Thursday, March 15

Friends forever be

While Momma is finishing up My last giveaway, I am thrilled to announce yet another giveaway!

Nina from Small Scale Styles donated a white T-shirt commemorating Black History Month and the four African American dolls created by American Girl. 

Addy Walker escapes with her mother from a plantation in North Carolina in 1864 to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the Civil War. 

Cécile Rey is from an affluent African American family that lives in 1853 New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Melody Ellison lives with her family in Detroit, Michigan during the civil rights movement in 1964. 

Gabriela McBride uses her poetry to express her feelings to overcome stuttering in 2017 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Comment below (or on my Facebook page) by midnight on Thursday, March 22, 3013 and one lucky person will receive this T-shirt!

Now, I just need to convince Nina how to spell my name properly. 

Thursday, March 1

The heavenly flower

Meet Leilani!

Leilani, which is Hawai'ian for "heavenly flower," is māhū - a Hawai'ian term referring to individuals who embody both male and female spirit. 

In pre-Christian Hawai'i, Māhū was a category of revered and admired individuals. Māhūs were the keepers of customs such as hula and chant, and they played a vital role teaching traditional practices to future generations. 

They were what we would term transgender, people whose gender role was different from their genetically determined sex. Māhū were seen as balanced beings who expressed their masculinity and femininity with ease and freedom.

In Hawai'ian mythology, the power of people who encompassed both genders can be seen in the legend of Laka, the god/dess of hula, who is believed by many to be a deity of mixed gender.

Poor Leilani did not fair well with Victorian missionaries, so she was Very Glad I rescued her. She chose this Liberty Jane outfit from My wardrobe stash, which did not fit My Pleasant body well. 

The outfit is missing the metallic belt designer Cinnamon made for it, but Momma hopes we still might find it. 

Tuesday, February 27

A disgrace to the forces of evil

It took awhile but Momma has finally found all of the components for her My homage to Maleficent. 

For those who have been living under a rock, Malificent was the evil fairy and self-proclaimed "Mistress of All Evil" in Walt Disney Pictures 16th animated moving picture Sleeping Beauty in 1959.

Maleficent was based upon the evil fairy godmother character in Charles Perrault's fairy tale "Sleeping Beauty," as well as the villainess who appeared in the Brothers Grimm later version of the story, "Little Briar Rose."

The character was well-named Maleficent, an adjective which means "doing evil or harm," the antonym of beneficent which means "doing good or causing good to be done."

The fire caused Maleficent-approved chaos. I think Momma found the dress she made first, but it took awhile to find Both boots, the purple dragon-scale gauntlets crocheted by Momma's friend Jen, and the Magnificent Horned Headpiece made years ago by Party With Felt. 

The headpiece had to be washed and reshaped on a soda can, but I think it looks Good as New. 

Party With Felt no longer has an Etsy shop, but check out her website, Sweet Pea Kidz, at