Inktober Week 1

I’ve been participating in Inktober as a way to push myself to actually do some art every once in a while, and with varying results. Ink isn’t actually my favorite thing, because it’s so permanent, but it will push me to try new things. I’ll just make some commentary below on them. The hardest thing … … keep reading …

Not just manual labor

A few years ago my partner and I were having a conversation about household chores. It was one of many we’ve had over the years as we’ve negotiated the daily process of living together and having children. The gist of the discussion was this: Me: “I’m frustrated with the division of tasks we have.”Him: “I … … keep reading …

Ladybug Dress

It’s been my goal for an EON to practice making clothes and I’ve finally started. Enter my daughter’s ladybug dress/tunic. The pattern is an old one I inherited from my grandmother’s pattern stash, with a number of modifications. It’s Butterick 6454 for children, a Fast & Easy pattern from probably the eighties. I made the … … keep reading …

Body Model Me

I’ve been wanting to check out the beta of My Body Model for quite a while, and I finally did so today. I can now report back that it’s pretty damn cool! It was super easy to use – I signed up, put in my measurements, realized I’d measured myself wrong, adjusted, paid and downloaded. … … keep reading …