I sadly feel compelled to preface this post with this: I don't usually post up my strong opinions on such subjects as the internet can be a harsh place full of haters and trolls. So I have generally kept to my sewing and painting and other non-feather-ruffling subjects. But this is my outlet, my place to say my piece, even if no one is listening. If you choose to comment, please be respectful of each others' viewpoints and opinions.
When I try to search for women in wargaming on the internet I usually end up with mostly two things: scantily-clad cosplayers/ "booth babes" and the female characters in various armies. Instead what I want are groups of women who love wargaming and gaming in general with which I and other women could find comraderie. But they are few, far between, and many seem to be alone in their areas.
Two of my favorite gifts that I gave for the holidays this year went to two of my closest friends. Early on in the holiday-sewing season I had already decided I wanted to make purses. Now, I've made a couple of purses for myself in the past but was never happy with them, and of late I have basically stopped carrying any purse at all.
Fortunately the internet is full of fun inspiration for bags and purses of all different shapes and sizes.
One of the fun gifts that we gave this year was for my mother-in-law: wine glass coasters. One of the perks of my job is that I am often surrounded by creative people happy to share their new project ideas, and I'm happy to say that I 'stole' this idea off one of them this summer. This fall my husband helped me to bring this to life in time to give the gifts.
Brilliant post title, don't you think? Yeah, my creativity sometimes fails me in that area.
But really, I don't have one specific thing I wanted to post about today, I have a bunch of little things, none of which is big enough for its own post but each of which I want to share. There's not really any one place that seems more logical to start than another, so I'm just going to jump right on in.
Recently one of the blogs I follow posted a link back to this xkcd article on colors and color naming and color theory. This is fascinating in its own right but also something I've been trying to really delve into a bit in the last year or so partially because of my desire to make my miniature painting better and partially because of my desire to figure out what looks good in fashion.
While my posts here may have been spotty at best over the last couple of months, I've certainly not been lax in my sewing. In fact we are just starting to reclaim the living room from what was beginning to look like a sweatshop from all of the giftmaking. With the holidays over and most of the gifts given I can start to show you some of what I made.
One of the first was this Stretch & Sew pattern from the late 1970's.