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Archive for December, 2009

Docker’s Man-ifesto – Non-Sewing Related

Dockers has a great frontpiece now.

Here is the link

Here is the text:

Once upon a time, men wore the pants, and wore them well. Women rarely had to open doors and little old ladies never crossed the street alone. Men took charge because that’s what they did. But somewhere along the way, the world decided it no longer needed men. Disco by disco, latte by foamy non-fat latte, men were stripped of their khakis and left stranded on the road between boyhood and androgyny. But today, there are questions our genderless society has no answers for. The world sits idly by as cities crumble, children misbehave and those little old ladies remain on one side of the street. For the first time since bad guys, we need heroes. We need grown-ups. We need men to put down the plastic fork, step away from the salad bar and untie the world from the tracks of complacency. It’s time to get your hands dirty. It’s time to answer the call of manhood. It’s time to WEAR THE PANTS.

Some people are up in arms about it.  They call it sexist.  I call it truth.  Too many men are caught between androgyny and boyhood.

I am going to email Dockers and tell them how much I like this campaign – to make sure they know that people DO like it. We can’t let the androgynous multitude make them stop.  I am also going to Facebook about this and do everything I can to get the word out.  Now I am not saying I am a huge fan of Dockers or even khakis – but I am a fan of men being men.

Thanks Anna for posting about this.

Karen (kaekae)


2 Minute Apron

I’ve been needing an apron for washing dishes.  So I made one – 2 minutes is an over estimate.

Take 1 tea towel and some ribbon.

Sew the ribbon to apron on the inside top border  then sew on the opposite side.

Cut the ribbon in half (no measuring)

One Apron.  Even with going back over the stitches it still took no time at all.

Ideas for future – sew buttons on the towel so the ribbons can be removed or replaced.

Sew a washcloth to the top to make a bib and add some ribbon.  This will need to be measured – sew one end and then figure out where you want it to end and add an additional inch or so.  Cut. Sew.   Or if you don’t want to measure, sew on both sides and cut in half to make a tie.

Also buttons on the towel and button holes on the washcloth so the ribbons and washcloths can be changed for holidays or whatever.

So easy I can do it. 🙂