July 11, 2015


To Read Over Coffee #4

A collection of links from the past few weeks that I think are interesting/amusing/educational/insightful enough to read/watch/listen & think about over a cup of coffee (or out in the sunshine).



Teresa over at Canary Knits is teaming up with Jean Chung of Candy + Bagel to host a Handmade Fashion Challenge! I love a good making challenge, and am going to try to participate (depending on how burned out I am after the self-made wardrobe project wraps up.)

Jean posted her Handmade Fashion Challenge Mini Collection plans.

Penny at Little Acorn Creations interviewed Beverly of PoMoGolightly about teaching, designing, and daily art making.

Knitsonik started a blog post series about swatching, which I can’t wait to follow!! I really enjoy swatching, and her swatches a pretty damn epic.


O, The Oprah Magazine gave a stupid ass tidbit of advice on how to (or more specifically who can) wear a crop top, and the internet called them out.

And the xoJane’s staff also jumped on the crop top.

Racked had an interesting article about the intricacies & complexities of the Plus-Size Fashion industry, and independent designers within it.


In light of the new Amy Winehouse documentary – “How Amy Winehouse’s Pain Was Commodified.” on In These Times

“Kapadia’s documentary, at its finest, is not about any one woman. It challenges us, not to like Amy Winehouse better, but to change the way we look at women in pain. To stop making the jokes while these women are still alive, and while kindness can do something other than make us look good.”

“Can we just, like, get over the way women talk?”

“Asking women to modify their speech is just another way we are asked to internalize and compensate for sexist bias in the world. We can’t win by eliminating just from our emails and like from our conversations.”

From PoppetPlanet, “Happiness is a Choice is a Lie”

Which reminded me of the On Being interview with Thich Nhat Hanh, where Thich Nhat Hanh make the point that there can only be understanding, hope, and beauty in a world that includes suffering.