Inside Molly’s Head – April 2015
So I’ve done some link oriented posts before, but I’m never sure if other people care about them. I like sharing the things I think are interesting because they’re usually offbeat or related to some other interest I have, not the typical sewing themed roundup of favorite projects or new pattern releases (I would get too snarky talking about pattern releases). I also can’t come up with an awesome name for these posts, it’s a problem…
- How Superhero Costumes Are Made, ‘nuf said. I am not impressed with the new Supergirl costume, it’s stuck in the 50s
- Myra Chung won first place in the studend category for Hand & Lock’s embroidery contest. Until maybe last year I’d never heard of Hand & Lock, but it’s pretty awesome that they’re keeping highly skilled embroidery in the public eye.
- I’m sure you’ve heard about the Mary Kondo tidying kondomania, and at first it sounds great, but the more I learn about it, the less I think it really fits with the ingrained American (and probably other countries) idea of using “all parts of the Buffalo.” This article from NYM’s The Cut sums up my feeling pretty well. Even still, Pedro bought the book and will be giving it to me when she’d done with it (and her tidying). I think she’s planning on doing a review in the future too.
- The Threadcult podcast is not new, but I don’t hear much word-of-mouth about it on the blogosphere which is really a shame. Personally I really dislike most of the sewing podcasts out there, they’re all just some random lady having a chitchat with another lady that happens to do something sewing related. It’s like gossip almost. And most of the time it feels like the host just wants to shower their guest with compliments, not have a meaningful conversation. Anyways, Threadcult is more my speed: technical, experts, historical facts, and all about textiles and sewing. There hasn’t been a new episode in a while, but I’m sure it’s not an easy job.
- This is kindof disturbing, it will definitely make you had main stream advertising even more.
- And because I don’t have enough books to read as it is*, here is the top novels of the 21st century, so far.