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YouTube channel: Bernadette Banner

This weekend i subscribed to the YouTube channel of Bernadette Banner. As she says: her historical sewing adventures. I love the way she talks, what she is talking about and watching her work. She also has an active instagram account at @bernadettebanner.

Generally the garments I study (and thus, the content I produce) range from early Medieval through Edwardian: anything and everything before the widespread use of the electric sewing machine. My goal is to investigate the practices and materials used throughout history in order to better understand the clothes themselves, as well as the people who wore them. I do also make most of my everyday clothes myself–reflecting historical details, of course–so there’s a bit of that round here as well.

So whether you’re here here for the history–or instead wish to learn a bit of the historical origins behind these garments before adapting them to your modern needs, I bid you warmest welcomes!

I don’t have any desire to make any historical dresses by hand for myself. My taste is more current and more minimalist. But i do love the quality and craftmanship of the dresses made by miss Banner. At the moment i’m terribly bad mender of my own clothes. The sewing basics videos are interesting to me because they show me simple techniques for knotting a thread while you sow and different stitches which will work much better for me and my humble mending practices. Her video about a thimble has got me wanting one badly, whether self made or bought, a metal one or a leather one. I need this!

I do admit though, the idea i had last year of making the Japanese Cross-back apron has slowly come back to life. As i still do not have a sewing machine, i might be able to hand stitch this. A new idea! I’ll keep you informed. 🙂

Some outstanding video’s on youtube

Sewing basics

Published on March 4, 2020 at 6:00 by

Radboud Reflects

The Youtube channel of Radboud Reflects. Academic lectures on philosophy, religion, ethics, society and culture. Most lectures are in Dutch, some are in English. I’ve discovered this channel a couple of months ago and subscribed. I enjoy watching and listening to the lectures. Below i list the lectures i have watched myself. Still have a whole library to wander through.

Published on November 19, 2019 at 6:00 by

World of Warcraft Classic

My level 7 human rogue Rada is picking a Peacebloom.
Fishing is good!
Lots of gold to be made with fishing - in a little while 🙂
In Goldshire, still teeming with players. I'm leveling slowly, making time for fishing and cooking and picking flowers. That is what i like to do.
In Stormwind. Beautiful. Rada's world is on The Hydraxian Waterlords, the only RP server in Europe. Not in a guild - not sure i want to - maybe when some old friends join i might.
Published on August 28, 2019 at 6:00 by

Music

Listening half the day to music. Enjoying it. This song is from the 70s. My mother played this album from Jim Croce a lot. I added one or two of his songs to my mixtapes. Liking it 🙂

That is it for today. I had planned to show all the songs played today here, copy and paste it from last.fm. But it seems there is something wrong with that list, many songs played are twice on it. Not sure why to be honest. And no desire to get into it that much. So this is it! Bye bye 🙂

Published on June 13, 2019 at 6:00 by

Homecoming

This Friday i saw this movie. I loved it. Especially the performance bits, i admit, but i also do like the overall idea and execution. Recommended!

Published on April 22, 2019 at 6:00 by

New youtube subsciptions

Youtube is still a vast area of unexplored terrain. The last weeks i have been looking for people who sew. I love to look at people sewing with couture techniques.

I love this silk dress with a silk organza lining. Homemade pattern. This is from Stitch my style, one of my favourite discoveries of the past weeks.

I love watching the mock ups. Seeing her search for the proper sizing of the dress.

Couture Silk Sheath Dress

The Marilyn Monroe dress

The Pretty Woman Opera Dress

This Dior Haute Couture film is awe inspiring. A proper craft. Wonderful to see.
(SAVOIR FAIRE) Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2011 (Passage No°5)

My personal goals are simpler. I did pick this Japaneses apron to make for myself. I talked with Mary my neighbour and she agreed to work on this apron together. She does have a sewing machine. She knows someone who sells pure linnen. I will update you on this little project.

Published on April 9, 2019 at 6:00 by

My Youtube subscriptions

Published on November 30, 2018 at 6:00 by

Visitors

This place is not visited by many people. I do hope i give each visitor something to think about, something to look at, something to enjoy. Something new maybe, at times. But other times i won’t.

