When I say, “Crafty Girl” what do you think? I see a woman. In a cape. Brandishing a needle and thread. Running to save the world from destruction. ”Crafty Girl” just sounds like the most bad-ass domestigay super-hero there is, right? Well, that’s what D from Texas embroidered on a tote and tea towel for her crafty-girl friend for the holidays. Check out how awesome these are! And then, D also submitted this non-crafty girl memorabilia that has two too cute monkeys on it! Adorable, right? I think we should start an entire day of “crafty-girl” stuff on domestigay, don’t you? Crafty-girl Wednesdays, perhaps in which I can feature a cute craft or a girl craft like this! It’s pretty bad-ass. Now, let’s hang out and eat bananas like these monkeys for the rest of the day! X X X X X X X X X X X Are you stalkin’ me? Good. I heard that the minute you know you are over is when people quit stalking you! Go ahead, follow me on Twitter (@domestigay), on Facebook (facebook.com/domestigay), and on Instagram (domestigay). I don’t mind! In fact, submit stuff to me on these sites so I can keep domestigay goin’ with featured posts like this one!
Hey, there! Remember when I told you I went to the Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat? Well, one of the great things about this retreat was all of the wonderful knitting goodies everyone got in their bag. From my local yarn shop, I got a kit for a knitted soap bag. I wanted to knit it up to see if it would be practical for a small Christmas gift. I think it is. I realize in saying this some people will miss the “surprise” of it, but I don’t think many people actually read this blog—so it is a risk. Anyway, I knitted what I consider to be the best gift one could ever give a prisoner. It is even better than soap on a rope! It is soap, in a knitted bag, closed with a crocheted rope, made to be held ever so tightly to keep you from dropping your soap. Some people may want to drop their soap. I say go for it. One can still “drop” one’s soap if that’s what one desires. So, check out today’s knitted domestigay project! OH! Did you know that MOvember is over tomorrow? You can still donate by going to http://mobro.co/jvanfosson! To help get you in the MO-spirit, enjoy this video about public prostate exams. Related articles The Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat, Or My Big Gay Summer Camp (domestigay.net)
Hey, there. Guess what I did. I embroidered my iPhone! I have been enviously looking at blogs where people have embroidered their iPhone for weeks now. In fact, I was thinking of the idea before I even saw it on any blog, and then it appeared on a lot of craft blogs. After a quick search on Google, I found a cheap website to order from. I ordered a couple (because they were so cheap). After a week of hearing nothing other than PayPal releasing my money to a Chinese company, I thought I’d get in contact with them. Using a type of instant messaging service, I spoke with a customer sales representative who had very broken English (which made me thankful for the instant messaging because I could diagram the sentences in my head when they were really bad—dork!). This representative said that the products I ordered were, “on order behind.” This means backordered. They did not know when/if the product would be received, ever, so then they refunded my money. So then, I followed a link from a blog that swore quick shipping by both the American writer and many of the commenters. I ordered it, and in one short week, I received a package from Korea. Inside was my shiny new cross stitch iPhone case. I’ve had this case since September and have been anxiously wanting to stitch it. I could not figure out what to put on it. A whale perhaps? ”Domestigay,” maybe? One of the included patterns of Superman? The traditional, “Jason,” you know to make sure everyone knew who I was. No. Then last week, Boyfriend and I went to the bookstore and I got to page through [...]
A few weeks ago I went to the Midwest Men’s Knitting Retreat. It all started with the first snowfall for this winter in Kalamazoo. We went to a local yarn store, Stitching Memories, in Kalamazoo for homemade lasagne, drinks, shopping, fellowship, and, of course, knitting. While not everyone was here, we kicked off the weekend with a knitted bang. We talked about untold stories of the ER and what to do for fun in rural West Virginia. Needless to say these stories carried over throughout the weekend. I hosted a fellow knitter Thursday night. On Friday morning he invited me to take a little road trip with him to Howell, Michigan to see his friend from The Spinning Loft. This was a great trip, but a problem arose. I-now-need-to-learn-to-spin. I became fascinated with this process. After some good chinese food, we drove to Circle Pines in Delton, Michigan for a weekend of knitting. Circle Pines is a community-based retreat facility. We helped set the table, clean up, and do dishes for every meal. The food was all organic and local. It was amazing. At times during the weekend, I wondered if I was there for the food or for the knitting. Even though this was a knitting retreat, I did a lot of embroidery on this trip. Although I cannot share with you, loyal reader, because it is a Christmas gift. After meeting everyone on Friday, we took a field trip! That’s right. We went to Circle R Ranch and met some lovely alpacas. There were baby alpacas, too. I looked around at the other men and it was quite hysterical. All of their eyes glazed over and popped out of their heads. In each [...]
XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Happy Halloween! XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX Hi, there! Today is Halloween! I hope that you have a fabulous, safe, and sane Halloween day! Now tell me, dear domestigay reader, what are you dressing up as this year? Send me pictures of your wonderful costumes and your celebrations! Here at domestigay headquarters we are both tricking and treating! So we’ll start with the treat. Now for the trick. If you turn out the lights, this piece glows in the dark! But it only says… One cross stitch, two messages! *note: because glow-in-the-dark thread does not photograph, I took this while it was a wip so you can “see” the trick! Related articles The Eve of Halloween (proper) (domestigay.net)
What is the gayest holiday on the calendar? HALLOWEEN! Many people associate Halloween with gore, monsters, zombies, witches, ghouls, trick-or-treating, pumpkins, the Great Pumpkin, kids dressed as vegetables or princesses (okay, maybe I am the only one who has ever gone trick-or-treating as a pea in a pod, but I was like four). Gay Halloween, however, is not these things. Gay Halloween is bat shit insane. Drag queens become super drag queens. Sequence shops go from red to black in one week. Glitter hangs over gay bars like smog in the city. This. This is Gay Halloween. But since moving and starting to get my Ph.D., I have missed Gay Halloween this year. It is also difficult to celebrate Gay Halloween when your partner lives eight driving hours away. We have yet to fully celebrate Halloween together. When we do, though, watch out. I have already made our costumes and they are under-wraps in my closet (unlike my sex-oo-al-itay). So, as the most fabulous-gay-friendly-happiest-most-wonderful-amazing holiday approaches, I plead to my domestigays to, please, be safe and sane. And guess what! That ol’ bat glows in the dark!
This cocktail series is getting annoying, huh? There is only one napkin left after this one. Did I mention that I actually had a dream last night that I found more cocktail napkins ready to be stitched? That is how I know my domestigay cock-tail napkins are getting out of hand! So without further ado… The Big Gay Umbrella Drink! The pattern for this napkin comes from Sublime Stitching’s Embroidered Effects. Don’t forget to submit your domestigay projects to firstname.lastname@example.org, on facebook, on twitter, by owl, by post, by pony express!
Hey, there, domestigayers! It’s time for the first-ever domestigay recipe. Meet Dana. Dana is a graduate student in Texas. Graduate students have a special place in my domestigay heart. Dana made this delicious-looking gazpacho soup, or as I like to call it, gayzpacho soup! Doesn’t it just look deeeelicious? Guess what! Dana from Texas also shared the recipe so you, too, can have gayzpacho soup! You domestigayers in the warmer climates will need to try this cold soup. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X GAYZPACHO SOUP X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Chop: 1 onion 2 bell peppers (Dana did one green pepper and one yellow pepper) 1 fennel bulb and stems 3 cucumbers (peeled and seeded) 2 avocados mixed with the juice of 3 limtes Basil & Mint to taste Combine in a food processor and chop until smooth. Add red wine vinegar to taste. Add water if needed. X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X X Why haven’t YOU submitted your craft, cooking, knitting, cross stitch, embroidery, needlework, jewelry making, bedazzling, crochet, stitching, baking to domestigay yet? You can do it on Facebook, on twitter (@domestigay), or by e-mailing email@example.com.
Oh, hi, there. You scared me. I’ve been so busy I forgot that I had a blog to update, stitching to do, knitting circles to attend, and people who are anxiously awaiting for the next domestigay installment. Okay, so maybe that last one is a stretch, but you get the idea. So welcome back to domestigay-goodness. It is October! Halloween is only a week away! So what is a domestigay to do when Halloween is a week a way? Stitch a pumpkin, of course. Okay, so I didn’t stitch a pumpkin, but I did stitch a funkin (a fake pumpkin). I used a free and spooky pattern from Sublime Stitching. Okay, so take a look. Yup. That’s it. Enjoy this pumpkin, now. I really am happy with the way it turned out. Now, I am working on some amazing cross-stitch for Halloween. I’ve determined that cross-stitch and embroidery will be the way to decorate my apartment since I am only here for five years. Okay, now to the next cocktail napkin! This time it is champagne! There are only two more cocktail napkins to stitch up! But I must do it after Halloween. So, now you must tell me, loyal reader. What are you craftin’ up these days? Tomorrow, I will be bringing you a great new recipe from a Texan domestigay!! Happy Saturday! Related articles I Need a Drink (domestigay.net)