odds & ends

a little side blog for self care, recovery, recipes, tips, diy, references, and tutorials.

literallyrad:

hey!! lately i’ve been seeing tons of resource masterposts and i decided that i’d be easier if all of these masterposts were combined into one mega masterpost!! i couldn’t possibly link them all but i also added tons of my own links, this took absolutely forever so please, enjoy! :~)
writing/reading
A HUGE WRITING MASTERPOST
200 words that describe light
how to keep a journal
read some slam poetry
huge writing masterpost 
how to reveal character
help with writer’s block
find the word that’s on the tip of your tongue
find out which author you write like
write interactive books  (kind of like choose your own adventure)
good brainstorming/ organizing tool
zen writing tool
word on the tip of your tongue?
use big and interesting words
Inspiration 1
Instead of ‘whispered’
Music for writing fight scenes
Writing fantasy
Emotions vocab sheet
How to reveal character
Writers block resource
Writing a death scene
Music to help you write
Writing prompt generators
Got writers block?
How to torture a character
Degrees of emotion
ULTIMATE writing ref
Character names
Body language
25 days of fic
how to write a good essay
Writing people of colour
nanowrimo start kit
All Authors need to Know
Alternatives to ‘said’
more writing tips
read books online for free
read/post fanfiction
read/post stories
Want to know who you write like?
10 sites to download free audio books
character flaws
200 words to describe light
Obscure color words
Body Language Cheat Sheet
Awesome colors to describe eyes
download free books
download free kindle books
school
how to survive college 
Scholarpedia (basically Wikipedia but with reliable sources)
solve any math problem
how to effectively pull an all-nighter
teaches everything
An already typed essay at your fingertips(type the subject and press random stuff and an essay forms)
bibliography maker
Didn’t listen in class?
look for your worksheets on here
finals survival guide
free microsoft word alternative
homework help
learn geography
make flash cards
math problem solver (2)
Masterpost of writing software
online ruler
pull an all nighter but do well on your exam
Stress Analyst
when to go to sleep/wake up
how to wake up in the morning
learn how to study
Masterlist of study tips
How to cite
Take online college courses
How to multiply big numbers
focus
sleep calculator (wake up feeling refreshed!)
chrome site blocker (use these to block websites so you can finally get work done!!)
firefox site blocker
mac site blocker
have some self control (for macs also)
focus playlist (i use this to study all the time!)
how to find focus
noise generator to help you relax
chill playlist
concentration playlist
study playlist
coffee shop blues
relaxation 
masterpost of sounds of nature
get a cute kitten after doing your work!!
beauty (credit for most of these!)
how to improve your self-esteem (because you’re beautiful!)
flaws to embrace
Newspaper nail tutorial
fun makeup masterpost
filling in eyebrows
twin buns
how to contour
everyday makeup routine
how to make any color of lipstick… from crayons
natural beauty remedies
the trick to liquid eyeliner
messy bun tutorial
skirt types
Black/gold ref 1
Cosplay eye makeup
Rotting skin halloween makeup
cool makeup tips
stylish eye makeup 
fashion guide/vocabulary
makeup hacks
gradient lip makeup
different ways to braid your hair
messy buns tutorial
how to make your own temporary tattoo
apply eyeliner, mascara, and curl lashes with a spoon
5 of the best foundations 
acne foundation routine
best powder foundations
quick foundation tip
how to apply liquid foundation
makeup highlights tutorial
blush for your skin tone
how to apply bronzer
how to contour your face
apply blush like a pro
blush according to your face shape
fake freckles with make-up
wash your face correctly
how to wash your face 101
ombre eyeliner
