jeudi 8 septembre 2011

rad maternity clothes! yay!

wondering on the web I found (can't remember how) this cool online shop with some rock'n'roll/ tattoo/50's/vintage/pin-up oriented maternity clothes:
they've not a lot of differents models but they're very funny and classy!

and once your baby is born they also have a brand for babies called miso punk.

unfortunately they don't have any nursing/breastfeeding clothes... maybe I should write them and suggest it!

samedi 3 septembre 2011

how to customize a (metal) t shirt

if you don't know the Anvil band, let's see this film and you'll love them.
right after i saw it i went (on the internet) to buy their tshirt and album to support them. and I discovered that they're also so cool to listen to.

but the tshirt was a way too big for me. then I have looked (on the internet again) for a way to customize it and I have found jillions of ways to do it.
this way that I'll show you is the most used (it rages on blogs, sites and on youtube's videos) maybe because it's the easiest, you'll see.

maybe you wouldn't even need a sewing machine (I mean that some hand sewing could be enough).

let's start:

take the big tshirt and cut off the sleeves (keep them) and the higher part (in orizontal, just down the "nek"):

then cut the "edge" of the back shirt, what remains from the armpits to the superior part of the back (I have not made the pic of that but you will understand seeing the next photo)

then you must make two things, one is fundamental and the otherone is not. (explanations under the photo, otherwise is impossible to understand)

we start from the not-fundamental thing:

that is about to make an hem on the upper part of the back side of the shirt. I did it and I think that it isn't even useful, because with the hem, the edge of the shirt will falls and hangs in a very strange way and then you should sew a pince to make it look good (oh I hope you'll unterstand my english^^)
while if you just cut the tshirt, the edge would naturally roll up being more elastic. so, don't sew a hem (even if in the photo there are some pins)

now the fundamental thing:

make a hem on the tall part of the shirt (where the neck used to be) that it has to be wide enough to welcome a drawstring for when you will tie it around your neck, in this way:

making the drawstring will b easy: do you remember the sleeves that you have cut? cut away the edge of the sleeve maintaining the seam and you will have two half drawstring that you will sew together and then, with the help of a nanny pin, you will pass it in the edge.

if the shirt is too long you can recover the drawstring from the edge in lower tshirt (in this way you will directly have a long drawstring with, subsequently, no need to sew)

And now a little revenge against all of those that had made fun of me because of my black crocs:

I rock! :)

mercredi 24 août 2011

the moral dilemma

Baby sheepskin (or lambskin) yes or no?
For centuries mother had wound their children in sheepskin just after the birth and here in Germany it's still a common thing, recommended by midwives, pediatricians, antroposophic clinics and -the most important-  from my friend Nicolina (wich, I swear,  when it comes about my daughters, she's more competent than any midwife or pediatrician).  Some studies showed that sheepskin keep the baby warm and dry and it helps develop her physical and emotional skills; the heat of the wool infuses calm and induces the newborn to relax helping her sleep better.
Obviously, it's necessary to purchase skins of sheep raised naturally, not treated with parasiticides and after not whitened or igenized.
As a vegan-vegetarian for more than twenty years -like I am- that has been a hard choice. I Have thought and consider it endlesly in my head:  I would have sacrifice an animal for my daughter but  what kind of message would I give to my children? not a very coherent one.
I have decided for a test, someone lends me his sheepskin and, I don't know if it's just my personal impression, but Tilda Joy seems to like it. She tosses naked in it and then she falls asleep, happy. If you decide to buy one of your own, sleep in it for a few months before giving to your babyborn because the skin will imbue with your smell/parfume and your baby will feel protected.
So, today the skin is here and I feel some guilt, I hope that twenty years of vegetarianism and animalist conscience will equalizes the account with my Karma.

dimanche 21 août 2011

national championship of nursing

this is some absurd yet funny (and cute) thing ever:

"A crown for the winner of the national championship of nursing. The original demonstration has been organized by the Peruvian office of health and it took place in Lima.  Under the vigilant eye of the judges, the newborn that have been attached to the breast of her mother for the longest of time would winn the comptetition" (source

(check the online gallery for more cuteness and boobies)

mardi 16 août 2011

easy skirt (tutorial)

here's an easy peasy skirt to do for your kids (of for you?)

all you nedd is  a rectangle of cloth (width will depend from how much you'll want the skirt to be ample and the height will depend from how much you want it long) and an elastic band (for the waist).

here's the step-by-step photo-tutorial:

you can use whatever fabric you want,  look:

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