Friday, June 1, 2012

Don't hate the skinny bitch.

This is completely off the topic of art and creation but I need somewhere to put thoughts into and my blog shall be that place.

We live in a nation obsessed with weight and body image. With any widespread concept or idea there is always backlash. Media gives us the idea that skinny is hot, skinny is beautiful, skinny is the IT way to be (even though 99% of the images we see are edited and twisted to be far from reality) . Everyone has a different body type, so in the wake of skinny obsession we have what i call the "Real women have curves" backlash. I am all for the idea that bigger is sexy too!!!! FA Fat acceptance 100%!!! Size doesn't matter because EVERYONE is beautiful.

But along with that idea somehow skinny-girl-hate was included in it too. Lately I have been noticing comments on pictures of skinny girls that say things like "Go eat a cheeseburger" "EW anorexic!" "OMG she looks like a skeleton so unhealthy!!". Now WAIT just a second, go back. Weren't we trying to achieve more acceptance? Instead it seems that we have created more hate, more discrimination and more judgement. And you know what that leads to? More insecurities, more girls with low self esteem, more girls with a poor body image.

Now lets just take a minute to consider... If a fat girl has a slow metabolism can't eat anything without gaining weight we aren't supposed to judge her. But a girl who eats TONS of food but doesn't gain a single pound because of the way she was born can be criticized, and ridiculed? Doesn't seem very fair.

All of my life I have been skinny. I absolutely love sports and exercise, I have a very fast metabolism, I eat tons of healthy food because it makes me feel good. I was vegetarian because I love animals and I can't stand the way they treated. I do the occasional junk food binge but I usually don't gain weight. I was born this way.
People are always asking me "Wow are you anorexic?" or saying "Do you even eat anything??... You need to eat some more steak that's what you need!" Well who the hell asked for your opinion? Do you think I enjoy constantly being asked if I have a serious mental disorder (anorexia) just because of the natural state of my body? Take a second and consider how this might feel. I played boys soccer and considering I am 5'2 and 100 lbs I got knocked around quite a bit. This was disappointing to me because I  loved my sports so much and wanted to do well in them. I even tried to gain weight but it didn't work.

Now let me just say I understand that the media and other sources put a lot of pressure on girls to be skinny. I don't agree with it at all. I have never once criticized someone for their weight. But I have never gone up to a fat girl and said "You just need to spend more time exercising and less time on the couch thats what you need!!" or "Wow you probably shouldn't eat that whole sandwich ya know.." and if i did I would be considered rude and inconsiderate and a bitch. So why is it ok for people to say those kinds of things to me???  I see random stuff on the internet all the time about how guys "don't want skinny little thing they want a REAL woman". So even though I try not to let it bother me sometimes I feel insecure because people might see me as an "unhealthy skeleton unwanted by men".

So now tell me which is worse a fat girl starving herself because of pressure to be thin or a skinny girl overeating to try and get those sexy curves? Because thats what we are heading towards.

Honestly I'm quite tired of it. Women should be supporting each other and instead we are tearing each other down. Now I am sure what I say next will get a lot of hate. Some of the girls who make these nasty comments are probably overweight and insecure. But that does not mean you can criticize me and then turn around and plead for your own acceptance. I'll have a cheeseburger when you put down the twinkie.

So i guess to sum this all up there has been a lot of effort put forth into accepting bigger body types. Maybe its not in the widespread media but girls all over are trying to be less judgmental! So please give us the same respect and don't criticize us for being naturally skinny.

Everyone is beautiful. Everyone deserves respect, kindness and acceptance.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Upcycled Leg Warmers

I felt like being creative after work today and I have been wanting to make these leg warmers for a long time. Also need an excuse to use the new Serger we got for Christmas... Still getting the hang of it serging much harder than plain old sewing! Heres a start to finish picture.

For those of you who don't know upcycling is where you take something old and make it something new and better!
For instance my hoodie was old and headed to goodwill but now its an awesome pair of leg warmers.


Sunday, August 21, 2011

Knit girl knit!

So I took these pictures about a year ago and then proceeded to lose the file while switching between external hard drives. A few weeks ago I was looking through all of our picture files to create a photo album for my graduation party and I found them so here they are :) I will hopefully be taking pictures of all of my new knitting sometime in the next month and I plan on actually starting to post often!

Patterns from top to bottom-
Clapotis by Kate Gilbert

Prairie Boots by Julie Weisenberger

Sunray by Uli S. Sibuya

Star Crossed Slouchy Beret by Natalie Larson

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A little dabbling in photography..

My wonderful boyfriend brought me some yellow roses the other day (along with brownie mix pudding.. can I just say he's the best??!). I had some fun photographing them (the flowers.. not the pudding) & editing the photos. The results turned out better than I expected!!!

That's all for now!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Knitting Like Crazy!!

All through fall I have been knitting away and here are pictures and descriptions of the final pieces.

Hounds-tooth bag designed by Isabella Luzader

I made this bag in 2 halves, using fair isle for the hounds-tooth pattern. I left live stitches at the top of each corner of the halves & then sewed the sides together up to those stitches. I picked up the live stitches and knit them to make the strap. I grafted them on to the other set of live stitches once the strap was long enough.

Friday, May 1, 2009


Hey everyone (anyone?)
I finished my poncho a few months ago and am just now getting around to blogging about it :)
I knitted all the squares and ironed/blocked them. Then i wove in the ends and sewed them together. Here are some pictures->>

I love love love the poncho. It was a lot of work but now its a piece of art!

Thursday, April 30, 2009

First post, new logo & poncho design!

So this is my first new post since Ive decided to redo my blog and start fresh. I Have a lot of new things to share! First of all is my new name for my blog/buisiness wich im sure youve already seen at the top of the page. Uniquely Izzy! Second of all is my new logo for my new blog/buisiness (can i call it that yet? okay so maybe its a buisiness in the works). Its the background right now but heres a better picture of it->

What do you think? Leave me comments I want feedback :] The logo originally started out as a drawing because i needed I picture for my new etsy store (I havent finished setting it up yet when I do I will link it). I then scanned it into my computer and used a photo editing program to make it better. Heres the original->

Ive finally figured out that I want to go to art/fashion school. I love knitting and i Love designing things. So I want to combine those. I have 2 years left of high school to really prepare myself & work towards that goal. I feel so inspired by everything! And I'm extremely happy with the fact that homeschooling allows me to do things that I wouldn't be able to do regularly. I was talking to a fellow homeschooler earlier who has been to school and back and he agrees that it leaves room for much more creativity. It also gives you a more relaxed and free attitude. So anyways back to knitting!

I have been working on a new poncho pattern that involves knitting lots of 4x4 inch squares and lots of sewing together. Ive had a lot of fun messing around with different techniques to make the squares. Lacework, dropped stitches, cables & felting are just a few. Here are some pictures.

That last picture is of the half of the poncho I've completed. I had to take the pictures in a my makeshift photo studio (A white sheet thrown over a couch ha ha).

That's all for now.