d.i.y. gel liner
get the perfect winged liner
get winged liner using tape
awesome eyeliner tricks
9 different eyeliner looks
different eyeliner styles
guide to applying eyeshadow
suit your eyeshadow to your eyes
glittery smoky eye
get the perfect smoky eye
get beautiful lashes
how to apply fake lashes
best eyebrows for your face shape
get the perfect eyebrows 
eyebrow solutions
make-up tricks for brown eyes
get rid of dark circles
how to change your eye shape
a shade for every occasion
kool-aid lip stain
best lipsticks for blondes
hot red lips
how to get gradient lips
lipstick shades for fall
how to make any lipstick look matte
get soft kissable lips
make-up brush tutorial 
brush tricks
clean your makeup brushes
make-up brush guide
long lasting makeup tricks
victoria’s secret model tips
saving face
beginner’s guide
when will it expire?
10 makeup tips from mac
best tips from professionals
18 beauty essentials
basics you should own
tumblr
tons of resources for textures/psds/and backrounds
tons of theme makers
theme hunter
learn how to make tumblr themes
pixels galore
more pixels
good pixel blog
kawaii emoji’s
textures galore
psds galore
tumblr picture sizes
mass tag replacer
huge theme-related download pack
post a bunch of things from a blog’s archive 
really good redux edits
backgrounds
code for ask box 
see problems with your blog/website
see your old themes (also switch back to a theme!)
Check your post limit
Photoshop tutorials
Find any reaction GIF
Photo Editing
punk edit tutorial
remove backgrounds without photoshop
topaz-like action
Photo editing downloads for free
glitch tutorial
double exposure effect
photoshop brushes masterpost
this blog has a lot of ps resources
so does this one
how to download photoshop for mac for free
how to download photoshop for pc for free
in depth tutorial on how to make a gif
pretty much any photoshop tutorial you will ever need
photoshop help (2) (3) (4)
resources for photoshop
Music
convert youtube to mp3
find mp3 files for any song
Music to help you write
avatar soundtrack
broadway musical soundtracks (amazing)
nirvana’s albums
panic! at the disco 
ed sheeran
amy winehouse
paramore
blink-182
all time low
unreleased katy perry
punk goes …
fall out boy (not the newest album)
sleeping with sirens
imagine dragons
darren criss
green day
ke$ha
Art
how to draw ears
how to make an animated film
learn how to draw anything
turn your paper art into digital
skeleton practice drawing tool thingy
how to draw semi- realistic eyes
how to make pixel art
good reference for drawing water
free digital sculpting tool
silk - interactive generative art
Painting tutorial
Female/male arms
Kneeling + Sitting ref
Dragon head view tutorial
SAI brushes 86786
Drawing expressions
Sai Brushes 
NGE colour palette 
100+ colour palletes
Avoiding same face
Face contours/highlighting 
free art MyPaint
Body anatomy help
How to shift images using blur in PS
Drawing clothe folding
How to draw ice
Colour palette 
Colour palette 
SAI brush settings 
SAI/PS pixel brushes
Warm/Cool gray
Flower crown tutorial
Skin colour palette
Pink colour sheet
How to draw butts&thighs
The male torso
Drawing glowing stuff in SAI
Drawing horse/animal legs on humans
Drawing clouds
Muscular male with bow stock photos
Pastel colours
Drawing grass fields in SAI
Expressions&Legs
All about the human body
20+ colour palettes 
Colour conversion
Kissing ref
Creature design 
Colour meanings
Creating expression
Tutorial masterpost (100+)
Lineart
Canine
How to colour
Pose studies
Feline comparisons
How to draw penis
Leaf pressing
100+ anatomy references 
How to draw folds
SAI brushes 3
Sitting poses
Colour palette 4
Cloud painting
How to draw 3D rooms
Colour info
Colouring ref
Hair tutorial
Clothing ref
Bodies and poses
SAI brushes 5
Colour scheme designer
Folding ref
Heads&Angles 
Paint tool SAI masterpost
Drawing ref masterpost (10+)
Hair+Fur
How to draw faces
SAI brushes 4
