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jewelry I make, my kittycats, crochet, and a minimum of reblogging.

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Haven’t forgotten about Misty Day, have you? I’ve been wearing  Tom Ford White Patchouli  for the past 3 days in a row, which I never ever do, and I immediately knew it would be her scent.* Even in Hell, she’s smelling good.

According to Fragrantica, the notes are as follows:
Top: Bergamot, Peony, Coriander and White Flowers
Middle: Rose Jasmine, and Ambrette, (an interesting vegetable musk from Hibiscus Abelmoschus!)
Base: Patchouli, Incense, and Woody Notes

On me, this is the driest white floral I’ve ever smelled, the ambrette musk makes the middle just a tiny bit sweet, but all in all, it’s a crazy mix of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, musk, and soft, well-aged Patchouli. It did not impress me when I first tried it, but now I am obsessed. A summery, hot-weather-appropriate Patchouli.

*You know, if she wasn’t a fictional character and all! And she totally got the shaft on the show :(

Haven’t forgotten about Misty Day, have you? I’ve been wearing  Tom Ford White Patchouli  for the past 3 days in a row, which I never ever do, and I immediately knew it would be her scent.* Even in Hell, she’s smelling good.

According to Fragrantica, the notes are as follows:

Top: Bergamot, Peony, Coriander and White Flowers

Middle: Rose Jasmine, and Ambrette, (an interesting vegetable musk from Hibiscus Abelmoschus!)

Base: Patchouli, Incense, and Woody Notes

On me, this is the driest white floral I’ve ever smelled, the ambrette musk makes the middle just a tiny bit sweet, but all in all, it’s a crazy mix of Jasmine, Lily of the Valley, musk, and soft, well-aged Patchouli. It did not impress me when I first tried it, but now I am obsessed. A summery, hot-weather-appropriate Patchouli.

*You know, if she wasn’t a fictional character and all! And she totally got the shaft on the show :(

On the left #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #

On the left #lunareclipse #bloodmoon #

Charlie for President, look at that face, so trustworthy! #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #cat #cute #adorable #camerashy I keep combing him and combing him, more and more fur comes out and he gets smaller and smaller!

Charlie for President, look at that face, so trustworthy! #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #cat #cute #adorable #camerashy I keep combing him and combing him, more and more fur comes out and he gets smaller and smaller!

Eye of Charlie. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #neko #cat #cute #kittycat

Eye of Charlie. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #neko #cat #cute #kittycat

I went out to check on my garden this morning and found clear evidence of naughty bird mischief. Several Lavender Sage leaves were lying trampled, so I gathered them up and made the tiniest smudge stick ever! Can’t be wasteful though, and this stuff is very potent, the Amethysts are there for scale, the bitty ones are about an inch and a half long. #sage #smudgestick #growyourown #amethyst #lavendersage

I went out to check on my garden this morning and found clear evidence of naughty bird mischief. Several Lavender Sage leaves were lying trampled, so I gathered them up and made the tiniest smudge stick ever! Can’t be wasteful though, and this stuff is very potent, the Amethysts are there for scale, the bitty ones are about an inch and a half long. #sage #smudgestick #growyourown #amethyst #lavendersage

A new issue of Vogue (knitting) Crochet is out! The light green filet tunic is the “Mini Sheath Dress” by Jeannie Chin, I love it but I think I’d make some side slits to allow for some drape, it looks a bit boxy on the model even. The light blue pinecone/pineapple tunic is the “Tunic Length Tank Top” by Pat Olski looks nice too, I’d need to see some diagrams to be certain.

The last pic is a jade green dress done in Irish Crochet Motifs! If you’ve been a fan of DUPLET style designs but feared the complexities of the amazing pieces they feature, and you don’t read Russian, this might just be a chance to create one of these. This is also made by Pat Olski and the dress is simply named #7 Tank Dress.

