Sewing Projects – Girlies!

Early last year, I found a sewing project (in a box titled ‘Kids UFOs’.. un-finished objects) that I started when I still lived in Middle-Of-Nowhere, Victoria… so I was probably 6 to 9 years old.
I wanna say 7.

Holly Hobbie

It’s a bunch of little girlies that I think are based on the original Holly Hobbies design.

initial design

My Mum traced the shape and I think I designed and/or coloured the clothes.

finished girlie

I started sewing this green one when I was little and almost finished it, and starting to do them again and finishing them all now has been very interesting, and they’re so cute!

frantic baby stitches!

I believe (I hope) this is the sewing of a 7 year old me.

almost wondering if Mum sewed that...

And I believe this is the sewing of a 14 year old me.

ah, I was too cute ;p

All of the drawings and planning and colouring was done when I was little, as you can see… lol.

initial design

This is the next one I did…

finished girlie

Somehow she ended up a chocolate girlie because I ran out of my first skin colour, but yay for diversity! All of the other skin colours are different anyway.

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My fancy feather!

I gotta say I love Macro photography... whatever that is

My amazing changing stitch size… hmm.

initial design

This was my next one, and I don’t know if it was possible I copied the design, because I don’t know my exact age when I coloured these or when I first played Harvest Moon A Wonderful Life…


Muffy from the video game Harvest Moon : A Wonderful Life

finished girlie

…but this girlie looks exactly like Muffy, the desperate waitress!

a bit tricky

Weird little peeptoe shoes… the materials gotten a bit fluffy and I don’t think the material lined up very well (or is that my cruddy stiches?) because theres some skin colour showing around the edge…

it's a sleeve...

Love how I did her cardigan though ­čÖé

initial design

Next one, everyone tells me she looks like Cartman from South Park… damn hat lol.

finished girlie

I didn’t do the bobble on the beanie, I wasn’t quite sure how – I considered buttons, but at the moment it’s just like this.

"shut up, fat boy!" - South Park...

Heehee, fat little belly.

is it just me or could those stitches be... VAMPIRE BITES!?!

Um, her neck – I just wanted to have four photos for each girlie >>;

finished girlie

This ones fairly plain…

initial design

But the original design had terribly drawn butterflies – My Mum couldn’t figure out what they were!

reverse bingo wing? bot fly? scarab beetle? aliens?

She has a bit of a strange bulge in her arm o.o

*something witty*

I think my sewing on her hat was pretty good.

initial design

This original design looks very… um… I imagine a grubby old woman gardening.

finished girlie

But she turned out to be my second favourite (next to beanie girlie). Her skins not quite so pale in real life. I love that material I found for her skirt, because it has all the other colours in it! And, no, there is no huuuge flower on her hat, but the hat material has a flower design.

frantic stitches!

Haha, that shoe was quite frustrating..

hmm, see-through arm

The hand overlapped the skirt just a ridiculously tiny amount, so I didn’t sew that bit of the skirt.
Another thing I probably should’ve had a picture of was the sleeve – the arm has actually been slipped up into a slit in the shirt for the sleeve, because, um, we didn’t plan very well, I suppose.
I kinda wanted to sew her shoulder in so it was a complete sleeve but I didn’t.

There was a little gap of time (apart from me aging 7 years making the first girlie) between the first three girlies and the last three girlies because I had to find the right thread to match the tan skin tone, I did actually have the right colour of thread but it was quilting thread, so no go.
I’m not quite sure what to do with the girlies now – there are 3 that face left and 3 that face right.
At first I was considering a quilt or lap-quilt, but Mum was too lazy to wash some of the material, so something that won’t get washed like wall-hangings is more suitable (so the material won’t shrink or run).
I’ve moved onto sewing one of Mum’s UFOs so I’ll do a post about that next ­čÖé

Paedophilia, Adults Acting Like Children, ‘Praying’

This is a big blog post of random things I’ve been thinking about for months, because it seems dicky to make three┬áseparate┬áblog posts in the same day.

I’ll start of with the use of the word ‘praying’, because that’s my oldest thought.
I don’t like it when people, religious or otherwise, use the word ‘praying’ as if its the same as ‘wishing’ or ‘hoping’.
It’s especially annoying when religious people do it, because I don’t know whether they mean it as wishing/hoping or in the religious sense.
I’ve seen a Christian girl on Facebook say someting like “I’m praying I get this job”, and I think she may have even asked people to pray for her – to me, that seems selfish, and shallow, and like a… I don’t know, an abuse of God.
You should get a job on your own merit, NOT because you asked a divine power.
It reminds me of in Glee when Finn was praying to his Grilled Cheesus to let him touch Rachel’s boob!