Anatomy of mutant humans
What should I draw?
Free art software
pastel colour ref
Mass art ref
Soft SAI brushes
ways to draw stuff
SAI brush settings
baseball cap ref
Penis ref
Drawing human wings
Cool free art software
Huge art ref
Colour blender
2 SAI brushes
Photoshop for free 
Colorwheel
How to accurately draw arms
anatomy and rotation of the head
human anatomy for artists
speed drawing studies
nude references
hands
arm and wing movement 
beer bellies
body types
noses
box and egg/run of the stroke
a trick for arm proportions
body diversity
anatomy of the waist
feet
hands and forearms
Bored
Boredom masterpost 
really interesting websites
cute videos
vines
free hugs
fun sites masterpost
useless websites
play some dumb games
color matching game
games you played back in the day
really cute online games
cards against humanity pdf (a must!!)
sushi cat 
takes you to a random location and you have to guess where you are
akinator, the web genie (like guess who!!)
create a fake tweet
Feeling down?
cutting
suicide
talk it out
venting
alternatives
the quiet place
need a hug?
just breathe.
cute yahoo answers
emergency compliment
draw a stickman
coping skills and distractions
calming gif
givesmehope (so adorable!!)
break something
cut something (blood) (trigger warning)
get a hug
play cute games
Receive Compliments
see something cute
how to love yourself 
Stuff to do if you’re having a bad day
Stuff you can do to help someone smile
Alternative to self harm 
Basic ED recovery help
Alternative to self harm (2)
Alternative to self harm (3)
Someone to talk to
How to deal/talk with bipolar and depressed people
If you’re having a bad night
Movies to watch when you’re down
Confidence
Movies/TV
watch tons of tv/movies
movies for when you can’t sleep
movies by genre
disney movies (so good omg)
harry potter movies
johnny depp movies
zombie movies
movies on youtube!
A list of scary movies with recovery
A list of teen movies
Disney Channel Movies from 1998-2013
One of the best movie selections
tumblr dedicated to find finding movies
when to pee during a movie
Hannibal ( back-up link )
Adventure Time 
Bob’s Burgers (1-3)
How I Met Your Mother
Who’s Line Is It Anyway
Kitchen Nightmares
Teen Wolf
Bates Motel
Game Of Thrones
Misfits
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Ghost Adventures
Orphan Black
Orange Is The New Black
American Horror Story
Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
Criminal Minds
Supernatural (season 1) (season 2) (season 3) (season 4) (season 5) (season 6) (season 7) (season 8)
Freaks and Geeks
Dexter
Bad Girls Club
Game Of Thrones
Whose Line is It Anyway
Breaking Bad
Food
thousands of quick and easy snack recipes
cheap & healthy snacks
quick and easy soup recipes
chocolate muffin in a mug tutorial
study snacks
40 on-the-go breakfast recipes
macaroni cheese / mac&cheese in a cup
panera mac n cheese recipe
different salad recipes
fricking recipes
harry potter recipes
healthy recipes
brownie/cookie
s’mores pie
nutella hot chocolate
peanut butter nutella swirl cookies
cookie in a mug
starbucks holiday drinks
fruit leathers (like fruit roll-ups, only much better)
Yummy apple thing
Cookie in a cup
French bread pizza
Egg tacos
How to microwave more than one bowl at a time
How to make the perfect cup of tea
Peach cobbler
Healthy lunches
Tons of pies
Cookie dough you can eat
Why you should go vegan
Shelf life of food
How to make different looking cookies
Website for lack of ingredients 
Cheeseburger cupcakes
Deep-dish cookie for one
Workout
daily workout 
tone your arms without weights
pilates workout for a slimmer waist
abs all night challenge
bye bye muffin top 
1-2-3 ab work out
get a flat stomach
What Makes You Bootyful Challenge
Call Me Maybe Squat Challenge
Your Best Butt
lean legs pyramid 
dancer’s legs workout
legs like eleanor calder
8 minute morning work out
cardio/strength workout
fat blaster workout
Burning stomach fat

