Monday, October 24, 2011

Pumpkins and Vulva Pillows

The fall is great for two things :
All things festive 
like going to 
Halloween trains,
dressing up for parties and around the house,
decorating your hearth,
making/wearing ghoulish aprons,
bobbing for apples,
and hitting the local pumpkin patch...

And also for :

-All things cozy
like canning your own garlicy basil tomato soup,
knitting up a storm by the fireplace,
making your own tea tree soap and recycled paper,
wearing layers upon layers of scarves and woolen stockings,
and even sewing elaborate vulva pillows with your best lady friends...

This last week has been a great example of both 
the cozy and the festive side to the season...
and I have loved every moment of it. 

Yesterday was no exception...
From carefully picking out the best pumpkins in the patch...
(followed by a belated Thanksgiving Dinner)
To having my favorite lady friends over 
for a much overdue
Female Empowerment meeting

With the fire ablazing,
and wine in hand,
we sewed to our hearts content!

This was an idea that I had when I first began the group many months ago,
and it was wonderful to see it come into reality last night,
through these wonderful women...

Each with a different take of what their vulva's look like,
and even more abstractly what they would perceive a pillow version would look like :)

It was fun to have my sister there, and get to see her engage with the group. 
Also it was fun to see how simular our pillows came out,
without even meaning to.
 I'm not sure where the club is going to go from here for the winter season,
but I am always looking for ideas,
if any of you out there in the blogasphere have any for us.

Otherwise I hope you continue to enjoy your fall season
However you may choose to!
 - Love Britt

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Book love

As I have mentioned before, I have started a book club over the last few months with some of my nearest and dearest friends, and have really enjoyed connecting with them on an entirely new, deeper level.

So far we have read "Blindness", and just finished "The Help", and now we are about to start the appropriate holiday classic "Frankenstein". 

Over the past 3 years, I have happily watched my book collection dwindle, as I have parted with my "library" collection of books, in order to make room for more space in my life. What is the purpose of  lugging around books that I have already read, or hope maybe some day to complete, when someone else can enjoy them in the present.

I'm a firm believer of swaps and free boxes, so I like to give my share of stuff away to people. So when I heard about this wonderful box set up in East Vancouver where I live, I got quite excited.

Its a Neighbourhood Book Exchange box, set up mere blocks from my house! It has two shelves dedicated to adult books and then one for children's education and picture books. It always is packed with a varied selection of novels, and more importantly is open 24/7 and free to all book lovers.

Suffice it to say I left behind my copy of "The Help" today when I visited this extraordinary cupboard, and will be more than liking leaving, my $3 copy of "Frankenstein" that I picked up from a used bookstore, there next month.

Books are meant to be shared. 
Whether it be with friends or strangers. 
So spread the word. 

Love Britt