Friday, October 19, 2012

Its bullying no matter how you look at it

This will most likly come off sounding condeming or rude and finger pointing but its really bugging me.
In light of suicide caused by bullying, Amanda Todd has made the country talk.  People are standing up and police are cracking down on people who like to pray on people verbally and physically.
However, it doesnt stop here.  Way too often I have noticed how careless we can be not even 24 hours after we hashtag #stopbullying or share a young girls last words on YouTube, sharing our discust with the people who tore her down. Then we turn around post passive agressive or just plain aggressive posts about our political leaders, wifes, ex-wives, husbands, ex-husbands, friends, family, neighbors. Now I know families, friends, teachers, kids, neighborhoods and politics (politicians get a lot of negativity these days) can be difficult and full of all sorts of not so nice things... But do you honestly think it helps to bash them constantly?  Is this not bullying too? Do I need to go on? Is this not all bullying?  Yes everyone is entitled to their opinions and yes people can make us angry or frustrated.  But to belittle and bash is seriously not going to make it better.  Society rips people who displease them a new one and then cry out because a girl killed herself because of bullying...come on now tell me how this makes sense?  Its all the same.  I do not care if these people being bashed ever see what is being said or not, others do and it sets forth more negativity into this world and haven't we had enough? 

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

A perhaps kinda ugly babywearing patchwork sweater jacket.

So I have always been fascinated with the gorgeous patchwork jackets, sweaters and well anything patchwork to be honest.
I had an idea to make a winter jacket for babywearing our baby this fall/winter/spring and I decided to give it a try.
Let me tell you it is a lot of work and now I know why the women who create the beautiful dresses on Etsy charge so much money.

Mine didn't turn out the way I wanted.  I posted it on Facebook very dissapointed with how it turned out and everyone seemed to actually like it.  Its definatly not warm enough for winter even with the lining.  I wore it to the bus stop with the kids the other morning when it was raining and I was chilled coming in.  Guess that means I have to make another jacket for winter ;)
But I wanted to share this mixed matched creation with you all anyways.