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One More Hoodie

Little Mancy wanted to get in on the action today so I made him a red duckie hoodie:

More on why people were marching in hoodies today, from Colorlines:

The unprovoked killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin has sparked widespread national outrage, particularly among black Americans. The particulars of the case are, at best, tragic, and at worst, horrifying: Martin was visiting a friend of his father’s in a small gated community outside of Orlando, sporting a gray hoodie and armed with a pack of Skittles and a can of iced tea. Along the way he became a target of nearby resident George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old member of the local Neighborhood Watch, who thought the teen looked “suspicious.” Zimmerman then shot and killed Martin—and, so far, it’s been with legal impunity, protected in part by Florida’s expansive definition of self-defense.

If your doggie wants a hoodie too, here are the instructions.

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Getting the Hang of this Sewing Thing

I think I’m starting to get the hang of this sewing thing.

The iPad case:

The folder / portfolio:

Made a few changes to these online tutorials.


Adventures in Sewing

Inherited a sewing machine from a friend so I’ve been teaching myself how to sew things.  Today, I made something to make sewing easier.  A magnetic wrist pincushion!

Followed the directions posted here.  Used scrap fabric from another project and took the magnet off of a used up magnetic to-do list (the eat fruits and veggies people give them away for free at the Fruitvale BART station).

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