Archive for December 18th, 2011

December 18, 2011

No Beard? No Problem!

by rygielia

 

 

I’ve been noticing these beard hats here and there on the internet and a few sites have begun selling them… but I figure the only thing cooler than having one of these would be making it on your own and saving some cash in the process. After a bit of digging, I’ve found some instructions on how to crochet one of these bad boys.

Check it out here: http://sunmoonearthandstars.blogspot.com/2011/05/pet-peeve-rant-and-free-crochet-pattern.html

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December 18, 2011

‘The new domesticity: Fun, empowering or a step back for American women?’

by hstrykdiy

The new domesticity: Fun, empowering or a step back for American women?

An interesting article from the Washington Post about surge in interest in DIY and crafting.

At one level, this stuff is just plain fun. “Sometimes a can of jam is just a can of jam,” as Freud (never) said. Our tech-saturated generation craves creative hands-on activities, and nostalgic hobbies such as canning, knitting and baking fit the bill. We’ve realized that just because something was historically devalued as “women’s work,” that doesn’t mean we have to shun it to be taken seriously in the world.