literallyrad:


hey!! lately i’ve been seeing tons of resource masterposts and i decided that i’d be easier if all of these masterposts were combined into one mega masterpost!! i couldn’t possibly link them all but i also added tons of my own links, this took absolutely forever so please, enjoy! :~)

writing/reading

school

focus

beauty (credit for most of these!)

tumblr

Photo Editing

Music

Art

Bored

Feeling down?

Movies/TV

Food

Workout

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solar-citrus:

CAUSE I SERIOUSLY NEEDED SOMETHING LIKE THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNGER. I HOPE THIS HELPS YOU GUYS.

Don’t forget that drinking plenty of water and tea, eating a healthy diet and daily exercise will make a HUGE difference with your complexion.  Touching your face frequently is also a big no-no.  Everyone’s skin is different, so experiment with your own treatment routines and find what best suits you!!  I think this is a topic that’s almost taboo to talk about, but everyone has it, so we might as well help each other out with what we’ve found successful, right!?

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becoming an adult cheat sheet!!!

drugstoreprincess:

Instead of just glancing at this, read it - you’ll notice that in several places it says to use LIGHT colored eyeliner (even though they show it as a black line!!)
Light colors bring features out, where as dark colors make features recede (think of highlighting & contouring!)
Completely lining your eyes with black liner (your waterlines and upper lashline) will make your eyes look much SMALLER and narrower than they actually are.  :)

drugstoreprincess:

Instead of just glancing at this, read it - you’ll notice that in several places it says to use LIGHT colored eyeliner (even though they show it as a black line!!)

Light colors bring features out, where as dark colors make features recede (think of highlighting & contouring!)

Completely lining your eyes with black liner (your waterlines and upper lashline) will make your eyes look much SMALLER and narrower than they actually are.  :)

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elrics:





AVATAR MASTERPOST
(Contains both Animated Series, Comics and Extras; To be updated as needed)





Book 1 - Water: The Boy in the Iceberg ⋅ The Avatar Returns ⋅ The Southern Air Temple ⋅ The Warriors of Kyoshi ⋅ The King of Omashu ⋅ Imprisioned ⋅ Winter Solstice Part 1 - The Spirit World ⋅ Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar Roku ⋅ The Waterbending Scroll ⋅ Jet ⋅ The Great Divide ⋅ The Storm ⋅ The Blue Spirit ⋅ The Fortuneteller ⋅ Bato of the Water Tribe ⋅ The Deserter ⋅ The Northern Air Temple ⋅ The Waterbending Master ⋅ The Siege of the North - Part 1 ⋅ The Siege of the North - Part 2Book 2 - Earth: The Avatar State ⋅ The Cave of Two Lovers ⋅ Return to Omashu ⋅ The Swamp ⋅ Avatar Day ⋅ The Blind Bandit ⋅ Zuko Alone ⋅ The Chase ⋅ Bitter Work ⋅ The Library ⋅ The Desert ⋅ Journey to Ba Sing Se, Part 1 - The Serpent’s Pass ⋅ Journey to Ba Sing Se, Part 2 - The Drill ⋅ City of Walls and Secrets ⋅ The Tales of Ba Sing Se ⋅ Appa’s Lost Days ⋅ Lake Laogai ⋅ The Earth King ⋅ The Guru ⋅ The Crossroads of DestinyBook 3 - Fire: The Awakening ⋅ The Headband ⋅ The Painted Lady ⋅ Sokka’s Master ⋅ The Beach ⋅ The Avatar and the Firelord ⋅ The Runaway ⋅ The Puppetmaster ⋅ Nightmares and Daydreams ⋅ The Day of Black Sun Part 1 - The Invasion ⋅ The Day of Black Sun Part 2 - The Eclipse ⋅ The Western Air Temple ⋅ The Firebending Masters ⋅ The Boiling Rock, Part 1 ⋅ The Boiling Rock, Part 2 ⋅ The Southern Raiders ⋅ The Ember Island Players ⋅ Sozin’s Comet, Part 1 - The Phoenix King ⋅ Sozin’s Comet, Part 2 - The Old Masters ⋅ Sozin’s Comet, Part 3 - Into the Inferno ⋅ Sozin’s Comet, Part 4 - Avatar AangExtras: Un-Aired Pilot ⋅ Chibi Short - Swamp Skiin’ Throwdown ⋅ Chibi Short - School Time Shipping ⋅ Chibi Short - Bending Battle ⋅ Animated Graphic Novel - Escape from the Spirit World 40.5Comics: (Read these after watching the first series; You will also need to download ComicRack in order to read them) The Promise (Issues 1-3) ⋅ The Search (Issues 1-2)

