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01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) Favorite band to listen to when you're mad?
27) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
28) Do you believe in ghosts?
29) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
30) Do you swear a lot?
31) Biggest pet peeve?
32) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
33) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
34) Favourite and least favourite food?
35) Do you believe in God?
36) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Classic sesame street...

...inspired by my friend who found some that brought my childhood back to me.

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Some corsets

Here is a wedding corset based off my black scrollwork corset which I made recently. It is in natural white silk shantung lined in silk linen. I added extra 'scrolls' from the original as requested by the client.


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This underbust is a new style I'm offering...


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Shark attack

Two days ago, I found out I am allergic to shark. As in 'if I eat them, I can die of anaphylactic shock' variety, NOT 'if they eat me I will die' variety.

How did I find out I am allergic to something as exotic as shark meat? Simply, I cooked shark fillet, ate the stuff and my throat and eyes started to itch and swell soon after. Before you get all righteous and sic WWF on me, THIS variety of shark is NOT endangered (Angel Shark). In fact, I NEVER eat shark's fin because of the way they are left to die. The fact that they were selling the body of the shark at the market means that there was no waste and it was NOT left to die at the bottom of the sea, finless.

Of course, I'm never eating shark again.

Meme for the book nerds among us

"The Big Read reckons that the average adult has only read 6 of the top 100 books they've printed."

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicize those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Strike out the books you have no intention of ever reading
5) Reprint this list in your own LJ

1 Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen

2 The Lord of the Rings - JRR Tolkien

3 Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte

4 Harry Potter series - JK Rowling

5 To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee (I must have read this 10 times at least!)

6 The Bible (in grey cause I have never read ALL of it)

7 Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte

8 Nineteen Eighty Four - George Orwell

9 His Dark Materials - Philip Pullman

10 Great Expectations - Charles Dickens

11 Little Women - Louisa M Alcott

12 Tess of the D'Urbervilles - Thomas Hardy

13 Catch 22 - Joseph Heller (began it but never finished :[ )

14 Complete Works of Shakespeare (again, not ALL of his works but a good many)

15 Rebecca - Daphne Du Maurier

16 The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien

17 Birdsong - Sebastian Faulks

18 Catcher in the Rye - JD Salinger

19 The Time Traveller's Wife - Audrey Niffenegger

20 Middlemarch - George Eliot

21 Gone With The Wind - Margaret Mitchell

22 The Great Gatsby - F Scott Fitzgerald

23 Bleak House - Charles Dickens

24 War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy (can't believe I actually read this but I did. Vaguely remember what it was about)

25 The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy - Douglas Adams

26 Brideshead Revisited - Evelyn Waugh

27 Crime and Punishment - Fyodor Dostoyevsky (But can't remember shit)

28 Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck

29 Alice in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll

30 The Wind in the Willows - Kenneth Grahame

31 Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy

32 David Copperfield - Charles Dickens

33 Chronicles of Narnia - CS Lewis

34 Emma - Jane Austen (one of her more boring books IMO)

35 Persuasion- Jane Austen

36 The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - C.S. Lewis

37 The Kite Runner - Khaled Hosseini

38 Captain Corelli's Mandolin - Louis De Bernieres

39 Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden

40 Winnie the Pooh - AA Milne

41 Animal Farm - George Orwell

42 The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown

43 One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

44 A Prayer for Owen Meaney - John Irving

45 The Woman in White - Wilkie Collins

46 Anne of Green Gables - LM Montgomery

47 Far From The Madding Crowd - Thomas Hardy

48 The Handmaid's Tale - Margaret Atwood

49 Lord of the Flies - William Golding

50 Atonement - Ian McEwan

51 Life of Pi - Yann Martel

52 Dune - Frank Herbert

53 Cold Comfort Farm - Stella Gibbons

54 Sense and Sensibility - Jane Austen

55 A Suitable Boy - Vikram Seth

56 The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon

57 A Tale Of Two Cities - Charles Dickens

58 Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

59 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time - Mark Haddon

60 Love In The Time Of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

61 Of Mice and Men - John Steinbeck

62 Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov (it was a damn good read but can't say I loved it...maybe it has to do with the subject matter)

