The Pride Parade in my town was Saturday!!! It was beautiful and colorful, as Pride Parades tend to be, and the weather was great. It was cool when everyone was setting up and hot as hell during the Parade and Festival. Unfortunately, with only 2 hours left to the Festival, it started to rain and everything was shut down early. I did get to see a lot of friends and spend time with a lot of people, so all in all it was a great day. :D
Last week, me and some friends were talking about how we never see Asexual Pride Flags. Which is odd, since Asexuality has been getting a lot fo regognition in recent years. Then one of my friends mentioned that a lot of sexualities, like Pansexuality, aren’t often represented well. And there’s almost noone selling Trans flags at Prides. Since I knew I would never be able to buy one, I decided to make my one Asexual Pride flag! I got the fabric from JoAnn’s: black, gray, white, purple, and gold lining. It took some time, because the silky gold fabric easily unravels, so I had to roll and sew to prevent the whole thing from falling apart. The front is very regal looking, with gold buttons and a connecter chain. I got half a yard of each color, and a full yard of the gold. As it turns out, I only used 1/4 yard of each color. I had so much left over that I made two small flags for two friends of mine, who are also Asexual. AND I STILL HAVE ENOUGH FABRIC FOR TWO MORE SMALL FLAGS!!! WHAT!?!?
I got a ton of compliments on the cape, and my friend got a ton of compliments on her little flag. A lot of people were glad to see an Asexuality flag at the Parade. :D
Cape (42” X 29”): Each color is 6-8” wide
Small Flags (20” X 13”): Each color is 3.5” wide
Three spooky placemats for three little girls. Now to make and sew the binding. (Fabric: ‘Witch Hazel’ by Riley Blake.)
Baby Groot is done! It was a gift for a friend’s sister, but I might make another for myself. It’s too cute!
This was a quick project (roughly 5-6 hours) and I’d recommend it for beginners or advanced beginners. The only hard part was sewing. I thought the head and arms would be difficult, but they were quite easy. I used 12mm eyes instead of the 9mm it recommends and it was made with vanna’s choice yarn in barley.
Make your own baby groot!
Pattern found here: http://blog.twinkiechan.com/2014/08/13/free-crochet-pattern-potted-baby-groot-from-guardians-of-the-galaxy/#more-5970
(As always please excuse the cosplay mess in the back. Wicked + Divine is taking over my life. Y’all should read it)
Sewing machine necklace. Adorable.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
I’m mostly finished my t-shirt quilt now; I just need to bind it but ain’t nobody got time for that now that school has started back up. It turned out really well for having basically no idea what I was doing :)