Republic City Hustle Shorts: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3
The Legend of Korra: Book 1 - Air: Welcome to Republic City + A Leaf in the Wind ⋅ The Revelation ⋅ The Voice in the Night ⋅ The Spirit of Competition ⋅ And the Winner Is… ⋅ The Aftermath ⋅ When Extremes Meet ⋅ Out of the Past ⋅ Turning the Tides ⋅ Skeletons in the Closet ⋅ Endgame 
The Legend of Korra: Book 2 - Spirits: Rebel Spirit ⋅ The Southern Lights ⋅ Civil Wars Pt. 1 ⋅ Civil Wars Pt. 2  ⋅ Peacekeepers ⋅ The Sting ⋅ Beginnings Pt. 1 ⋅ Beginnings Pt. 2 ⋅ The Guide ⋅ A New Spiritual Age ⋅ Night of a Thousand Stars ⋅ Harmonic Convergence ⋅ Darkness Falls ⋅ Light in the Dark

Everything is up to date, in 720p, and logoless. I will update the post as new episodes of The Legend of Korra air. I’ve also included download links to all of the comics that have been released. I will also update them as soon as the new issues are scanalated. Enjoy!

elrics:

AVATAR MASTERPOST
(Contains both Animated Series, Comics and Extras; To be updated as needed)
Book 1 - Water: The Boy in the IcebergThe Avatar ReturnsThe Southern Air TempleThe Warriors of KyoshiThe King of Omashu ImprisionedWinter Solstice Part 1 - The Spirit World ⋅ Winter Solstice Part 2 - Avatar RokuThe Waterbending ScrollJetThe Great DivideThe StormThe Blue Spirit The FortunetellerBato of the Water TribeThe Deserter The Northern Air TempleThe Waterbending MasterThe Siege of the North - Part 1The Siege of the North - Part 2

Book 2 - Earth: The Avatar StateThe Cave of Two LoversReturn to Omashu The SwampAvatar Day The Blind BanditZuko AloneThe ChaseBitter WorkThe Library The DesertJourney to Ba Sing Se, Part 1 - The Serpent’s PassJourney to Ba Sing Se, Part 2 - The DrillCity of Walls and SecretsThe Tales of Ba Sing Se Appa’s Lost DaysLake Laogai The Earth King The Guru The Crossroads of Destiny

Book 3 - Fire: The AwakeningThe HeadbandThe Painted Lady Sokka’s MasterThe BeachThe Avatar and the FirelordThe RunawayThe PuppetmasterNightmares and DaydreamsThe Day of Black Sun Part 1 - The InvasionThe Day of Black Sun Part 2 - The EclipseThe Western Air Temple The Firebending MastersThe Boiling Rock, Part 1The Boiling Rock, Part 2The Southern RaidersThe Ember Island Players Sozin’s Comet, Part 1 - The Phoenix KingSozin’s Comet, Part 2 - The Old MastersSozin’s Comet, Part 3 - Into the InfernoSozin’s Comet, Part 4 - Avatar Aang

Extras: Un-Aired PilotChibi Short - Swamp Skiin’ ThrowdownChibi Short - School Time Shipping Chibi Short - Bending Battle Animated Graphic Novel - Escape from the Spirit World 40.5

Comics: (Read these after watching the first series; You will also need to download ComicRack in order to read them) The Promise (Issues 1-3) ⋅ The Search (Issues 1-2)
Republic City Hustle Shorts: Episode 1 ⋅ Episode 2 ⋅ Episode 3
Everything is up to date, in 720p, and logoless. I will update the post as new episodes of The Legend of Korra air. I’ve also included download links to all of the comics that have been released. I will also update them as soon as the new issues are scanalated. Enjoy!

(via sofiaee)

build-a-diy:

8-foot giant squid pillow.
You’ll need:
2 yards of felt
1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups)
1 medium piece of black felt, 1 medium piece of white felt (for the eyes)
white thread, black thread and thread of the same color as the felt you’re using
pins
about 5 lbs. of stuffing
a couple big sheets of paper to draw your pattern
You can find many of these things down at the many places on Fabric Row, on 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catherine. Pearl, at 417 South Street, sometimes has stuffing if you can’t find any.
First, you need to draw out your patterns. Here’s a basic template to get you started, although most of the measurements are reasonably fudgeable. If in the likely event you don’t have any four-foot-long pieces of paper lying around, just tape a few pieces together.

