a lot of people talk like capitalism is necessary to have innovation and I just think of all the brilliant and creative people I know who spend all of their time and energy worrying about how they’re going to have a roof over their heads and food to eat. capitalism doesn’t drive innovation, it stifles it and shackles it to the endlessly wasteful machinery of exploitation.
I have many bills to pay right now so if you haven’t picked up some grown folks lit now is totally the time to do it.
Don’t stop get it get it.
If you can’t buy now, you can help me out by boosting this, like the shop on facebook. Help me get views.
Also if you favorite the shop you’ll be among the first to spot some new stuff *fiction reprints - woot!- AND coming soon crocheted items that are budget friendly, vegan friendly and will have you ready to get cozy for fall.
For those who want to know why I’m gettin’ self promoty I need to buy a new laptop so I can work at home (writing) and I really want to get to AWP15 so I can try again at networking, reading and meeting up with some beloved colleagues.
victorias secret like doesn’t carry that many sizes, they go from 32-38 (they have some 40) band size, which is only four sizes, and they go from A-DD which is only another five cup sizes. and like, let me tell you, I have fit very few women that were actually under a D cup. and the thing about VS is that if they don’t have your size, they’ll put you in something “similar.” a woman came in, and VS put her in a 38 DD. she was a 30H. that is five band sizes too large, and four cup sizes off. they put her in that because cup changes with band, and so they thought it would fit her. well it contained her. but she was bubbling out of her cups, and the band was obviously way too loose, and because nothing fit right, the underwires were tilting and bruising her sternum.
like don’t go to victorias secret okay. i have met very few people that can actually shop there. and before you say “i can’t find cute bras anywhere else!” I promise you, you can, send me your size and I will link you to lots of cute bras. Google “bra boutique [your city]” and get properly measured and buy some cute bras that actually fit you.
Don’t be angry at yourself when anxiety/depression flares up. It isn’t your fault and no one blames you and if they do they’re pieces of shit.
Don’t orbit around your perceived value so much. You’re not the sum total of what you produce.
Don’t let yourself wonder why people love you. That’s not how it works. There are not stark, individual reasons that a person can enumerate about why they love you. It’s the entire, unique combination of what and who you are.
Jesus christ the floors were so dirty that even after vacuming there was still dust on the floor and I was trying to mop so I was just swooshing dirt from one place to another.
I HATE THAT I HATE CLEANING. My mum and sisters are obsessed with having clean houses. I really hate cleaning. Mum says she doesn’t care when she comes over but I know she is working really hard not to mop my floor.
I started playing Sims and set up the apartment then went to start actually playing and had an anxiety crisis over the fear of not helping these sims be all they want to be (and I made them lazy sagittarians like me) and then I closed the game without saving.
With only 28 hours and $288 left to raise, our generous donor will be matching donations again (dollar for dollar!) so every little bit counts. We can close this gap so easily! Spread the word! It’s almost over!
what is marijuana like in australia? is it expensive?
idk it’s marijuana, I guess? I don’t know if there’s a huge awareness of all the different strains here like there is in America. Certainly none of the people I ever hung around could discern them. Basically you could get hydro or bush (hydroponic and non-hydroponic maybe?)
Regarding expense, it was at last purchase, around $90 for a quarter (I think pounds, not kilos are used… no idea why!)
Be super careful not to stretch the unfinished neck and arm holes while trying on your top. The fabric will warp and can send a cute project to hell.
A TWIN NEEDLE. I was so afraid of a twin needle. But I needn’t have been!! It means you can do a neat parallel top stitch that actually stretches. This video demonstrates twin needle stuff, but her machine is an expensive beast but she shows how you can adapt the threading for most machines.
Use the right needle for the job - a ballpoint or stretch needle won’t tear at the fibres of the material. Sometimes you need to use an appropriate needle size for differing fabric weights. I use a 70/10 regularly, but for some knits I need a 90/14.
Go really slowly. It’s boring and hurts your neck and leg but it pays off.
ETA: I found another, very comprehensive, post on finishing neck and sleeves on knits! The author has an overlocker that flatlocks as well, so ignore that fancy guff. Who can afford a Baby Lock? RICH PEOPLE.
I’m reblogging this because I forgot to add the last link. It’s very helpful.