You can’t make this stuff up

I have a feeling we’re going to be having this sort of conversation a LOT in the next four years…

You know what I found out today? Spencer’s gifts and The Spirit Store are part of the SAME corporation. Figures.

That explains this:

15978093_10212061569837510_4035035953213758427_nSpencer’s thinks the shirts are “ironic”. NO. They promote sexual assault. This is NORMALIZING something that IS. JUST. WRONG.

The woman who originally posted this photo has, of COURSE, been threatened and verbally/facebook/twitter assaulted. What’s worse, is that the shirt has SOLD OUT online. Way to go America. This delightful item is also in their product line-up:


To be fair, this was in there as well:


There are currently 26 items listed under “Trump” on Spencer’s, the pussy shirt is not one of them. Of the 26 items only 4 could be taken as “anti” Trump. And I’m seriously just not sure WHY this needs to exist:


I called the corporate number for Spencer’s and talked to a very nice young man. He was calm and professional and I felt genuinely sorry that he was caught up in this shit storm. Then again, he’s working for a retailer with oftentimes questionable taste, so I wished him well in his job hunting in the future. If you’d like to do the same here is the number:


To combat the bad taste this left in my mouth I’m going to join the march this Saturday in Oakland. If anyone is local and wants to join me here is a link to info for the march.

See you in your pussy hat 😉

A New Years Resolution and A Giveaway

Do you make New Years Resolutions?

Here’s mine:

~ Don’t be an asshole ~

That’s it. Simple in context, the details can be a little more difficult to suss out but there you are.

That’s my goal for 2017. Now for the giveaway part!

Have you seen the new Colette Sewing Planner? Is this your thing?? Want one???

Leave a comment below about a resolution or your sewing or what you wish for in the coming year and I’ll choose a random winner for a brand new, in package planner!

And if you tell a friend and they say you sent them here I’ll add a surprise sewing gift if you’re chosen 🙂

I am DETERMINED to make this a good year!

And just because all posts should have something pretty to look at:


This is my Soupe Au Pistou (Provencal vegetable soup with garlic, basil and herbs), my latest foray into Mastering the Art of French Cooking While Not Killing Anything. This was EASY AND, weirdly, has ZERO butter in it. The “cheese” on the top is actually vegan Parmesan and yummy! Super important – don’t forget the bread.img_20161231_213829

 This was a disappointment but really just means I need to make it again to make SURE I don’t like the recipe. It’s the La Marquis (chocolate spongecake) and it’s not very sponge-y. It called for an 8″ pan, I have 7″ and 8.5″ and my mistake was using the larger and not cutting down on the cooking time. It tastes fine but a little dry. I’ve heard from others that they thought it dry when they made it so I need to do this at LEAST two more times 🙂

A friend is helping me out with converting the recipes. We’ve sourced vegan shrimp, scallops, fish, chicken, various beef versions and a sliced/slivered pork. Our next challenge is to see what we can do with Julia’s famous lobster recipes. I re-watched an episode where she talks about the differences in lobster sizing etc. Sigh. I give her credit for her fearlessness.

How are you going to push yourself to be fearless this year?