• 1800's,  Garments,  History,  Sewing,  Uncategorized

    Mission Underwear: Corset making

    I never imagined that I will put an image of myself in my underwear on the internet. But it has come into this now. I also never knew that one could need a HAMMER when doing a corset, but it is a true story. For my defense, if any is needed, I managed to make an underwear set that covers me almost from ankle to neck. It’s the classic Edwardian era “grandma” underwear. Totally a way to stand out in these days, with all the “Only Fans” Instagram bikini photos. Somebody should by the way make that kind of “Only Fans” account, showing off em ankle a little bit every…

  • Accessories,  Craft,  Dark arts,  Eternal Halloween,  Gothic,  History,  Macabre,  Sewing,  Uncategorized

    Grab your eyeball and look

    We have here in Finland an idiom, which is literally translated as: “Put your eye into your hand and look”. That’s used mostly if somebody is looking for something, which, is literally in front of them, and they still won’t manage to see it. Then you might answer this, in with somewhat frustrated tone. Another similar idiom is “to poke a stick into the eye of a person who looks back on things”. It’s meant to be used in situations when somebody wants to use past happenings as a tool in argument or disagreement. My translations weren’t probably the most fluence ones. But hey, free random facts. The reason for…

  • Accessories,  Craft,  Generally talking,  Sewing,  Uncategorized

    Let’s be Derp together

    The valentines gift season is coming, and usually, it’s so hard to decide what to give. It should be both practical, and funny. You know. Hard combo to find. If the future gift receiver is anyhow into sewing, one can give a very lovely teacup pincushion. It’s very instagrammable, and pinterest is full of ideas of how to do one. Old teacups cost around just under 1e in local fleamarket. The more horrible rose ornament teacup one found, the cheaper it is usually. So, back in the funny business. Very overly romantic teacup can be funny as it is, if one gives it to the person whose personal style and…

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    The blouse to fly an umbrella

    I don’t know exactly what is my opinion of the loved children books character Mary Poppins. I might have something against her just because she’s so amazingly and unrealistically confident, happy, and energetic. Like, I thought this even as a kid. But I did things against Winnie the pooh, (and almost every character there except the owl and kangaroo) Dr. Seuss, and what not. Mostly I liked the side characters much more than the main. And the same goes for Mary Poppins. As a 6 year old kid I absolutely loved the chimney sweeper man who got to take the watchers up into roofs, and had a very catchy song,…