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Dirty Dancing ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ Cross Stitch Pattern

I first saw Dirty Dancing as a teenager and immediately fell in love with it. I loved the character of Baby, I loved the music, all of it. But the feminist aspects of the story sailed straight over my head. My dad got me (*cough* downloaded) the movie and its soundtrack and I played them both repeatedly,… Continue reading Dirty Dancing ‘I Carried a Watermelon’ Cross Stitch Pattern

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Kate Sheppard’s 127-year-old argument is still valid

One hundred and twenty-two years ago today New Zealand became the first country in the world to grant all adult women full voting rights, regardless of age, ethnicity, or property ownership. Kate Sheppard was the face of the New Zealand women’s suffrage movement, and today she stares up at Kiwis from the $10 note. Sheppard… Continue reading Kate Sheppard’s 127-year-old argument is still valid

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Crochet Doily Wall Hanging

It's been almost 18 months since we moved into our new apartment, but the walls are still pretty bare. This project is part of my effort to remedy that. Essentially it's three doilies, beaded and done in rainbow-coloured thread instead of white, that have been stiffened, strung together and hung on the wall. I used a larger thread… Continue reading Crochet Doily Wall Hanging

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Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell talks female friendships on TV

I was lucky enough to attend Fan Expo in Toronto yesterday, where Agent Carter star Hayley Atwell impressed fans in her Q&A session with her thoughtful, often powerful answers. Early on the 33-year-old actress was asked about Carternelli — the fan fiction idea that Peggy Carter and her friend Angela Martinelli, played by Lyndsy Fonseca, are… Continue reading Agent Carter’s Hayley Atwell talks female friendships on TV

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DIY Home Decor: Decorative Vase with Sticks

I know 'vase with sticks' sounds kind of lame, but, well... that's exactly what this is. It's also a ridiculously easy project. It took me only a couple of hours, and I absolutely love how it turned out. It has brightened up my bathroom, but you could put one of these in pretty much any… Continue reading DIY Home Decor: Decorative Vase with Sticks

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Lammily Doll Hat and Scarf Crochet Patterns

My Lammily doll arrived this week, and she's wonderful. I feel like the photos don't do her justice – you don't actually realize how different she is from other dolls until you're holding her in your hands. I'm ridiculously happy with her, but there is one small problem... What she's wearing isn't exactly weather appropriate… Continue reading Lammily Doll Hat and Scarf Crochet Patterns