I do have a Google Analytics counter on this website. I watch it once or twice a week. On average i’m between ten and twenty visitors a day. Sometimes a bit higher, up to fifty. Sometimes lower, below ten.

I am thinking about this counter. I do like all the things i can look up in Google Analytics. But there are many things i don’t use at all. A week ago i did a search for another solution. I came across Piwik, now called Matomo. This is a self-hosted solution with no limitations. It is still on my list of something to read and do research about.

Ii is the part where i share the visitor data of my website with Google which i am uncomfortable with. I don’t use ads, i don’t do any difficult things with the data. I simply do want an insight in the amount of visitors and where they are coming from and what they are reading.

The image below gives the top ten most visited pages of this website. The homepage is at the top. Second is my page about Björk. To my surprise. The archives and about page are coming next. Then it is The most expensive jewelry in the world. I did enjoy making this post. Did research for this, spend a long time searching and trying to find good images for this one. I can imagine why people enjoy looking at this too. Still, i do have many more interesting pages. Ooh well.

Next is my post about Alberto Giacometti. A painter i admired especially in the 80s. I’m glad people find this interesting. Still have a soft spot for his work.

Then does come one my own personal favourite posts: Scritti Politti – Roundhouse, London – 5 February 2016. A very personal post about something which might seem little to anyone else. To me it is very important. Something which to this day makes me very happy, that i was able to give these drawings to Green Gartside. I’m very happy this page is in the top ten. Good one!

True Love. Next on the list. Bit of a rambling post. Yes, about true love. In the world. Between people. In movies. And no, not for me. Not yet anyway. Still hoping it might happen someday.

Joy of Baking is a nice post about a youtube channel i have been following for years. To this day.

The contact page is the tenth number on this list. Just a bunch of information about where i have left footsteps and fingerprints.

I am still thinking about changing my analytics tool for this website. Or if i even need one. Hmm. I think i do. Too curious about the visitors.

Too curious about you.

*salute*

Published on October 4, 2018 at 6:00 by

My fault

There is no settling down without some settling for. There is no long-term relationship not just putting up with your partner’s flaws, but accepting them and then pretending they aren’t there. We like to call it in my house “paying the price of admission.”

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You can’t have a long-term relationship with someone unless you’re willing to identify the prices of admission you’re willing to pay — and the ones you’re not. But the ones you’re not — the list of things you’re not willing to put up with — you really have to be able to count [them] on one hand…

People, when they’re young, have this idea… “There’s someone out there who’s perfect for me”… “The one.”

“The one” does not fucking exist.

“The one” is a lie. But the beautiful part of the lie is that it’s a lie you can tell yourself.

Any long-term relationship that’s successful is really a myth that two people create together … and myths are built of lies, and there’s usually some kernel of truth…

When you think about it, you meet somebody for the first time, and they’re not presenting their warts-and-all self to you — they’re presenting their idealized self to you, they’re leading with their best. And then, eventually, you’re farting in front of each other. Eventually, you get to see the person who is behind that facade of their best, and they get to see the person your facade, your lie-self — this lie that you presented to them about who you really are. And what’s beautiful about a long-term relationship, and what can be transformative about it, is that I pretend every day that my boyfriend is the lie that I met when I first met him. And he does that same favor to me — he pretends that I’m that better person than I actually am. Even though he knows I’m not. Even though I know he’s not. And we then are obligated to live up to the lies we told each other about who we are — we are then forced to be better people than we actually are, because it’s expected of us by each other.

And you can, in a long-term relationship, really make your lie-self come true — if you’re smart, and you demand it of them, and you’re willing to give it to them… That’s the only way you become “the one” — it’s because somebody is willing to pretend you are. “The one” that they were waiting for, “the one” they wanted, their “one.” Because you’re not — nobody is. No two people are perfect for each other, ever, period — No two people are 100% sexually compatible, no two people are 100% emotionally compatible, no two people want the same things. And if you can’t reconcile yourself to that, you will have no relationships that last longer than two months.

And you know what? It’s not going to be their fault — it’s going to be your fault.

Source: The Price of Admission: Dan Savage on the Myth of “The One” and the Unsettling Secret of Lasting Love

Published on August 17, 2018 at 6:00 by