Sunday, February 20, 2011

I love pantyhose!

I love We Love Colors - a US based online pantyhose shop with a great plus size pantyhose line.

They sell opaque plus size pantyhose in 51 colors for either 9$ or 15$, as well as fishnet plus size, and printed ones (black or white stripes and colorful batik patterns).

I already shopped there several times, due to an unbelievable shortage of plus size pantyhose in Israel (it is incredibly hard to find any that suit a fat and tall woman, like myself, not to mention colorful ones, that are no where to be found). I bought several colorful ones and am very happy with them, as you can see.

Fuchsia, brown and blue

So I was very happy to be offered to get a few pairs to review on my Hebrew fashion blog. I received 3 pairs of the more expensive variety (they have a type that costs 15$ and a type that costs 9$, which is the type I bought for myself so far). I received 3 of the 51 colors they sell - rust, spruce green, and black (the only color I specifically requested). I got my size, which is C\D. The largest size is EE (fitting a 1.82 meter tall woman who weighs up to 170kg).


Spruce green

The pantyhose are very soft and silky, and lovely to wear. They are large and long (fitting almost up to my bra line) so they actually serve as a loose body shaper.

There is only one problem with them - Unlike the cheaper variation I already have and washed many times in the laundry machine, these need to be hand washed and hanged separately. I did think of washing them separately by hand (cause I was told they just arrived from dyeing by the website manager) but I did carry them upstairs in the same basket as my ordinary laundry, and the rusty colored ones bled color all over my laundry, resulting in many stains and one shirt that went to the garbage.

So in short - this is a great place to buy cheerful plus size pantyhose, but you have to take extra care is washing and drying the pantyhose. I would stick with the 9$ variety, if you are looking for a low maintenance product.

Thursday, February 17, 2011


Friday, February 11, 2011

See you at the altar

This is a short little entry, to show off my new hand puppets - the first I made in ages!

I got a rushed custom order for two full size hand puppets imitating a lovely couple who will get married next week. Their friends decided to make them a wedding video with puppets in their own image. I had a week to make them, and had to compromise on some aspects of the similarity, but the guys who ordered them seem to be happy, so - mission accomplished.

One thing I can tell you though - no more emergency puppet making for me. You cannot believe how stressed I was, espceially since my right hand hurts terribly for the past month or so (I know, I should see a doctor), it has been raining most of the week (preventing me from working on the roof) and I was working as usual througout the week (meaning I had to work on the puppets at night). Bad bad bad.

The guys promised to send me the film after the wedding, so I will be sure to share it with you guys! That's it. Have a nice weekend everybody and stay safe and warm. And of course - congratulations to the happy couple (obviously I am not sharing their photo, not to spoil the surprise).

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Puppeteer on the roof

Today was such a beautiful sunny day, following several rainy ones, that I decided to spend a few hours on the roof.

Last month I sowed different types of tomatoes all over the  roof garden.Look how huge this couple is getting!

And here is a cherry tomato variety, I think it will soon be ripe for eating. This is actually from a tomato I put in the ground, and not seeds.

The orchids are blooming, finally. I can't wait for the poppies and freesia to blossom we well.

 The sky was so clear, I could see the ocean nice and clear, the first time this week.

You will be happy to hear I spent the afternoon working on an order of two full size hand puppets. Can you spot the fetal puppets in this photo?

I still have a lot of work on this order, but I got a nice start. I missed working on the roof. I honestly have no idea how I am supposed to sell this apartment, but I do know one thing - I will be buying a smaller roof garden flat, no doubt about that.

I will be posting more about the new puppets as work progress. I already made a new custom ordered Flutterbutt this week, but a waiting for something to arrive by mail before I can show her off. I see lots of puppet making in the near future, yay!