How'd you do the pully ones? I'm confused as to what stringing material to use. Very pretty
i'm assuming you mean the beaded ones? they're simply beads, strung in a loop on stretchy elastic beading thread. the top bead is strung throough the middle of the string, with dangly bits on either end. it works rather like a drawstring toggle. does that make more sense,or have i just made it even more confusing?
I've made several different versions of the circle skirt--and they always turn out too big because i fudge the measurements, but too big is easier to adjust than too small. They work out perfectly if you follow the directions, an you can make them any length you like..
I've made two different versions of this skirt, one with old polyester plaid pants, and the other with pretty linen. Both turned out great and got me tons of compliments. If i ever get a digital cam, i'll take pics
I have two questions for those of you who are using sea sponges. Would it be possible to have sex while wearing these sponges (in addition to condoms to prevent STD's of course)? I think I am one of the few women (or so it seems) who is not altogether squeamish about sex during her period but my previous boyfriend absolutely abhorred the idea of having sex with a 'bleeding woman' (his words, not mine, one of the reasons we split up BTW.) I've used the 'Instead' cup, but these aren't reusable *frowns*
I know you asked this a while ago, but I remember seeing on a documentry that some prostitutes used sea sponges when they had their periods so they could still have sex
the best thing i've found for sex during your period is someone who's not squeamish, and a soaker sheet. I've had sex a few times with my keeper/diva cup in, and while you have to be gentle, it's workable. My primary partner's really into blood, though, so usually it's not much of a problem.
Soaker sheets (i'm not sure what they're really called, that's what my roommate calls them) are used at hostpitals and other such medical places, to protect the beds from people without full control of their fluids. You can buy them at medical supply places and some larger drugstores. You can get disposable ones, but the cloth ones last forever. You can just throw them in the wash, maybe use a little bleach, and they come out all nice again. My roommate used to work at a hostpital, so she liberated a few from there. What they are is basically a square of several layers of fabric, with a soft cotton layer on top, a leak proof non-crinkly plastic on the bottom, and an absorbent layer in between. They about a meter square, maybe three feet by three feet.
Soaker sheets are great for more than just sex during your period. I use them on my heavy flow days, cause i bleed ALOT more than average, and tend to leak if i go more than three hours without emptying my keeper. I put one down over my regular sheets before i go to sleep and save myself the hassle of scrubbing my mattress yet again in the morning.
What is "chub rub"? did you make it? will you share the recipie?
I missed out on this swap but I'd definately jump in on round two.
"chub rub" or "magic grease" as my roommate calls it, is a salve i made for the purpose of treating and preventing chub rub (hence the name) Fat girls everywhere are familiar with the chafing that occurs from thighs rubbing together when wearing a skirt on a hot day, it's not pleasant. So i made this stuff to deal with that, but it turned out to have alot of other great uses too. I've used it to remove eye makeup, to rub on "bikini areas" after shaving to prevent drying and irritation, to soothe sunburn, to prevent chapped lips, to speed healing and prevent scabs on road rash . . . . .
it's mainly almond oil, cocount oil, and beeswax, with an assortment of essential oils including tea tree, lavender, lemon, peppermint and ylang ylang. I picked a mix of oils that smell good together and have healing properties, plus, the peppermint and tea tree give it a little bit of a tingle.
if you're interested, you can PM me, i can ship you some for cheap, i made lots this time.
Hey, sorry I didn't see this post earlier! I'm SO glad you like it all... unfortunately, I didn't take pictures, so it would be lovely if you posted your own sometime. Thanks again for all YOUR stuff, it was just rad... what a great swap!
yes, it's awesome. I will take pictures, but as i'm not in possession of a digital camera, and i'm heading off to the back woods for a few weeks, it may be a while. (I have to do things the old fashioned way, you see)
YAY! i got my package from beatnik chik in the mail today! And what good timing, i must say, because my period arrived just this monring. Deelightful, i must say, and colour co-ordinated, even, with all the purple and hempy colours!
I haven't read the book before, but i'm interested in the topic (it's what my thesis was on, and i'm considering a career in sex therapy/sexology, so it will be an excellent addition to my collection)
the undies are perfect, great colour, and they fit just right.
Your creative skills are impressive--the knit bag is lovely, and the garland too. i'm not sure just yet what i'll do with them yet, but they will find new homew soon enough.
the tea and the soap all smell delicious.
I don't have a digital camera, so if you took pictures of the package before you sent it, would you be able to post those in the gallery? otherwise, it will take a week or two for me to get photos developed.