable.

Sigh. Posts like this make me wish I could devote all of my time to crafting. Damn you, UVU, for not having a fiber design program.

10 cool outfits

I really need (yup. that’s right. need.) to find a denim shirt of this exact length that isn’t three times as wide as I am. Or I suppose I could tailor one, but that would require, like, work. Found at hold in your breath.

Apparently the people of Helsinki really know how to work scarves, because every time Hel Looks posts a picture of someone wearing a  scarf, I’m totally baffled.

See what I mean

Alright, this scarf is pretty simple. But I love the cutoffs. Of course.

GORGEOUS. From The Style Scout.

I really adore this coat. Also from The Style Scout.

Summer: GET HERE. From Sally Jane Vintage.

1. I am going to try to find some white dresses for summer. 2. That hair! From Glamcanyon.

I’ve tried to replicate this look a couple times, but I don’t think I can pull off a crew-neck sweater. Unfortunately. Anyway, this is from Stylesightings.

Rhiannon does cutoffs! Rhiannon is the most ladylike of bloggers, and the idea that she wore cutoffs once makes me so much more comfortable wearing them. From liebemarlene vintage.

Written March 6.

My latest brilliant idea.

I think there needs to be a new restaurant in my town. Here are the criteria for perfection:

  • It has a huge nacho bar. With everything you could ever possibly want on your nachos. And everything is always kept at the exact right temperature.
  • The nacho bar is in a room where only one person is allowed in at once, so no one else can see what you’re putting on your nachos or snag that tomato you’ve been eyeing.
  • Instead of a communal dining space, there are private cubicles with sound-canceling earphones and you can listen to whatever music you want. Only one person per cubicle.
  • Instead of a waiter, you get an automated drink-bot to bring you your drinks. The drink-bot does not try to make conversation.

That’s all. Nachos, silence, privacy. That’s all that the restaurant needs.

Motif madness, chapter 11

“I said to my soul
Be still
And wait without hope
For hope would be hope for the wrong thing
And wait without love
For love would be love of the wrong thing
There is yet faith
But the faith and the hope and the love
Are all in the waiting
And do not think
For you are not ready for thought
So the darkness shall be the light
And the stillness
The dancing.”
-T.S. Eliot


Made using pattern #128 in Beyond the Square: Crochet motifs.

Written Jan. 25.

On tenterhooks, or “My life according to David Bowie.”

Occasionally, I have the power to resist a silly meme. Occasionally. I found this one at Knitorious.

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me. (I’m not going to do that. But, you know, if you read this blog and you’d like to do this, please do! I’d like to read your clever answers.) Try it, you might like it! You can’t use the band I used, and try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as “My life according to (band name).”

(I thought for a moment about being less predictable and choosing a non-Bowie artist, but … nope. Bowie it is.)


Are you a male or female:
Girls” (too easy!)

Describe yourself:
I Dig Everything

How do you feel:
Velvet Goldmine” (I don’t know. I’m just feeling super excellent this morning.)

Describe where you currently live:
Suffragette City” (No, really.)

If you could go anywhere, where would you go:
Reality” (I was going to say “Seven Years in Tibet,” but “Reality” is more accurate.)

Your favorite form of transportation:
Quicksand” (What? It’s a form of movement.)

Your best friend is:
Aladdin Sane

You and your best friends are:
Cat People

What’s the weather like:
Chilly Down

Favorite time of day:
Here Comes the Night

If your life was a TV show, what would it be called:
If There is Something

What is life to you:
It Ain’t Easy

Your relationship:
Wishful Beginnings” (This is actually one of my least favorite songs on his, on one of my least favorite albums. But the title is perfect!)

Your fear:
What’s Really Happening

What is the best advice you have to give:

Thought for the Day:
Real Cool World

How you would like to die:
Magic Dance” (This would be awesome. If you’ve got to die some day, might as well make it an awesome goblin dance party.)

Your soul’s present condition:
Beat of Your Drum

Your motto:
Can’t Help Thinking About Me” (Baby Bowie!)