Once you’ve drawn out your eight patterns, it’s time to cut the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, laid flat, and cut out the following, leaving a half an inch or so of extra fabric around the edge of the pattern:
FOR THE ARMS: 8 felt and 8 fabric cutouts of piece 1
FOR THE, UH, LONGER ARMS: 2 felt and 2 fabric cutouts of piece 2
FOR THE BODY: 2 felt cutouts of piece 3
FOR THE FIN: 4 felt cutouts of piece 4
FOR THE HEAD: 1 felt cutouts of piece 6
FOR THE EYES: 2 white felt cutouts of piece 7 and 2 black felt cutouts of piece 8
So now you’ve got all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing them together. I did mine by hand because my sewing machine is busted and I get a kind of Zen buzz from sewing by hand, but if you have a non-busted one I recommend that you use it as it will be MUCH EASIER. You’re going to be sewing everything with the nice side of the fabric facing in, then turning it inside out to stuff it.
THE ARMS: (To make a quilted pattern that looks like suckers, see this other post). Pin together one patterned fabric piece 1 and one felt piece 1 (with the nice sides facing the inside). Sew down around the U-shape and back up, leaving the top open. Then turn the arm inside out, stuff it (it’s easiest to do both of these things if you sort of scrunch it up like you’re trying to put on a pair of tights, excuse the non-dude-friendly reference) and sew the top closed. Do the same for the other seven arms and rejoice in the fact that this is the most tedious part. Same deal with the two long arms, they’re just harder to stuff.
THE FINS: Pin together two of your piece 4s and sew together the curvy outer edge. Turn the piece inside out, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside, and start sewing up the other side, stuffing gradually as you go along. You should end up with a triangle-ish puffy thing. Repeat for the other two piece 4s.

THE BODY: Put down one piece 3, then place the two fins you have down with the point up and the curvy side pointing in, then make a sandwich by putting the other piece 3 down on top. Pin it all together and sew around the edges with the two fins still inside, as shown. Turn it inside out and move on to…

THE HEAD: So take piece 6 and the ten arms you’ve already done. Lay the arms, fabric side facing you, out with the arms’ top seams in a line half an inch from the top of piece 6. The order should be arm arm arm arm BIG ARM arm arm arm arm BIG ARM. The legs should be almost entirely covering piece 6. Pin them in place and sew a straight line through the individual legs seams to attach the legs to piece 6.
When you pick up the other side of piece 6, you now have something resembling a really weird untied hula skirt. Sew together the two 9-inch ends of piece 6 with the fabric side of the arms on the outside, and keep it inside out for the moment.
PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Fit the open end of the body through the arms (still fabric side facing out) and pull the edge all the way through the felt cylinder so it’s even with the edge that DOESN’T have arms attached to it. Sew around the diameters of the head cylinder and the body cylinder to attach them, then pull the legs down over the head and you’re almost done!
Stuff the body, then seal it off by sewing piece 5 over the open end (even if you do have a functional sewing machine, you’ll probably have to do this part by hand).
THE EYES: Sew the black circles on the white circles and whipstitch the eyes onto the head. You do this last because you can’t tell where they’re going to end up on the end product if you put them on before stuffing the body.

build-a-diy:

8-foot giant squid pillow.

You’ll need:

  • 2 yards of felt
  • 1 yard of patterned fabric (I suggest a polka dot-type pattern so it looks like suction cups)
  • 1 medium piece of black felt, 1 medium piece of white felt (for the eyes)
  • white thread, black thread and thread of the same color as the felt you’re using
  • pins
  • about 5 lbs. of stuffing
  • a couple big sheets of paper to draw your pattern

You can find many of these things down at the many places on Fabric Row, on 4th Street between Bainbridge and Catherine. Pearl, at 417 South Street, sometimes has stuffing if you can’t find any.

First, you need to draw out your patterns. Here’s a basic template to get you started, although most of the measurements are reasonably fudgeable. If in the likely event you don’t have any four-foot-long pieces of paper lying around, just tape a few pieces together.

These aren't to scale.

