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Gabby ([personal profile] ladyoflorien) wrote2012-10-17 02:54 am
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Boosting the Signal

Hello my dears!

When do I not start a post by apologizing about not yet getting around to writing about all the things I've promised to get around to writing? So that isn't what this first paragraph's about. No, really. (*shifty* But I do have a few posts that've been brewing in my head for a while.) Instead, I'm just going to hop right into it.

This is indeed one of those Signal Boosting posts, otherwise known as Hey, Anybody Out There Want To Buy Some Awesome Stuff? In brief, you all know Li, right? Also known as TENNESSEE LI in crackchat, and as the awesome player of Rachel (of Animorphs fame) in Milliways. Whaaaat? You don't know her? Well, you should, because she is awesome.

Times are tough. They suck for us all. I've been bolstered time and again by the awesomeness of you, my dear friends, both in your generosity and your pep talks/internet hugs. I try to return the favor as constantly as humanly possible. It's good knowing that, no matter what, there's a support system out there of people who hold each other up through the tough times. Li is having some tough times financially that I will leave vague because, frankly, I don't know how much she's comfortable with me sharing. That's also why this post is friends-locked. (ETA: She said it was okay to unlock it. ♥) She has asked her friends to ask their friends if anyone might be interested in buying some of her crafts and goods, though, so if anyone reading this knows anyone who might be interested please pass this along.

Some of the things she's offering for sale:
~hand-knit scarves, hats
~hand-knit "quantum math" shawls, which are awesome
~hand-sewn beany dolls (example & further info here.)
~baked goods, such as cookies/cupcakes/oatmeal bars (examples of her delicious treats here.)
~artwork (NOTE: this is hand-drawn, physical artwork, as her digital software has expired.)
~written works

Photos of her work are available upon request, as well as prices (please note supplies and shipping have to go into it as well), and fandoms on offer (written works I believe are offered on a donation basis - every little bit helps). She'd likely also be able to offer a more complete list, as well as field special requests.

If anyone's interested, please please please comment here or e-mail me and I will get you in touch speedily! Whatever you can do, guys. It seriously makes a difference.

Thanks for listening to me. ♥

[personal profile] chanter_greenie 2012-10-17 05:22 pm (UTC)(link)
This is a thoroughly worthy signal boost!

I am forever a fan of hand-knitted scarves and shawls, and quantum math shawls intrigue me! Can you fill me in as to the details of those? I'm picturing a handmade shawl with quantum equations knitted in in patterns. And it is lovely. :)
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2012-10-17 09:46 pm (UTC)(link)
I'm definitely interested but I think whatever I get would have to wait until November to head out as I'll have an address then. Beany dolls and baked goods are catching my eye the most as the baked goods were so good before. What do the dolls look like and what are the options for them?
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[personal profile] trelali 2012-10-17 10:23 pm (UTC)(link)
Here's one example of a beany. The Spoiler Beany. Though since the creation of that one, I've mostly made them without arms, since they hold up to extended throwing-around-the-room better. But I can leave the arms on and just go over the stitching, if preferred! I'll have to poke Weaves for pictures of the without-the-arms sort as she has the best one.

All necessary info for the dolls are here (I hope!) and the options are basically: whatever you ask for and can get me a good description and/or reference picture of.

Options are ENDLESS and entirely up to you. I'm going to put the beanies at about $10? Ish? Depending on materials to make them. Most of them are easy enough, but Spoiler for instance required the little metal ring. Most beads and things I'll have on hand, it just depends on how specific you get with requests.
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[personal profile] ceitfianna 2012-10-17 11:43 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooh, that beany is very cool and I need to think about which fandom loves of mine would work well in that simplified a form.

Also I'll probably end up getting some of your yummy oatmeal bars as I think I wanted to try them before but didn't. What flavor combinations do you recommend?
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[personal profile] trelali 2012-10-18 02:29 am (UTC)(link)
So far, I've made the Spoiler doll, two Sokkas (one in parka, one in regular robes), and a Toph. Toph was by far the most complicated with her hair and costume, but a lot of fun for the same reason. The more iconic the costume, the easier the doll, if that helps.

It is hard to go wrong with the oatmeal bars! Popular combos include dried cherries with almonds, dried pineapple with macadamia nuts, multiple forms of chocolate chips. There's no real limit there either - though the cherries are my favorite, as I have a thing for sweet and tart.
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[personal profile] weaver 2012-10-18 09:49 am (UTC)(link)
I can also vouch for the quality of the beanies! Spoiler gets a lot of love (AS YOU CAN IMAGINE) and she's survived years being tossed at people, tugged on, and thrown around.

I will take photos of the excellent armless one as soon as I get to the bottom of the suitcase where the camera charger may or may not be. TRAVELLING: UGH