Catawampus

Just a bit of escapism

i tried finishing this before your birthday but that didn’t work out

—me 3 months after your birthday (via 1stiparkmytardis)

critknits:

Knit on US sized 0s….omg. Its pretty cool though. Pattern here.

critknits:

Knit on US sized 0s….omg. Its pretty cool though. Pattern here.

literarysins:

In light of the 50 Shades of Grey trailer coming out today, quick reminder that that book is about an abusive and controlling relationship, not BDSM.

Fanfiction (published or not) is important for women of all ages to explore gender roles and sexuality in a way that is less stigmatized and more accessible. 

But do not do the BDSM community a disservice by calling the relationship described in the book a BDSM experience. 

(via eva-aftagrl)

rococo2earlymodern:

Pair of waistcoat shapes

  • Place of origin: France (made)
  • Date: 1750-1759 (made)
  • Materials and Techniques: Silk, embroidered with silk
  • "This extraordinary length of embroidered silk documents three important aspects of 18th-century dress: the high quality of French needlework, the sequence of decorating and sewing up waistcoats and the efforts to which the British went to acquire desirable French fashions.

    To make an embroidered waistcoat, the needlework was done first on two lengths of fabric, one for the left front and the other for the right front. The lengths, known as waistcoat shapes, were purchased at a silk mercers or haberdashers, then taken to a tailor for making up into a waistcoat.

    The stamp seen on the inside of the lower right edge reads ‘Custom House / SEIZED DOVER / GR II’, indicating that this is contraband – a French waistcoat shape apprehended during an attempt to smuggle it into England during the reign of George II (1727–60). For most of the 18th century, imported French silks and laces were taxed heavily, in order to protect British textile industries. Smuggling of these and other taxable goods was rife through all levels of society; customs officials at British ports searched very carefully and seized any contraband items. Articles confiscated in this manner were usually burned, so the survival of this beautiful but forbidden object is indeed remarkable.”

    The V&A Museum

(via allofthemaking)

herzspalter:

Oh no guess who drew her favorite character again instead of getting some work done
And again with two antennae.

herzspalter:

Oh no guess who drew her favorite character again instead of getting some work done

And again with two antennae.

new book news!!

taherehmafi:

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(link here)

hiiii guys! i’m so excited to be able to finally share this news! writing this book was like penning a love letter to all my favorite childhood stories; it’s an overdue acknowledgment that, for me, middle-grade fiction is where the real magic began: in a…