Once you’ve drawn out your eight patterns, it’s time to cut the fabric. Pin the pattern to the fabric, laid flat, and cut out the following, leaving a half an inch or so of extra fabric around the edge of the pattern:

FOR THE ARMS: 8 felt and 8 fabric cutouts of piece 1

FOR THE, UH, LONGER ARMS: 2 felt and 2 fabric cutouts of piece 2

FOR THE BODY: 2 felt cutouts of piece 3

FOR THE FIN: 4 felt cutouts of piece 4

FOR THE HEAD: 1 felt cutouts of piece 6

FOR THE EYES: 2 white felt cutouts of piece 7 and 2 black felt cutouts of piece 8

So now you’ve got all your pieces ready, it’s time to start sewing them together. I did mine by hand because my sewing machine is busted and I get a kind of Zen buzz from sewing by hand, but if you have a non-busted one I recommend that you use it as it will be MUCH EASIER. You’re going to be sewing everything with the nice side of the fabric facing in, then turning it inside out to stuff it.

THE ARMS: (To make a quilted pattern that looks like suckers, see this other post). Pin together one patterned fabric piece 1 and one felt piece 1 (with the nice sides facing the inside). Sew down around the U-shape and back up, leaving the top open. Then turn the arm inside out, stuff it (it’s easiest to do both of these things if you sort of scrunch it up like you’re trying to put on a pair of tights, excuse the non-dude-friendly reference) and sew the top closed. Do the same for the other seven arms and rejoice in the fact that this is the most tedious part. Same deal with the two long arms, they’re just harder to stuff.

THE FINS: Pin together two of your piece 4s and sew together the curvy outer edge. Turn the piece inside out, so the seam you just sewed is on the inside, and start sewing up the other side, stuffing gradually as you go along. You should end up with a triangle-ish puffy thing. Repeat for the other two piece 4s.

THE BODY: Put down one piece 3, then place the two fins you have down with the point up and the curvy side pointing in, then make a sandwich by putting the other piece 3 down on top. Pin it all together and sew around the edges with the two fins still inside, as shown. Turn it inside out and move on to…

THE HEAD: So take piece 6 and the ten arms you’ve already done. Lay the arms, fabric side facing you, out with the arms’ top seams in a line half an inch from the top of piece 6. The order should be arm arm arm arm BIG ARM arm arm arm arm BIG ARM. The legs should be almost entirely covering piece 6. Pin them in place and sew a straight line through the individual legs seams to attach the legs to piece 6.

When you pick up the other side of piece 6, you now have something resembling a really weird untied hula skirt. Sew together the two 9-inch ends of piece 6 with the fabric side of the arms on the outside, and keep it inside out for the moment.

PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER: Fit the open end of the body through the arms (still fabric side facing out) and pull the edge all the way through the felt cylinder so it’s even with the edge that DOESN’T have arms attached to it. Sew around the diameters of the head cylinder and the body cylinder to attach them, then pull the legs down over the head and you’re almost done!

Stuff the body, then seal it off by sewing piece 5 over the open end (even if you do have a functional sewing machine, you’ll probably have to do this part by hand).

THE EYES: Sew the black circles on the white circles and whipstitch the eyes onto the head. You do this last because you can’t tell where they’re going to end up on the end product if you put them on before stuffing the body.

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the-more-u-know:

Brain Foods

the-more-u-know:

Brain Foods

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believeinrecovery:

aurasama:

catastrophicsmile:

believeinrecovery:

A little table to how to get rid of all that negative self-talk. We have to learn look at the good in situations too, instead of dwelling on things we can’t change- because you know what? We may not be able to change what is happening but we CAN change how we view it! 

i really needed something like this because i am v v nervous about something :’(

THIS. I’d like to highlight this entire thing with a marker and give it to everyone I know who talks down on themselves. A teacher of mine once gave me some really good advice that has stuck with me for years and has definitely boosted my self-confidence. She said, “don’t think something is difficult, think it’s challenging!” And you know what? I tell that to myself when I doubt my abilities and it works for me. Changing the way you look at things makes a difference, trust me.

OMG TUMBLR! This seriously has 42,000+ notes?! I am so proud of all the people that want to change their life for the better! WE CAN DO THIS!

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