syntheticmomma:

lupusadlunam:

thechangelingmedusa:
Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do because strippers invented it. And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.

syntheticmomma:

lupusadlunam:

thechangelingmedusa:

Like seriously, why isn’t pole dancing an olympic sport? This is freakin gymnastics. This is strength and skill. This is not sexual whatsoever. Why does pole dancing have to be so stigmatised as a sexual thing that only strippers do? I have great respect for all people who can pull this off. This is art and beauty right here. 

HEY FUN FACT: pole dancing is known as something strippers do because strippers invented it. And that’s okay! It’s okay to have respect for strippers and the hard work they put into what they do! Let’s stop trying to take the stripper part out of pole dancing so upperclass white girls can do it without being ~stigmatized~ because god forbid women be sexual.

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catcancosplay:

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doms-cute-crochet:

pegacornalley:

doms-cute-crochet:

Oh my gosh! I was able to find FLESH colored yarn today at JoAnn’s! It’s so rare to find such a nice color of flesh in yarn anywhere, I bought a pound of it for $10! WHAT A STEAL!

Whoa, nice! What color and brand is it? I…

Do you have any tips for a beginner whose just starting out?

heartstringcrochet:

If I have Any tips, I would say try and find the right yarn that works best for you. I love using Red Heart Yarn and Bernat Yarn. I recently started using I Love This Yarn and Caron Natura yarn. 

A good hook is always best, I use Susan Bates crochet hooks. 

size 5mm is my FAVORITE hook to use. I use that size for all my amigurumis.

When I started, I watched A LOT of videos on youtube.

Here are a few users that I would watch…

The Crochet Crowed

Planet June

Crocket Geek

Try crocheting basic shapes. Like a sphere, cone, cylinder, etc.

This WEBSITE has some really awesome shapes to start with 

And last… patience is key, keep practicing, don’t give up, and HAVE FUN!!! :D

chaviwestwind Asked:
Hi! I've been crocheting stuffed animals and plushies in the past two years or so. I just discovered your amazing blog :) and I noticed you used pins to keep smaller pieces in place on the main body. I've never seen this done before (I usually just position by hand, hold it there and hope for the best hahaha) How do you make all the pieces stay? It doesn't look like pinning two pieces of fabric together, where the pin goes through to the back and then through to the front...

heartstringcrochet:

As soon as I’m done crocheting and stuffing the item Im working on, I attach the other parts with pins.

I simply just pin them in. If I were to just position them by hand, the parts would look a bit lopsided 

I also work piece by piece. I don’t sew everything into place while there are pins everywhere, I’d be a human pin cushion if I did. haha

cutiemonkey Asked:
Im new to crocheting but have terrible luck with amigurumi due to poor sewing skills x.x do you have any tips on how you join the various parts together for your amigurumi? Thanks!

heartstringcrochet:

It’s very hard for me to explain how I join pieces. But you can find a lot of videos on youtube showing you how its done. :)

Sidrun has some good tutorials, as well as PlanetJune

violetxxvenom Asked:
Hi again. I just saw that you use 5mm hooks for all of your dolls so I was wondering how do you get your stitches to look so tight. Do you double the yarn, do you not stuff as much as i assumed, or do you naturally crochet tightly? Teach me your ways!!! D:

heartstringcrochet:

I crochet tightly, not too tight though, and I try not to over stuff the item Im making. :)

littlesliceof Asked:
Do you have your patterns available and what kind of yarn do you use?

heartstringcrochet:

I don’t have any patterns available. 

I like to use Red Heart Yarn, Caron Natura, and Bernat. I recently used, I Love This Yarn, its a HOBBY LOBBY brand. 

How did you learn to crochet? I really want to learn to try and make Pokèbabies of my own, but I have no idea where to start!

heartstringcrochet:

I learned by watching vids on YouTube.

Here are a few users that I would watch…

The Crochet Crowed

Planet June

Crocket Geek

I also practiced crocheting basic shapes. Like a sphere, cone, cylinder, etc. This WEBSITE has some really awesome shapes to start with.

Also, try to find the right yarn that works best for you. I love using Red Heart Yarn. That was the yarn I began with.

A good hook is always best, I use Susan Bates crochet hooks. Size 5mm is my FAVORITE hook to use. I use that size for all my amigurumis.

I hope this helps you out. Good luck and HAVE FUN!!! :D

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kateoplis:

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