I have only just seen this on my ravelry feed but this mag usually has really good instructions, #7 will be a challenge for almost everyone! Here’s thhe rav link http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/vogue-knitting-crochet-2014/patterns

I just went and looked at all of the designs again because I thought a miracle had occurred, but alas, there WAS a blasted granny square project. Just one, but really how many times must the granny square be “reinvented”? Needless repetition annoys me. And looking at #7, umm, it’s in need of some tailoring, making the motifs are challenging in and of itself so I’m sure they left the lines of the dress overly simple to compensate.

To contrast, a Duplet magazine will have a ton of motif and stitch charts, and some really basic pattern diagrams, and you’re expected to have the chops to make something out of it. And the finished items are always skin tight! I’ve read on rav that they usually don’t have closures of any kind, the models just shimmy in and out of them.

theroadlesstraveled-by:

(via Piccsy :: wing)

these are my favorite colors, everything should be a luminous aqua like moss aquamarine, or a faded ochre like oro verde quartz, or shimmer like a rainbow moonstone, explode into a radiant cyan like labradorite, dotted with touches of oxidized black. All the colors giving back light to the viewer…

theroadlesstraveled-by:

(via Piccsy :: wing)

these are my favorite colors, everything should be a luminous aqua like moss aquamarine, or a faded ochre like oro verde quartz, or shimmer like a rainbow moonstone, explode into a radiant cyan like labradorite, dotted with touches of oxidized black. All the colors giving back light to the viewer…

(via danseduventre)

Anonymous asked: why are you a feminist???

scorsece:

because people are still asking that question

because women are payed less than men in approximately 99% of professions

because chris brown can still have a career after assaulting rihanna but miley cyrus takes her clothes off and there’s a huge scandal

because of this:

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because currently it is estimated ten million more girls are out of education than boys (x)

because we’re expected to be mature but hairless like a child, in control but not bossy, sexy but not slutty and definitely not a prude, intelligent but not opinionated, independent but reliant on men, natural but look like the girl in the magazine etc etc

because being called a girl, a pussy or a bitch is an insult

because when i told my mum i refused to get anything less than a’s in my exams she told me it wasn’t ladylike to be so cocky

because my brother and 90% of my male friends think girls who wear revealing clothing are asking for rape

because every person who identifies as female should be allowed to choose if they want to get married, have kids, have a career, go to uni etc etc without expectations

because tampons and sanitary pads are stupidly expensive

because some people reading this will have flinched at the fact i just said ‘tampon’

because there are men out there whose job it is to make young girls feel like absolute shit about themselves just so they can sell the next best beauty product

because female masturbation isn’t considered normal whilst men can talk about their own penises for hours on end

beCAUSE OF ARTICLES LIKE THIS

because feminists are still seen as crazy lesbians who dont shave and some still feel like they have to defend themselves by claiming theyre not any of those things when in fact if i want to be a passionate lady who likes other ladies and cant be bothered to shave my legs every twenty minutes then thats my choice and if i want to be someone who wears make up and shaves and goes out partying then thats my choice and if i want to be a combination of the two or anything in between then thats. my. choice.

because i believe anyone who identifies as female is fucking badass and deserves the same rights as every privileged stuck up old white man sitting around and making laws about our bodies

because how can you not be

I know it’s popular right now for young girls to be vehemently against feminism, and it makes me wonder what feminist literature they’re reading that is making them feel that way? Or is that the problem, they’re not doing any independent research and are relying on mainstream media and it’s inevitable distortions of feminism? How can you keep selling women crap products if they know that it isn’t actually necessary to douche/shave legs/shave vagina/straighten hair/etc/etc/etc and still live?

Charlie’s winter coat has been falling away the past few weeks, with lots if help from the comb too. He looks skinny again! except for his tail which is as fluffy as ever. #charliethekitten #neko #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #cute #cat

Charlie’s winter coat has been falling away the past few weeks, with lots if help from the comb too. He looks skinny again! except for his tail which is as fluffy as ever. #charliethekitten #neko #floofcat #greytabby #adorable #cute #cat

Pretty as can be. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #adorable #cute #cat

Pretty as can be. #charliethekitten #floofcat #greytabby #neko #adorable #cute #cat