Monday, February 28, 2011

Shop News: Shop Update and My First Giveaway!

This giveaway is now closed! 

Exciting news! I've been working hard the last couple of days and I have ten new cuffs up in the shop today. They're pretty diverse and varied, so hopefully there's something for everyone.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

My Role Models: My Mom

Thanks to everyone who commented on the last post. I found everyone's comments to be really interesting, and they caused me to think even more on this topic. My mother-in-law pointed out something I thought was important to note - that women's stories haven't really been told or recorded as men's have. Just thinking about it in a religious context, for all the many many stories we have about men in the Bible or the Book of Mormon, there are only a handful about women. And even then they mostly still relate to men - the women's relationships to a son or a husband. I'm not saying that's wrong, and maybe there's a good reason for it, but I do wish that there were more stories about women in our history and in our religious texts.

Friday, February 25, 2011

The Women

So, somehow I got on this kick recently of reading books about gender and gender-related issues. It started when I was in the parenting section looking for books on weaning (which maybe I'll discuss at some point in the future, maybe not :P ) and a title leapt out from among the sea of titles:  The Way of Boys: Promoting the Social and Emotional Development of Young Boys. I thought, hey, I have a little boy. This could be interesting. So I read it, and dang but it was. Fascinating. It gave me so much to think about, made my mind feel engaged again, and mostly it encouraged and uplifted me. You wouldn't think a book all about how tough it is to be a little boy would do that, but it did. It gave me a lot of hope for my little guy and his future and all the joy we're going to have navigating it together. Here's a picture of my cutie, just to break up this text-heavy post:

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Grown-Up Girl Tutu

For those of us who would love to prance around in one of these,

A tutorial for this way cute version can be found at the Ribbon Retreat blog.

but don't quite have the guts (read: me), I've cooked up a grown-up version for the little girl in all of us. I introduce you to - The Tutu Belt

That's Gladys, by the way. Cute, ain't she? Wanna see how it's done? Read on...


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