63 The Secret History - Donna Tartt

64 The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold

65 Count of Monte Cristo - Alexandre Dumas

66 On The Road - Jack Kerouac

67 Jude the Obscure - Thomas Hardy

68 Bridget Jones' Diary - Helen Fielding (I mean, I've seen the movie already!)

69 Midnight's Children - Salman Rushdie

70 Moby Dick - Herman Melville

71 Oliver Twist - Charles Dickens

72 Dracula - Bram Stoker

73 The Secret Garden - Frances Hodgson Burnett

74 Notes From A Small Island - Bill Bryson

75 Ulysses - James Joyce

76 The Bell Jar - Sylvia Plath (so sorry but I find her terribly depressing)

77 Swallows and Amazons - Arthur Ransome

78 Germinal - Emile Zola

79 Vanity Fair - William Makepeace Thackeray

80 Possession - AS Byatt (still trying to finish it)

81 A Christmas Carol - Charles Dickens

82 Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell

83 The Color Purple - Alice Walker (Loved it, love it)

84 The Remains of the Day - Kazuo Ishiguro

85 Madame Bovary - Gustave Flaubert

86 A Fine Balance - Rohinton Mistry (excellent! albeit depressing)

87 Charlotte's Web - EB White

88 The Five People You Meet In Heaven - Mitch Albom

89 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

90 The Faraway Tree Collection - Enid Blyton (ONLY THIS MADE IT ONTO THE LIST???)

91 Heart of Darkness - Joseph Conrad (HATED it with a passion!)

92 The Little Prince - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

93 The Wasp Factory - Iain Banks

94 Watership Down - Richard Adams

95 A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole

96 A Town Like Alice - Nevil Shute

97 The Three Musketeers - Alexandre Dumas

98 Hamlet - William Shakespeare

99 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl

100 Les Miserables - Victor Hugo

Now, how many is that? If my Lit professor ever saw this list of mine, she would be appalled.

Jun. 12th, 2008

A few on my f-list were meme-ing this already, so I thought I'd give it a try...


As a 1930s wife, I am

Take the test!

Some of the options are hilarious! I suspect, though, that the only reason I don't rate as 'poor' is because I DON'T wear pyjamas around the house :P

On the other hand, this is what my husband got...


As a 1930s husband, I am

Take the test!

...mind, I TOOK THE TEST FOR HIM!!!! Damn!


Today marks the end of Nikhita's third month on this side of the womb. And what an experience the 3 months have been. I hope the hardest bits are over but I don't want to delude myself. Not that I've not been grateful every second of the day that she is healthy and is mine!

Until you have a child, you never think it's possible to love someone more as each day passes. To actually feel love like it's a tangible thing. To feel real pain when she cries, and feel incredible joy when she smiles. What a ride! And then there's the never-ending worrying. It will never stop, will it? Already I'm imagining her at different ages and all the things that she could get up to and all the things that could happen and I'm worried. I don't want her to grow up :( but oh what a joy it is to watch her grow stronger everyday, be able to lift her head up and listen to her babble at me :) I want to preserve every moment I share with her, when she snuggles against my chest to sleep, when she puts a tiny hand on my breast while she feeds, when she looks at me with imploring eyes, to carry her for comfort. I want to keep the bond going and I hope it never breaks.

It is overwhelming, this feeling that comes with motherhood. I feel responsible for every child I see, I want to protect those abused, I want to hurt those who hurt them, I get crazy angry at adults who neglect their children, and I can't stop crying when I see sick and hungry children on the news. Then I hug my baby girl closer to me. Motherhood is a privilege and sadly, there are some mothers out there who don't understand that.



Evil Taffeta

Here is a corset I made out of that cursed fabric called taffeta. Read moreCollapse )


Plush toy pattern maker

Fantastic tool. Yoinked from craftgrrl

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