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Another thing thats been bugging me lately, is adults acting like children.
I don’t mean those that are young at heart, because I don’t believe in age limits; when I’m an adult I’ll still watch cartoons and cry at Disney movies.
I mean the kind of adults I’ve encountered on Facebook, that behave like ‘children’ in a very negative sense of the word, the way they themselves would describe kids, but are still ageist and demand respect from those younger than them when they show none in return.

They are ignorant, uneducated, they are crass and abusive – these are things a lot of people may expect from someone my age.
They cuss out and even threaten teenagers, all the while saying things like “your just a kid, get a life”… hello, you are the grown adult on Facebook verbally abusing ‘kids’ – maybe you need to get a life.
And often the teens they get into arguments with, conduct themselves with ten times the maturity, and never resort to swear words, while all the ‘grown-ups’ can say is ‘douche bag’ and ‘fuck off’.
I pointed out that they were upsetting their own family (cus this was on their nieces wall) and that it was shameful, and they told their niece to tell me to ‘fuck off or else’ – that is a threat, albeit an empty one.

You know what this teaches me? Not to respect my elders.
And is someone my elder when two years ago they were a teenager just like me? I don’t think so.
Just because they’ve lived for longer than me, that doesn’t mean they are more mature, or smarter, than I am.
Older people lament the loss of this way of thinking, but it just does not apply to life any more…
Elders used to be respected because towns were much smaller, and the oldest villagers had lived there all their lives, and so would’ve been very knowledgeable, right?
And if people in this day and age no longer blindly give their trust and respect to ‘elders’, maybe that’s a good thing (but you should respect people in general, and they should respect you in return)

Adults are supposed to protect children, not threaten them, not corrupt them.

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And this leads me to another subject I’ve been thinking about – paedophilia.
Most people have heard about that ‘Pedophiles Guide’ that was on Amazon dot com.
The author (Philip R. Greaves II) of that book said ‘some children even enjoy these encounters’…
Okay, I’d like to put a huge emphasis on the word some
But I have heard of victims of paedophilia that say they were not abused, but were loved.
(That kinda reminds me of Stockholm Syndrome, but anyway)
It is still abuse.
The reason why it is abuse, is because they are children.

Even if they did make the decision to have sexual relations with an adult, they could not fully understand the consequences of their decision.
I mean, human’s bodies and brains have so much development to go through, that lasts for a very long time, and children do not have fully developed decision making skills – not just because they don’t have the same level of experiences and knowledge as an adult, but because that part of their brain is still growing.
I’m a child myself still, so I am not being ageist or discriminatory, I’m pretty damn sure that is fact, and I’m just accepting it.

The author of the book also complained about how paedophiles are portrayed in the media, movies and tv shows.
He said they were always kidnappers, rapists and murderers.
For starters, they are rapists – ‘statutory rape’ is sex with a minor.
And I have also seen them portrayed as people that ‘groom’ children, gain the trust of the children (and the parents)… how do the children know whats going on isn’t right? how can they tell their parents? this person is like a family friend or even a family member.
And I think that is the kind of paedophile that author and that book represents, and it’s no less wrong and no less horrifying than any other kind – in fact, I think it may be worse.

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If I were a good blogger I guess I’d have references and links and pictures for everything I’ve said, but I’m not, because I’m not a journalist, and I’m not here to enlighten people, I’m just here to rant about what I think.

Freedom Of Speech

Arguments on the internet involving the phrase “it’s a free country” or the term “freedom of speech” tend to be quite stupid.

For starters, the internet is kinda countryless, and the chances are whoever you are talking to is in a completely different country.
Unless you’re in some sort of place specifically for one country, you’re going to look like a tool.

And freedom of speech exists, you are allowed to say whatever you want, generally people can’t stop you.
And yes, you have a right to your opinion, but others also have the right to think your opinions stupid.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t consequences, and that you can’t be punished in some way.

Whatever part of the internet you are on, lets say, Facebook, have their own terms and conditions that you agreed to and have to follow otherwise you can get in trouble for your ‘freedom of speech’.
You can’t just go around abusing people, and spreading hate, and think that’s okay and that you can’t be touched because you’ve said “Hey, I got freedom of speech!”
Laws and rules, coming from and in the same spirit of the declarations that enable freedom of speech, regulate what you can and cannot say without getting into shit.

Now, you may tell me how retarded I am, and I can be sneaky and edit/delete your comments :p
Bwahahah, mine is an evil laugh.