My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
This was fascinating- how an agoraphobic artist sees the world without leaving home.
This was not that surprising, but still very interesting- transgender men commenting on workplace sexism, having lived on both sides of the coin.
I loved this very short story from Leonard Woolf’s memoir. It reminds me of the importance of consuming less media (which makes me feel so helpless anyway) and figuring out what my irises are, and to get on with planting them.
Loved this short film from 1955 about helping knitters choose yarns from Lavenda yarns, a now-defunct knitting company. It’s short, and so fun to watch! It has all the hallmark clichés of a short film from the 1950s. (via Woolful)
My Favourite Pins This Week
I love a good stir fry – it’s fast, it’s easy, and substitutes work so well. No chicken? Use pork or tofu. No mushrooms? Use zucchini or bell peppers or spinach or kale. This garlic chicken stir fry recipe is brilliant on rice or wrapped up in a flat bread! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.
Okay, this cake is a little out there, but isn’t it adorable?! I’m so considering making it for Easter, even though Lila and James are the only ones that would be thrilled. I would also go easy on the food colouring, too. The ‘recipe’ is very easy – nothing is from scratch, so if you like something that is going to be lots of fun and pretty impressive, give it a try! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
This is touted as a cat bed, but what an awesome basket for knitting!! So cute, and easy to make. It calls for sewing the rope together, but I’ve never sewed with rope, can anyone attest to how easy or difficult it might be to make this? Because I want one for myself (sorry kitties). Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post can be found here.
I’m in love with these beautiful needle felted and embroidered art pieces! Such a beautiful idea for wall art. This isn’t a tutorial, but if you were handy with embroidery and needle felting, the shapes are simple and it would be a fun project. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
We could all use a little more happiness in our lives, right? Maybe today you need a reminder of what drags you down and brings you up. Pinterest link is here, and the original list is here.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I don’t usually care for April Fool’s Day, but are any of you planning a bit of mischief tomorrow?